This webinar will explore:
- Data and insights the co-authors uncovered in their research, “The Giving Code”
- The mindset and approaches of today’s new philanthropists
- How changes in Silicon Valley foreshadow growing trends in community-based giving
- Exploring the four gaps in knowledge, networks, language, and mindsets
Part One of The Giving Code webinar series focuses in detail on important new research on philanthropists and community-based nonprofits. Using Silicon Valley as a case study, the research examines the mindset and approaches of today’s donors, as well as the new vehicles for giving that they rely on. The study points to future directions in philanthropy around the country. Through discussions with more than 100 high net worth individuals and their advisors, and analysis of quantitative data, the co-authors uncovered an implicit Giving Code: approaches that lead to disconnects between donors and community-based nonprofits. In this webinar, the authors will identify and explore the gaps in knowledge, networks, language, and mindsets between donors and nonprofits—and the need for empathy on both sides.
Register and you can view a recording on-demand three hours after each live event ends and anytime over the next twelve months.
Heather McLeod Grant
Heather McLeod Grant is the cofounder of Open Impact and a social entrepreneur, author, and consultant with 25 years of experience in social change. She is coauthor of the bestselling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Economist, and numerous case studies, articles, and other publications. Previously she was the principal of McLeod-Grant Advisors. Grant helped lead the nonprofit practice at Monitor Institute and served as a McKinsey & Company consultant. She began her career as an Echoing Green Fellow when she cofounded Who Cares, a national magazine for young social entrepreneurs published from 1993 to 1999. She is a venture partner with Draper-Richards-Kaplan and has served on numerous local, national, and global nonprofit boards. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s from Harvard University.
Cofounder, Open Impact
Alexa Cortes Culwell
Alexa Cortes Culwell is the cofounder of Open Impact and a longtime philanthropy advisor, speaker, and facilitator. For the past 25 years she has built and managed foundations and philanthropic initiatives for successful entrepreneurs, including serving as the founding CEO of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. She recently completed a four-year appointment as a visiting practitioner at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Prior to Open Impact, Culwell founded the strategic advisory firm Philanthropy Futures in 2011. She has served on the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s board for more than a decade, and has been a long-standing board member of New Door Ventures. Her work has been cited in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Culwell earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.
Cofounder, Open Impact
David V. Johnson
David V. Johnson is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a former philosophy professor turned journalist with more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer. Previously, he was senior opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, where he edited the op-ed section of the news channel’s website. Earlier in his career, he served as online editor at Boston Review and research editor at San Francisco magazine the year it won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The New Republic, Bookforum, Aeon, Dissent and The Baffler, among other publications. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). David earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in classics from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley, Calif.
Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review