(October 15, 2021) Dr. Lucy Bernholz is Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University. For the past 12 years, she has been the force behind the annual Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society Blueprint monograph series. This week her new book, How we give now: A philanthropic guide for the rest of us, has been released. For the book, Bernholz conducted research on what she calls the “givingscape” to discover that giving money—a modern definition of philanthropy—misses a large swath of what people are doing to make the world a better place. Her simple question “how do you give?” provides a flurry of answers that shakes our transactional definition of philanthropy to its core. Lucy Bernholz joins us from her office at Stanford University.
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