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

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

Mission-Related Investing: a Guide for Foundation Trustees

Posted on March 7, 2008 by Doug Bauer, Steven Godeke

While a large body of work has evolved around concepts such as program-related investments, proxy voting and shareholder resolutions, socially responsible investing, double/triple bottom line investing, and blended value investing, few resources exist for private foundation trustees and staff who commit to adopt an MRI program and integrate it with the existing policies, processes and workflows of their organizations… Read More

Unlocking the Power of the Proxy

Posted on October 22, 2004 by Conrad MacKerron

There is no such thing to my mind . . . as an innocent stockholder. He may be innocent in fact, but socially he cannot be held innocent. He accepts the benefits of the system. It is his business and his obligation to see that those who represent him carry out a policy which is consistent with the public welfare… Read More

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