Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, advising on and managing $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and foundations. RPA also provides governance and operational infrastructure as the fiscal sponsor for more than 25 projects.


The Giving Commitment: Knowing Your Motivations

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

This guide offers a brief overview of reasons why people engage in philanthropy. Part of the Philanthropy Roadmap series, the guide offers both experienced and emerging donors an opportunity to take a closer look at what motivates them to give. They can use this knowledge in turn to help create— or refine — their own giving strategy. This guide seeks to help donors become more focused by becoming more self-aware… Read More

Launching your own major project

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Philanthropic entrepreneurs thrive when building a new program or organization, or making a lead gift in a campaign they champion. But there are also funders who catalyze significant new projects without becoming donor-operators or becoming public spokespeople for their cause. In this sense, the key to a successful major project is largely dependent on the depth of a donor’s engagement… Read More

Your philanthropy roadmap

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

This brief guide is designed to introduce readers to the world of thoughtful, effective philanthropy. It’s a roadmap for donors— individuals, couples, families or groups. It offers an overview of issues that philanthropists may want to consider as they create their own giving strategies… Read More

What is my giving style? Two considerations: Visibility & Impact

Posted on December 22, 2012 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

This guide identifies two (among many) considerations that shape a philanthropist’s giving style. The first is the degree of visibility a donor wants (or does not want): at one end of the spectrum is the anonymous giver, and on the other end is the public advocate. The second consideration is the level of impact the donor desires: at one end is the giver who is interested in providing immediate, direct relief, and at the other is the philanthropist committed to long-term social change… Read More