Unnatural selection: an examination of the Fraser Institute's performance index for the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services

Using Darwinian metaphors, this article examines a relatively new quantitative performance evaluation tool for Canadian nonprofits: the Fraser Institute's Performance Index for the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services. Several aspects of the Index, including strategic management, outcome monitoring, and income independence, are analyzed in light of their ability to accurately evaluate excellence in performance and their potential unsuitability for many non-profits.

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