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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Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
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 acquaint students with the vocabulary and basic tools of accounting principles necessary for all nonprofits.
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
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.
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
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.
Students learn the purpose and roles of leadership. They examine other leaders and determine which traits they value for their foundation. They use a decision-making model to select leaders. ...
Timelines show progression of events and may be used for planning, to learn from history, or to document events in a life. Students examine different timelines and create a timeline to plan the life of their student-run foundation.
Unit: Building a Community Garden Santuary
When the site is selected, they make a final plan for what plants to put into the garden based on soil, location, and availability. They make a plan to seek donations of plants or funds for their garden....