Honest Feedback to Improve Philanthropy

Welcome to Philamplify – where expert assessments and community feedback meet to maximize the impact of grantmaker giving. Together we’re creating a comprehensive picture of philanthropic practices that work and areas where we can all improve.

Honest Feedback to Improve Philanthropy

Welcome to Philamplify – where expert assessments and community feedback meet to maximize the impact of grantmaker giving. Together we’re creating a comprehensive picture of philanthropic practices that work and areas where we can all improve.

“I am eager to see grantmakers, nonprofits and members of our communities come together to provide critical feedback that will make philanthropic resources more effective at solving the world’s toughest problems. ”-- Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World ServiceShare Your Stories

Latest Foundation Assessments

The California Endowment Assessment

The California Endowment is a national leader in bringing health equity to the Golden State. While the Endowment is already doing a lot of things right and it could have an even greater impact by bolstering California’s nonprofit advocacy infrastructure.

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Daniels Fund Assessment

The Daniels Fund is one of Colorado's most important grantmakers. In examining the foundation, we ask: Is donor intent compatible with strategic, social justice philanthropy? The issues are complex but the answer is yes.

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William Penn Foundation Assessment

While William Penn is highly lauded for its work on pre-K, the environment and the arts, it has encountered bumps in the road during changes in leadership and strategic direction.

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Woodruff Foundation Assessment

The Woodruff Foundation is doing even more than it appears at first glance to help marginalized communities. But it could achieve even greater impact by convening nonprofits to tackle pressing issues and bringing more diverse voices into its decision-making process.

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Lumina Foundation Assessment

Lumina has been successful in calling attention to the problem of low college attainment rates, especially for marginalized students. However, experts and community members share ideas on what Lumina can improve upon to achieve its ambitious goals.

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Caitlin Duffy

12/18/14 at 4:00pm

@victorkuo @NCRP thanks you for the delicious @theochocolate! Thanks for being a part of the #Philamplify team. http://t.co/kYs2tP5L80

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Caitlin Duffy

12/18/14 at 10:49am

So excited that @NCRP has announced our next cohort of foundation assessments! #philanthropy #Philamplify http://t.co/7gIBUJRBg6

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Caitlin Duffy

12/18/14 at 10:42am

RT @NCRP: Which funders is NCRP ‘Philamplifying’ Next? Find out now! #FDNS #philamplify #philanthropy http://t.co/Q6LDoGq032

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Evaluate for Change

12/17/14 at 3:48pm

RT @NCRP: Which funders is NCRP ‘Philamplifying’ Next? Find out now! #FDNS #philamplify #philanthropy http://t.co/Q6LDoGq032

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Stanley N. Katz

10/21/14 at 5:45pm

Philamplify is an invaluable contribution to those of us who care deeply about the health of the field of philanthropy. Most of us recognize that the field has been slow
(reluctant) to engage in either self-criticism or in cross-institutional review. This is one reason why it is hard to define philanthropy as a “profession” – the core essence of professionalism is the establishment of field norms and the mechanisms for assessing compliance with those norms. Some of us have felt for years that philanthropy should attempt to professionalize itself, and Philamplify is one of the few serious attempts to identify neutral norms and to evaluate institutions objectively in accordance with them. The case studies you have published thus far strike me as well-researched, intelligently analyzed, and fair. I am all admiration for what NCRP is doing with this initiative, and I very much hope you will find the resources to carry it forward as an ongoing contribution to the progress of our field.
- Stan Katz, Director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University

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NCRP

8/19/14 at 11:19am

Thank you! We agree that effective communication is an important part of learning.

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Guest

8/14/14 at 12:54pm

More communication is always better for continued learning.

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GIFT conference

8/3/14 at 11:55am

Woodruff should have a listening session to hear from as many people as possible so that they can get a sense of who needs to comprise diverse voices in their decision making.

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

12/18/14 at 12:13pm

Happy Holidays Everyone! Resource on Ferguson, new Philanthropy’s Promise foundations and more! #philanthropy #socialjustice #nonprofit

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

12/17/14 at 4:00pm

Did you miss this webinar on December 9? Embrace Leadership: Cultivation Relationships for Social Change. Learn what you missed by checking out our recap and webinar recording. http://blog.ncrp.org/2014/12/embracing-leadership-webinar.html #philanthropy #buildingrelationships #socialchange

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

12/17/14 at 2:10pm

Discover which 4 foundations we are “philamplifying” …. We hope that each foundation will tell a compelling story with lessons that resonate among other foundation and nonprofit leaders. http://philamplify.org/2014/12/17/funders-ncrp-philamplifying-next/ #FDNS #philamplify #philanthropy

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

12/11/14 at 4:53pm

Of the Community, by the Community and for the Community. See what insights #philanthropy leaders have to offer supporting community organizing. http://blog.ncrp.org/2014/12/of-the-community.html #philanthropy #socialjustice

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

12/18/14 at 12:09pm

Happy Holidays Everyone! Resource on Ferguson, new Philanthropy’s Promise foundations and more! http...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

12/17/14 at 4:00pm

Did you miss this webinar on December 9? Embrace Leadership: Cultivation Relationships for Social Change...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

12/17/14 at 2:11pm

Discover which 4 foundations we are “philamplifying” …. We hope that each foundation will tell a compelling...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

12/11/14 at 4:51pm

Of the Community, by the Community and for the Community. See what insights #philanthropy leaders have...

How Philamplify Works

About Philamplify. Philamplify fosters an environment of transparency and honest feedback among foundations and nonprofits.

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The Latest News & Postings. Philamplify challenges philanthropic leaders to make unvarnished feedback an integral part of our culture, and sparks dialogue on how we can improve.

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Join the conversation. Philamplify provides everyone touched by philanthropy with an opportunity to share experiences and discuss what is needed from foundations to make real and lasting social change in our communities.

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