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The Giving Commitment: Knowing Your Motivation

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

The Rockefellers

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

For the Rockefellers, giving has been a central family value that has spanned three centuries. The strong belief of early generations that wealth comes with great responsibility continues to inform the philanthropy of current generations, helping to shape their priorities and perspectives on giving. The family is now entering its seventh generation and has maintained its tradition of giving within… Read More

Diversity, Inclusion and Effective Philanthropy

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Part of the Philanthropy Roadmap series, this guide aims to explain how diversity and inclusion can be used as practical considerations for getting better results. Diversity is the practice of including a full range of perspectives, ideas and experience in philanthropic decision-making. Inclusion seeks the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in the process… Read More

Women and Giving

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Part of the Philanthropy Roadmap series, this publication provides an introduction to the world of women and philanthropy. Written for both established and emerging donors, it aims to help women delve further into the potential growth and fulfillment that can come from giving… Read More

Finding Your Focus in Philanthropy

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Many people come to philanthropy with their focus fully formed. They know what issues they want to take on, what they hope to achieve, and where they want their giving directed. For others, the process of choosing how to allocate their resources can be daunting — especially given the enormous range of opportunities… Read More

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