Career and Leadership Preparedness (CLP)
January 9—Students “rang in the new year” by hearing from an amazing couple – Beth Kreitl and Kevin Espirito. Beth has a background in career development on college campuses, and Kevin was the senior manager of employee philanthropy at Microsoft where they raised millions! They left their jobs because they felt “called” to opportunities in Vietnam. They spoke to our students about how they started Swim for Life, Vietnam and Mindfulness Yoga for Empowerment.
Philanthropy Ambassadors Club (PAC) Activities
For the month of January, PAC had two events:
- Social event, Back to School Game Night
- Volunteer event, Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention’s (CHIP) Homelessness Count
Philanthropy Research Workshop
January 10—"Peer-to-peer Fundraising: Disrupting the Market?"
Sarah Smith, Professor of Economics and Head of Department, University of Bristol
January 17—"Giving Among Same-Sex Couples: The Role of Identity in Philanthropic Engagement"
Elizabeth Dale, Ph.D. '16, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, Seattle University
January 24—“Perceived and Actual Financial Standing of Nonprofit Organizations: The Influence of Discrepancy on Organizational Stability”
Jamie Levine Daniel, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI
Mirae Kim, Assistant Professor, Director of Nonprofit Organization Research Panel, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri
January 2017 marks the launch of our alumni e-newsletter, Alumni Connection, a source for and about the unique alumni community of the world’s first school of philanthropy. Distributed monthly, Alumni Connection will highlight the work of our graduates as they lead, create, and advocate for a better world.
If you have any philanthropy-related job openings in your organization or community that we can feature in this e-newsletter, please email Andy Baker, associate director of annual giving and alumni relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Staff/Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
Patrick Rooney’s January engagements:
- Launched his online P530 Economics and Philanthropy online course (January – May, 2017)
- January 12—Presented at The Fund Raising School’s Leadership Roundtable in Miami, Florida
- January 15–18—Presented at King Fahd University of Minerals and Resources in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
January 26—Sara Konrath, assistant professor of philanthropic studies, presented at the National Council of Foundation Executives in Toronto. This is a group of CEOs/presidents of top university and hospital foundations across Canada.
January 27—Tyrone Freeman, assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of undergraduate programs, presented “Supporting Integration of Learning, Identity Development, and Assessment: ePortfolios in Capstone Seminars” at the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) 103rd annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.
He presented the innovative work being done in the philanthropic studies capstone course and represented the school in important national discussions about high impact practices for undergraduate learning, assessment of undergraduate learning, and ePortfolios as an effective pedagogy. He spoke as part of a panel of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) faculty experts on ePortfolios with colleagues from the School of Science and the IUPUI Office of ePortfolio Initiatives.
Fundraisers in the 21st Century
By Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D. '13 and Eugene R. Tempel, Ed.D.
Some key takeaways from their study:
- More young people are working as fundraisers today, and more young people are choosing fundraising as a first career. The median age that someone starts her first fundraising job is 27.
- Fundraisers are achieving higher levels of formal education than they did 20+ years ago – most fundraisers have at least a bachelor’s degree. This may reflect the rise of nonprofit and philanthropy programs/courses now offered by higher education institutions.
- Fundraisers’ tenure is improving since the original study. The average years per fundraising job is four years for women and five years for men.
Sarah Nathan, adjunct faculty member, will be presenting this data – “Fundraisers in the 21st Century” – at the Understanding Fundraising Conference at the University of Kent (Canterbury, England) on February 13.
Using a subset of this data, Genevieve Shaker, assistant professor of philanthropic studies, will also be presenting at the conference – “From College Agents to Development Professionals: Today’s Higher Education Fundraisers.”
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