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Giving Goes Social

Workshop, Reception & Evening Conversation
Rob Reich, Lucy Bernholz & Beth Kanter
with distinguished guests

When:  Monday, April 29, 2013

Time:  Workshop 3:00-5:30 pm; Reception 5:30-6:30 pm; Evening Conversation 6:30-8:00 pm

Audience:  Public event whether you are a Stanford Alumni or not

Where:  The workshop, reception and evening conversation will all be held at the 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St. New York, NY

Cost:  General admission is $25 each for the workshop and evening conversation. Discounted tickets for $20 each are available for Stanford alumni and their guests by using the promo code “Stanford.”  A $30 discounted package for the entire program is available by using the promo code "Stanford."

How to register:  Tickets can be purchased through the 92YTribeca website ( or by calling the 92Y (1212.415.5500).
Instructions for buying tickets on the 92Y website are as follows:
1.     From the 92YTribeca webpage, select the date (April 29), click “buy now”
2.     In the promo code box enter Stanford, then click the purple arrow to validate code
3.     Add your tickets to cart and proceed to purchase
4.     If buying the a ticket for both events (workshop and evening conversation) visit and enter the promo code Stanford and proceed to purchase as above

Questions: Jim Friend, ’75,

This event is brought to you by The Stanford New York Alumni Board, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and the 92nd Street Y.

About the workshop, 3:00-5:30 pm:
The afternoon workshop, “Social Media Mindsets and Tool Sets for Nonprofit Leaders,” will be led by Beth Kanter. Kanter is a master trainer, blogger, speaker, and author of two books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The workshop is intended for executive directors and organizational leaders that work for nonprofits and want to learn tips and techniques for scaling their organizations using social media. The workshop will provide a mix of content and time for discussion/reflection so leaders can begin to change their organizations from the inside out to scale the benefits of using social media for social good. They also will leave with many practical tips and suggestions for using social media tools to achieve impact for themselves and their organizations.

Special workshop guests will include: Matthew Bishop, Editor, Economist, on the future of philanthropy; Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder & CEO, Purpose, on mass digital movements; Aaron Sherinian, EVP, UN Foundation, on PR, social media and non-profits - the winning strategy; Peter Sims, author, Little Bets, on how little bets can pay off big for non-profits; and others.

About the reception, 5:30-6:30 pm:
Following the workshop, a reception will be held at the 92Y Tribeca for all attendees of the event.  Stanford alumni, nonprofit leaders, social media experts, and the general public are invited to mingle from 5:30 to 6:30pm and enjoy drinks and snacks (no host bar).  

About the evening conversation, 6:30-8:00 pm:
Noted Stanford scholars Rob Reich and Lucy Bernholz to will address a New York audience to share their far-sighted thinking on the future of good, part of the pair’s ReCoding Good in the 21st Century project. At Stanford, Rob and Lucy are engaged in leading-edge research exploring 21st Century, technology-driven innovations in philanthropy and civil society. Their talk will widen perspectives on everything from philanthropy’s uneasy relationship to democracy to how big data and the sharing economy are transforming giving.  An audience Q&A will follow the evening conversation.

The evening conversation will be kicked off by Stanford PACS Executive Director Kim Meredith and 92Y Deputy Executive Director Henry Timms who will provide an overview of the recently-launched  #GivingTuesday and how scholars, leaders, and practitioners are driving social giving.

Information about the speakers for the Evening Conversation is below:

Rob Reich is associate professor of political science and courtesy professor in philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University. He is a faculty co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the director of the Program in Ethics in Society, both at Stanford University.  He is the author of “What are Foundations For” in the current Boston Review, “A Failure of Philanthropy: American charity shortchanges the poor, and public policy is partly to blame”, and Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press), and co-editor of two new books: Occupy the Future (MIT Press) and Education, Justice, and Democracy (University of Chicago Press). He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest award for teaching. He is a board member of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Before attending graduate school, Mr. Reich was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas. More details at his personal webpage:

Lucy Bernholz is a philanthropy wonk. She is trying to understand how we create, fund, and distribute shared social goods in the digital age – what she calls The Future of Good. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her award winning blog, This work led Fast Company to choose the site as one of its “Best Blogs” and The Huffington Post to hail her as a “game changer”. In 2011 Bernholz sold her company, Blueprint Research + Design, to Arabella Advisors, where she now serves as a Managing Director. In addition to her appointment at Stanford PACS, Lucy is a Fellow with the Hybrid Reality Institute and former Fellow of the New America Foundation. Among other advisory roles, she serves on the board of The Craigslist Foundation, on the NeXii Industry Standards and Advisory Board, and is an advisor to the Center for Digital Information. She is a frequent conference speaker and an oft-quoted media source for NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economic Times of India. Lucy is the author of numerous articles and books about the business of giving, including the 2010 monograph Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book, Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She has a BA from Yale University, where she played field hockey and captained the lacrosse team, and an MA and PhD from Stanford University.

Beth Kanter is the author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She co-authored The Networked Nonprofit with Allison Fine (J Wiley in 2010) that received Honorable Mention for the Terry McAdams Award. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. In 2009, Fast Company Magazine named Beth one of the most influential women in technology and she was one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” She was a Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 2009-2013, a Society of New Communications Research Fellow for 2010, and was honored with the inaugural PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Award at the 2011SxSW Interactive Festival.

As the inaugural Executive Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), Kim Meredith has been responsible for strong financial performance and organizational growth since July 2009. She led the acquisition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review and has quadrupled the Stanford PACS research budget. Previously, Ms. Meredith served as the Chief Development Officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City. Before joining PPFA, she served for nine years as the Chief Operating Officer at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate in San Francisco. She launched her business career in corporate America at AT&T for 10 years. Ms. Meredith currently serves on the Board of Directors of the George Lucas Education Foundation and the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund known as SV2. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics. In 2005, she received a fellowship to the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.

As Deputy Executive Director of 92Y, Henry Timms oversees strategic direction, innovation and growth of the world-class cultural and community center. Since arriving in 2008, Henry has created and produced many major initiatives that leverage technology to broaden the impact of 92Y. Most recently, he created and led the #GivingTuesday movement, which established the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a new day on the holiday-season calendar dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday relied on innovative strategies to launch a grassroots, social-media-based campaign that involved 2500+ partner companies and organizations around the country and reached millions of people nationwide in 2012. 

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