In collaboration with the Spur Community Foundation, The Community Library welcomes Phil Buchanan for a special presentation on philanthropy. The presentation will be followed by a book signing, and copies of Buchanan’s book, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, will be available for free to all attendees courtesy of the Spur Community Foundation.
Phil Buchanan, president of Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), 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, Buchanan 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.
In addition to Giving Done Right, released in 2019, Buchanan 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.