Can Feedback Fuel Change at Foundations?

When foundations make a commitment to getting consistent feedback from their grantees that is candid and comparative, they can make substantive changes that result in different—and better—grantee experiences. Foundations that use the  Grantee Perception Report (GPR) more than once are making changes that are benefiting the organizations they fund. In addition to describing the data, the report identifies four keys to driving change as a result of the GPR, based on CEP’s experience delivering results to some 200 foundations. Methodology is available here.

Accompanying case studies provide in-depth looks at foundations whose focus on comparative grantee feedback has improved their ratings and their grantees’ experiences:

This report was co-authored by Phil Buchanan, Ellie Buteau, Phd, and Shahryar Minhas

May 2011

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