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Melissa Berman

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

New York, US

President and CEO

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Melissa Berman
Biography
Melissa Berman is the founding President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., an innovative nonprofit 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 about $200 million in giving.

Personal Business Advice

"Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

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25 Sep 2017
Giving Back: How to Make Your Dollar Go Further

“If an organization claims that they can put 99 percent of the money they receive toward their programs, you need to figure out how that’s humanly possible,” says Melissa Berman, president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The group may be able to channel its contributions that way because its board of directors underwrites costs, but it can also mean that numbers are being manipulated. In reviewing tax returns, check if the charity is often running at a deficit or if improper payments have been made to board members.

25 Sep 2017
Australian Executor Trustees and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Partner for More Effective Philan

Melissa Berman, RPA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This is a win-win relationship that will further enhance the support AET provides to philanthropists and their advisers. Both RPA and AET are united by our common vision to help clients make lasting and effective contributions to charitable programs, projects or organisations that resonate with them.”

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Melissa Berman’s Background

President and CEO
New York, US
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, US
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.

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The Foundation Center
Board Member
New York, US
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
Columbia, US
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