From Go Fund Me to philanthropy: the everyday ways that we can give our money, our time, and even our data to help our communities and seek justice.
We are thrilled to be in conversation with Lucy Bernholz in November when we will explore her latest new book (launching on October 12th, 2021 and available for pro-order here)
In How We Give Now, Lucy shows that philanthropy is more than writing a cheque and claiming a tax deduction. It is a way of living our values and fully participating in society.
We give in all kinds of ways—shopping at certain businesses, canvassing for candidates, donating money, and making conscious choices with our retirement funds. We give our cash, our time, and even our data to make the world a better place.
In this “engaging, must-read guide to the politics of giving time, money, and data” Lucy reflects on “philanthropy’s changing landscape; and its influence on our lives and society”* and on the often-overlooked worlds of participatory philanthropy and learning from a diverse group of resourceful givers, Lucy shows us that giving is a form of participation and wherever it shows, it begins with and builds on an active commitment to our communities.
Lucy will be in discussion with Gerry Salole at this #WeContainMultitudes November event.
About Lucy Bernholz
Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute, and the New America Foundation. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and the Social Economy, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She is a co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies (2016, Chicago University Press) and of the forthcoming volume Digital Technology and Democratic Theory. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, and policy on her award winning blog, philanthropy2173.com. Lucy studied history and has a B.A. from Yale University, where she played field hockey