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Education for Philanthropy Professionals

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Event Details:

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) offers a 6-day executive-style learning program for philanthropy professionals. The program is taught by experienced Stanford faculty and staff and includes several notable guest speakers with expertise in philanthropic scholarship and practice. Cohort sizes are limited to ensure in-depth learning and effective networking with peers.

This course is ideal for senior executives, program officers and trustees at small to mid-size family foundations, or individuals managing charitable giving within a family office. Emerging philanthropists, wealth managers, philanthropic advisors, and philanthropy consultants have also found the course to be highly valuable and are invited to apply.

Spring 2024 Dates

  • In Person: May 1-3
  • Virtual: May 8-10

Application Requirements

  • Prospective participants should complete the application found here which will ask them to respond to open-ended questions, and confirm their availability and commitment to the program. 

Program Fees

  • $7,500 – Breakfast and lunch included during in-person sessions. Travel and lodging are not included.
  • $6,500 – Early-bird fee if you apply by March 1.
  • Group rate – Contact Ruth Selby at, if multiple participants from your organization would like to attend.

Application Deadline

  • March 31st, 2024

Certificate Awarded

  • Certificate of Effective Philanthropy awarded upon completion of six-day course.

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