Executive Education Course

The Programme

The Young Philanthropists Programme provides:

  • A virtual executive education course developed by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to provide specialised knowledge and tools for emerging philanthropists
  • In-depth mentoring with leading academics and entrepreneurs around the world to crystalise your goals and refine your plans
  • Access to a network of professional philanthropists and experts to help guide you to become global leaders in solving societal and environmental problems

Executive Education Course

Strategic philanthropy, or impact-driven giving, is designed around focused research, creative planning, careful execution and thorough follow-up in order to achieve intended results.

Delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, this course in strategic philanthropy equips young and creative entrepreneurs from the GCC and MENA region with enhanced knowledge and tools to become leaders in solving problems in ways that reflect their own social, economic and cultural dynamics.

Comprised of video lectures, discussions, live online teaching sessions and exercises, the course explores how philanthropic capital can best be deployed to deliver impact and long-term system change. It addresses the challenges and opportunities facing emerging market philanthropists – particularly in light of growing intergenerational wealth transfers – in aligning their work with national development plans, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the need to deliver sustainable outcomes at scale.

  • Participants will create a clearly defined strategy with a structured operating model and sustainable/reliable sources of funding
  • Innovative financing tools as well as non-financial products and services will be provided, in order to maximise the value of participants’ philanthropic activities
  • Participants will be guided to set and implement assessment frameworks to measure the outcome of their activities and projects

Topics Covered

  • The philanthropy paradigm shift
  • Measuring impact
  • Hybrid finance
  • Venture philanthropy
  • Creating effective governance

Programme Cost

  • Tuition is AED 7,500, a 40% discount when applying through ADMAF
  • Grants of up to 100% of tuition costs are available based on how solid, mature and feasible applicants’ business plans or concepts are

DAY ONE

9.00-10.00am (GMT)

The Philanthropy Paradigm shift: 

Why and How? 
Dr Kamal Munir (CSP)

Break (15 mins)

10.15-11.15 am (GMT)

Identifying Gaps In the Market:

Where to intervene?
Dr Lionel Paodella
(CSP)

Break (15 mins)

11.30-12.30pm (GMT)

Case Study:

King Khalid Foundation
Clare Woodcraft (CSP)
Dr Natasha Matric (KKF)

DAY TWO

9.00-10.00am (GMT)

Venture Philanthropy: 

Defining and Applying
Clare Woodcraft (CSP)
Caroline Fiennes (CSP)

Break (15 mins)

10.15-11.15 am (GMT)

Scaling What Works:

Effective Programme
Development
Dr Thomas Roulet (CSP)
Dr Lionel Paodella (CSP)

Break (15 mins)

11.30-12.30pm (GMT)

Case Study:

Tanoto Foundation
Dr Kamal Munir (CSP)
Dr Satrijo Taundjojo (TF)

DAY THREE

9.00-10.00am (GMT)

Measuring Impact:

Managing the Minefield
(IRIS++GINN)
Kevin Teo (AVPN)

Break (15 mins)

10.15-10.15 am (GMT)

Brand as a Core Asset:

How to Leverage for Convening and Funding
Dr Eden Yin
(CJBS)

Break (15 mins)

11.30-12.30pm (GMT)

Effective Partnerships:

Building Equitable Relationships
Dr Kamal Munir (CSP)

DAY FOUR

9.00-10.00am (GMT)

Developing Talent:

Building Business
Acumen
Dr Kamal Munir (CSP)

Break (15 mins)

10.15-11.15 am (GMT)

Entrepreneurial Culture:

How to build it?
Jennifer
H-Grenvile
(CJBS)

Break (15 mins)

11.30-12.30pm (GMT)

Managing the Board:

Creating Effective Governance
Dr Eden Yin (CJBS)

DAY FIVE

9.00-10.00am (GMT)

Hybrid Finance:

Unpacking the
Ecosystem
Geoff Burnard (IFG)

Break (15 mins)

10.15-11.15 am (GMT)

Effective Fund Raising:

Reducing the Transaction Costs
Alex Jarman
(IFG)

Break (15 mins)

11.30-12.30pm (GMT)

Co-Investing:

Taking a Collective Approach
Geoff Burnard
(IFG)

*All seminars are broadcast from Cambrige, UK


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