StrategicPhilanthropy:Learning by Giving Dr. Kathy Kretman                Dr. Nora Silver                     Georgetown  ...
Agenda10:00   Introductions and review of agenda        Class impact10:20   Our Experience: Berkeley        Sample team pr...
Class Impact http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu/New/courses.html#economicsHandouts:    • Georgetown University Article: Lo...
Our Experience - Berkeley• Selecting Students   •   Student designed course – cross-disciplinary majors• Class Structure  ...
Student Team Presentation
Our Experience - Georgetown• Selecting Students• Class Structure• Learning Objectives   •   To examine the history, contex...
Defining Foundation Mission,Values and StrategiesSome values that are of particular importance to our foundation are:1.2.3...
Determining Grant AwardsCriteriaChoose your top 5 criteria for grant making:1.2.3.4.5.Handouts:    • 2011 Cal Strategic Ph...
Nonprofit Vetting• Interviews      • staff, volunteers, board members, partner organizations• Site visits      • see the w...
Decision-making/Voting• Decision-making process• Lessons learned• Student reflections
Adaptation to Your Context
Resources on teaching the course            Louise Sawyer            Executive Director            Learning by Giving Foun...
Learning by Giving presentation ISTR conference july 2012
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Philanthropy, and specifically, strategic philanthropy, is a topic finding its way into increasing numbers of disciplines in universities around the world. The purpose of this workshop is to inspire and prepare instructors worldwide to teach an experiential undergraduate class in strategic philanthropy, and to provide resources and a professional network to support their course development.

Presented at the July 2012 annual conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).

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Learning by Giving presentation ISTR conference july 2012

  1. 1. StrategicPhilanthropy:Learning by Giving Dr. Kathy Kretman Dr. Nora Silver Georgetown University
  2. 2. Agenda10:00 Introductions and review of agenda Class impact10:20 Our Experience: Berkeley Sample team presentation10:35 Our Experience: Georgetown10:50 Group Work: Defining foundation mission, values and strategies11:20 Group Work: Determining grant awards criteria11:40 Nonprofit vetting11:55 Decision-making/Voting12:10 Adaptation to your context
  3. 3. Class Impact http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu/New/courses.html#economicsHandouts: • Georgetown University Article: Local Nonprofits Benefit from Social Change Course
  4. 4. Our Experience - Berkeley• Selecting Students • Student designed course – cross-disciplinary majors• Class Structure • Combination of short lectures, guest speakers, group exercises, individual exercises and teamwork • Steps in process Individual values Identify nonprofits Select nonprofits Grantmaking criteria Assess nonprofits Award grants Focus areas Recommend nonprofit Theory of change Present nonprofit• Learning Objectives • Learn about the field of philanthropy including tenets and models of effective philanthropy • Learn how to identify and assess local need and local community based organizations • Make a charitable contribution of $10,000 as a giving group and project its effectiveness• Handouts • Syllabus with assignments and additional readings
  5. 5. Student Team Presentation
  6. 6. Our Experience - Georgetown• Selecting Students• Class Structure• Learning Objectives • To examine the history, context and future of philanthropy and the relationship with the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors. • To explore the role of foundations and nonprofit organizations in creating social change. • To increase awareness of the Washington, D.C. community; its social and economic conditions; and the response of foundations and nonprofits to the needs of the most vulnerable populations. • To provide students with a “hands on” experience in grant writing and grant making that will further their understanding of strategic giving for social impact.• Handouts • Sample class agenda, assignments, readings, request for proposals
  7. 7. Defining Foundation Mission,Values and StrategiesSome values that are of particular importance to our foundation are:1.2.3.Based on our values, our mission statement is as follows (this is WHAT wewant to accomplish):Some strategies that we believe are effective in addressing social change as itrelates to our mission statement include (this is HOW we plan to accomplishit):1.2.3.Handouts: • Sample class foundation mission, values and strategies • Sample mission, values and strategies from existing foundations
  8. 8. Determining Grant AwardsCriteriaChoose your top 5 criteria for grant making:1.2.3.4.5.Handouts: • 2011 Cal Strategic Philanthropy Grant Criteria • Proposal Review Form for Philanthropy and Social Change 2012
  9. 9. Nonprofit Vetting• Interviews • staff, volunteers, board members, partner organizations• Site visits • see the work of the organization and talk with clients• Official organization documents • incorporation papers, websites, grants, strategic plans• Websites that identify and rate nonprofits • Global Giving • KIVA.org • The Foundation Center, Charity Navigator, Guidestar, Network for Good (USA)
  10. 10. Decision-making/Voting• Decision-making process• Lessons learned• Student reflections
  11. 11. Adaptation to Your Context
  12. 12. Resources on teaching the course Louise Sawyer Executive Director Learning by Giving Foundation http://www.learningbygivingfoundation.org Kathy Kretman, Ph.D., Director Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership Research Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute Old North Building 37th and O Streets, NW, Suite 414 Washington, DC 20057 Phone: +202-687-5499 kpk2@georgetown.edu Nora Silver, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor and Director Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 Phone: +510.642.1625 silver@haas.berkeley.edu Skype nora_silver http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu

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