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The University of Pennsylvania CHIP Executive Education Program


Building on ten years pioneering work to help funders worldwide achieve greater social impact, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) announces a comprehensive program for philanthropists and foundation professionals at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education on the University of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia campus. 

Utilizing proven philanthropy education models and CHIP’s distinct methodology, this program is geared toward philanthropists, trustees, family members, and foundation professionals with six months through five years of experience in their roles. All students should share a desire to integrate high impact thinking into their philanthropic activities.

Participants in this program will:

  • Understand the historic role of philanthropy and the nonprofit/non-governmental sector and its interconnection with public policy;
  • Confront the unique challenges of power and ethical best practices in the philanthropy sector;
  • Learn 
    • The laws of philanthropy and private foundations;
    • Both traditional grantmaking strategies and the latest cutting-edge models for achieving social impact;
    • To understand and utilize appropriate evaluation methodologies, metrics, and approaches to social impact measurement;
    • To set appropriate spending, investment, conflict of interest, and other organizational policies;
    • To establish exit strategies for every grant;
    • How to integrate all of this material and apply it your specific social impact goals.

Along with future sessions, this course will accrue credit toward a University of Pennsylvania Executive Certificate in High Impact Philanthropy. 

Additional details about the curriculum, including esteemed faculty presenters and application forms, may be found here.