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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 8.5 hours of videos, quizzes, and peer review...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

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.

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13 videos (Total 62 min), 5 readings
13 videos
Giving Levers2m
Course Objectives and Overview5m
R.A.D.A.R. Roadmap5m
Why We Give4m
Why I Give5m
What is Philanthropy?5m
Philanthropy: National and Global Context4m
Charity vs. Philanthropy3m
Case Study: Earthquake in Haiti3m
What Makes a Gift Effective?4m
Guest Speaker: Peter Singer - What Makes a Gift Effective?6m
Guest Speaker: Bruce Sievers - What Makes a Gift Effective?8m
5 readings
Course Overview10m
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen's Bio10m
Definitions of Philanthropy10m
Workbook: Module 110m
Supplemental Readings: Module 110m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

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.

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11 videos (Total 75 min), 6 readings
11 videos
Guest Speaker: Scott Harrison - My Issue Area7m
Philanthropic Strategy3m
Theory of Change6m
Intervention Strategies3m
Guest Speaker: Alexa Cortes Culwell - Comparing Intervention Strategies6m
Sourcing Nonprofits4m
Philanthropy Research12m
Landscape Map4m
Selection Criteria7m
Guest Speaker: Paul Brest - Selection Criteria6m
6 readings
Issue Area Examples10m
Theory of Change Examples10m
Philanthropy Resources10m
Landscape Map Example10m
Workbook: Module 210m
Supplemental Readings: Module 210m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

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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11 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Your Relationship with Nonprofits6m
Guest Speaker: Darren Walker5m
Guest Speaker: Holden Karnofsky5m
Guest Speaker: Jacob Harold7m
Mission Assessment4m
Evaluation and Metrics5m
Knowledge Management5m
External Strategy7m
Internal Strategy11m
Finances8m
3 readings
Form 990: How-To Guide10m
Workbook: Module 310m
Supplemental Readings: Module 310m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

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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10 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings
10 videos
Guest Speaker: Alexander Berger - My Resources4m
What You Have: Introduction1m
Guest Speaker: David Kelley - Human-Centered Design5m
Money11m
Time and Skills5m
What You Can Access or Develop3m
Guest Speaker: Beth Kanter - Using Your Networks5m
Taking Stock1m
Guest Speaker: Nancy Lublin - Taking Stock5m
3 readings
Money Strategies10m
Workbook: Module 410m
Supplemental Readings: Module 410m
Week
5
2 hours to complete

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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18 videos (Total 106 min), 3 readings
18 videos
International and Intermediary Giving4m
Guest Speaker: Paul Shoemaker - Giving Collaboratively8m
Guest Speaker: Premal Shah - International Microfinance Intermediaries6m
Types of Support, Bequests and DAFs5m
Social Impact Investing4m
Giving Your Time and Skills6m
Guest Speaker: Meg Garlinghouse - Board Service (LinkedIn for Good)7m
Activating Your Networks4m
Guest Speaker: Caroline Barlerin - Twitter for Good7m
Guest Speaker: Libby Leffler - Facebook for Good6m
Philanthropy and Technology2m
Guest Speaker: Lucy Bernholz - Philanthropy and Technology Part 15m
Guest Speaker: Lucy Bernholz - Philanthropy and Technology Part 26m
Additional Ways to be Philanthropic5m
Guest Speaker: Suzanne DiBianca - Giving Through Your Company7m
Guest Speaker: Vineet Singal - Social Entrepreneurship7m
Guest Speaker: John Goldman - Family Philanthropy4m
3 readings
Giving Vehicles Overview10m
Workbook: Module 510m
Supplemental Readings: Module 510m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

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.

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6 videos (Total 34 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Your Ongoing Learning5m
Teaching Others4m
Guest Speaker: Henry Timms - Your Next Opportunity (#GivingTuesday)6m
You + LAAF4m
Your Giving Legacy6m
4 readings
Optional: Individual Giving Action Plan10m
Workbook: Module 610m
Workbook: Post-Course10m
Full Workbook10m
1 practice exercise
Final Exam40m
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Top reviews from Giving 2.0: The MOOC

By RSSep 16th 2018

Fantastic course, so carefully and cleverly put together. Very inspiring, many thanks for running this - it will help me become a better giver and encourage others to do so as well!

By GGOct 20th 2015

please give me the full details for the future benefits of this course, why Stanford university is providing this course for free.

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