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How Tech Has Changed Philanthropy

January 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $15

APM Marketplace, KQED Public Radio, and The San Francisco Foundation present:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00PM
Nourse Theatre (275 Hayes at Franklin) – San Francisco

Join Marketplace Morning Report Host David Brancaccio and KQED Public Radio Host Scott Shafer for a special event at the Nourse Theater.

We’re in a golden age of philanthropy. The first was built on the fortunes of industrialists; the second on the fortunes of venture capitalists, entertainers, and tech entrepreneurs. How are techies changing philanthropy? They want results. They want to challenge and encourage others to give. They use social media to connect real world problems to solutions. They believe in spreading access to digital innovation, to promote open sourcing and eliminate barriers to technology.  David and Scott will host a spirited, engaging and provocative conversation with our panelists. What are their motivations for giving? What are the problems they think need philanthropic attention? How do they use cutting-edge technology to solve those problems, and how technology is changing or revolutionizing philanthropy?

Guests include:

Adnan Mahmud is Jolkona Co-Founder, LiveStories Founder & CEO.  He’s passionate about using technology to tackle the biggest social challenges. He co-founded Jolkona 5 years ago to inspire more philanthropy and continues to lead its strategic initiatives.

Nadia Mahmud is the co-founder and CEO of Jolkona, a non-profit organization aimed at inspiring a new generation of philanthropists by amplifying and accelerating their impact.

Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of the open-source blogging platform, WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the web, and the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist and craigconnects.  The mission of craigconnects in the short term is to promote and enhance the use of technology and social media to benefit philanthropy and public service.

Jocelyn Wyatt is executive director and co-lead of IDEO.org, the nonprofit organization started by IDEO to address poverty-related challenges through design and encourage the use of the human-centered approach to innovation in the social sector.