Lessons learned from a gathering of foundation leaders

Posted on October 30, 2003 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP’s report on lessons learned from its November 2002 seminar features reports on talks by foundation leaders such as Joel Fleishman of Atlantic Philanthropies and Duke University; Paul Grogan, CEO of The Boston Foundation; Ricardo Millett, CEO of Woods Fund of Chicago; Anne-Marie Soulliere, CEO of the Fidelity Foundation; Lew Sandy, Executive Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;… Read More

Indicators of effectiveness: Understanding and improving foundation performance

Posted on October 30, 2002 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report describes current practices in foundation performance assessment and provides a framework for overall performance assessment, based on CEP’s research during the Foundation Performance Metrics Pilot Study. The Pilot Study included a survey of CEOs of the country’s largest foundations, a survey of grantees of 23 foundations, in-depth interviews with foundation CEOs and trustees, and analysis of publicly available… Read More

Toward a common language: Listening to foundation CEOs talk about performance measurement

Posted on October 23, 2002 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

While evaluations of specific grants, or even clusters of grants, are widely used in assessing grantee performance, this report examines what information might be useful in assessing overall foundation performance. The report is based on 74 discussions, including 18 interviews with CEOs of major foundations, and describes the growing interest in performance metrics among foundation leaders and a common language… Read More

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