Professional Development

As you empower youth to take voluntary action for the common good, it's best when you're up-to-date on the practice, history, and teaching of philanthropy and community engagement.

Enhance your understanding with our Mini-Courses and White Papers.

Types of Mini-Courses

  • Understanding Philanthropy (history, framework of democracy, nonprofit careers)
  • Service-Learning Practice and Projects (service-learning, reflection, raising philanthropic kids, project ideas)
  • Using Website Resources (getting started and using different resources and lessons on the site)

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White Papers

White Papers provide teachers and middle and high school students, as well as nonprofit professionals, abbreviated snapshots of significant concepts, people, and organizations related to philanthropy.

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The Mini-Courses provide online training in philanthropy education and service-learning. In your own time and at your desktop, learn methods of thoughtful service-learning, as well as the history, practice, and benefits of philanthropy, for educators, nonprofit professionals, parents, and volunteers.