How big a difference can ARK AID make?

1. The larger charities that we evaluate account for 83% of all gifts given by Christians to charities helping the poor.

2. ARK AID influences (redirects) this giving by just 1%.

3. The charities that ARK AID recommend are on average 20% more cost effective then the charities receiving lower ratings.

4. The cost of saving a life is $100 (10 cents for the medicine and $99.90 for getting the medicine, education, etc to the sick:

1. Every year, and worldwide, more than 2 billion Christians give in excess of 600 billion dollars to nonprofit causes.

2. ARK AID rates 83% of the larger charities involved with poverty alleviation and gives advice about aid for the poor which means appraisal and promotion of charities receiving some 50 billion dollars (assuming that about 10% of the giving is directed to poverty alleviation).

3. ARK AID influences this by 1% which means 500 million dollars is now going to the better charities.

4. The better charities are 20% more cost effective. 20% of 500 million is 100 million dollars! One hundred million dollars

5. At $100 for a life, this means (100,000,000/100) 1 million lives would be saved each year!

This claim of influencing the giving of half of a billion dollars world wide is a conservative and realistic estimate. Charity Navigator claims that they influence giving by as much as 10 billion dollars, and that, in the USA alone.

**First, we make a few very conservative assumptions:**1. The larger charities that we evaluate account for 83% of all gifts given by Christians to charities helping the poor.

2. ARK AID influences (redirects) this giving by just 1%.

3. The charities that ARK AID recommend are on average 20% more cost effective then the charities receiving lower ratings.

4. The cost of saving a life is $100 (10 cents for the medicine and $99.90 for getting the medicine, education, etc to the sick:

__see example__)**Now, let's do the math:**1. Every year, and worldwide, more than 2 billion Christians give in excess of 600 billion dollars to nonprofit causes.

2. ARK AID rates 83% of the larger charities involved with poverty alleviation and gives advice about aid for the poor which means appraisal and promotion of charities receiving some 50 billion dollars (assuming that about 10% of the giving is directed to poverty alleviation).

3. ARK AID influences this by 1% which means 500 million dollars is now going to the better charities.

4. The better charities are 20% more cost effective. 20% of 500 million is 100 million dollars! One hundred million dollars

__extra__, each year, for extreme poverty!5. At $100 for a life, this means (100,000,000/100) 1 million lives would be saved each year!

This claim of influencing the giving of half of a billion dollars world wide is a conservative and realistic estimate. Charity Navigator claims that they influence giving by as much as 10 billion dollars, and that, in the USA alone.