Employee Empowerment: The Key to Foundation Staff Satisfaction

This report is based on survey responses from 1,168 staff members at 31 foundations. The surveys were conducted from 2007 to 2011 as part of CEP’s Staff Perception Report (SPR), which analyzes feedback from foundation staff about their work experiences and views of the foundation’s overall operations. Employee Empowerment: The Key to Foundation Staff Satisfaction combines quantitative analysis of those surveys and in-depth interviews with key staff from two foundations who received high marks from their staff on their recent SPRs: the Skillman Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund.

This report is co-authored by Ellie Buteau, Ph.D. and Ramya Gopal.

December 2012

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