Our research publications examine common practices, challenge conventional wisdom, and offer guidance and advice. They cover vexing issues such as developing productive working relationships with grantees, foundation strategy, assessing performance, and foundation governance.
Our assessments help funders get feedback from key constituents, such as grantees, applicants, staff, and others. CEP’s assessments are unique because results are put in a comparative context, allowing funders to benchmark their performance against others.
Our customized advisory services help funders to overcome key challenges. Among our offerings are customized benchmarking projects and tailored professional development and training sessions.
Our programming brings together foundation leaders to learn from the latest research and from each other in order to improve their effectiveness. We also share insights from CEP staff and leaders in the field through our blog.