It’s fulfilling toknow that you’ve helped dozens more people than you would have otherwise.
How to assess a charity
Just as with medicine and science, the way to prove a charity is through running studies and gaining objective evidence.
Of course, not just any study will do. Ideally studies should be:
✔ Peer reviewed
✔ Done by researchers who are not paid by the charity
✔ Statistically significant
✔ Conducted with a control group
✔ Having a large enough effect size
✔ Measuring the right things (e.g. measuring increased long term income, not website traffic)
✔ Including a randomly chosen sample
✔ Using objective measures (e.g. medical records rather than self-reported health assessments)
✔ Focused on the specific intervention in the particular country it was run
✔ Compiled from numerous sources, with several independent studies.