Panel of Judges

The first screening process is a preliminary short-listing procedure. In order to ensure an objective assessment, an independent panel of judges having expertise in the fields of financial disclosure, public disclosure, and communication adjudge the winners based on a set of criteria.

The three broad criteria are:

Financial Disclosure: Audited Financial information of the organization presented through a full set of statements and summarized in annual reports, thus representing a clear state of affairs.
Public Disclosure: Reporting on practices of the organization that display accountability and credibility.
Communication: Annual reports that communicate the impact of the organization, engage their donors, and are interesting to read.