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Austin Long

Senior Director, Assessment and Advisory Services

Austin leads relationships with hundreds of funders using CEP’s assessments and customized advisory engagements. He also leads external outreach and collaboration efforts, as well as internal operations for the assessment and advisory services team at CEP. Austin is a frequent speaker at national conferences and at individual funders on topics of partner and key stakeholder feedback.

Before joining CEP in 2011, Austin worked at the Corporate Executive Board where he led employee engagement surveys, assessments, research, and strategic planning with a global membership of more than 2,000 senior executives. He has been a board member for several national education and environment nonprofits. Austin holds a Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Corporate Strategy and Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University.

Austin is based in Denver, CO and enjoys hiking, camping, and other outdoor adventures with his family.

Austin Long's Blog Posts

How We’re Listening, Learning, and Looking Forward

Part of my work on the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) assessment and advisory services team is to help funders listen and learn by raising up the voices of grantees, declined applicants, donors, staff, and a variety of other stakeholders.

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Sharing Back What You Learn from Grantees

Feedback is important for every funder — and so is closing the loop to share what you learn and how you plan to respond. Funders of every type and size work with CEP to listen to and learn from grantee feedback through the Grantee Perception Report (GPR)....

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Announcing a New Partnership with GEO

[vc_row el_class="sixtysix-thirtythree"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]For the past decade-plus, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has been an important colleague of CEP’s as we both work toward strengthening the philanthropic sector. The GEO...

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