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Backing a New Generation of Emerging Philanthropists
Backing a New Generation of Emerging Philanthropists

July 15, 2020

Not too many years ago, we were part of the first cohort of UC Berkeley undergraduates piloting an experiential curriculum designed to teach and train students on how to become effective philanthropists, principally by “doing”.

This unique field-based approach, championed by the “Learning by Giving” program (LxG), taught us about the in’s and out’s of strategic grantmaking from a first principles perspective and culminated with a grant the class awarded to a local, well deserving nonprofit (mind you, this came after numerous hours of in-class framing, social evaluation, operational diligence, modeling, memorandum composing, deliberation, etc.).

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Meet our new Learn.Lead.Give. Scholar!
Meet our new Learn.Lead.Give. Scholar!

July 06, 2020

In 2019, Doris Buffett launched the Learn.Lead.Give. Scholarship, in partnership with the Learning by Giving Foundation. This scholarship aims to cultivate a new generation of philanthropists who are not only leaders inside the classroom, but leaders in their community as well. Each year, this scholarship provides one high school senior who has participated in experiential philanthropy education with the opportunity to expand upon these studies through a four-year scholarship to a LxG college partner in the student’s community.  

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Strategies for Racial Equity in Organizations
Strategies for Racial Equity in Organizations

June 23, 2020

Learning by Giving (LxG) helps to launch young, social-change-makers on their paths to exploring injustice and provides a framework to understanding how philanthropy and the nonprofit sector can support more equitable communities. In short, there has never been a more important time for Learning by Giving than this moment.

A few weeks ago, the Learning by Giving team shared our public statement against racism and injustice. We committed to using our platform to amplify the voices of our students of color who are driving social change by addressing racial justice and inequality. Today, we share the first in a series of blog posts written by one of our LxG student alumni. Steven Swann recently completed our Philanthropy, Power & Impact course at Georgetown University and also serves as the Racial Equity Manager at Bread for the City in Washington, DC.

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