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“As soon as you decide you know the answer without some kind of objective assessment, without being open minded about what the answer might be, you're lost.” Thank you, @hal_harvey CEO of @EnergyInnovLLC, for speaking to LAA’s @StanfordGSB students about #StrategicPhilanthropy!
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen chats with Ashley Clark and @CHayling, of @thelibrafound, about #TrustBasedPhilanthropy, democracy and #privilege. From #GurusOfGiving, an interview series with LAA and other #philanthropy and #socialchange leaders. Full video:
In this first interview, we invite you to join LAA and Holden Karnofsky, CEO and Co-Founder of @open_phil, as they chat about the challenges philanthropy is facing today, as well as the principles of #EffectiveAltruism as a giving model. #GurusofGiving
Holden shares what inspired him to found GiveWell and @open_phil, and encourages the new generation of social changemakers and leaders to find people who share their passion as they venture out into new projects. #socialimpact #giving presents Gurus of Giving, an exclusive interview series with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and other major leaders in the field of #philanthropy and social change. Watch our first interview at:
RT @CHayling: Thank you, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and your amazing students for a lively & thoughtful discussion.
Thank you to @CHayling and Ashley Clark from @thelibrafound for joining Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Individual Philanthropy class at @StanfordGSB, and for sharing their #socialimpact journeys as well as the Libra Foundation’s focus on racial and social justice work!
“Money can be medicine,” said Ashley Clark, Knowledge and Grants Manager at @thelibrafound, quoting @VillanuevaEdgar, author of @DecolonizWealth, pointing out the significance of funding social areas “where the hurt is the worst.”
“At @thelibrafound, we believe that the root causes of injustice in this country have a lot to do with race and power. So that's really guiding how we’re thinking about where we’re moving that ‘medicine’ to where things hurt the most.” - Ashley Clark #racialjustice #philanthropy
“As a philanthropist, when you pick your causes, you’ve now done 99% of what’s going to determine how much good you do.” – Holden Karnofsky, CEO and Co-Founder of @open_phil
Thank you to the incredible Holden Karnofsky of @open_phil for joining Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s @StanfordGSB Individual Philanthropy class on Effective Altruism!
Students first discussed the pros and cons of #EffectiveAltruism, a giving model that applies reason and evidence to determine the most effective ways to do #socialgood.
Then, Holden explained how the model is implemented by both @GiveWell and @open_phil, a research and #grantmaking institution focused on maximizing the effectiveness of #giving: “We look for causes that are important, that are neglected and that are tractable.”
Effective Altruism is only one of the giving models covered in LAA’s Individual Philanthropy class @StanfordGSB. Stay tuned for more models along with highlights from experts in each! How do you approach your #giving?
The first Latina to go to space in 1993, Ellen Ochoa shares her career insights as a #Latina in #STEM. Via @Forbes: @Astro_Ellen #HispanicHeritageMonth
Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer and women’s suffrage activist, as well as the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. #WomeninLeadership
RT @StanfordGSB: One Stanford MBA is using "strategic philanthropy" to help guide some of the world's wealthiest donors.…
WEEK 1 in CLASS 🧠📕📝 What differentiates #charity from #philanthropy? In today's Individual Philanthropy class at @stanfordGSB, graduate and undergraduate students discussed their own definitions and experiences around these terms.
Put simply, LAA defines charity as providing immediate relief from suffering, and philanthropy as the proactive effort to promote long-term human welfare.
Charity is a social palliative, whereas philanthropy is a social corrective intended to change systems and address the root causes of social problems.
Charity and philanthropy, however, aren't mutually exclusive. LAA explains that being a philanthropist, more often than not, involves investing in both charity and philanthropy, as we still need to deal with the current ramifications of social issues while striving to solve them.
What are your thoughts on what distinguishes #philanthropy from #charity? 💭
A deeply valuable resource from one of @OpenImpactTeam's brilliant co-founders, @hmcgrant, and @adenesacks! Leading Systems Change: A Workbook for Community Practitioners and Funders provides a toolkit for individuals looking to do #systemschange work!
OpEd from the extraordinary duo of CA’s Senior Advisor on Social Innovation, @kkellyjanus, and Stockton Mayor, @MichaelDTubbs in @mercnews! Read their call to action on CA's #philanthropic institutions to close the gap between major cities and Inland CA:
Shout out to Megan Holston-Alexander, one of Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen's Power of You: Women in Leadership 2018 students, who was just featured in Women Transforming Tech by @LI_learning!
