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Development Of A Grant Writing Seminar And Workshop Using Explicit Creativity Models, Processes, And Tools, Kim G. Zanti May 2021

Development Of A Grant Writing Seminar And Workshop Using Explicit Creativity Models, Processes, And Tools, Kim G. Zanti

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project is the development of a grant writing seminar and workshop. I reference arts and culture organizations throughout, as this is my area of expertise. Yet much of the learning, and the organization of resources and information, is useful and transferable to small and mid-size health and human services, science, and other organizations. I will offer these sessions to adult and advanced high school learners. I develop the seminar and workshop using the the 4P’s Model of Creativity (Press, People, Process, Environment), Torrance Incubation Model (TIM), and key aspects of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process, enhanced by ...


Children Are Undiscovered Community Assets, Amy Neugebauer Feb 2021

Children Are Undiscovered Community Assets, Amy Neugebauer

eJournal of Public Affairs

No abstract provided.


Why Do People Donate? Motivation Of Major Donors In Higher Education, Karin Hsuan Chao-Bushoven Jan 2021

Why Do People Donate? Motivation Of Major Donors In Higher Education, Karin Hsuan Chao-Bushoven

HSU theses and projects

Higher education has relied on private philanthropy since the establishment of the first universities in the U.S. This reliance has increased over the decades as a result of rising costs and decreased government investment. As such, it has become more critical to better understand what factors motivate philanthropists to increase their support of higher education; including direct support for teaching and research and increasing financial support for those students otherwise not able to pursue secondary education. However, much of the existing data focuses only on point-of-philanthropic-act, and neglects to examine motivational factors of long-term donors that have progressively increased ...


An Exploratory Comparative Case Study Of Successful Fundraising Operations At Three Small, Private, Christian Universities, James Edgar Bender Jan 2021

An Exploratory Comparative Case Study Of Successful Fundraising Operations At Three Small, Private, Christian Universities, James Edgar Bender

All Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Literature suggests that the challenges currently facing higher education will continue, increasing the pressure on institutions to discover and cultivate new funding sources outside of the traditional avenues of tuition, room, board, and fees. Through an exploratory comparative case study research design, the characteristics of the fundraising operations of three small, private, faith-based institutions that have proven successful, as measured by their current U.S. News & World Report and Forbes financial ratings, were examined through individual interviews with six employees at each of these three institutions, including the president, vice president of development, senior development staff members and university trustees. The conceptual framework used for the study was relational management. Emerging themes reflect the characteristics common among successful fundraising operations; those themes include a focus on vision and mission, use of the university president, stewardship practices, storytelling and communication, use of systems, data, and metrics, and a focus on relationship building. These findings suggest ...


Essential Reading On Education Reform Dynamics. A Book Review Of Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, And Collective Resistance, William Wolff, D. Brent Edwards Jr. Oct 2020

Essential Reading On Education Reform Dynamics. A Book Review Of Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, And Collective Resistance, William Wolff, D. Brent Edwards Jr.

Democracy and Education

This review looks at what sets Philanthrophy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance (2019) apart from the rest of the available literature surrounding the politics involved in behind the scenes policy-making decisions. The book is broken down into easily digestible chapters that focus on a variety of topics from a quick primer on neoliberalism to the hidden hand of philanthropy and the way it shapes education. Of special note is the focus on praxis, with concrete examples on how the reader can fight to bring democracy to education whether they are a student, professor, teacher, or parent.


A Digital Ethnography Of Teach For America: Analysis Of Counternarrative From The Truth For America Podcast, Julian Vasquez Heilig, T. Jameson Brewer, Amber K. Kim, Miguel Sanchez Sep 2020

A Digital Ethnography Of Teach For America: Analysis Of Counternarrative From The Truth For America Podcast, Julian Vasquez Heilig, T. Jameson Brewer, Amber K. Kim, Miguel Sanchez

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Faculty Publications

To analyze the counternarrative in the public discourse surrounding Teach For America (TFA), this paper represents the first digital ethnography in education policy. We conduct a qualitative analysis of Truth For America, an education policy podcast. We found four overarching themes that arose from conversations with respondents: (1) problematic practice, preparation, and pedagogy; (2) concerns linked to critiquing TFA and the organization’s responses to that critique; (3) issues related to race and diversity; and (4) disconcerting funding practices and political power. We conclude by discussing the implications of how individual-level stakeholder experiences inform the public discourse about TFA.


