What We Do

Innovative leaders and pioneers need partners that can provide personal and tailored guidance. Discover how our services can help you translate your unique motivations into action.

Our Approach

We advise established and aspiring philanthropists, foundations and corporations; manage innovative, early-stage nonprofits; and share insight and learning with our clients, our community, and the sector. Our diverse staff draws on its unmatched global expertise, experience and vast international network to provide tailored services that meet your unique circumstances and needs. By continuing to build on lessons learned over more than a century, our goal is to help define the next generation of philanthropy and to foster a worldwide culture of giving.

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Strategy & Consulting

We translate your ideas and intentions into a program that charts a clear path to your desired impact. As seasoned consultants with years of experience working with individuals, families, corporations and foundations, we employ a collaborative, iterative process that helps you assess your current approach and build consensus from key stakeholders around a shared vision for the future. The result is a forward-looking strategy informed by our findings and expertise, but ultimately bearing your imprint.

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Management & Implementation

Whether you have no staff or simply need additional support, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors team members can act in a variety of capacities: in senior roles, as program officers or as support personnel. We can manage individual programs or serve as a full-service foundation office, facilitating board meetings, managing grantmaking, developing impact assessment strategies and overseeing communications.

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Fiscal Sponsorship

For donors whose funding goals require a neutral but professionally managed fiscal home, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers comprehensive fiscal sponsorship services that can help you make an impact quickly and efficiently. We currently support the development of innovative, high-impact projects for funders around the globe including foundations, major corporations, government agencies, and collaborations of donors who pool their resources for greater impact.

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Thought Leadership and Global Research

As a leading philanthropic advisory, we take our role as a thought leader seriously and produce educational and research-based materials on an ongoing basis. We believe that knowledge sharing advances the philanthropic sector and we engage with emerging topics in order to drive innovation. From The Philanthropy Roadmap series of guides on strategic philanthropy, to our monographs on Impact Investing and our emerging body of work on the Theory of the Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is a trusted resource for philanthropic best practices and insights on issues of strategic importance to the sector.