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Philanthropy’s Role in Financing Development Highlighted in Addis Ababa Conference

July 13th, 2015

New York, NY, and Addis Ababa – At the UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development, world leaders are looking at ways in which all sources of finance can support sustainable development. The purpose of the conference is to develop a financing framework for the world’s new sustainable development agenda, the SDGs (Sustainable Development […]

Ghana Joins Philanthropy Platform to Foster Sustainable Development

July 9th, 2015

Accra, Ghana, and New York, NY — Today, more than 80 leaders will meet in Accra to discuss how to join forces to collectively implement the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana. Participants from business, philanthropy, social investment, the UN system, non-governmental organizations, and government will have a rare opportunity to exchange information and […]

Expanding the Role of Philanthropy in Financing for Development

July 8th, 2015

On the evening of July 13 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and key partners will host an event on Expanding the Role of Philanthropy in Financing for Development. This is an official Side Event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. This conference, gathering 5000 Heads of State and Government and […]

Heather Grady discusses Sustainable Development Goals on CAF America Radio

June 10th, 2015

RPA Vice President Heather Grady discusses the role and importance of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in international grantmaking and the role that philanthropy plays in civil society. Heather has been tackling community-level and policy challenges firsthand in East Asia, Africa and the Middle East during two decades of development and human rights work. Click […]

As Menu of Naming Rights Expands, Fundraisers Pitch Options Online

June 1st, 2015

President & CEO Melissa Berman shares insight in this Chronicle of Philanthropy article looking at the landscape of naming rights.

RPA April 2015 Newsletter

April 13th, 2015

Check out RPA’s April Newsletter to learn more about the Academy for College Excellence, RPA’s upcoming speaking engagements and other recent news. Email to subscribe to future newsletters.

Philanthropy and the post-2015 development agenda

March 6th, 2015

Vice President Heather Grady’s article on the Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy was featured in the March 2015 issue of Alliance Magazine.

10 Trade-Offs Donors Face That Make Philanthropy Tough but Rewarding

January 9th, 2015

President and CEO Melissa Berman writes about the tensions and trade-offs donors constantly struggle with to achieve thoughtful, effective giving. Read the full article here.

RPA Welcomes Three New Members to Its Board of Directors

January 8th, 2015

New additions to the Board include Chung and returning members Ragin and Rockefeller Wayne, leaders in philanthropy, impact investing, and special education Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), one of the world’s leading nonprofit philanthropy services, announced today three new members to its Board of Directors: Founder and CEO of Root Impact Kyungsun Chung, former President and […]

Notes from the Field: Exploring New Models for Cross-Sector Collaboration

January 8th, 2015

Heather Grady, Senior Fellow, Global Philanthropy, shares observations from her work with the Post-2015 Platform for Philanthropy. I recently returned from a workshop in Kenya, where I, along with leaders from philanthropy, NGOs, the government, United Nations and business, launched a pathway for Kenya to be a model globally for high-impact collaboration between different sectors […]