Philanthropy 2.0

Philanthropy 2.0 

Social Media: a new way of giving

5:30-9pm  |  Prana Restaurant


Genesis Network, an international human rights development organization, to hold fundraiser to help build schools in Burma and Thailand.


Prana SF in the SOMA district will be hosting a benefit to help make Philanthropy 2.0 possible. The elegant evening  will include a speech by Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier,  live music by Stevan Pasero (, silent auction and fusion dining with a dynamic and caring crowd. Genesis Network is a social media platform that increases the efficiency of philanthropy by connecting givers with the needy. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise funds for site development and pilot projects that provide Thai and Burmese children with schooling.



Imagine if when we donated to a cause a regularly updated profile was available along with online communication with the aid recipient instead of a simple thank-you card. Imagine we could see where our money went and interact with those we helped.


Genesis Network is essentially Facebook between philanthropists and NGOs. Non-profits will be given profile pages, as will philanthropists. The philanthropists will have a massive database of NGO’s at their finger tips and be able to choose from a buffet of causes and organizations (soon to be rated by peers on the site) to donate to. Once a donation is made, representatives and beneficiaries from the project will be in communication with the donors like pen pals. This is a way to see where your money goes first hand. Philanthropists will be able to form communities and initiatives together. The aim is to connect investors, donors, organizations, volunteers, and community leaders, in hopes of building a decentralized, open source network . We are a democratically determined 501C who embrace the open-source philosophy. We want to give everyone the tools to organize and make an impact. The Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and was incorporated in 2008 in Providence, RI by founder Adam Swartzbaugh.  


Entry is  $35.  Donations are always welcome. RSVPs are requested by August 10th. For more information, call 415-533-7601 or visit

To Sponsor or donate to the silent auction (It can be anything!): email Nisha Maxwell at

Sponsors include: Prana Restaurant, the Temple Nightclub, Live Vibe Culture, Ideations Consulting.


Name Sales End Price Fee
Hor d'oeuvres and entertainment Ended $35 $0.99