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Giving Like Michael Bloomberg: ‘Find One Small Thing’

May 20th, 2016

President & CEO Melissa Berman says successful donors “learn as much as they can before giving, team up with other groups and take a long-term approach” in this New York Times article.

Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation Congratulates 2016 California Educator LIGHT Awards Recipients

May 5th, 2016

Contact: Mariko Tada | 212.812.4255 | Grants enable 13 teams of California educators to engage in professional development programs that invigorate personal commitments to teaching SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 5, 2016 – The Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation announced today that 13 teams of California teachers are recipients of the 2016 Leveraging Innovation by Growing […]

The Theory of the Foundation

March 21st, 2016

President & CEO Melissa Berman explains why we need a “Theory of the Foundation” and what it must include in this bylined piece.

Finding New Ways to Give

March 16th, 2016

RPA VP Heather Grady shared with the SSIR thoughts on a recent trip to Africa and on making philanthropy more aware and connected.

RPA January 2016 Newsletter

January 14th, 2016

Check out our January newsletter highlighting RPA’s expanding global presence, including a new partnership with LSE, as well as other recent news. Email to subscribe to future newsletters.

RPA Elects New Board Chair and Five Members to Its Board of Directors

January 13th, 2016

Contact: Mariko Tada | 212.812.4255| NEW YORK, NY – Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), one of the world’s leading nonprofit philanthropy services, announced today that five new members have been elected to its Board of Directors: Vice President of Parallax Energy Mac Broderick, President and CEO of College Future Foundations Julia Lopez, former Executive Director […]

How Individual Donors Can Help Build Movements

January 7th, 2016

In this SSIR blog post, RPA Director Mitch Singer and Philanthropic Advisor Jon Quinn reflect on what lessons can be taken from the LGBTQ movement’s success in achieving marriage equality.

Philanthropy: How to give away $1bn

December 28th, 2015

President & CEO Melissa Berman weighs in on the opportunities and challenges billionaires face in their philanthropy in this article from the Financial Times.

RPA to work with Marshall Institute at LSE on Europe’s Philanthropy Sector

December 22nd, 2015

Contact: Mariko Tada | +1 212 812 4255| Jess Winterstein | 020 7107 5025 | NEW YORK, NY — Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) will work with the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics and Political Science on a project called Theory of the Foundation, started by […]

Facebook CEO’s donation is a game-changer

December 3rd, 2015

In this bylined article, President & CEO Melissa Berman explains how the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is an exciting example of a worldwide trend of donors using private resources in new ways outside of traditional, tax-deductible charitable giving.