Philanthropy for Everyone: Community Grantmaking
Philanthropy is changing. Social change makers face continuing economic uncertainty. Government programs are downsizing. And traditional grantmakers can be hard to reach, requiring long proposal and reporting cycles. Despite these challenges, exciting new trends in giving and fundraising are on the rise. The new philanthropy is driven by the DIY maker ethic, powered by social media, and draws on both entrepreneurial and good, old school community organizing practices. Everyone knows Kickstarter's crowdfunding model, but there is so much more to the story. Awesome Foundation chapters worldwide are launching crazy brilliant ideas, $1,000 at a time. Kiva Detroit brings micro-lending strategies back home from the developing world, while Detroit Soup brings people together for dinner and fundraising. The Next Generation Giving Project is a group of cross-class people under 40 years old collectively raising $100,000+ and granting it to social change organizations in the Northwest. This is just the start, and anyone can do it. Come meet the new face of philanthropy, learn about innovative models -- the tough lessons and the best practices. Most importantly, find out how you can join the rise of the new philanthropy crowd today.
Daniel Kaufman is the Co-Founder of the One Percent Foundation, an organization building a broad-based movement of next generation philanthropists by making giving accessible, engaging, and meaningful. He is also the Co-Founder of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in designing and implementing innovative next generation philanthropic engagement opportunities for individuals, non-profits, foundations, and businesses. Prior to starting OPF and Third Plateau, Daniel worked as the General Counsel for Revolution Prep, an educational services and products company, and as an associate at Heller Ehrman, LLP in San Francisco. Previously, Daniel served as a Legislative Assistant for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the Interfaith Alliance, working on issues ranging from campaign finance reform to foreign policy. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Tutorpedia Foundation and Safeground Sacramento and as a representative on the Council on Foundations Next Gen Task Force. Daniel has a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and a B.A. from Stanford University. He lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife, Talia, and children, Mia and Eli.