Impact is the ultimate goal of every program created at LAAF.org. We are committed to incessant learning and evolution, and evaluate each of our programs across the short-, intermediate- and long-term by tracking core indicators of progress as well as gathering user feedback. The following resources capture the key data and learnings from each of our completed programs in hopes that by sharing our successes and failures, we may continue to build a strong and transparent philanthropic sector.
MOOC Impact Report
From October to December 2014, LAAF.org produced and created Giving 2.0: The MOOC—a six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available for free on Coursera. Through this course, a large and diverse population of learners gained fundamental exposure to philanthropy, granted $50,000 to deserving nonprofits and connected with many of the thousands of other learners who enrolled beside them. The following Impact Report details the specific feedback, insights and areas of improvement gleaned from course data and evaluations. We hope that the Giving 2.0: The MOOC Impact Report will benefit other MOOC enthusiasts, online educators and the broader field of philanthropy education.
Giving 2.0 Chapter Network Impact Report
The concept for the Giving 2.0 Chapter Network came out of Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s book Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World, her academic career at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford University and her role in founding the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Over the year of running four Giving 2.0 college chapters, colleges students moved nearly $13,000 towards high-impact nonprofits while learning to increase the effectiveness of their giving. Additionally, the lessons learned from the Chapter Network allowed LAAF.org to build and refine new materials and share them beyond the Giving 2.0 Chapter Network community.