"Earlier this week we reported on our survey of fundraisers’ appraisals of the fundraising prowess and commitment of their CEOs.
Our fundraisers gave their CEOs pretty low grades!
We asked whether some independent party like Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau should rate nonprofit CEOs and Boards — 35% said yes to that idea; but 23% said no, and 42% were not sure.
Warned one pundit: “They haven’t figured out how to accurately and fairly rate non-profits, I wouldn’t sic them on CEOs.” And: “But NOT the BBB, please – are you kidding?!” And: “CN and BBB already fail at rating nonprofits by using a one size fits all approach and I shudder at what they would consider appropriate for CEO and Board evaluation.
And finally: ” I am all for having independent reviews of nonprofit organizations. However, I do not believe Charity Navigator or the BBB are sufficiently knowledgeable or qualified in this area. Perhaps AFP or the Center for Philanthropy at IU would be better qualified.”
OK, point taken!