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NCG Annual Meeting: Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Thursday, February 9, 2012

NCG’s 2012 Annual Meeting #ReCodeGood will feature two keynote speakers:Lucy Bernholz and Rob Reich.

Meet Lucy Bernholz

A self-described “philanthropy wonk,” Lucy Bernholz is no stranger to the field of philanthropy. For ten years she’s been writing about philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her award winning blog,

In 2009 Huffington Post hailed Lucy as a “game changer” in the field of philanthropy, who is “harnessing the power of new media to reshape [the field] and change the world.”

In 2011 Lucy sold her company, Blueprint Research + Design, to Arabella Advisors, where she now serves as a Managing Director.

Lucy is a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a Fellow with the Hybrid Reality Institute and former Fellow of the New America Foundation.

Meet Rob Reich

Can there really be TWO successful men with the name Rob Reich, both in the Bay Area, both working in higher education, and both exploring politics and policy?


Rob Reich, an Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University. Rob is a faculty Co-Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Director of theProgram in Ethics in Society, both at Stanford University.

Rob is the recipient of several teaching awards, including Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest award for teaching.  He was selected to deliver the 2011 Class Day Lecture at the Stanford Commencement; he spoke about the emerging “new social economy” and the blurring of the boundaries between non-profit and for-profit sectors.