Grantee and Applicant
THE MOST WIDELY USED GRANTEE SURVEY
Grantees are a crucial link between funders and their intended impact. But given the power dynamic that is inherent in the funder-grantee relationship, seeking honest, actionable feedback is far from easy.
The Grantee Perception Report® (GPR) provides funders with candid feedback and insights based on responses to an easy-to-implement online grantee survey. The GPR is the most widely used grantee survey, and it’s driven by extensive research and analysis. Hundreds of funders have used the GPR and its comparative data to make the best choices about how to use their resources to create impact.
Insights gained through the GPR can also be complemented by the Applicant Perception Report (APR), a separate, shorter survey that gathers feedback from a funder’s declined applicants. Many foundations use these assessments together to identify what’s working – and what could be improved – in areas ranging from operational processes to communications.
National Geographic Society
Huge thanks again to both of you for an outstanding presentation and analysis of the survey results. The whole process and results really exceeded my and others’ expectations. There is tremendous interest now in the results and lots of great momentum. Thank you for all your hard work. We are all very appreciative.
New York State Health Foundation
CEP’s stakeholder and grantee survey results are key inputs for the scorecard we use to track our organization’s progress against our goals. In all our work with them, CEP has taken the time to understand our organization, our strategy and our audiences, and is an invaluable partner to the New York State Health Foundation as we measure and communicate about our work.
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
We want to know what our grantees think and so we ask them. Their experiences with the Foundation matter to the Trustees and staff. We have found the GPR to be a great tool for engaging grantees. The process provides them an opportunity to give candid feedback to the Foundation in a confidential manner. The Foundation has completed the GPR twice. The first round established baselines for evaluating future performance and identified areas for improvement and further exploration. The second round showed where our improvement efforts paid off and where we should concentrate. The GPR is an efficient and effective way to evaluate and monitor our performance in this area.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
In the greater Twin Cities, the relationship between United Way with our funded partners is absolutely key to our mission of creating pathways out of poverty. The GPR provides an opportunity for our grantees to give us candid, anonymous feedback to help us improve as grant makers. With strategic and technical support provided by CEP staff, results from the GPR gave us a baseline for our team to work from and launched us into refreshing our strategy and process. United Way funding will still be hard to get, but we know that we can vastly improve the experience for our funded partners, while deepening our relationships and impact in the community.