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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Philanthropy

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

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

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

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
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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 HHJan 15th 2017

Best of the course i attended in this field ..laura is an amazing person who teach with passion and talks by heart ..iam glad that i was lucky to enroll in this course

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