Among the most exciting moments in this process of Redemption is watching the pieces come together. Anyone can do this. (You don't have to be a prophet!) Just by being an observer of the human scene,...current events, talk radio, internet news and daily experiences,--all this can be eye-opening about how the Rebbe's prophecy is being fulfilled.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Launches Trendy Book on Philanthropy

  1. Laura Arrillaga-Andressen
    "Transform your Giving And our World. How do you define "giving"? Philanthropy means giving anything—time, money, experience, skills, or networks—in any amount to create a better world." This is a sales pitch for  a new book by Laura 
    Arrillaga-Andreessen, Giving 2.0. What started with a campaign from Warren Buffet and  Bill Gates to other billionaires is now becoming a hot new trend... giving your money away, (and in this latest book, also your time and skills). Here is the blurb from the author's publisher, and below is her own passionate sales video for her book.

    From the Publisher
    Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource for anyone navigating the seemingly infinite ways one can give. The future of philanthropy is far more than just writing a check, and Giving 2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level can harness the power of technology, collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship to take their giving to the next level and beyond.
    Major gifts may dominate headlines, but the majority of giving still comes from individual households—ordinary people with extraordinary generosity. Even in 2009, at a time of deep recession, individual giving averaged almost $2,000 per household and drove 82% of the $300 billion donated that same year. Based on her vast experience as a philanthropist, academic, volunteer, and social innovator, Arrillaga-Andreessen shares the most effective techniques she herself pilots and studies and a vast portfolio of lessons learned during her lifetime of giving. Featuring dozens of stories on innovative and powerful methods of how individuals give time, money, and expertise—whether volunteering and fundraising, leveraging technology and social media, starting a giving circle, fund, foundation, or advocacy group, or aspiring to create greater social impact—Giving 2.0 shows readers how they can renew, improve, and expand their giving and reach their fullest potential.

    How many hundreds of thousands (millions?) did the Rebbe give away?
    In 1987, the Rebbe MhM began giving dollars away on Sunday to those who came for a blessing. Soon thousands lined up to receive these dollars, which the Rebbe asked be donated to charity. The "Sunday dollars line" became a phenomenon and many miracles happened through these dollars. It was at "Sunday dollars" that CNN taped the Rebbe saying, "Moshiach is ready to come now. It is only on our part to add something additional in the realm of goodness and kindness."


  1. Love it - real change!

  2. This is one powerful woman. Amazing. She is doing what I heard recently in a shiur, given to a very large group of ladies that meet every Monday for amazing learning, by a Rabbi Dovid Kaplan (pictured on Hamodia A16, Nov 17 issue), who said that instead of saying "someone should do this and this" or "why doesn't someone this or that" or "isn't there someone responsible for this and that" *** instead, do it yourself. You be the one to do it!

    "Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen couldn't find the right organization, so she created one!" And out of that comes this book.

    And she's so beautiful and svelt! This is the way modern women like to look. It's also the 'look' here in Israel (not the frum). The new universal (non-Jewish and :-( Jewish-Israeli) woman.