Erinn Andrews

Director of Philanthropy Research and Education, Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS)

Erinn Andrews is the Director of Philanthropy Research and Education at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). In this capacity, she leads the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) as well as drives all philanthropy education programs at Stanford PACS. At EPLI, she oversees multiple research initiatives studying donor trends, published two unique resources to support donors (the Guide to Effective Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Toolkit), and developed an executive-style learning program for philanthropic professionals.

Erinn has long been a proponent and practitioner of effective philanthropy and spent several years researching and developing metrics and methodologies to evaluate nonprofit outcomes and impact. As the Chief Operating Officer of Philanthropedia, she led the development and scaling of a methodology to identify high-impact nonprofits. As the Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy at GuideStar, she developed and launched an overhaul of the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile introducing a new 4-tiered system of recognition (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) allowing nonprofits to publicly and systematically report their outcomes and impact.

Erinn serves on the Advisors in Philanthropy national board and the Giving Compass advisory board, and is a member of the Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative. Erinn is an alumna of Stanford University, having received an undergraduate degree in History with honors, as well as a graduate degree from the School of Education at Stanford.



Modeling Collaboration: New Partnership between Stanford PACS and NCFP

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Erinn Andrews

For the last few years, the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) leadership teams have been meeting regularly as part of a number of sector collaboratives (the Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative, Destination Impact, and Stanford’s own wealth advisor initiative) aligned around the shared mission of moving donors toward more effective giving… Read More

2021 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive overview of the important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members and CEOs. Featuring the perspectives of innovative donors and a faculty made up of donors, board members, and highly respected philanthropy experts, this virtual seminar covers: Translating values and goals into action Connecting family legacy and… Read More