Foundation Staff Matter: Blog Series

By Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy

In a series of eight posts on the CEP blog in August and September 2015, CEP President Phil Buchanan challenged critiques of large, staffed foundations and assertions that recently-established, “lean” foundations are paving a promising new path without being saddled by “bureaucracy.” He dug into data from CEP research, as well as stories of foundations working diligently to create real positive change. His posts highlighted the important role that staff play as foundations work with grantees to accomplish shared goals.