Measuring Effectiveness

The Challenge

Hundreds of nonprofits, guided by talented and dedicated leaders, are stepping up to address the critical, unmet needs of military families across the spectrum of active duty, wounded and fallen, veterans and dependents. But, how do you as a donor discover and evaluate the finest, most effective nonprofit organizations serving the military?

The Solution

The Patriots Initiative's Directory identifies those exceptional organizations that have engaged in 'best practices' and have proven themselves to be effective, efficient and reliable service providers. Each charity has completed a comprehensive questionnaire and undergone a thorough evaluation by TPI staff and a Board Review Committee to confirm their capabilities, expertise and effectiveness by focusing on eight criteria:

Measuring Effectiveness
Financial Condition
Efficiency (the % of Revenues directed to the program)
Transparency, Accountability, Governance
Leadership and Staff Commitment
Legal and Organizational Status
Accreditations
Other Factors

The result is a comprehensive list of the charitable organizations identified for doing the best work in their area of focus and expertise. The examination is rigorous and many charities do not qualify initially for inclusion in The Directory. However, TPI regularly updates The Directory of recognized nonprofits as new programs and unique causes arise, locally, regionally and nationally, or as reevaluations need to occur. TPI leaders and staff meet from time to time with these organizations to maintain a current understanding of their work.



Latest Updates

May 09, 2016
THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE Grants $70,000 to Support Wounded & Disabled Vets

The Patriots Initiative (TPI) announced its latest round of grants to military nonprofits totaling $70,000 to support Americaís wounded and disabled veterans. TPI has become widely recognized as one of the nationís leading evaluators of nonprofits serving the nationís armed forces communities. TPI compiles The Directory, a comprehensive list for donors of the most trustworthy and accountable nonprofits doing the finest work to support our military service members and their families. As of today, TPI has granted over $1.3 million from its four dedicated donorsí funds to high-impact military nonprofits that are meeting the critical needs of Americaís active-duty warriors, veterans, and their families.