The Berlin-based organisation Phineo isn’t just concerned with transparency and impact measurement but also consensus decision making. Anybody can go onto their website and vote for the subject of their next dossier. If an important topic isn’t on the lit, you can propose it. Most recently the topics which gained the most support were around climate and rights. There is also the option to donate to recommended projects in the areas of education, engagement 55+, integration and healthcare.
Transparency is ensured through extensive information on a project’s effectiveness, competence and supporters. As of October 2013, Phineo had evaluated 493 projects in a four-step process, and of those could only recommend 120 – about one in four.
Phineo offers comprehensive appraisals of the approaches, opportunities, challenges, and funding requirements of organisations. This analysis is extremely costly, however, typically coming to six figures. Nonetheless, Phineo is one of the few organisations in Germany professionally and intensively engaged with social impact measurement.
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