"How We Give Now:" A Special Conversation with Dr. Lucy Bernholz

Monday, December 13, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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Join CCP for a special program with Judy McBride, Director of Grants and Partnership Investments at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS; Senior Research Scholar, Stanford PACS and author of the new book, “How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the Rest of Us

In this engaging program, Dr. Bernholz will share insights about the future direction of philanthropy, what funders should be thinking about now, and key observations from over 40 listening sessions with people from all walks of life engaged in giving back to their communities in ways that extend beyond our traditional views of philanthropy.

Join us for this engaging and insightful conversation!


f you'd like to purchase the book, it can be found locally at black-owned book shops in CT as well as online. 

Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University

Lucy Bernholz is a philanthropy wonk. She seeks to understand and inform thriving civil societies in an age of digital dependencies. Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute, and the New America Foundation.

Bernholz is the author of numerous articles and books about philanthropy, policy, and technology, including How We Give Now: Philanthropy by the Rest of Us, (2021, MIT Press); co-editor of Digital Technology and Democratic Theory, (2021, University of Chicago Press); and co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies, (2016, University of Chicago Press). She has produced the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society since 2010 and still writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her award-winning blog, philanthropy2173.com. This work led The Huffington Post to hail her as a “game changer.”  She is a frequent conference speaker and an oft-quoted media source for NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economic Times of India.

She has a B.A. from Yale University, where she played field hockey and captained the lacrosse team, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Judy McBride

Director of Grants and Partnership Investments, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Judy is director of grants and partnership investments at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for Hartford and the 28 surrounding towns. Since 2006, she has supported the review of grant requests from nonprofit organizations on a range of topics, including criminal and juvenile justice, workforce development, and youth programs.

Before coming to the Foundation, Judy served as senior policy associate at Family Justice, a nonprofit based in New York City, working with nonprofit organizations and federal and local government to enhance their approaches for engaging families. Her nonprofit experience also includes working at YouthBuild USA as vice president of program investments and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as deputy director for administration.

Judy’s government service includes serving as senior advisor to the assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, as well as at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department as an assistant for governmental relations and the District of Columbia City Council as a legislative assistant. Her experience also includes directing the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Standards Project, its Gun Violence Project, as well as a national project working with state courts to implement the ABA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Judicial Performance.

Judy holds a MA in developmental psychology from George Washington University, a JD from Georgetown Law Center, and BA in English and Psychology from Wellesley College.

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