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Melissa Berman

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

New York, NY, USA

President and CEO

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Melissa Berman

Biography

Melissa Berman is the founding President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., an innovative non-profit philanthropy service launched by the Rockefeller family in 2002. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ mission is to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world. RPA develops strategic plans, conducts research, manages foundations and trusts, structures major gifts, coordinates donor collaboratives, and provides regranting and fiscal sponsorship services. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors annually manages or facilitates approximately $200 million in giving.

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A New Generation of Philanthropy in China

One strategy that the Lao Niu Foundation is using to boost philanthropy is to train nonprofit professionals, “so that they’re regarded as professionals, just as public officials and private-sector individuals are,” says Melissa Berman, president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which is aiding the foundation.

Towards Transformational Impact: Two Approaches to Donor-Led Innovation

In recognition of the complexity and interconnectedness of so many of the world’s most pressing challenges, institutional funders have been thinking deeply—and collaboratively—about how to create more transformational impact. Two of these many exiting initiatives were highlighted...in conversation with Melissa Berman (President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors).

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Melissa Berman’s Background

President and CEO
New York, NY, USA
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a non-profit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations.
Senior Vice President
New York, NY, USA
The Conference Board, Inc. is a 501 tax-exempt non-profit business membership and research group organization. It counts approximately 1,200 public and private corporations and other organizations as members, encompassing 60 countries.

Other Business Interests

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The Foundation Center
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.
Professor
New York, NY, USA
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