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.
“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
All the money that people give away might seem a lot, and yet it pales in comparison to the needs we see all around us: urban slums and rural poverty, children in failing schools and children without access to any schooling whatsoever, deforestation and unclean water, crippling diseases of many kinds.
Most people want to make a difference in their lives and you’re probably no exception. However, good intentions can all too easily lead to bad outcomes. The challenge for us is: When we try to help others, how can we ensure that we do so as effectively as possible? How can
Sharing isn’t complicated. It means giving others access to what we have so that they can fill a need. Simple as that. So, does something as obvious as sharing even have a history? Haven’t we always known that it’s nice to share what we have? Well, yes and no. It turns
Sometimes you might wonder how you can possibly fit volunteeringinto your schedule. Well, you might be surprised to find that it is perhaps at times when you are under greatest pressure at work or stress at homethat doing something for others does most to relieve your stress.
Drop by drop, donors create a ripple that spreads outward, generating a significant movement of social change.
Online nonprofits can connect with hundreds of thousands of donors, regardless of their geographic location.
Everyone has experiences that inspire them to start giving. But where do you start? Before moving forward you need to look back. Analyze your giving to learn where your real passion lies and how you could do the most to change the world.
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.
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.