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EPLI is a Stanford PACS initiative dedicated to fostering a community of donors, advisors, and colleagues focused on effective philanthropy. Our Lab offers interactive workshops, online courses, and publications sharing best practices in the sector and our latest research.

Designed for philanthropic professionals in a leading role within a family foundation or family office, this virtual, executive-style learning program is delivered through six half-day sessions over three weeks. Participants learn how to leverage their unique position to guide their principal and execute on their organization’s vision for changing the world.


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In partnership with Advisors in Philanthropy, this virtual live workshop covers the principles and practices of effective philanthropy based on our Philanthropy Toolkit. The 5-hour, 2-day program is designed for a range of advisors such as financial planners, tax and estate attorneys, and donor relations staff. C/E credit and group discounts are available.


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EPLI offers in-person trainings, workshops, and educational opportunities for donors and other philanthropy professionals. Ask us about our past events facilitating strategic philanthropy practices and how we can work together to support your learning journey.


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Online Course: Developing a Strategy for Social Change

In this module, you will learn how to develop and implement a strategy for social change. Our goal is to help philanthropy practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers transform their great ideas into impact and improve lives around the world.

Video: Program Strategy and Evaluation (2019) 

Short-course lecture by Paul Brest and Erinn Andrews on non-profit strategy and evaluation. 

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