Seattle Arts & Lectures with Lucy Bernholz

December 8th, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Online event

In How We Give Now, Lucy Bernholz shows that philanthropy is more than writing a check and claiming a tax deduction. For most of us—the non-wealthy givers—philanthropy can be a way of living our values and fully participating in society. We give in all kinds of ways—shopping at certain businesses, canvassing for candidates, donating money, and making conscious choices with our retirement funds. We give our cash, our time, and even our data to make the world a better place.Join us for “Lucy Bernholz’s How We Give Now,” a candid conversation with Lucy Bernholz, Vu Le, the writer of Nonprofit AF, and Dr. Carmen Rojas, President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, about the often-overlooked worlds of participatory philanthropy, and how philanthropy by the rest of us—across geographies and cultural traditions—begins with and builds on active commitment to our communities.

Location: This free, digital event will take place online at https://lectures.org/event/lucy-bernholz at the scheduled date and time.

The first 500 registrants have the opportunity to request a free copy of How We Give Now, shipped to the registrant’s door by our partner bookstore, Tattered Cover Books.

Accessibility: this event will include ASL interpretation and captioning.

This event is free and open to the public. Co-presented by Marguerite Casey Foundation and Seattle Arts & Lectures.


  • Lucy Bernholz - Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, where she directs the Digital Civil Society Lab. She is the author of Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution.
  • Dr. Carmen Rojas - Dr. Carmen Rojas is the President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, and co-founder and former CEO of The Workers Lab. For more than 20 years, she has worked with foundations, financial institutions, and nonprofits to improve the lives of working people across the United States. Dr. Rojas holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2007.
  • Vu Le - Vu Le is the writer of Nonprofit AF