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Philanthropy Engaged: Implementing and Achieving the Post-2015 Agenda

September 22nd, 2015

On the eve of the historic UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the United Nations Development Program, and Foundation Center are hosting the convening Philanthropy Engaged: Implementing and Achieving the Post-2015 Agenda as a part of our SDG Philanthropy Platform. This event, to be held at Ford Foundation on September 24th, […]

When Family Members Run Foundations, Scrutiny Never Ends

September 11th, 2015

President & CEO Melissa Berman shares insight into the care that must be taken when private foundations employ family members in this article from the New York Times.

New report from the Foundation Center highlights RPA’s role in philanthropy

July 22nd, 2015

Yesterday the Foundation Center released a report about funding for philanthropy infrastructure from 2004-2012. Philanthropy infrastructure generally refers to research, membership, advocacy and service organizations that do work about or for the field of philanthropy itself. According the analysis, RPA received more grant funding for philanthropy infrastructure over this period than any other organization, besides […]

Philanthropy in Detroit: Observations from CEO Melissa Berman

July 14th, 2015

This June, the Board of Directors of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors held its meeting in Detroit to see first-hand how philanthropy is helping to reimagine, reinvent and redevelop this important city. Kevin Broderick, RPA’s Chair, lives in the area and was able to provide remarkable access to Detroit’s leaders and key institutions. At the same time, […]

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.