Ch 8: Due Diligence: Vetting and Evaluating Organizations

Everything you need to think about as you narrow down your list of organizations to support.

Once you have compiled a list of potential organizations to fund, you’ll want to conduct a due diligence process to vet them for effectiveness. Due diligence involves assessing a nonprofit’s goals, strategies, and capabilities to determine whether the organization is worth your support.

This chapter addresses two essential questions:

  • What is due diligence, and why does it matter to my philanthropy?
  • How do I conduct the due diligence process—what tools and resources should I use?

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Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

The aim for this book is to simplify the components of effective philanthropy. The Guide has two major parts. Part One lays out a series of personal considerations that will help shape your philanthropic strategy. Part Two delves into the tactical practices of philanthropy to help you deploy your resources most effectively.

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