CEP responds to Aaron Dorfman

Phil Buchanan

I appreciate Aaron Dorfman’s kind words about the impact of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) and the quality of our conference in his review in the June issue of Alliance. I welcome both his encouragement of social justice funders to see the relevance of our work and his challenge to CEP to reach out more effectively to those funders.

The good news is that, contrary to what he suggests, both parties are off to an excellent start. Social justice funders have adopted CEP’s assessment tools at a high rate since we first launched the Grantee Perception Report(r) (GPR) in 2003 – higher than the overall population of the largest 500 US-based foundations.

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