In this new course series, Megan talks about LAA's "legacy leadership" model, which entails using your platform to intentionally advance and uplift the #leadership of others—particularly women and individuals from other #underrepresented groups. #inclusivity
Women Transforming Tech series highlights diverse voices from women leaders in tech and provides guidance for women interested in working and leading in the field. Watch the preview and learn more details about the course here: #womenintech
Today is the first day of Fall 2019 Individual Philanthropy course at @StanfordGSB!
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s giving has been inspired by her mother: "she taught me that you cannot choose how much you are given, but you can choose how much you give." Who has inspired your #giving?
Check out our Giving 2.0 Education page for more resources from to maximize the impact of your giving!
During a panel moderated by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen featuring Gov. Gavin Newsom at #PACSSummit19 by @StanfordPACS, @Airbnb CEO @bchesky announced a $25 million program for #affordablehousing in SF Bay Area and LA. Via @sfchronicle:
Today is Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day. 9/23 marks the day Native women must work into the new year to make what white men made at the end of last year. Are you in to #DemandMore and ask for #Equality for Native Women everywhere? @EqualPay2dayOrg
RT @kkellyjanus: So excited for our #PACSSummit19 tomorrow. @TedJanus and I have been working with @LAAF @KimMeredith1 and so many others a…
Rita Moreno was the first #Latina actor to win an Oscar, and one of the few people to ever win all four major American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. #HispanicHeritageMonth
Starting next week: the @StanfordGSB course, “Individual Philanthropy: Giving Models, Purpose and Practicum” developed and taught by our Founder Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen. 🎉 #philanthropy #stanfordgsb #socialimpact
"Myth 2: Women Are Less Philanthropic Than Men Myth 3: Immigrants Take—They Don’t Give Myth 5: Millennials Are Disengaged" Read about these myths and more in this insightful article by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. @SSIReview
“Please note I do not expect a reply from you on evenings and weekends.” Committed to work-life balance? Let your colleagues know you mean it by including this statement in your email signature. #workingmothers #equity Via @_workingmother_
In honor of kicking off #HispanicHeritageMonth today, let us celebrate Sonia Sotomayor—the first Latina Supreme Court Justice of the United States. 🌟
Friday inspiration by Sudha Murty, acclaimed Indian author and engineering teacher. 👏🏾 Vision and action together can change the world. ✨🙌🏼
To ensure that their teams reflect the communities they're partnering with, #foundations need to prioritize #DEI in operations, argue @cocoforster, ED of @tagtechorg, and Satonya Fair, VP & CPO at the Executive Leadership Council. Via @insidePhilanthr.
"Myth 2: Women Are Less Philanthropic Than Men Myth 3: Immigrants Take—They Don’t Give Myth 5: Millennials Are Disengaged" Read about these myths and more in this insightful article via @SSIReview:
As essayist @CandiceBenbow writes, Black Philanthropy Month reminds us that there is more than one way to give back to our communities. Check out the full essay on Black women’s #philanthropy here: #giving
At, we believe in Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World definition that a philanthropist is anyone who gives anything—time, money, experience, skills, and networks—in any amount to create a better world.
Starting in just a few weeks! The @StanfordGSB course, “Individual Philanthropy: Giving Models, Purpose & Practicum” taught by LAA will be in session this fall. Thank you to our former star students from previous years🌟We look forward to meeting our new students soon!
“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.” - @serenawilliams Photo credit: si.robi / Flickr
“Disabled people are not waiting. We are building ramps and connections to the world we want." - @emily_ladau, activist and editor-in-chief of @RootedInRights. The New Faces Of Disability by @dbrodey via @Forbes. #inclusion #disability #DisabledOutLoud
RT @StanfordGSB: One Stanford MBA is using "strategic philanthropy" to help guide some of the world's wealthiest donors.…
Traditional polling often leaves women out, according to the @supermajority team. The Women’s Poll is trying to change that by becoming the largest survey of American women ever. Take the 7-minute poll by Sunday: #genderequity #womenspoll
To avoid the likability trap, “savvy women learn that they must often do a masculine thing (which establishes their competence) in a feminine way (to defuse backlash),” argues Professor @JoanCWilliams in her @nytimes op-ed. Here are her ideas on how:
Throwback to last fall’s Individual Philanthropy course and this lovely session with Darren Walker 🌟 Once again, our Founder Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen will be teaching Individual Philanthropy at @StanfordGSB starting this September!🍁
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