About Us

The leader in strategic philanthropy education and networking

The Philanthropy Workshop is a network of over 450 global leaders committed to solving the world’s most pressing social issues. As the largest network of its kind, TPW engages humble leaders who seek to leverage their time, talent, resources and networks for sustainable impact. We partner with every member to establish clear social impact goals, create a strategic roadmap for network engagement and educational programs, and curate expert connections and resources.
With offices in San Francisco, London and New York, TPW has members residing in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and over 20 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. 

Vision

Global communities are equipped with resources to create and sustain the solutions our people and planet need to thrive.

Mission

Accelerate social impact by mobilizing a global network of strategic investors united by their commitment to unlock resources, lifelong learning, collaboration and entrepreneurial approaches.

Impact Model

TPW’s performance promise is to ensure every member leverages their resources and accelerates social impact by offering year-round strategic partnership, best-in-class global programs, and a trusted peer network committed to investing in what works.

Our Values

  • Collaboration: We work collaboratively within both the TPW community and the wider sector working towards social change in order to leverage greater impact.
  • Learning: We promote a culture of learning, rigor, curiosity, humility, and the ability to pivot and adapt nimbly in order to better address the most intractable issues of our time.
  • Impact-Driven: We hold positive, accelerated impact as the ultimate goal in all of our work.
  • Transparency: We ensure a spirit of open communication and clear accountability in the way we operate.
  • Challenge: We value challenge that helps each of us grow, learn and deliver greater impact. We welcome hard conversations, question assumptions and work with one another to find solutions.

Our Network

TPW is a community of philanthropists and social investors who share a deep commitment to each other and to accelerate long-term impact. To learn more about joining the TPW network, click the button below.

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History

Since our start-up in 1995, The Philanthropy Workshop has leveraged the strengths of forward-thinking philanthropists, advisors, and our founding organizations, including the Rockefeller and Hewlett Foundations and the Institute for Philanthropy, to bring educational programming, a diverse network, and a united position as the foremost influencers of strategic and innovative philanthropy. 

Jan 1995

The Rockefeller Foundation founds The Philanthropy Workshop
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The Rockefeller Foundation starts up the New York-based The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), the first curriculum-based program to help philanthropists learn how to give better.

Jan 2000

Charitable advisors help form the London-based Institute for Philanthropy
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The London-based Institute for Philanthropy (IFP) is founded in the United Kingdom by advisors to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation to help create a more fertile environment for giving.

Jan 2001

Hewlett, TOSA, and Rockefeller Foundations collaborate to launch TPW West
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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the TOSA Foundation, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, launch San Francisco-based The Philanthropy Workshop West (TPW West) to serve a growing market of individuals seeking to give effectively.

Jan 2006

The Philanthropy Workshop spun off to Institute for Philanthropy
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The New York-based The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) is spun off to the Institute for Philanthropy (IFP) where it becomes the IFP’s flagship global philanthropy program.

Jan 2008

The Institute for Philanthropy expands to the United States
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The London-based Institute for Philanthropy (IFP) expands to the United States, opening an office in New York.

Jan 2009

TPW West becomes a freestanding independent organization
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TPW West becomes a freestanding independent organization with the leadership and support of philanthropists all trained through The Philanthropy Workshop.

Mar 2014

The Institute for Philanthropy and TPW West merge to become The Philanthropy Workshop
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London-based The Institute for Philanthropy and San Francisco-based TPW West merge to become The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW). TPW leverages the strengths of forward-thinking philanthropists, advisors, and its founding organizations to bring educational programming, a diverse network, and a united position as the foremost influencers of strategic and innovative philanthropy in the global community. TPW’s network of more than 350 philanthropists is the largest of its kind and unique to the field of philanthropy. Members hail from the U.S. and the United Kingdom with significant numbers from Canada and countries throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. 

 

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