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Author: Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Lisa Cordileone Narrator: Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Lisa Cordileone Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781596599970
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A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything—time, money, experience, skills, and networks—in any amount to create a betterworld. Every day millions of ordinary people exhibit extraordinary generosity. Regardless of age, income, religion, and beliefs, we want to touch the lives of others. Yet philanthropy is often reactive—we write checks when natural disasters strike, we give to our schools and places of worship, or we support friends running a marathon for a cure. How can we transform these occasional acts of giving into consistent generosity that creates enduring impact? Moreover, how can we harness the most exciting opportunities that the 21st century offers with the power of technology, collaboration, and entrepreneurship? With so many new ways to give, selecting the strategy and organizations that best match your own philanthropic goals can be a daunting task. Giving 2.0 shows how to navigate these oceans of possibilities, empowering you to move from reactive to proactive. No matter what, when, and why you give, Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource to guide your giving journey. Based on her wide-ranging experience as a philanthropist, educator, and social innovator, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shares the most effective strategies she herself pilots. Through dozens of real-world stories, Giving 2.0 shows how everyone can find innovative and powerful methods to give their time, money, and expertise—whether volunteering and fundraising, leveraging technology and social media, creating social innovation. or starting a giving circle, fund, foundation, nonprofit, or advocacy group. Accessible, practical, and deeply personal, Giving 2.0 shows how individual contributions—of every size—go further when we bring both our hearts and our minds to philanthropy to reach our fullest potential. Ultimately, Giving 2.0 is an indispensable tool for everyone aspiring to create social impact, transmit giving values to their children, and find long-lasting meaning from generosity. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “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.”

    Edward Norton, actor and cofounder, Crowdrise

  • “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 bookone that will empower a new generation of philanthropists and make the world a better place.”

    Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO,, and author of 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

  • New York Times bestseller
  • Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • Wall Street Journal bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 6/23/2013

    " Great insights, especially for those who want to help nonprofits get smarter and more efficient about fund-raising. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 2/8/2013

    " Interesting personal stories, limited new ideas or perspectives. A useful list of questions at the end of each chapter, but I don't think philanthropists of a larger scale will focus their giving so narrowly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peter | 1/26/2013

    " I couldn't get far enough to write a decent review. I think I have a philosophical problem with the approach of the author. This reads more like a socialism framework then anything that resembles effective helping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia | 10/11/2012

    " Wow, fantastic reference book about how to plan your philanthropic giving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 8/29/2012

    " This book provided some useful ideas about how to engage more purposefully in philanthropic activities. However, it was a bit dry; I would have enjoyed more real-world examples and stories of practical philanthropy. The author's tone came across as somewhat boastful, which I found off-putting. "

About the Author

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is founder and chairman emeritus of SV2, president of the Marc and Laura Andreessen Foundation, and director of the Arrillaga Foundation. She is founder and chairman of Stanford PACS, and she has taught strategic philanthropy at Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2000. Laura holds an MBA, two MAs, and a BA from Stanford University. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.

About the Narrator

Lisa Cordileone is an actor, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator living in Los Angeles. She has narrated That Boy! by Jillian Dodd and The Publicist by Christina George, among other books.