Giving 2.0: The MOOC

开始时间: 待定 持续时间: 6 weeks

所在平台: Coursera

课程类别: 信息,技术与设计

大学或机构: Stanford University(斯坦福大学)



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Giving 2.0: The MOOC, is a Stanford University-sponsored online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively. Taught by social entrepreneur, philanthropist and bestselling author Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Giving 2.0: The MOOC will teach you how to assess nonprofits, create a high-impact philanthropic strategy, volunteer more effectively, use existing, free technology for good and more. Course participants will engage in an actual grantmaking process during which up to $100,000 of Learning By Giving Foundation capital will be allocated to student-selected nonprofits.

Giving 2.0: The MOOC is a six-week course. Each week has a particular theme and 5-10 content-packed and activity-rich, video modules exploring that theme. Video modules will include lectures from Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen as well as interviews, discussions and lectures given by guest speakers. Guest speakers are renowned leaders in multiple industries including philanthropy, technology and business, who will provide unique insights into course topics. Students will have the opportunity to join Talkabouts – small virtual meeting groups created to discuss class-related topics. By the course’s conclusion, students will have created an Individual Giving Action Plan to guide their future giving in a highly effective and meaningful way. Students will also complete a formal nonprofit assessment. Students will consider and vote on eligible nonprofits and collaboratively determine which ones receive Learning By Giving Foundation grants. Students will also be provided with ongoing, post-MOOC philanthropy education content that will support continued development and execution of their philanthropic goals.


Week One: An introduction to your new philanthropy. To begin, you will understand how to approach your giving in new ways, why you have given, how you want to give in a way that matters more, and how technology is redefining and democratizing effective philanthropy. You will begin evolving or creating your philanthropic process by more deeply exploring an issue you are passionate about. 

Week Two: Creating a philanthropic strategy. Understanding a theory of change and what it takes to realistically transform the resources you have into the change you want to see in our world. You will each learn how to assess a social/environmental issue’s landscape and then competitively select two nonprofits for our course’s actual grantmaking process. 

Week Three: Analyzing a nonprofit. This week will empower you to efficiently assess any nonprofit through a variety of tools, metrics and perspectives. You will learn how to research and engage with nonprofits, as well as conduct a comprehensive nonprofit assessment.

Week Four: Your giving potential. Reflecting on all of the resources you have or can access to be an effective philanthropist and realizing your full giving potential.

Week Five: Your action plan. Discovering the many, diverse ways you can leverage your unique philanthropic resources to create the impact you want to have. You will go in-depth on your Individual Giving Action Plan to help you pursue your own effective philanthropy.

Week Six: Philanthropy – the never-ending gift to both others and yourself. Taking stock of your progress and understanding the next steps to be a lifelong, high-impact philanthropist. You will finish your Individual Giving Action Plan and will learn how to stay connected with the course and your fellow students.    





A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, skills, and networks — in any amount, to create a better world. This course will empower you to become a more effective philanthropist and make your giving more meaningful to both you and those you strive to help.