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Hosted by CEP’s Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette, Giving Done Right explores everything you need to know to make an impact with your charitable giving. New episodes every Thursday starting October 1!

Your Partner in Philanthropic Effectiveness

CEP seeks to influence foundations and major donors to be more effective. Our resources include assessments that gather essential feedback from key stakeholders, data-driven research, customized advisory services, thought-provoking events, and incisive commentary on the CEP Blog.



This report provides insights into foundations’ engagement with public policy, including why they seek to influence policy, how they approach this work, and what they identify as best practices and challenges.

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Assessments Discount

CEP is offering a discount on 2021 assessments right now. Contact us by September 30 to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity.

Take Stock of Where You Are

Partner with CEP through the Grantee Perception Report (GPR) to gather actionable insights into your work based on the candid perspectives of your grantees.

Use the map to see where funders of all types and sizes have used CEP’s assessments.

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