An interesting story out of Idaho. After a $50 million gift to the Albertson College from the Albertson Foundation, the college reverted back to their original name… College of Idaho. Kind of a name recognition in reverse.
Development and Philanthropy Advanced Degrees for Fundraisiers?
A lot of traffic regarding advanced degrees on the FundraisingSuccess website, among others. What do you think, are these programs critical for fundraising to become a recognized profession? Is this a good thing or not?
I haven’t much discussion about undergraduate programs in philanthropy and fundraising. Although, according to a recent conversation I had with Patrick Rooney, Director of Research and Associate Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies at The Center on Philanthropy, an undergraduate program is under consideration at Indiana.
How important are these types of degrees in getting a job in the industry? How important are they for fundraisers to be viewed as “highly qualified?”
- Taking for-profit know-how to the nonprofit sector
- Professional Advancement?
- Advanced degrees in nonprofit and philanthropy studies
- Find your next fundraising superstar
- How important are advanced degrees for new employee canidates?
Capitalism & Philanthropy
Seems like an oxymoron to me… Companies have stakeholders whose interest is profits and growth. Nonprofits have stakeholders whose interest is social change, and compassion for others over self. I’m still formulating my opinion on this. I think the B-Corporation is important to consider in this discussion.
Ethics on the Front Burner
I have not forgotten… I promised to send an opinion paper on nonprofit professional code of ethics to my mentee peers at AFP. Linda Breen is helping me think of section headings for the last three sections… I’ll send it later this week. Until then, here is the draft of a professional code being developed by the Independent Sector.