Advancing Higher Education: Strategic Leadership For Chief Advancement Officers, Matthew Ohs Jul 2020

Advancing Higher Education: Strategic Leadership For Chief Advancement Officers, Matthew Ohs

Leadership Education Capstones

This research study focuses on the role of strategic leadership within effective advancement organizations. Given the fundraising responsibility of university advancement leaders, there is a need to research the leadership strategies which lead to successful fundraising. The purpose of this study is to determine effective leadership strategies for Chief Advancement Officers (CAOs) at four-year, public universities. Strategic Leadership Theory suggests connections between the university’s executive leadership and institutional success (Boal & Hooijberg, 2001; Finkelstein & Hambrick, 1996). The research study design is qualitative to explore the experiences of individuals regarding the connections between leadership strategies and fundraising performance in university foundation and advancement structures. Eight CAOs of similar universities volunteered to participate in this study. Individual interviews are used in this research study. Data collection consists of recorded interview transcripts and annual financial reports from each subject university. Findings include leadership strategies for fundraising departments, the role of CAO in institutional and departmental planning, effective fundraising strategies, and adaptations to the limits of strategic leadership. Conclusions and leadership implications include the following: 1) effective CAOs ensure organizational fundraising goals are met by communicating clear expectations and assessing both progress and performance; 2) effective CAOs use influence and authority to ensure that fundraising activities contribute to institutional success; 3) effective CAOs improve fundraising performance by increasing donor awareness of philanthropic ...


“Give Them A Firm Handshake, Look Them In The Eye, Try To Make A Connection”: Critical Graduate Perspectives On School Advancement Practices Of De Marillac Academy, Alicia M. Tapia May 2020

“Give Them A Firm Handshake, Look Them In The Eye, Try To Make A Connection”: Critical Graduate Perspectives On School Advancement Practices Of De Marillac Academy, Alicia M. Tapia

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation engages graduates of De Marillac Academy, a NativityMiguel school in San Francisco, in critical inquiry regarding school advancement practices. Graduates were asked how they participated in school advancement practices face-to-face with guests and donors, through media, on-campus and off-campus at their Annual Scholarship Benefit. Graduates engaged in photo and video elicitation interviews, in which photos and videos were used to spark commentary regarding their thoughts and experiences in advancement settings. As Catholic school educators, we are called to investigate the effects of a student’s formal and hidden curriculum in all aspects of their educational experience. This study ...


Millionaires, Millennials, And More, Betsy D. Diehl, Kathleen Regentin, Laura Runyan Dec 2019

Millionaires, Millennials, And More, Betsy D. Diehl, Kathleen Regentin, Laura Runyan

Friday Forum

Join colleagues from Development, Alumni and Parent Relations and from Foundation, Government, and Faculty Grants for a conversation on trends in higher education philanthropy, fundraising at Gettysburg College, grant-seeking, and more.


Exploring The Relationship Between Members Of Lifelong Learning Institutes And Host Institutions, Jon Charles Neidy Oct 2019

Exploring The Relationship Between Members Of Lifelong Learning Institutes And Host Institutions, Jon Charles Neidy

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between an individual’s involvement in Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) and his or her propensity for philanthropic giving to the institute or its hosting college or university. The dataset was acquired through a survey administered to eleven Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) in the United States. Data analysis was conducted on seven research questions which explored how the length, type, and frequency of participation, as well as the level satisfaction, commitment, and feelings of community may relate to an LLI participant’s inclination to donate. The findings of this study ...


Heroism And The Far Reaches Of Philanthropic Self- Actualization Of Personality, Rimma Ramilyevna Zamilova Jul 2019

Heroism And The Far Reaches Of Philanthropic Self- Actualization Of Personality, Rimma Ramilyevna Zamilova

Scientific Bulletin of Namangan State University

This article analyzes the scientific and theoretical concept of ethical and philosophical definitions of the categories “heroes” and “heroic”. The questions of the relationship between heroism and motives in heroic activity are considered, where the far reaches of philanthropy and heroic are not only an objective and prosocial content unselfish act in the interests of another, but also a form of self-actualization of an individual, of citizens.


Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation Apr 2019

Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation

Giving Matters

No abstract provided.


Bone Marrow Drive: Will Linfield Be The Match?, Ashley Filler Mar 2019

Bone Marrow Drive: Will Linfield Be The Match?, Ashley Filler

Student Engagement Posters

Ashley Filler discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to organizing a bone marrow registration drive.


Respect Existence Or Expect Resistance: Fundraising For Trans Law Center, Lara Martz, Sage Kramer-Urner Mar 2019

Respect Existence Or Expect Resistance: Fundraising For Trans Law Center, Lara Martz, Sage Kramer-Urner

Student Engagement Posters

Lara Martz and Sage Kramer-Urner discuss student engagement at Linfield College with regard to a fundraising campaign to benefit the Trans Law Center.


