We are pleased to announce dates for the next Education for Philanthropy Professionals programs:
Spring Program: April 15-30, 2021
Fall Program: October 14-29, 2021*
As a philanthropic professional in a leading role within a family foundation or family office, you are in a unique position to guide your principal and execute on their vision for changing the world. In order to be successful, you must understand the principles and practices of effective philanthropy; navigate the principal’s ideas, budget, and priorities; be familiar with trends and best-practices in the field; and continue your own career growth through professional development and networking opportunities.
Virtual | Part-time | 6 half-day sessions over three weeks
Capacity capped at 24 participants
Spring Program 2021 (apply now):
Day 1 & 2 Apr 15-16, 9:00am-2:00pm
Day 3 & 4 Apr 22-23, 9:00am-2:00pm
Day 5 & 6 Apr 29-30, 9:00am-2:00pm (Pacific Time/West Coast USA)
Fall Program 2021* (application window TBA):
Day 1 & 2 Oct 14-15, 9:00am-2:00pm
Day 3 & 4 Oct 21-22, 9:00am-2:00pm
Day 5 & 6 Oct 28-29, 9:00am-2:00pm (Pacific Time/West Coast USA)
*Reflects new dates, previously listed as Oct 7-22
Prospective participants will be asked to complete a form application, respond to open-ended questions, and confirm their availability and commitment to the program.
Includes Tuition and Materials
March 19, 2021 (Spring Program)
Tel: 650 498 7646
The program will include a review of the foundational principles and practices of effective philanthropy, as well as discussions of methods for applying them to your own practice. In particular, it will address:
The program will also cover a number of additional topics such as:
Director of Philanthropy Research and Education, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative
Associate Director of Research, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative at Stanford PACS (2019-20, 2020-21)
Research Assistant, San Francisco Bay Area, Civic Life of Cities Lab; Ph.D Fellow, Stanford PACS (2015-16, 2016-17)
CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Antony oversees more than $352 million of investment capital and a national consulting practice, and works with a range of philanthropic, private sector, and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change. A frequent speaker and commentator on the evolution of the social sector and global impact investing, he is the co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011).
Prior to joining NFF in 2011, Antony designed and led the Rockefeller Foundation’s Impact Investing initiative and oversaw its Program Related Investments portfolio. He is the founding board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network and convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing.” Previously, he was the country director for Kenya and Uganda for TechnoServe, an NGO that develops and implements business solutions to rural poverty. As a consultant with McKinsey, he advised Fortune 100 financial services and healthcare clients and helped develop frameworks for incorporating social dynamics into corporate strategy. He earlier served as the acting Communications Director of the South African Human Rights Commission and speechwriter for the African National Congress.
Antony holds a BA from Yale and a Master of Public Affairs in economic development from Princeton and has been an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named by Nonprofit Times in 2018 as one of the most powerful and influential people in the US nonprofit sector.
Vice President for Philanthropic Services, The Philanthropy Roundtable
Joanne Florino has worked in the philanthropic sector for over 35 years and is currently the vice president for philanthropic services at The Philanthropy Roundtable. In that capacity she has written a number of articles on charitable giving and foundation practices and has recently authored an updated and enhanced guidebook on protecting donor intent published in spring 2021. She also consults with members and others on a variety of issues around foundation management and governance, including donor intent, foundation lifespan, philanthropic vehicles, family philanthropy, developing mission statements, and choosing board and staff members. In addition to her work with the Roundtable, Ms. Florino serves as a consultant for the Atlantic Philanthropies Archives at Cornell University, a 2,000+ cubic foot collection of paper and digital records created by the largest limited life foundation to complete its grantmaking to date. Previously, she was senior vice president for public policy at The Philanthropy Roundtable, executive director of the Triad and Park Foundations in Ithaca, and a program associate at Atlantic Philanthropies. Ms. Florino has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is currently a trustee of the Legacy Foundation of Ithaca and the New York Council of Nonprofits. Ms. Florino earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in American history from Cornell University. She has resided in Ithaca, New York since 1972.
