Applicant Perception Report
The Applicant Perception Report (APR) is a companion to the Grantee Perception Report®
(GPR). It is a separate, shorter survey that gathers and analyzes confidential, comparative feedback from a funder’s declined applicants. Through the APR, declined applicants can anonymously provide reactions to funders — providing funders with information they may not otherwise receive.
The APR provides quantitative and qualitative comparative data in areas such as:
- Perceptions of the foundation's impact on declined applicant fields and local communities
- Quality of interactions with the foundation
- Experiences during the foundation's application process
The APR Process
The APR process takes about five months, starting when surveys are sent to all applicants and concluding when CEP finalizes the report and presents findings.
APR Data in Action
The Rhode Island Foundation has made its report available here.
Some Questions the APR Can Help You Answer
Are your goals clearer to declined applicants after they go through your application process?Are you providing feedback to nonprofits when they request it?If you provide feedback, do applicants find it helpful?