Why Women Give To Women: A Portrait Of Gender-Based Philanthropy, Amy C. G. Beck Jan 2019

Why Women Give To Women: A Portrait Of Gender-Based Philanthropy, Amy C. G. Beck

Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

WHY WOMEN GIVE TO WOMEN: A PORTRAIT OF GENDER-BASED PHILANTHROPY AT A PUBLIC COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA

By Amy Gray Beck, Ph.D.

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019

Chair: Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, School of Education, UNC Greensboro

The cost of public higher education is steadily increasing, with state and federal government cutting its support year after year. Students are having to pay more out of pocket for classes and tuition, and institutions ...


“It’S Like A Big Freaking Fake Circus”: An Exploration Of Intersectionality And Women’S Experiences In Higher Education Fundraising, Daniel Mathis Spadafore Jan 2019

“It’S Like A Big Freaking Fake Circus”: An Exploration Of Intersectionality And Women’S Experiences In Higher Education Fundraising, Daniel Mathis Spadafore

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Women in higher education fundraising navigate the broad forces of sexism and racism in society and their profession, a profession in which they are being paid less than their male counterparts and are under-represented in leadership roles, despite being the majority of fundraising professionals. This study provided a platform for women in higher education fundraising to tell their stories and to explain, in their own words, how they navigated a traditionally White patriarchal system of philanthropy, interacted with fundraising prospects and donors, and experienced the fundraising profession. The research questions included:

• What do women say are their lived experiences as ...


Fundraising Managers’ Perceptions Of Online Education’S Influence On Fundraising Practices And Giving, Peter J. Szucs Dec 2018

Fundraising Managers’ Perceptions Of Online Education’S Influence On Fundraising Practices And Giving, Peter J. Szucs

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

The influence of online education on higher education fundraising practices and giving patterns is not well understood. This qualitative case study explored how fundraising managers perceived the impact of online education on higher education fundraising. To explore this phenomenon, the researcher interviewed fundraising managers at private, nonprofit colleges and universities in the western United States, and reviewed publicly available documents on the participant schools fundraising and financial information. The interviews demonstrated that study participants were concerned about connecting with graduates of online programs, and perceived that online students may have less affinity for their alma mater than on-ground alumni. The ...


Otterbein Towers Winter 2018, Otterbein Towers Dec 2018

Otterbein Towers Winter 2018, Otterbein Towers

Towers Magazine

The Point is made. John L. Comerford, the 21st President of Otterbein University. Breathing New Life into the Campus Center. The STAND Campaign Impact Report. Giving Societies Honor Philanthropy.


Hale Family: The Next Generation Continues Their Support Of K-State Libraries, Marisa Larson Nov 2018

Hale Family: The Next Generation Continues Their Support Of K-State Libraries, Marisa Larson

Kansas State University Libraries

Nearly three decades ago, Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, helped transform the Kansas State University campus by giving the lead gift to build Hale Library. Now, the Hale family is investing in K-State again by contributing to the upcoming Hale Library first floor renovation.


Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation Oct 2018

Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation

Giving Matters

No abstract provided.


Philanthropy At Parkside Elementary School: The Kindness Project, Ron Morris Sep 2018

Philanthropy At Parkside Elementary School: The Kindness Project, Ron Morris

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Democratic citizenship reflected an underlying philosophy of interactions between competing values such as enculturation, invention, community, individuality, order, and freedom. Students who did not investigate the underlying values of their service learning participated in indoctrination programs an idea repugnant in democratic education. Teachers provided students with opportunities to think and question as they practiced the skills they used as a citizen in the community. Fourth grade students engaged in a service learning project reflected the experience of democratic citizenship. Students navigated these values in service learning project to learn to enrich the commonwealth of their classroom, school, and extended community ...


Financial Crisis In Catholic Education: An Evaluation Study Of Three Alternative Funding Models., Crystal Taylor Jun 2018

Financial Crisis In Catholic Education: An Evaluation Study Of Three Alternative Funding Models., Crystal Taylor

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to examine three different funding models for Catholic Education, and explore how the models meet the goals of Catholic Identity and education. In addition, the study looked to find the feasibility of these particular alternative funding methods to meet any deficiencies seen in school enrollment of at-risk students. The decline in Catholic school education opportunities, specifically within urban areas, is due in part to an exodus of parishioners relocating from urban to suburban areas. This trend affected the traditional Catholic educational funding model as Catholic schools primarily derive support from local parishes within those ...


