Giving Done Right: A Conversation with Phil Buchanan




Arizona Grantmakers Forum events are open to board members, trustees and staff at all levels from AGF member organizations unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all events.

Please join us for a conversation between Center for Effective Philanthropy President Phil Buchanan and Arizona Community Foundation President and CEO Steve Seleznow to discuss Buchanan’s new book, “Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count.” Together, they will explore the unique challenge of giving effectively, what it takes to do it well in the current moment, and what can be learned from the crucial role giving and the nonprofit sector have played in this country. Afterward, they will engage the audience in a Q&A followed by a book signing.

This program is ideal for philanthropy professionals and individuals with a formal grantmaking program. Each attendee will receive a complimentary book.

Special thanks to our program partners:

Arizona Community Foundation

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

About the Speaker

Phil Buchanan, president of Center for Effective Philanthropy, is a passionate advocate for the importance of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and deeply committed to the cause of helping foundations and individual donors 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 philanthropic effectiveness. CEP has been widely credited with bringing the voices of stakeholders to funders and with contributing to an increased emphasis on key elements of effectiveness.

Phil is author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, released in the spring of 2019. He 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 and funders accelerate improvements in K–12 schools and classrooms. In 2016, he was named the Nonprofit Times “influencer of the year.” Phil serves on the boards of directors of Philanthropy Massachusetts and the National Council on Aging.