Film and Video Guides

Videos Teach Skills of Philanthropy 

Our Learning to Give YouTube channel includes inspirational youth projects and demonstrations, words from our philanthropic community, and informative and fun clips that support learning and action. Our whiteboard-style videos are popular and a great way to introduce topics of philanthropy and action for the good of all.

Film and Video Activity Guides

Learning to Give These brief and engaging video guides are great for the classroom, youth club, or grantmaking meeting to build understanding of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Each guide includes a 2-15 minute video clip, discussion questions, and a follow-up activity. Thanks to Dr. Salvatore Alaimo at GVSU for donating the clips from his feature length film, "What Is Philanthropy?"

Videos Teach Skills of Philanthropy

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Philanthropy and Service-Learning: Why do they matter?

Videos Teach Skills of Philanthropy

These 3-minute videos may be used for any age audience to inspire and inform about our power to take action. Four Whiteboard style videos define philanthropy, give examples of advocacy, teach us to connect our interests to community needs, and outline the process of service-learning. Other videos share practice of living a philanthropic life with our time, talent, and treasure.

Video Discussion Guides

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Video Discussion Guides

These brief and engaging videos are great for the classroom, youth club, or grantmaking meeting to build understanding of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Each guide includes a 2-15 minute video clip, discussion questions, and a follow-up activity. Thanks to Dr. Salvatore Alaimo at GVSU for donating the clips from his feature length film, "What Is Philanthropy?"

We are a global community of diverse stories - past, present, and future. Valuing our communities and sharing our unique stories contribute to a more inclusive world. The following two resources were written by practicing teachers across the country to guide empathy, decision making, community building, and social justice. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) guides include suggested activities and videos to help young people reflect on their personal role in community. Social Justice activities and lesson plans by grade level culminate in a StoryCorps-style project.

Teacher-created philanthropy education lessons magnify the impact of any academic content with themes of generosity, community, and civic and social responsibility. Perfect base for PBL, service-learning, and student-centered instruction. Lessons align to state standards, including Common Core State Standards, and some international standards.