This groundbreaking executive program provides an opportunity for you to explore cutting-edge ideas in social innovation and develop essential skills that can help you address a wide range of organizational and managerial challenges.
Led by Stanford’s world-class faculty, the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders focuses on the strategy and management of grantmaking institutions, with a special emphasis on vision, power, governance, and collaboration.
Participants have a unique opportunity to engage in deep, reflective discussion around issues in today’s philanthropic environment — such as strategy and organizational performance, building and maintaining productive relationships, effectively managing power, and board leadership.
The rigorous curriculum offers a mix of case studies, lectures, exposure to groundbreaking research, experiential learning, guest speakers, and small group reflection. The program has been designed to broaden the sharing of ideas and to develop cross-sector networks.
The program is held on the Stanford University campus, which is situated on 8,180 acres in the rolling foothills. Located 35 miles south of San Francisco, Stanford University is just a few miles from Palo Alto and the high-tech industrial center of Silicon Valley. The campus is 25 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and 20 miles north of San Jose International Airport.
Ideal candidates are high-level philanthropy leaders, senior program officers, executive directors, presidents, CEOs or active board members who want to augment their skills in leadership, business strategy, and organizational vision. The program targets private, corporate, community, and operating foundations that grant at least $2 million annually and have full-time staff.