Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Location: Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford University
(For information about directions and parking, including a map, please click here.)

View photos from the event here.

The New York Times has called “the Wikipedia of hope.” Global Giving has been called “The Charity Long Tail.” Fortune was so bold as to title its feature article on Kiva, “The Only Nonprofit that Matters.” And home-grown, but similarly modeled organizations around the world such as Give India, Brazil Social Stock Exchange, Greater Good South Africa, Help Argentina, and many more have quickly become important actors in their respective philanthropic ecosystems.

At this one-day conference, the Stanford Social Innovation Review brings together the leaders of 16 global online giving marketplaces with philanthropy experts, so as to tap the pulse of what’s really happening on the frontier of philanthropy. What defines an online giving market? How will they transform the philanthropic sector in the near future? What opportunities exist to shape and accelerate this phenomenon?


8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, & Demo

During registration and lunch there will be a Demo, where attendees can meet with representatives of 16 online giving marketplaces and view their Web sites

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Eric Nee, managing editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Lloyd Nimetz, cofounder and president of HelpArgentina

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
One Venture Capitalist’s Perspective

Randy Komisar, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and former virtual CEO of Global Giving; interviewed by Mari Kuraishi, president of Global Giving Foundation

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
A Wild Ride: Creating a New Marketplace

Premal Shah, president of Kiva

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break & Demo

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Online Giving Markets 101

Moderator: Lucy Bernholz, founder and president of Blueprint Research & Design
Panelists: Venkat Krishnan, founder and director of GiveIndia; Carol Tappenden, managing director of GreaterGood South Africa; Clam Lorenz, vice president of operations at eBay Giving Works/MissionFish; Tom Williams, founder and CEO of Give Meaning

11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Demo

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Making Markets Work

William Meehan, senior director at McKinsey & Company and lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Online Giving Markets: Niche or Revolution?

Moderator: Katherine Fulton, president of Monitor Institute
Panelists: Jacob Harold, program officer, philanthropy, at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Brita Lombardi, executive vice president for strategic development at, Mari Kuraishi, president of Global Giving Foundation; Jay Backstrand, cofounder and board member of VolunteerMatch; Matt Halprin, partner at Omidyar Network

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 - 3:50 p.m.
Innovations in Philanthropy

Peter deCourcy Hero, former president and CEO of the Community Foundation Silicon Valley and visiting fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (starting January 2009)

3:50 - 4:00 p.m.
Video & Closing

One Click at a Time: Changing the Face of Philanthropy (short video)
Eric Nee, managing editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review

During breaks and lunch you will have an opportunity to chat with the leaders of numerous online giving organizations and view their Web sites. These organizations include Better Place (Germany), Bovespa Social (Brazil), Conexion Colombia, Donors Choose (U.S.), eBay Giving Works (U.S.), Give Meaning (Canada), Give India, Global Giving (UK and U.S.), GreaterGood South Africa, Help Argentina, Kiva (international), Modest Needs (U.S.), Net4Kids (Netherlands), Rangde (India), Wokai (U.S.).