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Online Philanthropy Buffett Course

Sounds great?

This is what is on offer via a pioneering online training programme that starts this month...

The exclusive online course has the backing of prominent philanthropist Warren Buffett and is run by a charitable foundation founded by his older sister, Doris...

The open online course on 'effective charitable giving' is presented by the Learning by Giving Foundation, set up by Doris Buffet to enhance future generation’s understanding of philanthropy...

The foundation, that makes use of open source online resources, has been inviting philanthropists to come forward and improve their skills at making an impact...

Directors of the foundation include Doris Buffett, the sister of billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett, founder of the Giving Pledge - the campaign that encourages high wealth individuals to engage in charitable giving in their lifetime...

Howard W Buffett, grandson of the Berkshire Hathaway billionaire is also a director...

Via the new course students have the opportunity to learn from guest speakers that include Warren Buffett himself, and others such as Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (of the ice cream company fame) - who run the Ben and Jerry Foundation that provides grants to grass-roots community organisations...

GivingWithPurpose is the first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on effective charitable giving...

The six week online course starts July 15 and is free to accepted applicants...

Organisers say the course is about exploring how to give effectively whilst providing trainees with funds to make a difference...

“GivingWithPurpose allows us to extend the classroom walls to include any individual passionate about philanthropy...” explains Doris Buffett...

GivingWithPurpose has been developed on CourseBuilder, an open source project led by Google, and is an example of how tech and philanthropy partners are coming together in what is a rapidly evolving sphere of open education and social impact online...

Doris Buffett created the first Learning by Giving Foundation programme in 2003 and has since worked with dozens of colleges and universities across America...

The course looks at issues such as navigating bureaucracy and identifying programmes and causes that deliver high impact...

Classes receive a $10,000 grant for the students to distribute to non-profit organisations...

Source: http://www.giving-news.com


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