To introduce students to examples of the major types of nonprofit organization: arts, education, environment, health, religion, and social services. Each site is representative of a nonprofit category and the visit is to give students an example of opportunities for giving....
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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 introduce students to organizations that focus on international and global problems, rather than local or national concerns.
Note: This specific lesson involves CARE, an international organization located in Atlanta where the Philanthropy 101 course was developed. We encourage...
To introduce students to the financial side of operating a nonprofit organization and to the financial reporting they are required to do for the IRS.
Students will create a simple personal budget, or spending plan, based on their projected monthly income and expenditures. They will share their budget and bank with their family. Students will also present the money the class collected to the charity of their choice (see Handou...
Unit: Money Smart Children
Students create a simple personal budget, or spending plan, based on their projected monthly income and expenditures. They will share their budget and bank with their family. Students will also present the money the class collected to the charity of their choice (see Handout...
Unit: Raising Resources
Students research what nonprofit organizations are in their regional community and study their purpose and what is in their annual reports. They clarify the differences between a nonprofit and for-profit organization.
Students learn about the different types of foundations and how they differ from other nonprofits. They collaborate to explore what needs their own foundation will address.
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay learners will describe responsibilities of American citizenship and determine the cost of freedom. They will determine whether philanthropic giving is a part of those costs.