By Pat Danahey Janin I am passionate about the intersection of philanthropy and oceans. When it comes to the ocean environment, philanthropic responses outside of spectacular activism (Sea Shepherd, Greenpeace) are virtually unknown. Ocean research, deep sea mapping, citizen involvement in science, ocean clean-ups, and ocean literacy education are just some of the many activities… Read more »
To help us kick off the year, we’re highlighting one of the newest faculty members, Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, the Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations and professor of philanthropic studies. Name: Laurie Paarlberg, Ph.D. Educational experience: B.S. Agricultural Economics, Minor in Community Development, Purdue University; Ph.D. Public Affairs with concentrations in Public Policy and… Read more »
By Patricia Snell Herzog, Ph.D., and Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D. The other day, I was talking with a colleague who studies gratitude, Patrick Dwyer. In the midst of chatting at an event we were attending, we got to talking about the art of thank you cards.
Happy last day of 2018! We’re counting down our 10 most popular blog posts from 2018. Enjoy! A thesis + a change in mind = whole new fundraising insights Maarten Bout, M.A.’18, talks about his master’s thesis research, discussing empathy in fundraising contact reports. With the guidance of Sara Konrath, Ph.D., associate professor of… Read more »
Do you want to learn more about philanthropy this holiday season? Professor emeritus Leslie Lenkowsky, Ph.D., discusses the five best philanthropy-related novels. This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. The Blithedale Romance By Nathaniel Hawthorne (1852) The first half of the 19th century saw a variety of American experiments in utopianism—philanthropic efforts meant… Read more »