The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative

Stakeholder Engagement & Education

Sharing our learnings

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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.




Select Workshops and Events

Case study share-out at the Hewlett Foundation
September 11, 2015

Workshop with Stanford alumni on Millennial archetypes
September 2015 / Chicago, IL
Partner:  Stanford Next Generation Giving

Nexus on Design Thinking and Strategic Philanthropy
September 30, 2015 / Stanford PACS Philanthropy Innovation Summit

Stanford Social Innovation Review webinar:  Design Thinking for Social Change
November 21, 2015

Problem Solving Philanthropy Workshop
April 18-19, 2015 / Stanford University
Partner:  Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

Design Thinking and Philanthropic Impact Workshop
March 20, 2016 / San Francisco, CA
Partner:  The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW)

Design Thinking for Inclusivity
Stanford Social Innovation Review Conference on Design Thinking and Strategy
May 5, 2016 / Stanford University
Partner:  Stanford Social Innovation Review

Workshop with Wealth Managers, Estate Planners and Accountants
June 2, 2016 / Seattle WA
Partner:  Seattle Philanthropy Advisory Network (SPAN)

Presentation to Network of Funders
August 8, 2016 / Seattle, WA
Partner:  Raikes Foundation

Design Your Philanthropy Workshop
August 2016 / Stanford University
Partner:  Stanford Next Generation Giving

Using Design Thinking to Improve Your Personal Philanthropy
Workshop on Philanthropic Impact
October 21, 2016 / Los Angeles, CA
Partner:  Social Venture Partners