Compassion With Action: A Glimpse Into Institutional Influences Cultivating Long-Term Philanthropic And Volunteer Morale Within Undergraduate Student Leaders, Novien Yarber May 2018

Compassion With Action: A Glimpse Into Institutional Influences Cultivating Long-Term Philanthropic And Volunteer Morale Within Undergraduate Student Leaders, Novien Yarber

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

This action research explores the extent of social responsibility—by means of philanthropic learning and volunteerism—that develops within the University of San Diego’s undergraduate student government leaders (Associated Students). The study further explores how the organization’s culture may influence service leadership development, and will identify opportunities within the advising methodology that may encourage students’ service to the larger community. The objective of this research is to: 1) observe whether involvement with undergraduate leadership positions (i.e. student government) can have a substantial impact on students’ conceptualization and commitment to their social responsibility to surrounding communities, 2) explore ...


Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation Apr 2018

Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation

Giving Matters

No abstract provided.


Bylaws Of The Friends Of Murray Library, Messiah College, Murray Library Jan 2018

Bylaws Of The Friends Of Murray Library, Messiah College, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library at Messiah College was formed in 1993 for the following purposes:

  • To stimulate interest in the collections and facilities of Murray Library.
  • To provide an opportunity for those interested in the library to participate in exhibits, programs, and volunteer activities.
  • To attract gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials for the library's enrichment.
  • To encourage and receive financial contributions for needs beyond the library budget, such as building special collections.

Document last revised October 2018


Rural Education Philanthropy: A Case Study Of Need And Opportunity, Carolyn Dwyer Jan 2018

Rural Education Philanthropy: A Case Study Of Need And Opportunity, Carolyn Dwyer

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

The role of philanthropy in K-12 public education has historically ebbed and flowed in relation to public expenditures. Early K-12 education philanthropy peaked during and after the Civil War when philanthropists supported education for emancipated slaves through initiatives like Freeman’s Bureau, Slater Fund and Rosenwald Schools until state and federal governments assumed responsibility (Bremner, 1988; Finkenbine, 2003; Fleishman, 2009; Mays, 2006; Stephenson, 2012). With sufficient public support, K-12 education philanthropy did not see its next major wave of investments until the 1990s, with significant increases occurring after 2000. From 2000-2010 the number of education related grants from major national ...


Loyal Friends: Insights From A Few Of The Libraries’ Two-Decade Donors, Kansas State University Libraries Jul 2017

Loyal Friends: Insights From A Few Of The Libraries’ Two-Decade Donors, Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries

In honor of Hale’s 20th anniversary, we’d like to recognize a few generous friends who have given every year for the last two decades—or more! We are deeply grateful for their unwavering, steadfast support. Meet some of our devoted donors: Jolene Hill, Verlyn Richards and Eugene Laughlin.


Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation Jul 2017

Giving Matters: Donors Making A Difference, Unlv Foundation

Giving Matters

No abstract provided.


For The Greater Good: A Decade Of K-12 Education Philanthropy In New Mexico, Amy Jane Ballard May 2017

For The Greater Good: A Decade Of K-12 Education Philanthropy In New Mexico, Amy Jane Ballard

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

In an increasingly complex landscape of education practitioners, goals and funding models, the need for a comprehensive understanding of the role of private foundations in public school philanthropy is more crucial now than ever. This dissertation examines the evolving role of foundations in supporting education in the United States, as a prelude to an in-depth examination of school-focused education philanthropy in New Mexico. New Mexico’s education reform environment and national education reform themes from 2000-2012 provide a structure to consider three questions: 1) Who have been the major donors to and recipients of school-focused philanthropy in New Mexico?; 2 ...


Examining Hybrid-Gift Philanthropy In Division I Intercollegiate Athletics: A Mixed Methods Study, John Thomas O'Sullivan Jan 2017

Examining Hybrid-Gift Philanthropy In Division I Intercollegiate Athletics: A Mixed Methods Study, John Thomas O'Sullivan

Dissertations

Over the past few decades, the money and attention associated with Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) has exploded. At the same time, however, many ICA departments claim to be at a financial crossroads with coaching salaries and operational costs soaring upwards. Not surprisingly, ICA departments are responding by focusing on increasing their fundraising in innovative ways. Perhaps the most interesting of these is in the area of hybrid—or blended—giving, which combines cash with a deferred gift. While these gifts have the potential to help generate substantially more revenue for ICA, unfortunately there is limited empirical research surrounding them.

In an ...