As part of our mission to help donors execute thoughtful and effective philanthropy, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors creates publications on key trends and new ideas in philanthropy. Below, you’ll find links to several recent publications produced by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. If you are interested in receiving hard copies of any of the titles below, please email us at


The Philanthropy Roadmap Series

Your Philanthropy Roadmap

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' Your Philanthropy Roadmap is the first in a series of guides to engage and educate donors - notably new and emerging donors - in planning, implementing  and sustaining effective philanthropy programs. Part of our Philanthropy Roadmap resources to support effective giving by donors worldwide, this guide sets up the framework for the topics in the series, as well as introduces the approach RPA has been using successfully for some time to guide donors along their philanthropic journey. For the complete Roadmap series, visit


Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation

Supplementary Material


Philanthropy's New Passing Gear: Mission-Related Investing. A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees

The Fine Art of Tangible Assets: Transforming Collections into Philanthropic Opportunities

An Entrepreneurial Spirit: Three Centuries of Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

Finding Philanthropy's New Sweet Spot: Powerful and Innovative Ideas for Grantmakers, Investors, and Nonprofits


Financial Inclusion: Opportunities and Risks for Donors
Issue Brief: Global Food Security
Strategic Philanthropy: Guide to Evaluation
Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families: Innovative Approaches for Individual Philanthropists and Small Family Foundations

Unlocking the Power of the Proxy: How Active Foundation Proxy Voting Can Protect Endowments and Boost Philanthropic Mission

Diversity in Action: Strategies with Impact
Diversity & Inclusion: Lessons from the Field

The Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Charitable Trust: 30 Years of Steadfast Commitment to Philanthropy



Philanthropists Set Spending Deadlines

The Wall Street Journal
May 21, 2009
By Shelly Banjo

A growing number of philanthropists are adopting spending deadlines and sunset provisions to ensure urgent global needs are addressed in a timely way.

By granting the entirety of funds within a certain period of time, these charitable efforts are looking to have a bigger immediate impact than traditional foundations, which are typically set up to last forever and pay out roughly 5% of assets a year.

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