Open Positions: 1. CEP is currently seeking a hard-working, creative, and committed Director of Marketing and Programming based in CEP's Cambridge, MA office, to closely partner with the President on all aspects of the organization’s marketing and communications. 2. CEP is currently seeking a highly motivated Research Analyst with a desire to utilize her/his abilities to create positive social impact by improving the performance of charitable funders and, through them, the nonprofit sector as a whole.
As the U.S. government resumes operations after a two-week shutdown, Phil Buchanan argues that the continuing display of dysfunction in our government is an opportunity for foundations to persuade lawmakers of their duty to govern responsibly in his Chronicle of Philanthropy column "Foundations Should Work to Fix a Broken Washington."
CEP Research: Nonprofit Challenges: What Foundations Can Do Our research shows that only 52 percent of nonprofit leaders believe that their foundation funders are aware of the challenges their organizations are facing. Only 36 percent think funders share the knowledge they have about what other nonprofits are doing to address similar challenges. And less than 33 percent believe foundation funders use their various resources to help nonprofits with their challenges. These findings are not about nonprofits asking for bigger grants—they are about nonprofits wanting foundations to think more holistically about the resources at their disposal..
CEP Blog: Not Gettin' It: Dispatches from After the Leap Phil Buchanan, speaking to an audience of mostly nonprofit leaders at the After the Leap conference, asked if funders get it, when it comes to funding performance assessment for their grantees. Unsurprisingly, but discouragingly, the answer was for the most part, "no."