Give Like A Billionaire


photo(45)Want to learn to give like a billionaire? Warren Buffet’s sister, Doris Buffet, is launching an online course to teach charitable giving tricks and high-impact philanthropy insights – and also plans to provide course takers with grant funding to distribute. It’s the first massive open online course (MOOC) in philanthropy, and, best of all, it’s free! Mr. Buffet himself will share his insights as a guest speaker during one course session.

You can sign up for this six-session online course called Giving With Purpose. It’s based on an accredited course in philanthropy already offered at 30 universities around the country through Learning By Giving.

With over 1.5 million nonprofits in the US, it can be hard to determine which organizations to support. Even if you start with your family’s passion and interests – animal welfare, or homelessness – you’ll still likely find dozens of groups in your state addressing the issues you care about. This course looks like it will offer ways you can think about charitable giving and how to make a difference.

According to one professor helping to create the course, the four key words for effective philanthropy are relevance, impact, sustainability, and excellence.

If you have older children, you could take it as a family project, or take it with your parents and talk about the kind of philanthropic legacy your family would like to leave.

This just might be the best summer school class you’ll ever take.

You can sign up here, and spend your summer thinking about how you, too, can make a greater impact through philanthropy.