This report from Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy examines the thoughts and feelings of early- and mid- career practitioners on philanthropy and their futures in it.
The Council of Michigan Foundations contracted the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to survey Michigan Community Foundations to determine the impact to community foundations for each of the two years after the repeal of Michigan's Charitable Tax Credit for Community Foundations. Survey findings suggest that the impact of the repeal has been significant. The average number of donations at the key dollar amounts decreased significantly from 2011 - 2013.
The Forum's annual Member Satisfaction Survey collects feedback from regional associations on improvements that the Forum Office can make in the future.
Technology Affinity Group and the Grants Mangers Network's 2014 Grantmakers Information Technology Survey Report concludes that funders are floundering with technology tools.
To better understand how community foundations can best respond to the current environment, the Center for Effective Philanthropy asked donors about how satisfied they are with the community foundations with which they work. What matters most to them? What do these donors want from their community foundations?
In a 2013 survey, funders were asked about the biggest transparency challenges they faced. The highest response was “not enough clarity around practical steps for being transparent.” This guide from GrantCraft & Glasspockets is helping foundations open up with clear action steps.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy collects survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with foundations' social media. CEP found that the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, but very few grantees use social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff; those that do find those resources less helpful than other communication resources for learning about the foundation.
Sample member surveys from regional associations on public policy work.
This report presents findings from the Communications Network 2011 Survey of Foundation Communications Professionals, a comprehensive exploration of the field of foundation communications practice. Findings from this latest survey show that foundation communicators are increasingly focused on using all forms of digital communication to spread their message, and that the role of communications is becoming more central to forging and implementing foundation strategies.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds that grantees do not view the reporting and evaluation requirements of grantmakers of particular value in strengthening their organizations and programs.