Excellence in Giving has created research and evaluation tools to help Foundation staff make smarter grantmaking decisions. While Foundation staff process dozens of grants and maintain positive relationships with nonprofit partners, they hire us to complete outsourced projects to make them more effective:
The depth of our due diligence matches the level of interest a donor has in a charity. We analyze documents and interview senior management to find the strengths and weaknesses in a nonprofit's strategy, leadership, finances, and impact so donors can give wisely and nonprofits get better.
We use quantitative and qualitative research methods to identify what is working and not working to improve key community issues. The results are clear data trends, recommended grants to solve a problem in a particular neighborhood, city, or county, and a network of community partners.
We identify key data trends for any topic ranging from homelessness in Houston to poverty alleviation in India. Gaps in services are identified so strategic funders can invest in what solves a problem they care about. Read our ground-breaking study of The Fight Against Domestic Sex Trafficking.