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Philanthropy’s Privilege and Rethinking Risk

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Leaha Wynn

This article was originally published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy and is re-posted here with permission. Foundations have been described over the years as providers of necessary risk capital, society’s passing gear, or necessary fuel for social innovators. But what does that look like in 2020? Are funders truly behaving in this way, or are they, as Vu Le fears, complicit in a… Read More

Donors: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

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The Center for Effective Philanthropy published Donors: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know to help communication between donors and nonprofits. The power imbalance that exists between donors and nonprofits means important things are often left unsaid. At the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), we’ve collected candid, anonymous feedback over 15 years from more than 100,000 nonprofit leaders that can help… Read More

Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

Posted on July 1, 2018 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

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Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used… Read More
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Nothing Should Keep Us from Listening

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Lindsay Louie

CEP’s new report, Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help, profiles five foundations that rank among the top 15 percent of foundations that commissioned a Grantee Perception Report (GPR) between 2016 and 2017. My biggest takeaway from this research? Nothing should keep us from listening!… Read More

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