WHO ARE Redkite?
Redkite “provides essential support to children and young people with cancer, and their families.”
WHY DO THEY EXIST?
They have a vision is to support “every child, teenager and young adult with cancer, and their family, who need them.”
WHAT DO THEY DO?
They deliver the following support:
financial assistance to cover essential costs;
information, counselling and group support;
support to keep education and career goals on track;
support through grief and loss;
diagnosis support packs for children and young adults; and
support in hospital through social workers and music therapists.
HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?
HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY?
SHOULD I DONATE TO Redkite?
Redkite are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They describe the activities they are undertaking and provide an overview of the results of their work. They clearly describe their executive team and their board, and they present an overview of their financial position. Notably, they are transparent about potential conflicts of interest.
However, we need to see more before being confident that Redkite is an effective charity. First of all, we need to see a clear strategy. While they present an overview of the activities they are undertaking, they don’t present this within a broader strategic context. What are their overarching goals and the problems they are trying to solve? Secondly, we would like to see more on how they go about monitoring the success of their organisation. We note that Redkite undertake evaluations of their programs and present the results, but they do not present the method of these evaluations. We are therefore unable to verify the results. Finally, Redkite do not present a breakdown of spending across activity areas. This information is important to verify that money is spent as described.
After considering both the strengths and the weaknesses of Redkite, our recommendation is neutral. They demonstrate that they are generally trustworthy and effective but we need further assurances before being able to recommend them with confidence. In order to improve our confidence with Redkite, we would like to see:
a clear strategy;
more on how they will go about monitoring the success of their organisation;
complete evaluation reports; and
a breakdown of their spending across activity areas.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have looked into the finances, operations and results of Redkite and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.
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Find out whether Redkite is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on our evaluation.