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ERIC Number: ED540457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Benchmarking 2008: Trends in Education Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Education
Through Grantmakers for Education's (GFE's) "Benchmarking 2008" research report, the researchers sought to make the act of sharing among GFE members as easy and worthwhile as possible. The researchers started with an online survey, which was completed by education grantmakers from more than 150 organizations. They analyzed their responses for evidence about the state of the field and clues about where the field is going. This report shares selected findings in a way they hope will be useful and straightforward. Their online questionnaire was circulated in late 2007 to all grantmaking organizations in GFE's membership. A sample of 152 education-grantmaking organizations, or 64% of the total membership, responded. The researchers were careful to collect information from a single reporter from each organization. As part of the questionnaire, they included open-ended questions designed to inspire funders to share ideas and insights. They also asked members what they're worried about, what they're beginning to work on and where they see future needs. "Benchmarking 2008" summarizes all these survey results to report on three areas of potential interest to GFE members: (1) The ecology of the field; (2) Funding styles and strategies; and (3) Priorities in education and issues on the horizon. (Contains 11 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grantmakers for Education