President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Larry Kramer has been President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation since 2012. Under his leadership, the foundation has maintained its commitment to areas of enduring concern, while adapting its approaches and strategies to meet changing circumstances and seize new opportunities. He has, at the same time, been instrumental in launching new efforts to respond to pressing and timely problems, such as challenges related to political polarization and cybersecurity. Since joining the Hewlett Foundation, he has written and spoken about issues related to effective philanthropy, including the importance of collaboration among funders and the need to provide grantees with long-term support. He frequently lectures and writes about broad societal issues, from global climate change to the challenge of maintaining democratic government in the 21st century. Before joining the foundation, Larry served from 2004 to 2012 as Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. During his tenure, he spearheaded significant educational reforms, pioneering a new model of multidisciplinary legal studies while enlarging the clinical education program and incorporating a public service ethos. His teaching and scholarly interests include American legal history, constitutional law, federalism, separation of powers, the federal courts, conflict of laws, and civil procedure. At the start of his career, Larry served as law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Henry J. Friendly of the Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Following his clerkships, Larry served as professor of law at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan law schools. He joined the faculty of New York University School of Law in 1994, where he served as Associate Dean for Research and Academics and Russell D. Niles Professor of Law until leaving for Stanford in 2004. Before joining Stanford, he also served as a special consultant for Mayer Brown, LLP. Larry is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute. He serves as a director on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations, including the National Constitution Center, Independent Sector, and the ClimateWorks Foundation. Larry received an A.B. in Psychology and Religious Studies from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude in 1980, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, magna cum laude, in 1984. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including “The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review.”
Trustee Emerita and Former President and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Carol S. Larson served as President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation from 2004 through 2019. In that position, she was responsible for the overall management of the Foundation and its grantmaking activities. During her tenure, the Foundation awarded grants of approximately $300 million annually both domestically and internationally in the program areas of Conservation and Science; Population and Reproductive Health; Children, Families, and Communities; and Local Grantmaking. Ms. Larson joined the Foundation in 1989 as one of the program and research leads for the Foundation’s Center for the Future of Children. She was promoted to Director of Programs in 1995 and made a Vice President in 1999. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Larson was a partner in a Los Angeles, California law firm specializing in civil litigation. She also worked in the nonprofit sector on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities. Ms. Larson is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Longevity and she serves on the board of the Sobrato Family Foundation. Previously, she was a board member of the Council on Foundations where she served as board chair from 2010 to 2012. She is also a prior board member of Northern California Grantmakers, the American Leadership Forum — Silicon Valley, and Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. Carol received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Yale Law School. Upon graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, United States District Court, Central District of California. Carol is the mother of two grown daughters.
We will review applications on a rolling basis rather than based on the deadline. Unless candidates do not meet minimum requirements, acceptances will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis until we reach capacity. Note: acceptance is not guaranteed, and where possible, priority will be given to professionals who best meet the program’s criteria.
Be sure to observe time zone differences when considering your availability.
Acceptance does not automatically register you for the program. Selected candidates will be required to complete course registration while given instructions for paying program fees.
Your philanthropy education program fee includes tuition, course materials, and access to additional tools and resources.
Fees are subject to change, as are programs, dates, and faculty.
Upon admission, payment details including an invoice and online payment link will be sent by email. Full payment of the invoice confirms your enrollment. Payment is accepted by bank wire transfer, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover).
NOTE: Please observe any payment deadlines, as your reservation is not secure until payment is processed. Past the deadline, we may pass available slots onto waitlisted candidates.
At the end of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion. The program does not offer an accredited degree from Stanford University, and at this time, does not qualify for continuing education credits.
We anticipate circumstances and availability issues arise unexpectedly for our participating professionals.
If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing at least 20 days prior to the program start date. If you submit your request within 19 days of the program start date, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Cancellation requests are valid only upon Stanford PACS confirming receipt of your request.
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