"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
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
Note of Gratitude 289
About the Author 295