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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GEO

9/22/14 at 1:45pm

RT @NCRP: Positive relationships bet. #FDNs & #nonprofits = positive outcomes! http://t.co/3omWdcsiGq Tweet examples! #philanthropy #Philam…

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Phil Buchanan

9/22/14 at 12:01pm

RT @NCRP: Positive relationships bet. #FDNs & #nonprofits = positive outcomes! http://t.co/3omWdcsiGq Tweet examples! #philanthropy #Philam…

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NCRP

9/22/14 at 12:01pm

Positive relationships bet. #FDNs & #nonprofits = positive outcomes! http://t.co/3omWdcsiGq Tweet examples! #philanthropy #Philamplify

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Betsey Russell

9/19/14 at 12:34pm

RT @NCRP: Why did 183 #FDNs sign on to #PhilanthropysPromise? http://t.co/wj7o28YS8o Learn more & Pls RT! #philanthropy #nonprofits #Philam…

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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)

9/22/14 at 6:00pm

Thank you, Sally Kohn, for sharing the findings of our #environment #philanthropy report! #PeoplesClimate #climate

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

9/22/14 at 3:44pm

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) commented on a link.

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

9/22/14 at 11:55am

Share examples of how positive relationships between foundations and their grantees have resulted in positive outcomes! #philanthropy #nonprofits #realpartnership #philamplify Image by: freedigitalphotos.net/hin255

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

9/21/14 at 3:05pm

Why did 183 foundations sign on to Philanthropy's Promise? Please "Like" and share this video and help us encourage more foundations to prioritize underserved communities and #socialjustice to maximize their impact. #Philanthropy #PhilanthropysPromise #highimpactphilanthropy

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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...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

9/16/14 at 10:00am

The Bread and Roses Community Fund joined 182 other foundations in signing up for Philanthropy's Promise...

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

9/15/14 at 11:58am

Do you think foundations need to receive honest feedback from their grantees and the communities they...

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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