Explores different schools of thought related to strategic philanthropy: defined as privately funded ventures designed to achieve social outcomes, spur innovation, and/or shape public policy. We examine the development of and challenges related to strategic philanthropy, its relationships to the government and business sectors as well as the successful skills and approaches of leaders and organizations engaged in strategic philanthropy. Other course topics include designing competitions from traditional request for proposals grant making to prize competitions, portfolio and risk management, grantee engagement, and grantee and program evaluation. We will also examine efforts to translate various philanthropic approaches to the public sector, governmental grant making, and traditional and emerging partnerships and collaborations between strategic philanthropy and government.
Schedule of Classes
Prerequisite(s): PLCY798Y encouraged