Supporting the whole nonprofit and research careers in the sector
with Ellie Buteau, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, CEP
Abstract: Over the years, a number of philanthropy serving organizations have advocated for increased provision of general operating support (GOS). The Center for Effective Philanthropy has conducted a few research projects on this topic, most recently in 2020. In 2020, we found that little had changed over time in foundations’ provision of this type of support. Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed this, though? Part of this discussion will also touch on differences and similarities in conducting research at a nonprofit compared to conducting research in academia, and ways to prepare for a research job in the nonprofit sector.
Bio: Ellie Buteau, PhD, vice president, research, oversees the design, execution, and writing of CEP’s research and manages the organization’s research team. She is a leading authority on foundation strategy, foundation performance assessment, and foundation-grantee relationships and an expert in research design and statistical analysis.
Before joining CEP in 2004, Ellie led the design and analysis of education and health-related research projects at Cornell University, Tufts University, and a variety of nonprofit organizations. She taught courses on statistics at Tufts University and published research in a number of journals.
She received a PhD in Social-Personality Psychology from City University of New York Graduate Center and a BA in Psychology, awarded with Great Distinction, from McGill University in Montreal.