Learning to Give offers resources and professional development so K-12 educators can help empower students as citizens. These young people are gaining knowledge, skills, and practice to seek dialogue around and solutions to the issues they observe and care about. Join presenters Dwight Burlingame and Betsy Peterson, and explore contributions by Sal Alaimo as they share how they have engaged younger generations to create new content that helps students learn and practice taking action for the common good.
Free! Thank you to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy for sponsoring this series and sharing the contributions their faculty and students are making to the philanthropic sector.
Dwight Burlingame, Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy and Professor of Philanthropic Studies, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Dwight holds degrees from Moorhead State University, the University of Illinois and Florida State University. He received the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 1989. He is an active member of the AFP Research Council, ARNOVA, and ISTR (International Society for Third Sector Research). He completed a 6-year term in 2010 as editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ). He is co-editor of the Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies book series for the Indiana University Press. In 2013 he received the Rosso Medal for lifetime achievement in ethical fundraising. He has been an advocate of youth and philanthropy, recently completing many years as a board member of Learning To Give. Dr. Burlingame is active in the non-profit community as a board member and volunteer, a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to philanthropy, corporate citizenship, non-profit organizations, libraries, development and philanthropic education.
Betsy Peterson, Executive Director, Learning to Give
Betsy Peterson started her career as an elementary teacher, then served as product development director with a national educational publisher and as a freelance author/editor, always active with piloting and writing curriculum and leading other teachers through curricular change. Betsy started at Learning to Give 16 years ago as a consultant and has served as an editor, writer, director of curriculum, and executive director.
Learning to Give provides resources and professional development so K-12 educators can empower students as citizens who have knowledge, skills, empathy, and practice to seek dialogue around and solutions to the issues they observe and care about. Check out Learning to Give’s website and these resources discussed in the webinar: film activities and white papers. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @learningtogive
Sal Alaimo, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management, Grand Valley State University
Dr. Alaimo teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Grand Valley State University in nonprofit administration. His research interests are evaluation, volunteer management and contract management. He produced a documentary entitled “What is Philanthropy?” that enhances our understanding of the concept of philanthropy and its role in American society. Sal previously taught nonprofit management courses as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and IUPUI. He has nine years’ experience working at nonprofit organizations including the United Way and the Girl Scouts, and has also consulted ten years for nonprofits including the National Benevolent Association, the University of Georgia, Georgia Ballet, International Rescue Committee, United Way, and Latin American Association among others. Alaimo earned his Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Urban Studies at Georgia State University.
2018 Youth Philanthropy Webinar Series
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