Providing Guidance Through Beacons
Our Encompass Rating System™ provides a comprehensive analysis of charity performance across four key domains, which we call "beacons." These beacons and their individual ratings can be seen for each of the charities you search. Learn more about each beacon below.
We are continually developing new methodologies to deliver a more robust and comprehensive evaluation of charity effectiveness and efficiency. Our team not only relies on research and analysis, but also engages donors, sector leaders, charity executives, academics, and many other stakeholders to identify, develop, and validate new metrics and approaches. For more information, visit our methodology guidebook.