Donor Perception Report

Understand what your donors value and how you can best engage them to strengthen your impact in 2024.

Donor Perception Report

The Only Comparative Donor Survey for Community Foundations

Partner with CEP to better understand what your donors value and how that drives their giving decisions. Through a confidential survey with questions grounded in research, the DPR is the only survey that puts your results in a comparative context with peer community foundations. That’s the CEP difference.

Survey themes include:

  • Donor satisfaction and likelihood to recommend
  • Leadership and impact on the community
  • Donor engagement, interactions, and communication
  • Use and helpfulness of resources
  • Future giving plans
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

San Francisco Foundation shares how they’re using donor, grantee, and applicant feedback to strengthen their effectiveness.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County talks about what they learned from their first DPR.

DPR Participants

Use the map to see where more than 80 community foundations have used the DPR to strengthen their work with donors.

The CEP Difference

What makes CEP’s assessments so uniquely insightful?

  • Candid and Confidential Feedback: Gather vital feedback from key stakeholders through a trusted third party.
  • Rigorous Methodology: Learn about the practices most connected to effectiveness through our extensively tested and research-informed survey instrument.
  • Relevant Benchmarking: Use your results in a comparative context among data collected from more than 80 community foundations and a peer group of your choosing.
  • Interactive Results and Analysis: Take a deep dive into your results with our interactive online reporting system.
  • Expert support: Let CEP’s team of experts guide you through the process, from survey design and implementation to helping you act on your results.
  • Driven by Evidence: Discover actionable insights in data amassed over a decade from hundreds of funders.