Core values of employment at CEP
We value a passionate commitment to improving the performance of the world’s philanthropic funders. We have a deep belief in the power of data and analysis to improve decision-making. We believe that successful employees want to make the world a better place and are motivated to seize opportunities to do so.
We believe that committed individuals will grow and develop in an environment in which they are trained, mentored, and supported. We value hard work and productivity, but also recognize the importance of maintaining a work-life balance.
We believe each employee has a strong sense of ownership for the work that they do, and the work of CEP as a whole. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect.
Read about CEP’s hiring practices in this Idealist.org interview with Leaha Wynn, CEP’s senior coordinator – human capital.
Check out more about CEP’s hiring practices in Leaha’s Work for Good interview.
Listen to CEP staff speak about CEP’s unique work culture in this episode of “Better than Most,” a series on The Business of Giving podcast that features the best places to work among social good businesses and nonprofit organizations.
For more on CEP’s work and mission, watch this brief video here.
In 2016, a cross-organizational task force at CEP, with input from full stuff, crafted a working document articulating CEP’s culture. This document represents what we believe to be CEP’s culture today and the culture we intend to foster going forward:
FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION
We have a passionate commitment to the missions of CEP and YouthTruth.
We are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
AUTHENTIC & OPEN COMMUNICATION
We thoughtfully and respectfully say what we mean and we mean what we say.
We’re a group of friendly folks that enjoy each other’s company.
Our people are our greatest asset. We are a group of high performers doing high-quality, meaningful work with a commitment to excellence.
All of us have an important and valued voice, and we believe that great ideas come from across the entire organization.
SUPPORTIVE, CARING & COLLEGIAL ENVIRONMENT
We have a culture of genuine care, concern and mutual respect in a positive environment that builds honesty and trust; one in which we share successes and responsibilities.
BIG GOALS & CLEAR ROLES
Stemming from our passion about our mission, and our commitment to excellence and high-quality work, we set ambitious, lofty — and achievable — goals for ourselves and our teams and set ourselves up for success.
LEARNING TO IMPROVE
In our effort to be impactful and effective, we are always learning, changing, and improving. That means we take calculated risks, make mistakes along the way, and take the time to learn from them.
HARD WORK, NOT OVERWORK
We value hard work and productivity just as much as we value a flexible workplace that allows us all to have a life.