The evaluation protocol for the Donner Awards is detailed in the annual Non-Profit Performance Report, which is published and distributed each year by the Fraser Institute.
The report provides an important reference for non-profit organizations seeking to improve their performance and efficiency. Agencies that have applied for the Donner Awards each year can track their improvement as they advance towards ever-higher levels of excellence and accountability. Many past participants have even incorporated the Donner Awards evaluation into their strategic planning processes.
For corporations, foundations, and individuals, the Non-Profit Performance Report provides a useful tool to evaluate the effectiveness of organizations competing for their charitable dollars. Award recipients and finalists are profiled in the report, along with a list of suggested resources to improve non-profit performance.