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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 [...]

Ebola: Philanthropy’s Multidimensional Approach to Healthcare Amidst Crisis

January 6th, 2015

On Monday, January 12, as part of Philanthropy New York’s Ebola response program, RPA project Ebola Survival Fund will explore how philanthropy can respond with funding that meets immediate needs and invests in long-term solutions in West Africa. Learn more and register here.

RPA and Partners Launch Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy

November 20th, 2014

Nairobi and New York – As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to a close and the global aid community embarks on the post-2015 development agenda, opportunities abound to introduce innovation and insight into the way we address the world’s most pressing issues. Against this backdrop, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Foundation Center, and [...]

New Donor Generation Stimulates U.S. Giving

November 10th, 2014

President & CEO Melissa Berman shares thoughts on the recovery of post-recession charitable giving in the New York Times. Read the full article.

RPA Announces Ebola Survival Fund

October 23rd, 2014

RPA is partnering with a coalition of NGOs and actor Jeffrey Wright as part of a new grantmaking collaborative, the Ebola Survival Fund. Working in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the fund is responding to the immediate needs resulting from the outbreak, as well as working to strengthen the region’s health-care delivery infrastructure. Troubled by the [...]

RPA October 2014 Newsletter

October 22nd, 2014

Check out RPA’s October newsletter to learn about RPA’s Ebola Survival Fund, our new CFO and other recent news. Email info@rockpa.org to subscribe to future newsletters.

How Philanthropy in China is Changing

October 15th, 2014

President & CEO Melissa Berman sat down with the Wall Street Journal’s Veronica Dagher to discuss the growth of the philanthropic sector in China. Click here to watch the video.