Enroll in class # 33187 for Fall 2018; instructors: Laurie Burns McRobbie & Sarah Nathan. Counts as an elective course for both the Political And Civic Engagement cerificate and the PACE minor in Leaders & Leadership.
How do individuals and non-governmental organizations work toward improving the public good? Who gets to define what is the public good? And what does philanthropy mean, anyway? Broadly defined but inherently contested, philanthropy encapsulates the actions of both individuals and non governmental organizations to improve society. Although philanthropy is an ancient tradition, today’s citizens, philanthropists, and nonprofit organizations are finding new and innovative ways to improve the human condition while seeking solutions to complex social problems. Students will engage in an ongoing dialogue about the societal phenomenon of giving, volunteering, and advocacy through discussion of current philanthropic events, interactive classroom activities, and collaborative learning experiences incorporating a variety of cultural perspectives.
This course will benefit students interested in cause or organizational fundraising, advocacy, policy development, social entrepreneurship, civil society and civic health, and a range of other public and leadership activities.