Step by Step

Hands-On Philanthropy – Step by Step

In order to provide students with the tools necessary to model successful philanthropists, we have developed a step-by-step approach for the Student Philanthropy process.  These steps will roughly provide the sequence of event that need to take place for students to have a successful and fulfilling year.

Step 1 – Develop The Foundation    Getting off to a good start!

Step 2 – Organizing Student Groups   Developing student “boards”

Step 3 – Exploring Social Causes  What are the needs of our community?

Step 4 – Non-Profit Agency Research  Which organizations are addressing these needs?

Step 5 – Contacting Non-Profits  Inviting organizations to officially apply for your grant

Step 6 – Examining Grant Applications  How do you best review a grant application?

Step 7 – Presenting The Research  How should students share their findings with the group?

Step 8 – Choosing Your Winner  Methods for determining who should receive your grant

Step 9 – Notifying the Agencies  Letting winners (and non-winners) know the results

Step 10 – Awards Ceremony  Celebrating and presenting checks!

Step 11 – Follow Up  Monitoring the investment and staying connected