Partner Perception Survey 2023

The McConnell Foundation greatly values our relationships with our partners. We aim to work in a spirit of mutual accountability, and to this end, in 2019, the Foundation commissioned the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to conduct a partners’ perception surveyseeking feedback from partners on how we can better support them and the communities they serve.   

Four years later, in 2023, CEP conducted a second perception survey with current partners. This report summarizes results with a focus on:

Key Strengths in 2023

  1. Funding processes
  2. Impact on partner organizations
  3. Non-monetary assistance

Opportunities for Improvement

  1. Understanding partners contexts and the communities they serve
  2. Relationship with partners 
  3. Funding processes

Next steps

  1. Demonstrate understanding of partner context and communities
  2. Strengthen relationships with partners
  3. Communications
  4. Funding processes

The Foundation is committed to incorporating these learnings to better support partners.

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