Mar 3, 2009
‘Philanthropy at its Most Narrow’
Statement from Adam Meyerson, The Philanthropy Roundtable
Adam Meyerson, President of The Philanthropy Roundtable, comments on the new report from NCRP on foundation grantmaking.
Excerpt: “The Philanthropy Roundtable believes that the world of grant-making can benefit from a robust debate about standards of excellence in charitable giving. We therefore applaud the title of a new report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: Philanthropy at Its Best: Measurable Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact. Unfortunately, the report does not live up to the title’s promise. NCRP’s standards for excellence are too narrow and arbitrary to be a useful guide for grantmakers seeking to improve their performance, or for media and watchdog groups seeking to assess charitable giving…”
Download the full Roundtable statement below.
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