The little blue book: NPC’s guide to analysing charities, for charities and funders (2010)
The guide contains examples of how charities and funders benefit from analysis, and explains new Philanthropy Capital’s charity analysis framework, which looks at how charities can assess their effectiveness in six areas:
• people and resources;
• finances; and
The little blue book also contains a grading grid, which can be used to describe a charity’s effectiveness on each part of the framework.
At a time when many charities are having to make tough decisions, The little blue book can help them to assess their own performance, to identify successes and failures, and to understand how they can improve. It can also help funders make thoughtful funding decisions, by better understanding charities’ strengths and areas for development.