Online Course Allows Students to Learn by Giving

How would you give away $100,000?

The Learning by Giving Foundation is offering students a chance to answer that question through an open online course called “Giving with Purpose.” Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffet and his sister Doris are at the forefront of this unique effort to teach people about philanthropy.

The online course is designed to give students exposure to the mission and tools of effective philanthropy while providing them real world experience as “givers” who can nominate, evaluate and eventually select nonprofit organizations to receive over $100,000 in Learning by Giving Foundation grants.

Over 4,000 people have already signed up for the course that will also feature philanthropic advice from baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. and the founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Other famous guests include the Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and journalist Soledad O’Brien.

The course is comprised of six compact, online classes, with each class broken up into shorter lessons. The first five classes will be accompanied by a twenty to thirty minute guest speaker video, which students can watch at their own leisure.

The course began on Monday, July 15th and will run until the middle of August.

Registration will remain open till the end of July.

Learn more HERE