What is the Academy like?

What is the Academy like?

Engaging experience, on campus and online

High Impact Philanthropy Academy brings a small cohort to Penn’s Ivy League campus to build a foundation together, then continues in an online format as you return home and spend time working and meeting with faculty, guests, and your cohort online. Each lesson builds on each other, creating a deep learning environment where you apply what you learn. You leave the program ready to make a bigger social impact with a supportive network.

High Impact Philanthropy Academy curriculum is rooted in CHIP’s 15+ years of helping individual donors and professional grantmakers worldwide achieve greater social impact. Classroom cases and discussion incorporate CHIP’s latest guidance on crisis grantmaking, addressing inequality, and accessing talent and networks to fulfill social impact goals.

We keep each cohort small to maintain engagement among participants and instructors. The format combines campus and online interactive learning to provide a high-quality educational experience and facilitate peer-to-peer connections that are the hallmarks of the program.

What our community says

About the value of the cohort

Recent alumni talk about the close connections they formed among highly qualified students with different points of view.

About faculty interactions

“I am so grateful to [the faculty] and all the presenters. You all created an environment where it was safe to speak openly and ask questions. You were so responsive to every issue we threw your way."

"Kat's presentation on High Impact Philanthropy defined and quantified social impact in a manageable way. It was expertly presented with memorable examples and accessible concepts. The exercise at the end put the concepts into a practice session."

About our proven curriculum

Learn about Penn’s High Impact Philanthropy Academy from Center for High Impact Philanthropy lead faculty members, Katherina ‘Kat’ Rosqueta and Richard Marker.

About lasting impact

Alumni of the program discuss how they’ve applied what they learned in this full-length webinar about creating greater social impact.

About the learning environment

Recent alumni discuss how faculty create an open, invigorating environment within each cohort.

About attending with a family member or colleague

“I'm glad I did this program. A big part of what I liked was taking the class with my daughter. I think that will help our whole family in working on these issues.”

"My sister and I both attended in Fall 2018 and we are still reaping the benefits from Richard's and Kat's program."

Ready to Apply?

Our admissions process includes an online application and an interview with our team. Apply now to continue your high impact journey. Not ready to apply yet but would like to learn more? Connect with us to learn more.