Washington, DC, 6 May: The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has launched Philamplify, a new project aimed at bursting the ‘isolation bubble’ in philanthropy by delivering honest feedback to grantmakers. Philamplify pairs comprehensive assessments of prominent foundations with an interactive website that gathers user-generated commentary on foundation practices.
The individual foundation assessments provide a comprehensive examination of a foundation’s grantmaking and operations, incorporating feedback from the foundation’s key stakeholders, including peer foundations, non-profit partners, issue experts, members of the media and other individuals. For the launch of Philamplify, NCRP assessed Lumina Foundation for Education in Indianapolis, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation in Atlanta and William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia. Additional assessments covering other top-100 foundations will roll out in the coming months.
Philamplify.org users have the option to remain anonymous, allowing all those whose lives are touched by philanthropy, from foundation leaders and staff to experts and community members, the opportunity to comment on and share their experiences with foundations in a safe space. In addition to providing comments on the assessed foundations, users are also encouraged to weigh in on issues affecting the philanthropic sector and share stories about the impact of philanthropy in their lives and communities. The site, which is available free of charge, also enables individuals to reach out to leaders of the assessed foundations.
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