Make Data-Driven Decisions

  • Alumni & Donor Engagement Survey: In 2011, 2015 and 2020, we partnered with Cygnus Applied Research to conduct the largest existing bodies of research for fraternal organizations. The results provide unparalleled analysis of fraternal foundation support and evaluation of changes in giving.
  • Industry Survey and Compensation & Benefits Survey: FFE member foundations are invited to participate in two surveys completed by chief staff. The annual Industry Survey serves as an executive’s one-stop resource for critical benchmarking information. The biennial Compensation & Benefits Survey, a confidential tool for executives, provides a comprehensive analysis of salary and benefits information. Results reports, shared only with those groups who participate, help organizations learn from each other, identify areas for improvement, practice general benchmarking of fundraising success year over year, compare number of donors/total gifts acquired across similar-sized groups and inform decisions regarding new management practices.