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Gold Medal Winner; Philanthropy, Charities, and Nonprofits;2012 Axiom Business Book Awards

Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource for anyone navigatingthe seemingly infinite ways one can give. The future ofphilanthropy is far more than just writing a check, and Giving2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level canharness the power of technology, collaboration, innovation,advocacy, and social entrepreneurship to take their giving to thenext level and beyond.

Major gifts may dominate headlines, but the majority of givingstill comes from individual households—ordinary people withextraordinary generosity. Even in 2009, at a time of deeprecession, individual giving averaged almost $2,000 per householdand drove 82% of the $300 billion donated that same year. Based onher vast experience as a philanthropist, academic, volunteer, andsocial innovator, Arrillaga-Andreessen shares the most effectivetechniques she herself pilots and studies and a vast portfolio oflessons learned during her lifetime of giving. Featuring dozens ofstories on innovative and powerful methods of how individuals givetime, money, and expertise—whether volunteering andfundraising, leveraging technology and social media, starting agiving circle, fund, foundation, or advocacy group, or aspiring tocreate greater social impact—Giving 2.0 shows readershow they can renew, improve, and expand their giving and reachtheir fullest potential.

A practical, entertaining, and inspiring call to action,Giving 2.0 is an indispensable tool for anyone passionateabout creating change in our world.

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