Improving the performance of nonprofits relies on increased support from Foundations, according to Center for Effective Philanthropy report which surveyed 177 nonprofit leaders as part of CEP’s The Grantee Voice project. The report suggests that measuring the effectiveness of nonprofits is essential for improving outcomes and will require increased funding combined with support for strategic performance assessment.
- The majority of nonprofit leaders surveyed, 71 percent, report receiving no foundation support – monetary or nonmonetary – for their organization’s assessment efforts.
- Only 32 percent of respondents say their funders have been helpful to their ability to assess their progress in achieving their goals.
- But more than 60 percent would like more help from their foundation funders in these efforts.