Have you been looking for a book club that’s reading the hot new book about philanthropy, Just Giving, by Stanford professor Rob Reich? Want to discuss the book with other readers in the nonprofit/fundraising world? Then join us!
The HBG Book Club will be reading Just Giving over the course of five weeks – one week per chapter – and we’re starting in just a couple of weeks.
Membership in the club is free. All that’s required is that you read the chapter(s), show up to the meetings, and share your thoughts.
Here’s the discussion schedule for Just Giving:
- February 27 – Introduction and Chapter 1: Philanthropy as an Artifact of the State: Institutional Forms of Philanthropy
- March 6 – Chapter 2: Philanthropy and Its Uneasy Relation to Equality
- March 13 – Chapter 3: A Political Theory of Philanthropy
- March 20 – Chapter 4: Repugnant to the Whole Idea of a Democratic Society? On the Role of Foundations
- March 27 – Chapter 5: Philanthropy in Time: Future Generations and Intergenerational Justice
To join the meetings you’ll need a computer and/or a phone. We meet in a Zoom virtual video conference room Brady Bunch-style (or you can just be on the phone if you’re feeling shy or don’t have a webcam).
We meet on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 12:45 ET, and we have an open chat-message room we use in between meetings to share articles, comments, and related items throughout the week to keep the conversation going.
The HBG Book Club is limited to 25 to keep the conversation manageable and lively, so if you’re interested, don’t delay in signing up.
Sorry, the book club is now full! If you’re reading (or have read) the book, please join us in the online discussion on Twitter and LinkedIn using the hashtag #HBGBookClub.