Online Giving

Stanford University, October 8, 2008
(Early-bird registration ends October 1)

Stanford Social Innovation Review invites you to a groundbreaking one-day conference that will bring together the leaders of 16 global online giving marketplaces with philanthropy experts, and tap the pulse of what’s really happening on the frontier of philanthropy. What defines online giving markets? How will they transform the philanthropic sector in the near future? What opportunities exist to shape and accelerate this phenomenon?

Speakers at Online Giving Marketplaces will include: Katherine Fulton, president of the Monitor Institute; Premal Sha, president of Kiva; Randy Komisar, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and former virtual CEO of Global Giving; William Meehan, senior director of McKinsey & Company and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and many other experts in the field of philanthropy. The program also provides plenty of time for discussion and networking on the beautiful Stanford University campus.

For more information, please visit , or click here to register now!

The Latest From the SSIR Blog

We’re excited to announce that our blogger roster now includes three inspiring social entrepreneurs:

Jessica Jackley Flannery is the cofounder of Kiva, the first peer-to-peer microlending Web site, and she believes that microfinance, relationships, and stories are powerful tools for change. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. >>Click here to read her first post

Jim Fruchterman is an engineer turned social entrepreneur. He has worked as a rocket scientist, founded two of the foremost optical character recognition companies, and developed a successful line of reading machines for the blind. He now runs his own “deliberately nonprofit” technology company, Benetech. He also won the 2006 MacArthur Fellowship, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2004 and 2006, and was named a Schwab Social Entrepreneur in 2003. >>Click here to read his first post

Lloyd Nimetz founded the online giving market While pursuing his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Nimetz has focused on for-profit business models that address social challenges. This summer he will launch a payments platform for India’s bottom billion. >>Click here to read his most recent post