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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ken’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements: What makes a charity good or bad and how to improve its effectiveness?

When it comes to the question of what makes a charity good or bad, the answer lies in several important elements such as: the state of a charity’s Financial Health, Accountability/Transparency and Effectiveness/Results. All of these elements, when combined, give a clear answer on whether a particular charity is in a good state (financially healthy, transparent, efficient), or not.

Recently, Ken Berger (Charity Navigator's President & CEO) was invited to speak at the Annual Forum event “Accountability & Transparency: More Than Good Intentions”, which will take place on June 15. At the Annual Forum, organized by the Charities Review Council, Ken will present his ideas and views on the importance of responsibility and transparency in the non-profit sector as well as the necessary steps charities need to take in order to achieve good governance.

Ken will also participate in the Inaugural Conference on Scaling (the initiative of the Social Impact Exchange) on June 17-18 in New York City. At the conference, presented by Growth Philanthropy Network, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy, hundreds of leaders (from grant-making foundations to high net worth philanthropists) are going to work together on creating tools for scaling top nonprofits. Ken's session is titled "Evaluating for Scale."

And lastly, on June 29, Ken will speak at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. This conference will cover one of the common issues nonprofits face, which is: "How to choose and address the right priorities in order to achieve more effectiveness?" Ken will be part of a panel discussion titled “Building a High-Performing Nonprofit Sector: Do we have our priorities right?”

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