The little blue book: NPC’s guide to analysing charities, for charities and funders (2010)

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<p><strong>Author: John Copps &amp; Belinda Vernon<br /> London: New Philanthropy Capital. February 2010, 58 pp. &pound;10</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p>

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:
•    activities;
•    results;
•    leadership;
•    people and resources;
•    finances; and
•    ambition.

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.

The report is available to buy or to download from the New Philanthropy Capital website
Read a review in the March 2010 Philanthropy UK Newsletter

  • Charity selection
  • Impact measurement
  • Understanding philanthropy