Saturday, November 22, 2014

Advancing Philanthropy

This section contains a wealth of information for new donors, organized funders, professional advisors and nonprofits.





Interesting Reading

Creative Philanthropy: Toward a New Philanthropy for the Twenty-First Century by Helmut K. Anheier and Diana Leat (New York, London: Routledge, 2006). To download a brief (8-page) summary in PDF format, click here.

The World We Want by Peter Karoff (Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2006). Conversations between philanthropic leaders and the founder of The Philanthropic Initiative.


Power Imbalance and the Program Work of Philanthropy. Craig McGarvey, October 2006. Grantmakers In The Arts Reader. This article addresses the power imbalance between grantmakers and grantseekers and encourages sharing power to build a culture of learning.

In 2005, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), an international organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening grantmaking for an aging society, launched a 2-year EngAGEment Initiative. Grantmakers In Aging partnered with selected regional associations of grantmakers - including Grantmakers Forum of New York - to advance awareness and understanding of critical issues concerning aging and philanthropy.
Learn what we are doing.

The Funders Alliance of Upstate New York was a regional association project to unite grantmakers from all parts of Upstate New York – from the Mid-Hudson area and the Southern Tier to the North Country and Western New York. In 2005, Rochester Grantmakers Forum united with members of the Funders Alliance to form the Grantmakers Forum of New York.


Rochester Effectiveness Partnership

The Rochester Effectiveness Partnership (REP) was a collaboration among Rochester area funders, nonprofits, evaluators and several service organizations to provide indepth, high-quality training in participatory evaluation, followed by consistent coaching that was enduring enough to result in significant practice changes.


News & Events


Job Openings Positions in Philanthropy

2013-2014 GFNY Annual Report

Introduction to Philanthropy in Upstate New York
Open to the Public
November 13, 2014

Conversations for Grantmakers
Monthly webinar series.