By Kelly R. Young Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D., went to college to study math before becoming hooked on studying human nature through the scientific method, going on to earn his doctorate in social psychology at the University of Minnesota. In 2017, he joined the faculty at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as an… Read more »
In the final post of a five-part series this week about trends and research in philanthropy, Dr. Patrick Dwyer shares his research about gratitude and implications for nonprofits. “Thank you.” Two simple words that can convey a lot of meaning. For nonprofit practitioners, it’s essential to thank many people. Thank your donors (institutional and individual),… Read more »
By Rafia Khader and Abby Rolland In July, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy staff members and student workers participated in a civic reflection workshop led by Dr. Elizabeth Lynn, founding director of the Center for Civic Reflection and special projects consultant for Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. What is civic reflection? Ph.D. student Christina… Read more »
By Jenna Olson Popp I came into the fundraising profession right out of college, moving into a full-time position at The Lutheran Center, a campus ministry I called my church home throughout college. Though I could speak about the ministry from a very personal perspective, I still looked for quality effective fundraising education. We are… 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.