Phil Buchanan

President at The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

Phil Buchanan

Phil Buchanan

President at The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

Biography

Phil Buchanan, Ex Officio

Phil Buchanan, President of CEP, is a passionate advocate for the importance of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and deeply committed to the cause of helping foundations to maximize their impact. Hired in 2001 as the organization’s first chief executive, Phil has led the growth of CEP into the leading provider of data and insight on foundation effectiveness. CEP has been widely credited with bringing the voice of grantees and other stakeholders into the foundation boardroom and with contributing to an increased emphasis on clear goals, coherent strategies, disciplined implementation, and relevant performance indicators as the necessary ingredients to maximize foundation effectiveness and impact.

Phil is co-author of many CEP research reports, a columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and a frequent blogger for the CEP Blog. Phil is also co-founder of YouthTruth, an initiative of CEP’s designed to harness student perceptions to help educators accelerate improvements in their K–12 schools and classrooms. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and received his undergraduate degree in Government from Wesleyan University. He has been recognized four times as among the Nonprofit Times “Power & Influence Top 50” – most recently in 2015. Phil was born in Toronto, grew up in Oregon, and currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

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The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

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123

Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

3

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Chairperson at Philanthropy New York, Inc.

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President at The Heinz Endowments

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Executive Vice President of Programs at Ford Foundation

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President & Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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Former President at Stuart Foundation

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Managing Director at Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

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Director, Programming & External Relations at The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

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President at Simmons College - Massachusetts

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Founder at The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

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Phil Buchanan
President at The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree in Government

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.

MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
President
2001 - Current

CEP'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE DATA AND CREATE INSIGHT SO PHILANTHROPIC FUNDERS CAN BETTER DEFINE, ASSESS, AND IMPROVE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS - AND, AS A RESULT, THEIR INTENDED IMPACT.

Columnist
Current

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. For more than 20 years, The Chronicle has been connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas. The Chronicle provides news and information for executives of tax-exempt organizations in health, education, religion, the arts, social services, and other fields, as well as fund raisers, professional employees of foundations, institutional investors, corporate grant makers, and charity donors. Along with news, it offers such service features as lists of grants, fundraising ideas and techniques, statistics, reports on tax and court rulings, summaries of books, and a calendar of events. In print, The Chronicle publishes 20 times per year. An environmentally friendly digital edition is also available. Either format provides subscribers with complete access to Philanthropy.com at no additional charge. For those organizations with large staffs, The Chronicle Missionwide site-license option makes all of Philanthropy.com available to entire organizations.

Boards & Committees
Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors
Current

CEP'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE DATA AND CREATE INSIGHT SO PHILANTHROPIC FUNDERS CAN BETTER DEFINE, ASSESS, AND IMPROVE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS - AND, AS A RESULT, THEIR INTENDED IMPACT.

Political Donations
$250
2009

Co-Founder at City Year, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2017
NonProfit Times - Power and Influence Top 50
2015
NonProfit Times - Power and Influence Top 50
2014
NonProfit Times - Power and Influence Top 50
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