Student philanthropy is a relatively new teaching strategy that provides students with the opportunity to learn about and invest in nonprofit organizations. This study identifies student philanthropy programs and courses at more than 40 colleges and universities in the United States. Then it collects and cumulates data on a dozen student philanthropy efforts regarding their development, implementation, evaluation and plans for the future.
- A survey of 12 colleges and universities with student philanthropy programs found that most had been developed within past year or two.
- A survey of 12 colleges and universities with student philanthropy programs found that 60 percent of respondents have expansion plans, and that the same percentage of respondents had been asked for guidance by other colleges and universities.
- A survey of 12 colleges and universities with student philanthropy programs found that Public Administration has been the most popular discipline, perhaps because many Public Administration programs have non-profit management courses. Student philanthropy activities also appear in Business, Communication, Social Work, Sociology, English, Leadership, and other disciplines.
- A survey of 12 colleges and universities with student philanthropy programs revealed that a national clearinghouse on student philanthropy was strongly supported by respondents, especially for sample documents, funding sources, evaluation tools, and best practices.