Giving 2.0: The MOOC

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About this course: A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, skills, and networks — in any amount, to create a better world. This course will empower you to practice philanthropy more effectively and make your giving more meaningful to both you and those you strive to help. Giving 2.0: The MOOC, is a Stanford University-sponsored online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively. Taught by social entrepreneur, philanthropist and bestselling author Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Giving 2.0: The MOOC will teach you how to assess nonprofits, create a high-impact philanthropic strategy, volunteer mor…

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About this course: A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, skills, and networks — in any amount, to create a better world. This course will empower you to practice philanthropy more effectively and make your giving more meaningful to both you and those you strive to help. Giving 2.0: The MOOC, is a Stanford University-sponsored online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively. Taught by social entrepreneur, philanthropist and bestselling author Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Giving 2.0: The MOOC will teach you how to assess nonprofits, create a high-impact philanthropic strategy, volunteer more effectively, use existing, free technology for good and more. Giving 2.0: The MOOC is a six-module course. Each module has a particular theme and 5-10 content-packed and activity-rich, videos exploring that theme. Videos will include lectures from Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen as well as interviews, discussions and lectures given by guest speakers. Guest speakers are renowned leaders in multiple industries including philanthropy, technology and business, who will provide unique insights into course topics. Course participants will have the opportunity to join Talkabouts – small virtual meeting groups created to discuss class-related topics. By the course’s conclusion, course participants will have created an Individual Giving Action Plan to guide their future giving in a highly effective and meaningful way. Course participants will also complete a formal nonprofit assessment and be provided with ongoing, post-MOOC philanthropy education content that will support continued development and execution of their philanthropic goals.

Created by:  Stanford University
  • Taught by:  Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction to Philanthropy
Learners will examine how to approach their giving in new ways, why they have given historically and how they – through strategy and planning – can give in a way that matters more.


13 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Reading: Course Overview
  2. Video: Introduction
  3. Reading: Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen's Bio
  4. Video: Giving Levers
  5. Video: Course Objectives and Overview
  6. Video: R.A.D.A.R. Roadmap
  7. Video: Why We Give
  8. Video: Why I Give
  9. Video: What is Philanthropy?
  10. Reading: Definitions of Philanthropy
  11. Video: Philanthropy: National and Global Context
  12. Video: Charity vs. Philanthropy
  13. Video: Case Study: Earthquake in Haiti
  14. Video: What Makes a Gift Effective?
  15. Video: Guest Speaker: Peter Singer - What Makes a Gift Effective?
  16. Video: Guest Speaker: Bruce Sievers - What Makes a Gift Effective?
  17. Reading: Workbook: Module 1
  18. Reading: Supplemental Readings: Module 1


WEEK 2


Philanthropic Strategy



The goal of this module is to study the tools used to craft a philanthropic strategy. Learners will be guided through issue area selection, the theory of change framework, how to assess a social or environmental issue’s landscape and how to pick a high-impact intervention strategy.


11 videos, 6 readings expand


  1. Video: Issue Area Selection
  2. Reading: Issue Area Examples
  3. Video: Guest Speaker: Scott Harrison - My Issue Area
  4. Video: Philanthropic Strategy
  5. Video: Theory of Change
  6. Reading: Theory of Change Examples
  7. Video: Intervention Strategies
  8. Video: Guest Speaker: Alexa Cortes Culwell - Comparing Intervention Strategies
  9. Video: Sourcing Nonprofits
  10. Video: Philanthropy Research
  11. Reading: Philanthropy Resources
  12. Video: Landscape Map
  13. Reading: Landscape Map Example
  14. Video: Selection Criteria
  15. Video: Guest Speaker: Paul Brest - Selection Criteria
  16. Reading: Workbook: Module 2
  17. Reading: Supplemental Readings: Module 2


WEEK 3


Nonprofit Selection and Assessment
This module will empower learners to efficiently assess any nonprofit through a variety of tools, metrics and perspectives. Course participants will learn how to research and engage with nonprofits, as well as conduct a comprehensive nonprofit assessment.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Nonprofit Assessment
  2. Video: Your Relationship with Nonprofits
  3. Video: Guest Speaker: Darren Walker
  4. Video: Guest Speaker: Holden Karnofsky
  5. Video: Guest Speaker: Jacob Harold
  6. Video: Mission Assessment
  7. Video: Evaluation and Metrics
  8. Video: Knowledge Management
  9. Video: External Strategy
  10. Video: Internal Strategy
  11. Video: Finances
  12. Reading: Form 990: How-To Guide
  13. Reading: Workbook: Module 3
  14. Reading: Supplemental Readings: Module 3

Graded: Peer Review: Nonprofit Assessment Assignment

WEEK 4


Taking Stock
Learners will reflect on all of the resources they can access and/or deploy in order to realize their full giving potential.


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  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Guest Speaker: Alexander Berger - My Resources
  3. Video: What You Have: Introduction
  4. Video: Guest Speaker: David Kelley - Human-Centered Design
  5. Video: Money
  6. Reading: Money Strategies
  7. Video: Time and Skills
  8. Video: What You Can Access or Develop
  9. Video: Guest Speaker: Beth Kanter - Using Your Networks
  10. Video: Taking Stock
  11. Video: Guest Speaker: Nancy Lublin - Taking Stock
  12. Reading: Workbook: Module 4
  13. Reading: Supplemental Readings: Module 4


WEEK 5


Giving with Greater Meaning



This module centers on discovering the many, diverse ways course participants can leverage their unique philanthropic resources to create the impact they want to have. We have numerous guest speakers sharing their expertise in this module – review the lessons that interest you before moving on to module 6.


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  1. Video: Creating Your IGAP
  2. Video: International and Intermediary Giving
  3. Video: Guest Speaker: Paul Shoemaker - Giving Collaboratively
  4. Video: Guest Speaker: Premal Shah - International Microfinance Intermediaries
  5. Video: Types of Support, Bequests and DAFs
  6. Video: Social Impact Investing
  7. Reading: Giving Vehicles Overview
  8. Video: Giving Your Time and Skills
  9. Video: Guest Speaker: Meg Garlinghouse - Board Service (LinkedIn for Good)
  10. Video: Activating Your Networks
  11. Video: Guest Speaker: Caroline Barlerin - Twitter for Good
  12. Video: Guest Speaker: Libby Leffler - Facebook for Good
  13. Video: Philanthropy and Technology
  14. Video: Guest Speaker: Lucy Bernholz - Philanthropy and Technology Part 1
  15. Video: Guest Speaker: Lucy Bernholz - Philanthropy and Technology Part 2
  16. Video: Additional Ways to be Philanthropic
  17. Video: Guest Speaker: Suzanne DiBianca - Giving Through Your Company
  18. Video: Guest Speaker: Vineet Singal - Social Entrepreneurship
  19. Video: Guest Speaker: John Goldman - Family Philanthropy
  20. Reading: Workbook: Module 5
  21. Reading: Supplemental Readings: Module 5


WEEK 6


Philanthropy – the Never-Ending Gift
Learners will take stock of their progress over the course and learn how to stay connected with the course content and their fellow course participants moving forward.


6 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Measuring Our Success as Philanthropists
  2. Video: Your Ongoing Learning
  3. Video: Teaching Others
  4. Video: Guest Speaker: Henry Timms - Your Next Opportunity (#GivingTuesday)
  5. Video: You + LAAF
  6. Video: Your Giving Legacy
  7. Reading: Optional: Individual Giving Action Plan
  8. Reading: Workbook: Module 6
  9. Reading: Workbook: Post-Course
  10. Reading: Full Workbook

Graded: Final Exam
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