EDUCATION RESOURCES

The Gift of Scholarship Can Leave a Lasting Impact

The Gift of Scholarship Can Leave a Lasting Impact

Special to the Philanthropy Journal by Chris Calmer, UMB Bank The season of giving is upon us and as you start to think of how you can be charitable this year, consider the gift of scholarship. It’s a different way of giving back and can leave a legacy for years to...

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Aspiring to Be Our Better Selves

Aspiring to Be Our Better Selves

By Sandy Cyr A strategic plan is an important tool for any nonprofit organization. Equipped with a plan, organizations can chart their course. There is often a great deal of dialogue around the planning process itself, and rhetoric about keeping the plan a living...

Performance Culture is Profitable for Nonprofits

Performance Culture is Profitable for Nonprofits

Special to the Philanthropy Journal By Jeremy Singer Successful businesses thrive on a performance culture. Everyone from the board chair to the newest hire understands how the company defines success and how their work contributes to it. An emphasis on measurable...

Providing Financial Literacy Education

Providing Financial Literacy Education

Special to the Philanthropy Journal By Chuck Jones In 2014, a long overdue alarm bell went off in the Charlotte community. That year, a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranked our city last among the country’s 50 largest metro areas for...

The Symbiotic Donor Relationship

The Symbiotic Donor Relationship

Long-term relationships with donors cannot be a one-way street. Each party must feel like they are benefiting if it is to be successful. For over 50 years, Husson University and Bangor Savings Bank have been assisting in each other’s growth and the economic growth of their community.

Digital Storytelling: Elevating Youth as Agents of Change

Digital Storytelling: Elevating Youth as Agents of Change

Through the use of local technology and media arts, Footage Foundation supports young people so that their experiences are communicated, their voices are amplified, and their solutions are acted upon to inspire sustainable transformation.

Supporting Members’ Quality Improvement Efforts

Supporting Members’ Quality Improvement Efforts

Central to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships’ work is making sure provides proper support for its members of secondary educators. The organization does so through continual adaptation while promoting quality practices among its members and its own work.

Using New Media to Educate on Traditional Practices

Using New Media to Educate on Traditional Practices

BimBam, sometimes referred to as the “Schoolhouse Rock for Jews,” has embraced new media to reach its target audience. Learn about how the organization finds inventive ways to educate on traditional Judaic practices.

Leveraging One’s Platform for Good

Leveraging One’s Platform for Good

A good leader allows others to take ownership over the things around them. Just as he does on the field, Rashad Jennings integrates this belief into the work of the Rashad Jennings Foundation, with programs focus on literacy, mentorship, health and fitness for elementary through high school students.

5 Lessons in Values Based Innovation

5 Lessons in Values Based Innovation

Despite challenges facing many higher education institutions, Green Mountain College has demonstrated the ability to innovate and strengthen its reputation and financial footings. Here are some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

An Integrated Approach to Social Change

An Integrated Approach to Social Change

The Omega Institute was born out of the belief that if you if you work on yourself, if you become a kinder, more compassionate person, the world will become a better place. Now in its 40th year, almost 1 million people have participated in Omega’s workshops, conferences and retreats that are designed to inspire personal and social change.

Showing Up: A Community Who Cares

Showing Up: A Community Who Cares

While Read and Feed provides meals and tutoring to Kindergarten and elementary school children, it is so much more than a literacy program.

LEADing the Way for a New Model of Sustainability

LEADing the Way for a New Model of Sustainability

By becoming leaner in its operations, more selective and engaged in its recruiting practices, more strategic in fundraising and development strategies, and more intentional in research and development, Shaw University’s renaissance has been nothing less than transformational.