To introduce students to the grantmaking process (through a Harvard Business School case study) using all of the concepts learned in class this semester.
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Enable students to methodically assess their choice of philanthropic giving and decide where to make a $500 donation.
To acquaint students with the vocabulary and basic tools of accounting principles necessary for all nonprofits.
To explore many differing views on well-intended philanthropy with students. Review some of the dangers of philanthropy such as inappropriate intervention, inappropriate verbiage, and naiveté.
To emphasize the importance of fundraising for capital campaigns and annual appeals and to discuss the importance of personally supporting organizations which are important to individuals and their family. Convey the message that the students are all recipients of someone else’s...
To create multi-media iBooks with PSAs (public service announcements) that explore and raise awareness about (local or global) issues (such as homelessness, water pollution, education, or hunger) that can be addressed by philanthropy.
An annual speaker introduces students to those in the greater community who are recognized for their philanthropic contributions to society.
To have students present checks and explain their assessment criteria for making a $500 donation to the organization of their choice.
Students explore the causes and impacts of hunger, and how hunger differs depending on location.