Experiential learning with The Patterson Foundation
The Future of Work in the Philanthropic Sector is a “study away” course for undergraduate and graduate students created in collaboration with The Patterson Foundation. Participants learn how sustainable organizations are built, how to develop innovative partnerships, and what competencies and qualities future leaders will need. You will also experience firsthand how an innovative foundation brings about positive change.
Led by IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty, this course meets weekly on the IU campus and culminates with a spring break Study Away experience in Sarasota, FL. This intensive week-long session is led by The Patterson Foundation staff and consultants, and connects students with local nonprofits to gain and apply knowledge to course topics through practical experience. The experiential nature of the course offers a unique opportunity to live philanthropic work in real environments.