For more than a decade the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) has pioneered evaluating philanthropy through initiatives and customer feedback products including Grantee and Applicant Perception Reports, research, publications, and convenings. This week nearly 500 people nationwide will gather on May 7-9 for CEP's biennial conference hosted in Minneapolis, MN to address pressing issues facing [...]
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We've all heard about the fastest growing form of charitable giving: Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). If you are a fundraising professional chances are you can't open up your inbox or the latest philanthropy magazine without reading about how DAFs have surpassed $110 billion in assets in 2017, or how 6 of the top 10 largest [...]
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When I was young and new arts grantmaker, I once unintentionally shared a link to an application that wouldn’t allow applicants to submit their application. We were using a new database and as the deadline approached, only a few applications were showing up where we thought they would. Finally, we got an exasperated email from [...]