Individual Research Projects: 501(c)(3)
Keywords & Concepts:
To help students assess the effectiveness of charitable organizations and decide on their own financial contributions.
PrintApproximately 3 hours over two days; a ten-minute presentation per student followed by class discussion.
- Learn how to evaluate effectiveness in nonprofits
- Learn about the variety of nonprofits that contribute to the wellbeing of the community
- Describe how difficult it is to run an effective nonprofit
- Learn to become poised in front of a group using public speaking skills and technology
Charity Navigator website [http://www.charitynavigator.org/]
GuideStar website [http://www.guidestar.org]
Teacher discusses how to evaluate nonprofit effectiveness and shows students how to use the Charity Navigator and GuideStar websites to research effectiveness.
Each student conducts research on a nonprofit organization and develops a ten-minute presentation utilizing PowerPoint and brochures from the nonprofit.
Students decide whether or not an organization should be supported based on their peer’s presentation.