Thursday, February 4, 2010
Intelligent Giving (IG)
is set to come back online this April.
IG is a charity whose primary purpose is maintaining a website with
information for donors about charitable organizations. The website’s purpose is to increase
transparency through dissemination of data and to train and encourage other
charities to become more transparent. To
that end, IG maintains profiles on a number of charities.
Sector reports that IG closed and deregistered as a charity in August
2009. The charity think tank New
Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has acquired IG and is scheduled to have it working again
in the spring. NPC intends to give IG a tronger
focus on how well, and to what extent, charities are keeping the general public
informed about meeting targets and effectiveness.