Creating a Passion for Philanthropy

Grades: 
11, 12
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To identify the intersection between students’ passions, community needs and the effectiveness of organizations selected. 

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Duration 
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Objectives 

Students will:

  • Reflect and think about their passions for the causes and issues of a civil society
  • Learn that giving should be based on their individual passion
  • Learn about giving to what the community needs
  • Learn that organizational effectiveness is one consideration in making giving decisions
Materials 

A guest speaker who is a representative of a local community agency. Brochures or handouts with descriptions of services provided to the community by the speaker’s agency.

Instructions

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  1. A representative of a local community agency that relies upon philanthropic gifts will describe the means of matching a student’s interest in giving to a particular nonprofit.

  2.  The representative will also discuss the effectiveness of the nonprofit. 

Assessment 

At the end of the course, students will decide to which organization they will donate money.