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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.

SDG Philanthropy Platform featured in Alliance Magazine

December 2nd, 2015

The special feature of the December issue of Alliance magazine focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals and was guest edited by RPA VP Heather Grady. For more on RPA’s work with the SDG Philanthropy Platform, visit

RPA and Bankable Frontier Associates Launch Catalyst Fund to Accelerate Promising Startups and Spur Innovation in the Financial Inclusion Field

December 1st, 2015

Contact: Mariko Tada | 212 812 4255 | David del Ser | 845 418 3764 | NEW YORK, NY– Entrepreneurs launching new financial services targeting the two billion poor and underserved customers around the world now have more resources available, thanks to Catalyst Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors managed by […]

RPA October 2015 Newsletter

October 29th, 2015

Check out RPA’s October Newsletter to learn more about the Syrian Refugee Crisis, ArtPlace America’s new grant program and other recent news. Email to subscribe to future newsletters.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: How Donors Can Help

October 27th, 2015

The ongoing violence in Syria has displaced millions, creating a complex international crisis. For donors wondering how they can help, below are some recommendations offered by Donzie Barroso, Senior Philanthropic Advisor. RPA has received several requests from donors for information about how to respond to both the evolving crisis within Syria, as well as the […]