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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Patterson Foundation

10/1/14 at 3:45pm

RT @npquarterly: @NCRP's director of #Philamplify reflects on project’s beginnings and assessing #foundations http://t.co/2nKCZ0ngnl

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sandra

10/1/14 at 2:37pm

RT @npquarterly: "@NCRP Don't miss: 10/2 2PM webinar on giving #foundations #honestfeedback http://t.co/AWXbOtTA7U @npquarterly #philamplif…

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Nonprofit Quarterly

10/1/14 at 2:20pm

"@NCRP Don't miss: 10/2 2PM webinar on giving #foundations #honestfeedback http://t.co/AWXbOtTA7U @npquarterly #philamplify #philanthropy"

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NCRP

10/1/14 at 1:30pm

Don't miss: 10/2 2PM webinar on giving #foundations #honestfeedback http://t.co/BZ0Wadlnjr @npquarterly #philamplify #philanthropy

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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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GIFT conference

8/3/14 at 11:52am

I would not have known that Woodruff funds social change groups or equity issues. If that is really true, Woodruff should make it more explicit.

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

10/1/14 at 8:00pm

There's still time to register for tomorrow's webinar on bringing more transparency and open, honest feedback in philanthropy. When: Oct 2, 2PM ET #Philamplify #philanthropy #nonprofits http://www.ncrp.org/events#AmplifyingPhilamplify

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

10/1/14 at 11:08am

We think Alan Cantor Consulting LLC is spot on with this article on reforming donor-advised funds. #philanthropy http://blog.ncrp.org/2014/10/donor-advised-funds-reform.html

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

9/26/14 at 11:55am

NCRP is partnering with Nonprofit Quarterly to bring you a series of articles on #accountability, #transparency and stakeholder feedback in #philanthropy based on what we're learning from #Philamplify. Check out this first article! #honestfeedback

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

9/25/14 at 12:28pm

What does racial equity mean to you? What does it look like? Thank you, Doug and Meyer Memorial Trust for letting us share your story. #philanthropy #socialjustice #racialequity #equity

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

10/1/14 at 11:08am

We think Alan Cantor Consulting LLC is spot on with this article on reforming donor-advised funds. ...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

9/25/14 at 12:34pm

What does racial equity mean to you? What does it look like? Thank you, Doug and Meyer Memorial Trust...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

9/22/14 at 11:56am

Share examples of how positive relationships between foundations and their grantees have resulted in...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

9/17/14 at 7:02pm

Because true transparency is more than just figures on a website. Thanks to the Foundation Center for...

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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