The Philanthropy Project


Hello everyone, I just added a new activity to the Ideas page. It’s called The Philanthropy Project. I haven’t actually done this activity so I can’t personally vouch for it, but it looks great. I think it’s worth checking out 🙂

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3 thoughts on “The Philanthropy Project

  1. Hi Steve,

    Thanks so much for mentioning The Philanthropy Project as a resource for CAS projects! I wanted to let you know about some exciting things we’re working on:

    –We’ve applied for 501(c)3 status. Having non-profit status means that all donations through our platform will be tax deductible, even those going to great ideas/causes that aren’t registered non-profits!
    –We’re working on implementing a mentoring program, to provide youth with customized feedback and support designed to make sure each campaign effectively connects with potential supporters and has the best chance of success.
    –We’re excited to announce that a curriculum guide for integrating a campaign on The Philanthropy Project into classrooms is coming August 1, 2015! The guide will be co-written by service-learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye (author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning and one of the key writers of the new CAS guide coming out August 2015) and Dr. Maureen Connolly (author of two books on Common Core State Standards and lecturer on “Meeting Common Core Standards through the Service Learning Lens”). The guide will follow the 5 stages of service learning (Investigation, Preparation & Planning, Action, Reflection and Demonstration/Celebration) and aligns with the Common Core State Standards, as well as the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile and CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) programme, so it will be suitable for all schools.
    –Finally, we’re working on partnerships with corporations and other like-minded organizations that will allow us to provide matching funds and other great prizes for participants in our 30 Day Philanthropy Challenge.

    I’d love to chat more about how we can help support you and other CAS Coordinators. You can reach me at brooke (at) philanthropyproject.com.

    Thanks so much again, and I look forward to connecting with you!

    Brooke

  2. Thank you for your CAS help! I’m freshly new to the job with very little training. Having access to your site at least gives me some sort of view as to what the two years might bring. Do you have a timeline for your 2year course? E.g when to do what. Hope that makes sense! …. All the way from New Zealand 🙂

    1. Hi there New Zealand Rebecca, I don’t have a timeline, I’m sorry. Have you asked on the OCC? I can almost guarantee you someone from there will be able to send you something. I’m going for training in September and I will have lots and lots to share afterwards, so keep an eye out for a flurry of posts from me in early October. Hey, if you find a timeline would you mind sharing it with me? I could post it here to CASCorner. Good luck to you 🙂

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