GIA Members Celebrated in New CEP Report

(5-5-10) The Center for Effective Philanthropy has just released a report titled Working With Grantees: The Keys to Success and Five Program Officers Who Exemplify Them. The report concludes an eight-year analysis of several thousand grantee surveys. Its authors have distilled this information into a list of five qualities that nonprofits value in their foundation funders, briefly: fairness, comfort, responsiveness, clarity, and consistency. The authors also profile the five program officers they feel best embody these qualities, two of whom are arts funders and GIA members: Wendy Liscow of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Justin Laing of the Heinz Endowments (and the GIA Board of Directors). Our congratulations to both!

Download the report and watch video interviews of the featured program officers here.