I heard on CBC News Radio today about a Canadian non-profit organization that collects data on charity organizations: how much money they get from donations and how effectively the money is used. They look at many different aspects of managing resources, and they have a report for the most effective charities in Canada in 2010. This report can be downloaded in PDF format from their website.
Over the past few years, I've been looking for a Canadian organization that does this sort of research before I make donations to charities. I had never come across CIC before, and I'm glad I have now.