GRANTEE PERCEPTION REPORTS
Oak Foundation values learning and continuously improving our practices. As a general principle, we conduct extensive programme evaluations every five years, which we regularly share through our website. We also conduct a Grantee Perception Survey (GPS) through the Center for Effective Philanthropy every five years. The results of the GPS are provided to us in a Grantee Perception Report (GPR). This report provides anonymous and comparative data to help us respond to the needs of our grantees.
In 2015 we conducted our second GPS. This time around, 454 grantees responded to the survey, representing an impressive 77 per cent response rate. Thus we are confident that the results are a true representation of how our partners perceive us – and we are developing follow-up plans on that basis.
A few of the key messages that came through in the most recent GPR include:
We have successfully responded to the suggestions made five years ago concerning the strengthening of our efforts in areas related to capacity building and organisational sustainability. Over 51 per cent of our partners report receiving one or more types of capacity building support, a significant increase over 2011. There remains a desire for more of this support, particularly in the areas of fund-raising and resource mobilisation.
Our follow up plans
Over the next several months we will be considering how best to respond to the GPS results. In particular, we will:
We will continue to update on our progress through this space on our website.