Improve Your Effectiveness

CEP’s assessments provide unique insights into your philanthropic effectiveness by gathering candid and actionable feedback from key stakeholders and benchmarking results with other foundations.

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Drive Change with Actionable Insight

Assessing effectiveness can be challenging for grantmaking institutions since there is no single measure of impact. CEP’s assessments harness the perspectives of key stakeholders to provide the best insight into your strengths and opportunities.

What makes CEP’s assessments so uniquely insightful?

  • Candid and Confidential Feedback: Gather vital feedback from key stakeholders through a trusted third party.
  • Rigorous Methodology: Learn about the practices most connected to effectiveness through our extensively tested and research-informed survey instrument.

  • Relevant Benchmarking: Use your results in a comparative context among data collected from hundreds of funders and a peer group of your choosing.

  • Interactive Results and Analysis: Take a deep dive into your results with our interactive online reporting system.

  • Expert Support: Let CEP’s team of experts guide you through the process, from survey design and implementation to helping you act on your results.

  • Driven by Evidence: Discover actionable insights in data amassed over a decade from hundreds of funders

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Our Assessments

Grantee and Applicant Perception Reports

Learn from the candid perspectives of your grantees and applicants about what they need from you in order to succeed.

Learn more about
the GPR & APR >

Donor Perception Report

Understand what your donors value and how you can best engage them to strengthen your impact.

Learn more about the DPR >

Staff Perception Report

Cultivate a strong culture and engaged staff that will help you achieve your goals.

Learn more about the SPR >

Advisory Services

In addition to these standardized assessments, CEP offers customized, data-driven advisory services to funders and groups of funders to help them find solutions to the most pressing challenges in their work. 

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