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The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) seeks to influence foundations and major donors to be more effective.

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Foundations and major donors can take on pressing challenges that have defied government and business solutions. But being effective in this work is uniquely challenging.

To make every dollar count, foundations and major donors need to continually assess their performance, learn from data and exemplars, and adapt their practices in ways that are consistent with effectiveness.

That’s where CEP comes in.


CEP’S Mission

CEP provides data, feedback, programs, and insights to help individual and institutional donors improve their effectiveness. We do this work because we believe effective donors, working collaboratively and thoughtfully, can profoundly contribute to creating a better and more just world.

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CEP’s Culture

Our working culture document represents what we believe to be CEP’s culture today and the culture we intend to foster going forward.

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CEP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision

We are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, where all feel welcomed to be authentic and contribute fully.

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What It’s Like to Work at CEP

Former staff share about their time at CEP and how their experiences contributed to their professional growth.

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