Philanthropy 101: How to make a difference

December 18, 2012
So many good choices: Hilary McConnaughey passes out additional information on the proposal her group selected for funding.

Students in “SOC1870A – Investing in Social Change: The Practice of Philanthropy” get a real-world immersion into the strategic giving process, taking on the challenge of awarding $45,000 in grants to local community organizations. This semester, for the first time, the class has partnered with United Way of Rhode Island, with employees from the nonprofit offering guidance and community connections as students navigate the complexities of the philanthropic world.