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Funder Executive Education Program

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP)’s funder education course is designed for grantmakers, foundation trustees, foundation executive directors/CEO’s and other philanthropic leaders who are eager to create more social impact with their giving. This highly-rated course is based on ten years of pioneering work to help funders and grantmakers worldwide achieve greater social impact. Participants will learn the tools and strategies needed to apply the principles of high impact philanthropy to their own efforts. October 8-12, 2018 — Philadelphia, PA For more information about onsite trainings and custom engagements, please contact Anne Ferola at aferola@upenn.edu. Program Agenda THE PHILANTHROPY Read more





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The XX Factor: A Comprehensive Framework for Improving the Lives of Women & Girls

In this report, we provide a comprehensive framework for those interested in advancing the lives of women and girls. Our team examined dozens of research studies and related frameworks, sorting through the thousands of indicators that are being used by development institutions, policymakers, foundations, community agencies, and other stakeholders concerned about making a difference in the lives of women and girls. What emerged from the evidence was consensus around which indicators link to the greatest impact on the lives of women and girls globally, in five key areas: health, education, economic empowerment, personal safety, and legal rights. We call these Read more





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Bold Ideas for Philanthropists to Drive Social Change

CHIP published a guide, “Bold Ideas for Philanthropists to Drive Social Change,” that highlighted its 11 “best bets,” aka ideas and organizations that were not semifinalists for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change grant competition but are doing especially impactful work. Analysts from CHIP looked at nearly 200 applications that were not semifinalists and eventually narrowed that list to 81 and then 11 applications.





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High Impact Giving Guide

This guide is designed to help donors make a bigger difference with their philanthropic gifts. CHIP’s analysts have handpicked 14 distinct opportunities that you can act on immediately. We’ve organized the nonprofit profiles in this guide into three social cause areas donors have always cared about: health, poverty, and education. We’ve also updated our Disaster Relief guide, highlighting how to help in the wake of multiple recent disasters.





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“I have the report- now what?” 7 Questions to Ask When Reading Program Evaluations

Program evaluations provide answers to a key question: “Did this program work in a particular population and setting?” For funders who haven’t been trained in reading evaluations, wading through such reports can be confusing and time-consuming. So, to get the most out of program evaluations, here are 7 questions to ask when reading them.





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Program-Related Investments

Why is it that private foundations spend so little of their endowment on mission investing? Is there an opportunity to make it bigger? In this paper you will find an explanation of the barriers to mission investing, also known as Program Related Investment and Mission Related Investment, and a concluding hypothesis about what it will take to help remove the barriers.





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Invest in a Strong Start for Children: A Toolkit for Donors

New evidence from neuroscience, social science, high-level policy efforts, and growing concern among business, military, and other civic leaders has generated vast amounts of information and potentially useful guidance. We developed this web-based “toolkit” to help funders cut through the noise. You’ll find key facts, strategies for investment, high impact opportunities, and partners that any funder interested in early childhood should know.  





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TEDx: Amplify the Money You Give

The word “philanthropist” evokes the names of billionaire donors – Rockefeller, Gates, Pew – but in reality, most charitable giving comes from regular people giving smaller amounts. How can you, the non-billionaire, do the most good with what you give? Kat Rosqueta, who launched the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in 2006, shows how to become a high-impact philanthropist, with a few tips for getting more engaged with your donations – one dollar, one cause, at a time.