I Can’t Wait to Give Away A Lot
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
Our world faces multiple dangers and opportunities. We have no time to waste. I aim to have as much impact as possible, now, not years from now. And I hope to inspire others.
To complement my advocacy and activism, I’ve now decided to fast-track my financial and estate planning and philanthropy.
I’m taking my cue — in a small way — from MacKenzie Scott. (The graphic analyzes her 2020 wave of donations.) And from the Climate Emergency Fund: Only Emergency Mobilization Can Protect Humanity Now.
I want to respond financially, at the scope, scale, and speed our overlapping crises call for. Taking into account other spending plans and how much we need until we die, my wife and I have resolved to give away $1M — a lot for us — this year.
I’m having promising personal conversations with entrepreneurs who are wealthier than I am. If you have over $10M in assets, could you envision yourself giving $1M in the next year to respond to our emergencies on democracy, climate, species extinction, injustice, racism, and inequality? I invite you to explore that in talks with those you trust, and with me. And, however much you can give, might you join me in advancing this idea?
Finally, we're hiring a campaign manager with a climate justice and strong organizing/fundraising background, from Sunrise or other groups.
our experiences with Active Allies
Collaborating with the bright thinkers, creatives, and techies on my SpaceshipOne team has been a very fun and rewarding experience, that continues to this day. It’s also been immensely gratifying to be part of an organization that’s so aligned with the goals of climate restoration. I’m brimming with gratitude for the whole experience!
350 Bay Area and Active Allies provide an accessible entry point into the youth climate movement. We can shift passive allies into active allyship; develop pathways for greater involvement in climate solutions among climate advocates; and remind young people that their wisdom is always in the room.
our hopes for the future
I hope, as people are organizing, voting, and striking, that we understand the intersections in today’s crisis and how they disproportionately hurt some more than others. I hope that as we did at the beginning of the pandemic, we can all come together across different cities and countries to move towards a society that works for everyone.
I’m not just hoping to solve the climate crisis or the coronavirus crisis or the racial justice crisis. I’m hoping to solve the fundamental failures of our society that enable these crises. We need leaders like Active Allies to join with us to work together building the just and equitable world that we want to grow up in.
Build a coalition for an ambitious national Grow Better campaign in 2021 focused on jobs, economic justice, healthy food, and community resilience.
help build the Active Allies program
our team network
help advance team with logistics, outreach, partnerships,
communications, and more.
make particular projects effective and successful by offering their expertise to the projects and their Managers.
make projects financially possible, allowing Project Managers to start or continue their essential work, with a basic income that sustains them.
work on exciting and diverse climate projects with a team of Active Allies.
our partners and supporters
APRIL 2022 UPDATE:
We're partnering with leading youth mobilizing organizations to launch and fund a promising intergenerational campaign focused on protecting voting rights ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Learn more about the 2022 Senate Voting Rights Legacy Campaign.
Let us know if you'd like more information on this exciting, not-yet-public opportunity to save our democracy!