The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Founded in 2001, CEP is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness — and as a result, their intended impact. This mission is driven by the belief that more effective philanthropic funders can have a profoundly positive impact on nonprofit organizations and the people and communities they serve.

Our belief is that when philanthropic funders use CEP’s resources and insights, they can better understand their work and more effectively support the leaders and organizations working toward meaningful change.

Jun 08, 2021
Analyst San Francisco, CA or Cambridge, MA   As an Analyst, you will work closely with CEP’s energetic and diverse staff to provide philanthropic foundation executives, boards, and staff with data-driven insights to enhance the effectiveness of their work. The core function of the role is to create reports and share recommendations based on the results of standardized surveys of grantees, staff, and donors that CEP conducts on behalf of philanthropic foundations. Analysts also work with individual foundations or groups of foundations on customized engagements focused on approaches to philanthropy, performance assessment, and organizational effectiveness. If you want to help grant-making organizations to understand how they’re doing in creating social impact, this is the role for you. The analyst will be a member of CEP’s Cambridge or San Francisco office.   The Ideal Candidate: You understand that CEP’s work depends on the high quality of our analysis and,...
The Center for Effective Philanthropy San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
May 25, 2021
Coordinator – Assessment and Advisory Services Cambridge, MA   The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) seeks an exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and enthusiastic Coordinator to support our Assessment and Advisory Services team’s survey processes and operations.  Reporting to the Associate Manager, Operations - Assessment and Advisory Services, this role will be a key driver of the survey systems and infrastructure vital to the team’s work. The Assessment and Advisory Services team at CEP provides philanthropic funders with candid, comparative feedback from a variety of key groups, including grantees, stakeholders, staff, beneficiaries, and donors. It also offers data-driven, strategic advising to foundations and donors establishing foundations to help them better understand and improve their effectiveness. This is an opportunity to support CEP’s organizational mission of creating insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve...
The Center for Effective Philanthropy Cambridge, MA, USA Full-Time
May 25, 2021
Coordinator – Finance & Operations Cambridge, MA   The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) seeks an exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and enthusiastic Coordinator to support our Finance & Operations and People & Culture teams’ processes and operations.  Reporting to the Manager, Finance & Operations, this role will provide a range of financial and operational support to CEP.   This is an opportunity to support CEP’s organizational mission of creating insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness. If you are seeking a mission driven and socially meaningful administrative opportunity to support a highly motivated and dynamic team, we strongly encourage you to apply.   This position is available in our Cambridge, MA office.   As Coordinator, Finance & Operations, you will be responsible for a variety of operational and team management functions across the Finance & Operations and...
The Center for Effective Philanthropy Cambridge, MA, USA Full-Time
Apr 27, 2021
Coordinator, Programming and External Relations Cambridge, MA   The Programming & External Relations Coordinator role works closely with the Vice President and all members of the team to execute the department’s vital work. This is a unique opportunity to work on a variety of projects that offer growth in both content expertise and technical skills in the field of philanthropy and nonprofits.   The Ideal Candidate: You have a track record of being highly organized and detail-oriented. You consistently produce high-quality, error-free work, reflecting an ability to complete tasks on time with rigor, quality, and accuracy. You are technically savvy, a problem-solver, and self-directed learner/doer, who can work both independently and collaboratively. You are a talented multi-tasker who can successfully juggle multiple work streams and demands. You have proven success in a fast-paced environment. You are flexible and adaptable. You have a background...
The Center for Effective Philanthropy Cambridge, MA, USA Full-Time
Apr 27, 2021
Editor and Writer, Programming & External Relations Cambridge, MA   The Editor and Writer role works closely with the Vice President and all members of the team to manage, promote, and write for CEP’s various content channels, including the widely-read blog and social media accounts. This is a unique opportunity to lead and build upon a well-known and trusted voice within philanthropy and the nonprofit sector at a moment of growth.   The Ideal Candidate: You have a track record of excellence in editing, curating pieces from a range of diverse voices, and writing high quality and compelling copy for a widely read content channel(s). You are passionate about writing, editorial leadership, storytelling, and seek to work in a mission-driven organization. You are an exceptional copyeditor – able to shape, refine, and turn around pieces quickly at a very high quality. You are a strong and collaborative communicator, both in writing and speaking. Your...
The Center for Effective Philanthropy Cambridge, MA, USA Full-Time