Why Effective Philanthropy?
Hundreds of billions of dollars are dedicated to philanthropy each year, but is it making the greatest impact? High-capacity donors face the challenge of aligning their giving with their values to achieve successful outcomes. Supports for effective philanthropic practice can lead to more intentional and strategic use of resources, resulting in greater social good.
What We Do
The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) at Stanford PACS conducts research, develops materials, and teaches to help donors become more effective, strategic philanthropists. We are an interdisciplinary team working at the intersection of philanthropy, the behavioral sciences, and design thinking to accelerate learning for donors and others in the donor-support ecosystem.
Education for Philanthropy Professionals
EPLI offers an executive-style learning program delivered over several days with supplemental on-line sessions. The program is for donors, for philanthropic professionals in a leading role within a family foundation or family office, and for advisors who guide clients to execute on their vision for changing the world.
Education & Engagement Opportunities
EPLI offers in-person trainings, workshops, and educational opportunities for donors and other philanthropy professionals. Read more about our past events facilitating strategic philanthropy practices, and how you, your colleagues, or your organization might advance your learning and insights.