Executive Program in Philanthropy

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Program Description

Executive Program in Philanthropy

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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.

Content Overview

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.


One week

Target audience

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.

Last updated October 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
1 week
Part time
7,300 EUR
Start date July 2017
USA Stanford, California
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 week
Price 7,300 EUR