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.
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Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
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 help students understand that not all organizations spend their philanthropic dollars wisely and to teach them effective ways to assess the different approaches.
Unit: Investing In Others
Learners discuss the word homeless and how it is used in a sentence (as adjective and noun). After reading an article about homelessness by Anna Quindlen, they discuss a respectful way to use the language that describes a group of people who are vulnerable...
We define philanthropy and discuss the joy of giving, as well as various ways to give through nonprofits in the community. We learn how #GivingTuesday, an international initiative, focuses on generosity and the power of social media and combining efforts with others to make a big...
Unit: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (9-12)
Unit: Living In a Community
The children select a service project based on interests and abilities, and community needs. They plan and carry out the project. Some community projects may include fixing up a park, helping at the library, helping a neighbor, building bird houses for the nature center, and making banners...
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Stretching imagination and vocabulary, youth brainstorm words that demonstrate kindness and generosity. Being playful with their postures and shadows, youth work cooperatively with one or two others to act out their ideas and form alphabet letters.
The young people create a video by compiling recordings of the songs and acting they did as a group to communicate the meaning of acting for the common good. They share their video with a local hospital, retirement community, or preschool as entertainment.
Unit: Encouraging Community Engagement
Through a fable, learners discuss how generosity improves the quality of life in their communities.