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Going Global with Your Philanthropy

  • Worldreader Headquarters Worldreader Headquarters 1211 Folsom Street, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 United States (map)

The world needs your help, but less than 5% of US donations go towards international causes. As this year’s giving season approaches, how will you navigate where, when and how to donate your money? If you choose to support global causes, how can you ensure the results of your contributions? Does global philanthropy just mean giving dollars, or are there other truly meaningful ways to get involved?

Join us for a panel discussion on making the most of your global philanthropy. Mix and mingle with like-minded individuals, philanthropists, and non-profit partners. Bring your friends and family to enjoy food and wine as we celebrate National Literacy Month in Worldreader’s brand new office space!

Our panel:


Mizgon Zahir Darby is a fundraising expert and freelance journalist published in the NY Times and SF Chronicle. Mizgon published the first Afghan-American magazine in the US and founded the non-profit organization LitLab.


David Risher, CEO & Co-Founder, Worldreader

Learn how a former Amazon executive founded the world’s premiere digital reading organization and what he learned about the non-profit sector in the process.

Charles Brighton, Co-Founder , Brighton Jones

Hear how a financial advising firm started providing support “beyond writing checks” to transform boot-strapped passion projects into fully-fledged NGOs.

Clint Christensen, Lead Advisor, Brighton Jones

Discover how what could have been “just another donor-advised fund” developed into a program that allows their clients to travel overseas and see their philanthropy in action.

Friends and family are welcome, RSVP on Eventbrite today!

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