We are pleased to share your 2015 Grantee Perception Report (GPR) results with you, and we look forward to discussing the report with you and your colleagues. Throughout the GPR, ratings from Parsons' grantees are compared to ratings from more than 40,000 grantees of over 250 funders.
In February and March 2015, The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) conducted a survey of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation's grantees. The memo below outlines the key findings from the GPR, as well as the methodology used to collect this feedback. Parsons' complete results are included in the online report at https://cep.surveyresults.org/. This memo also includes page number references to relevant data in the Foundation's formatted PDF report available for download.
Assessing funder performance is challenging, and a range of data sources is required. The GPR provides one set of perspectives that can be useful in understanding a foundation's performance, and should be interpreted in light of Ralph M. Parsons Foundation's ("Parsons" or "the Foundation") particular goals and strategy. Parsons should place emphasis on the areas covered according to your specific priorities. Low ratings in an area that is not core to your strategy may not be concerning.