“We monitor our progress closely using a variety of different metrics which we will publicly report on monthly. Additionally we plan on having an internal review of effectiveness every six months, and an external review done every year. This will help us both evaluate our impact and set new goals for the following year. For more information you can contact us and ask specific questions.”
The major costs of any organization are time and money. The breakdown of our use of time and money are shown below. Our major cost in running Charity Science is the time our staff and volunteers are putting in.
We had around 260 hours of work which is lower than our average month. This was due to some personal and organizational factors. Although this month did not feel particularly productive our outputs were better than normal. We think this is due to slowly building up networks and receiving the first donations for the Charity Science walk.
Staff cost is approximately $2,000 per month. Our current financial cost outside of staff cost is very low (~$55 this month). Costs are mostly fees from going to events and website hosting costs. We did not even feel it was worth the time to make the chart for this small a sum of money.
We track many different outputs but generally prefer the ones that are more directly connected to doing good (e.g. dollars donated to effective charities is better than website traffic). We feel this month we did much better overall than our average month.
Below are the outputs we tracked:
Money moved to evidence based charities: $1800+ (not including match)
Events: 11 attended, 1 hosted
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