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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 8.5 hours of videos, quizzes, and peer review...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Philanthropy

Learners will examine how to approach their giving in new ways, why they have given historically and how they – through strategy and planning – can give in a way that matters more....
Reading
13 videos (Total 62 min), 5 readings
Video13 videos
Giving Levers2m
Course Objectives and Overview5m
R.A.D.A.R. Roadmap5m
Why We Give4m
Why I Give5m
What is Philanthropy?5m
Philanthropy: National and Global Context4m
Charity vs. Philanthropy3m
Case Study: Earthquake in Haiti3m
What Makes a Gift Effective?4m
Guest Speaker: Peter Singer - What Makes a Gift Effective?6m
Guest Speaker: Bruce Sievers - What Makes a Gift Effective?8m
Reading5 readings
Course Overview10m
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen's Bio10m
Definitions of Philanthropy10m
Workbook: Module 110m
Supplemental Readings: Module 110m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Philanthropic Strategy

The goal of this module is to study the tools used to craft a philanthropic strategy. Learners will be guided through issue area selection, the theory of change framework, how to assess a social or environmental issue’s landscape and how to pick a high-impact intervention strategy....
Reading
11 videos (Total 75 min), 6 readings
Video11 videos
Guest Speaker: Scott Harrison - My Issue Area7m
Philanthropic Strategy3m
Theory of Change6m
Intervention Strategies3m
Guest Speaker: Alexa Cortes Culwell - Comparing Intervention Strategies6m
Sourcing Nonprofits4m
Philanthropy Research12m
Landscape Map4m
Selection Criteria7m
Guest Speaker: Paul Brest - Selection Criteria6m
Reading6 readings
Issue Area Examples10m
Theory of Change Examples10m
Philanthropy Resources10m
Landscape Map Example10m
Workbook: Module 210m
Supplemental Readings: Module 210m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Nonprofit Selection and Assessment

This module will empower learners to efficiently assess any nonprofit through a variety of tools, metrics and perspectives. Course participants will learn how to research and engage with nonprofits, as well as conduct a comprehensive nonprofit assessment....
Reading
11 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Your Relationship with Nonprofits6m
Guest Speaker: Darren Walker5m
Guest Speaker: Holden Karnofsky5m
Guest Speaker: Jacob Harold7m
Mission Assessment4m
Evaluation and Metrics5m
Knowledge Management5m
External Strategy7m
Internal Strategy11m
Finances8m
Reading3 readings
Form 990: How-To Guide10m
Workbook: Module 310m
Supplemental Readings: Module 310m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Taking Stock

Learners will reflect on all of the resources they can access and/or deploy in order to realize their full giving potential....
Reading
10 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings
Video10 videos
Guest Speaker: Alexander Berger - My Resources4m
What You Have: Introduction1m
Guest Speaker: David Kelley - Human-Centered Design5m
Money11m
Time and Skills5m
What You Can Access or Develop3m
Guest Speaker: Beth Kanter - Using Your Networks5m
Taking Stock1m
Guest Speaker: Nancy Lublin - Taking Stock5m
Reading3 readings
Money Strategies10m
Workbook: Module 410m
Supplemental Readings: Module 410m

About Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States....

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