Privacy Policy


The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) takes privacy concerns very seriously. TPW is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. This notice explains how TPW handles—protects—personal information.

All personal information will remain confidential and will not be used or disclosed without consent, except as otherwise stated in the following policy. Personal information includes one’s name and electronic mail (e-mail) address. 

However, TPW may disclose this information without consent as required by law or court order.

Data Security

TPW has in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. TPW uses industry standard SSL encryption technology when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

Logging onto the TPW Web Site

TPW is committed to protecting personal information and respecting privacy. When logging into the TPW web site, TPW members may select a check box labeled “remember me.” Checking this box sets a cookie on the member’s local drive so that the member is not required to log in when accessing the TPW web site in the future.

Should a member choose not to select the “remember me” check box, a cookie will not be set on the member’s local drive and the member will be required to log in each time he/she accesses the TPW Web site.

TPW does not use cookies to collect information about you, your computer, or your personal online activities. In the process of administering the TPW web site, usage is tracked through web server logs. Web server logs provide such information as what types of browsers access the TPW web site, what pages receive high traffic, and the times of day TPW servers experience significant load. TPW uses this aggregate information to improve the content and navigation features of the TPW web site. This information is not used to personally identify you.

Accessing the Membership Directory Online

The TPW Membership Directory is user ID and password protected, and may only be accessed by current TPW members and approved TPW staff. TPW has taken reasonable precautions to secure the personal information. However, it is the TPW member’s responsibility to restrict personal information that he/she does not wish to be generally available.

TPW members will have access to information in the Membership Directory, but may not use the information for commercial or political purposes, promotions, advocacy, or any other purpose, business or otherwise except to facilitate individual personal communication or TPW business. TPW will not be liable for any unauthorized use by TPW members who do not adhere to these policies.

TPW staff, authorized volunteers and members may access the TPW directory information for the exclusive purpose of carrying out TPW business.

Participating in the Membership Directory, E-mail Announcements and Mailing List Exchange

TPW members have several options for participating in the Membership Directory. They may:
1. select the contact information that will appear
2. restrict their contact information
3. completely opt out
A TPW member may elect to restrict his/her home, business or e-mail address information. With this option, the member’s name would appear with a notice that the contact information has been suppressed at the member’s request. 

Liability and Indemnity

TPW makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of information available through the TPW web site, links or other materials, either printed or online.

TPW does not warrant that the online system will operate error-free or that the Web site and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful materials. However, reasonable precautions are in place to minimize these risks.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, TPW disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall TPW be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from the use of the TPW web site or printed materials.

By using the TPW web site or any and all TPW printed material, one agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless TPW, and its respective agents from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from use of any and all TPW resources, or one’s breach of these policies. TPW will provide notice of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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.

1 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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