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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NCRP

8/26/14 at 8:00pm

RT @bootsroad RT@pndblog #Philamplify Users Overwhelmingly Agree-Foundations Should Get Honest Feedback http://t.co/lMiJaKDG0g #philanthropy

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AGAG

8/25/14 at 2:35pm

RT@CEPData: RT@DuffyInDC: @CEPData excellent report on nonprofits+foundation #transparency. @NCRP had similar findings with #Philamplify...

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Michael Bzdak

8/25/14 at 10:06am

RT @CEPData: RT @DuffyInDC: @CEPData excellent report on nonprofits + foundation #transparency. @NCRP had similar findings with #Philamplif…

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Caitlin Duffy

8/25/14 at 10:06am

RT @CEPData: RT @DuffyInDC: @CEPData excellent report on nonprofits + foundation #transparency. @NCRP had similar findings with #Philamplif…

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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)

8/21/14 at 1:00pm

Would some of the most important figures in the social justice and the human rights movements get funded today? Read our latest blog which asks: Is #philanthropy creating fertile ground for the next set of innovative, entrepreneurial and courageous leaders? If not, what should grantmakers do differently?

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

8/19/14 at 1:00pm

Reason #1: One-stock investment ties fortunes to a single company, which may experience hard times. Read on for 2 more reasons the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation should sell its stock in Coca-Cola from the NCRP blog! #philanthropy

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

8/19/14 at 12:26pm

From funding scholarships for low-income students, teaching ethics and financial responsibility to youth and funding often-ignored issues like #substanceabuse, amateur sports and #homelessness, the Daniels Fund supports an array of programs to address the needs of underserved communities in #Colorado, #NewMexico, #Utah and #Wyoming. How would you spent that money and why? Tell us below and be featured on www.Philamplify.org! #philanthropy #Philamplify #education #poverty

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

8/18/14 at 1:00pm

How has transparency led to accountability in your experience? What standards would you like to see applied to foundation #transparency to advance a mindset of openness in #philanthropy? Answer in the comments below in response to the latest blog from NCRP.

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

8/14/14 at 5:23pm

Read Christopher Covington's story and learn how The California Endowment is helping him fight social...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

8/13/14 at 4:25pm

What are the most effective ways for foundations to get input from nonprofits and constituents? Share...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

8/6/14 at 1:12pm

We are so inspired by our 2014 NCRP Impact Awardees and we all had a blast at the reception. Check out...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

8/1/14 at 11:00am

If you had $144M to spend on improving the #health of #Californians, how would YOU spend that money?...

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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