Philanthropy Course

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Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change (HBEH 611-spring) is a three-credit hour service-learning course offered through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars program and The Learning by Giving Program. Through this course, students learn about and experience the process of awarding grants to local agencies. Applications are being accepted from students interested in taking Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change in spring 2015. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m.

This course is a unique opportunity through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program for students to learn about and experience the process of awarding grants to local agencies. Throughout the course, students function as a committee and are responsible for researching the needs of North Carolina, designing grant award criteria, drafting and distributing a request for proposals, reviewing submissions, and awarding $10,000 to select community organizations. In addition to meeting weekly and participating in the grant making process, students learn about the nonprofit sector and the philosophy and practice of philanthropy through readings, class exercises and guest speakers. This course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Submitted applications will be reviewed by a student committee, and applicants will be notified the week of Nov. 3 of their status. Preference is given to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. The course is designated to fulfill the EE (Experiential Education) requirement as well as the BPSS service-learning component.

For questions, contact the course instructor, Lynn Blanchard, at blanchard@unc.edu.