Friday, March 24, 2017

The Life You Can Save

Hello All!
Although we had time off this past week to enjoy our Spring Break, we still worked to increase our knowledge on effective philanthropy by reading the book, The Life You Can Save, by Peter Singer. The main argument challenges readers to invest more of their income as well as their time to support reputable nonprofit organizations. This influential book made us think about how we give our time, talents, and treasure to worthy causes. We discussed in depth how we may change our philanthropic practices in order to be more informed and more committed donors in the future! We encourage you to check out this book and let us know how you feel!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet the Class Monday! #2

We are continuing our #MeettheClassMondays and would like to wish you a Happy First Day of Spring!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meet the Class Monday! #1

We are very excited to start a new set of blog posts dedicated to introducing the students in our Strategic Philanthropy class! Here is our first Meet the Class Monday!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Meet Team #4!

Happy Friday!
Today we will introduce our last an final group, "The Event Leaders"
This group is responsible for holding a public event at the semester's end to present our check to the organization we chose to give our grant money to. This group was in charge of developing an invitation list and sending out a "save the date" announcement, which is already open to the public. Members of this group are also responsible for making all arrangements for the event(handouts, speakers, food, etc), promoting it to various audiences, presenting the check, and speaking at the event about how the class has impacted them. We hope to see you at the event, May 3rd at 4:30pm!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Meet Team #3!


Hello there! Today we introduce the third active group in our class, “The Catalysts”!
They will work to encourage classmates, social media followers, and community members to advocate for our cause! The Catalysts will develop opportunities for people to do something to address the cause in the future. They will communicate our class’ efforts throughout the UW-Green Bay campus, as well as write a press release and provide information on various social media platforms in order to engage the Greater Green Bay community. We are all called to take action to “do something” when a worthy cause is presented. Being engaged with the mission of our Strategic Philanthropy course is your chance to help as much as it is ours! Do not hesitate to contact us with more ideas to be innovative advocates of our class mission!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Group #2- The Nonprofit Liaisons

We are very excited to introduce you to group #2, the nonprofit liaisons!
The main goal of the nonprofit liaisons is to write up, edit and publicize the RFP (Request For Proposal). Once the RFP is created and presented to the class, the group will publish a press release. The press release will go out to our community lists and organizations that we think target issue that we want to invest in. We hope to get a decent amount of proposals back to choose from! The nonprofit liaisons are then in charge of facilitating site visits and informing the other classmates about the details of these visits. One of their most important jobs is communicating back and forth with the organizations that are participating. Once the class decides on the winning program, they get the exciting job of notifying the winners! The winners will be invited to our end of the semester event and will be presented the check for $10,000. How exciting!

Learning By Giving Foundation

To find out more about the grant we have the opportunity to utilize, check out the Learning By Giving Foundation website here: https://www.learningbygivingfoundation.org/