My philanthropic purpose is to ensure all children in the United States have high-quality teachers. As a former educator, I witnessed firsthand the disparities between students with and without privilege in our country. Time and time again I saw that the kids who deserved the best teachers usually got the worst: instructors who were inexperienced and under-qualified. This unsettling reality is both an issue of supply and allocation of resources. Why don’t we have enough quality teachers? Why aren’t our quality teachers more fairly distributed?
Changing individual philanthropic learning on this scale has never previously been possible. This MOOC will create a new community of givers. Be part of this community. Don’t miss this chance to transform your giving—and change our world.
With 13 years of teaching philanthropy at Stanford Graduate School of Business behind me, I’ve designed Giving 2.0 ProjectU as an open-source initiative that will make 100 percent of my research, case studies and teaching materials available for free online to any educator wanting to teach philanthropy and any student wanting to learn about it.
Giving stories often have powerful beginnings. Whether that’s an event, a set of experiences, or encounters with certain individuals, something usually inspires us to embark on a lifetime of giving.