Paul Brest




Paul Brest is Professor and Dean Emeritus (active), at Stanford Law School, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. He was previously president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

A leading scholar and teacher of constitutional law and co-author of the casebook Processes of Constitutional Decision-Making, Paul Brest now focuses his teaching and writing on public policy, judgment and decision making, and philanthropy.

Recent articles in the Stanford Social Innovation Review include "When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?" (2013), "A Decade of Outcome Oriented Philanthropy" (2012) and "The Power of Theories of Change" (2010). He is co-author of Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment (2010) and Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy (2008).

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A nonprofit's strategy determines whether the organization will sink or swim. Nonetheless, nonprofit leaders are often unable or unwilling to plan in the short-term to achieve long-lasting social change. This course will help you develop successful strategies to achieve your organization's goals and make strides towards meaningful impact.

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