The following is an excerpt of an article originally published on the Alliance blog on 1 June 2013. The full article can be found here.
As the philanthropic sector grows worldwide, so do the challenges it faces. Making giving more effective and accountable, and improving resource allocation and needs assessment, are key elements in the sector’s further growth. As in any field, a crucial aspect of the development of effective strategies is information. There is therefore a growing demand for accessible, globally comparable and reliable data in philanthropy.