Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World

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"Giving 2.0 is a real gift to anybody committed to using his or her life, resources, and energies to make the world a better place. I've been involved in philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and fundraising for over 20 years, and this is without a doubt the most comprehensive and accessible guide to smart philanthropy that I have ever encountered. It's both an inspiring call for a culture of giving and an excellent, indeed essential, manual of practical steps people can take to maximize their positive impact on the world." ?Edward Norton, actor ...

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Overview

"Giving 2.0 is a real gift to anybody committed to using his or her life, resources, and energies to make the world a better place. I've been involved in philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and fundraising for over 20 years, and this is without a doubt the most comprehensive and accessible guide to smart philanthropy that I have ever encountered. It's both an inspiring call for a culture of giving and an excellent, indeed essential, manual of practical steps people can take to maximize their positive impact on the world." —Edward Norton, actor and cofounder, Crowdrise

"Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is a brilliant storyteller who has the rare gift of animating both the heart and mind of philanthropy. A compelling read, Giving 2.0 draws richly on the credibility of her personal journey as well as her broad academic expertise. It is brimming with persuasive evidence and practical resources for all types of philanthropists, from those just beginning to those with significant experience looking to more effectively evaluate their progress and enhance their efforts. Giving 2.0 is a must-read for anyone eager to change the world."—Judith Rodin, president , Rockefeller Foundation

"Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shows us the power of new thinking around philanthropy and inspires readers to make a difference. Giving 2.0 is an important book—one that will empower a new generation of philanthropists and make the world a better place."—Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com, and author, Behind the Cloud

"Giving 2.0 redefines philanthropy, revealing through compelling stories that charity is not just about donating money. This powerful book will inspire you to use your time, expertise, and voice to have an enduring impact. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shows us that everybody can help to change the world."—Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

"A highly engaging book, written by a national leader in philanthropy, Giving 2.0 is a must-have resource for present and future donors at any level. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen beautifully captures the most important principles for giving with your hands, your heart, and your head. Her compelling personal stories, as well as inspiring examples of effective donors of all ages and incomes, provide practical and inspirational insights, ideas, and innovations that underlie the art of giving well."—John Hennessy, president, Stanford University

"Giving 2.0 empowers everyone—from volunteers to donors to advocates—to get the most out of their giving and themselves."—Melinda Gates, cochair and trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118119402
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 283,410
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is founder and chairman emeritus of SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), president of the Marc and Laura Andreessen Foundation, and director of the Arrillaga Foundation. She is founder and chairman of Stanford PACS (Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society), and she has taught strategic philanthropy at Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2000. Laura holds an MBA, two MAs, and a BA from Stanford University and has received numerous philanthropy awards. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.

All royalties received (directly or indirectly) by the author from the sale of this book will be donated to philanthropic organizations. For more information, please visit?www.giving2.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 giving yourself 13

A Donation More Valuable Than Money

2 connecting the drops 43

New Ways to Make a World of Difference

3 charting a course 67

Smart Choices with Your Checkbook

4 determining a destination 101

Assess Your Aspirations and Impact

5 game changers 127

Transform the World with Shared Ideas

6 something ventured 153

Give and Learn by Getting Together

7 changing minds 175

A Tool on the Road to Transformation

8 family matters 201

Gifts That Keep on Giving

9 in the trenches 227

Get Big Results from a Small Nonprofit

epilogue: the time is NOW 255

appendix I 259

Creating Your Giving Journal

appendix II 263

Vehicles for Giving

appendix III 267

Resources for Giving

appendix IV 270

Jargon Buster

Notes 286

Note of Gratitude 289

About the Author 295

Index 297

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