Giving 2.0

Transform Your Giving and Our World

by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Number of pages: 320

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

BBB Library: CSR and NGO

ISBN: 9781118119402

About the Author

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is founder, chairman emeritus, and former chairman (1998-2008) of SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), a venture philanthropy partnership. Laura is president of the Marc and Laura Andreessen Foundation and director of the Arrillaga Foundation.


Editorial Review

Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource for anyone navigating the seemingly infinite ways one can give. The future of philanthropy is far more than just writing a check, and Giving 2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level can harness the power of technology, collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship to take their giving to the next level and beyond. A practical, entertaining, and inspiring call to action, Giving 2.0 is an indispensable tool for anyone passionate about creating change in our world.

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“If you want to understand the history and future of giving, this is the one book you should read. Make a gift of it.” – Stanford Social Innovation Review

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For any of the gifts you have given, can you say with any accuracy how those dollars have been used? Do the same with gifts of time, skills, and expertise. Look at how your volunteering hours are spent.

If you had one dollar to give, where would you invest it to have the most impact?

Finding out how your money is being used and the difference it is making will increase your confidence in your giving decisions. It will also help you advocate more effectively for the causes you find compelling.

Giving is a journey, a calling, a way of living. It is not a separate part of life—it is life, turning your beliefs and values into action and impact.

Every time you give, you have the opportunity to learn.