JFN Announces Strategic Partnership with Center for Effective Philanthropy

I’m thrilled to announce that JFN has forged a strategic partnership with our friends at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP).

A nonprofit organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders, CEP provides data and creates insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness — and as a result, their intended impact. Like JFN, CEP believes that more effective funders can have a profoundly positive impact on nonprofit organizations and the people and communities they serve.

As part of our new partnership, all JFN members who are first-time users of CEP’s assessments get a 10 percent discount. These include its Grantee and Applicant Perception Report, Donor Perception Report, and Staff Perception Report. This offer is available not just for our North American members, but for all members; CEP has already translated all its assessment materials into Hebrew and is happy to work with Israeli funders and grantees.

Several JFN members, including Bader Philanthropies, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, have used these assessments and found them helpful. You can read about Bader’s experience in this case study published on the website of GrantED, a project we recently launched with UpStart to strengthen grantmaker-grantseeker relationships. And you can learn more about the assessments here.

If you’d like to be put in touch with a JFN member who has undergone a CEP assessment, email Ari Rudolph, our Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement at [email protected].

This CEP partnership is just one piece in JFN’s larger strategy to curate the best resources from both the Jewish and secular philanthropic worlds so you can get the most out of your JFN membership. Moving forward, we expect to offer you even more resources and opportunities through partnerships like this one.

Learn about all JFN membership benefits here.