Students reflect on the value of art in communicating feelings and culture, while taking part in service to the community. They teach an art lesson to young children to encourage self-expression. They plan an environmental service project that puts crayons in the hands of young children. The students identify nonprofit organizations or schools that might need crayons, and they arrange collection of gently used crayons and delivery of repackaged crayons. This project is enhanced when it involves collaboration between classrooms from elementary to high school. 

Root of the Problem is a divergent thinking activity that broadens participants' thinking about the elements of a problem and where the experts are. It's also a great opportunity to use respectful language and generous listening as they work together in small groups, honoring...

The handouts below are evaluations that may be completed by parents and families, community partners, students, and teachers. These evaluations may be used in conjunction with any Learning to Give lesson, toolkit, or resource. The goal is to help you collect information about the...

Written by David B. Boodt

 

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The Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs – generally referred to as the “Filer Commission” after its chair John H. Filer - started in November 1973 and disbanded two years later (Anheier,...

Written by Angela White, Ph.D.

 

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The Tax Reform Act of 1969 (TRA69) was a significant federal tax overhaul for nonprofit organizations.  The parts of TRA69 that relate to nonprofits sprang from a desire to hold them accountable for...

Written by Manal Issa

 

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Sector failure refers to the “three-failure” theories: market failure, government failure and voluntary failure. It addresses the...

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