June 5, 2013
In March, we commissioned the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct the Grantee Perception Report (GPR) survey with our partners. We wanted to get their perspective on our performance across several key areas including impact, relationships, and processes.
The GPR allows us to assess our performance on a comparative basis. We last conducted a comprehensive CEP survey in 2009.
We believe that achieving results and ultimately, impact to beneficiaries, depends on the quality of our collaboration with our partners. That is why we are committed to forging stronger partnerships.
This week, we received the GPR survey results. Overall, feedback from partners show that we have made some progress but still have significant room for improving our partnerships.
We are aware that the effectiveness of our internal interactions has an impact on partners’’ experience of the foundation. We are therefore taking the opportunity to also review our organizational health survey results, a pulse check of the foundation based on employees’ sentiments. In the coming months, we will focus on better understanding both our partners’ and our staff’s feedback, and identify where we need to continue our efforts and where we need to re-think our approach.