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?