In How We Give Now, Lucy Bernholz shows that philanthropy is more than writing a check and claiming a tax deduction. For most of us—the non-wealthy givers—philanthropy can be a way of living our values and fully participating in society. We give in all kinds of ways—shopping at certain businesses, canvassing for candidates, donating money, and making conscious choices with our retirement funds. We give our cash, our time, and even our data to make the world a better place. Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF), in partnership with Seattle Arts and Lectures to feature a discussion between MCF President and CEO Dr. Carmen Rojas, author Lucy Bernholz, PhD, and NonprofitAF blog writer Vu Le.
This event is part of our MCF Book Club: Reading for a Liberated Future series. The MCF Book Club shares the ideas of leaders who encourage us to imagine how we can radically transform our democracy, economy, and society.
Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, where she directs the Digital Civil Society Lab. She is the author of Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution
Vu Le writes the blog NonprofitAF and is the former Executive Director of RVC, a Seattle nonprofit that promotes social justice by supporting leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.