Sharing Our Learnings


As an academic initiative based at Stanford PACS, EPLI is uniquely situated to leverage its convening power to shape a community of practice focused on increasing outcome-focused philanthropy—a “network of networks” for philanthropic giving composed of donors, donor education groups, nonprofits, and other key stakeholders. EPLI offers a space to share research and best practices through in-person workshops, online courses, and published materials.


Education for
Philanthropy Professionals


EPLI has developed a virtual, executive-style learning program delivered through six half-day sessions over three weeks. The program is for philanthropic professionals in a leading role within a family foundation or family office, who are in a unique position to guide their principal and execute on their vision for changing the world. Apply now!

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Custom Education & Engagement Opportunities

 EPLI offers in-person trainings, workshops, educational opportunities 
for donors, and other philanthropy professionals. Read more about 
our past events facilitating strategic philanthropy practices, 
and how you might start 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.

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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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Introducing: The Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

EPLI is pleased to announce the release of its signature new resource to guide emerging, high-capacity philanthropists through their funding journey. 


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Introducing: The Stanford PACS Philanthropy Toolkit

The toolkit contains worksheets, an interactive discussion card deck, and the EPLI Philanthropy Planner which donors can fill out and use on their own or share with their family and advisors. Whether you are new to philanthropy or more experienced, whether you are a donor or an advisor—we’ve designed this toolkit to help you focus, reflect, and engage in meaningful conversations and action.


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