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Spring 2021  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (54191)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/08/2021
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021 during the scheduled time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jreedy+PA5123+Spring2021
Class Description:
Jen Ford Reedy has been president of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native Nations. The Foundation was established in 1953 by Archibald Bush, a 3M executive who played a key role in growing 3M into one of the world's leading companies.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jen served as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, where she led the creation of GiveMN.org, Give to the Max Day, and the Minnesota Idea Open. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and was the first director of the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities. Her current community service includes board work with Region's Hospital, GHR Foundation and Independent Sector.

Jen has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master's degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a "40 Under 40" leader by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, as one of the "100 Minnesotans You Should Know" by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54191/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 December 2019

Spring 2020  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (65467)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (17 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options.
Class Notes:
The instructor will be Jen Ford Reedy (President, Bush Foundation). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jreedy+PA5123+Spring2020
Class Description:
Jen Ford Reedy has been president of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native Nations. The Foundation was established in 1953 by Archibald Bush, a 3M executive who played a key role in growing 3M into one of the world's leading companies.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jen served as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, where she led the creation of GiveMN.org, Give to the Max Day, and the Minnesota Idea Open. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and was the first director of the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities. Her current community service includes board work with Region's Hospital, GHR Foundation and Independent Sector.

Jen has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master's degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a "40 Under 40" leader by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, as one of the "100 Minnesotans You Should Know" by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65467/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 December 2019

Fall 2015  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (35099)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Wed 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 430
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?barre041+PA5123+Fall2015
Class Description:
Who are philanthropists and how do they operate? What impact does philanthropy have on the nonprofit sector and on social policy? How does philanthropy operate in the 21st century? What constraints legal constraints limit philanthropy in America?
This course provides deep understanding of the theory and practice of philanthropy with a particular focus on individual and foundation giving in the United States. Drawing on the key scholarship of the field, students will learn alternative models of philanthropy, its history and development, economic structure, and power dynamics; core components of grantmaking and grantseeking; as well as key current debates and career options. This is not a fundraising or grantwriting course. The class is instead an intensive study of philanthropy and how private wealth effects social systems. Upon completion students can effectively navigate the field in their public affairs careers. This course will enable the student to analyze and understand the changing nature of private philanthropy and its relationship to public policy as well as its importance to business and society at large. Increased public and public sector demand for effectiveness, accountability and legitimacy will be reviewed along with the emerging issues and challenges facing this field. Students will be able to apply knowledge from this class to a variety of fields, including nonprofit management, fundraising, and grantmaking as well as policy analysis. Class instruction will include lectures, guest speakers, case study analyses, class discussions, small group exercises and individual assignments. The course will meet once a week in seminar format. Full class participation by all students will be expected. Reading assignments will be grouped topically in the order that they will be discussed. Students are expected to have read the assignment for each class on a weekly basis before classes meet.
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
60% in 3 Reports/Papers and a related class presentation
5% Attendance/participation Other Grading Information: All assignment details will be given in class at which time the basic expectations for grades will be explained.
Exam Format:
Mid term exam will be a traditional exam that is a mixture of multiple choice and short essay. Final exam will be an essay exam. Both exams are online through the Moodle site and both are open book.
Class Format:
25% Lecture
35% Discussion
15% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
15% Guest Speakers
Workload:
75-100 Pages Reading Per Week
15-20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
3 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35099/1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/barre041_PA5123_Fall2015.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 July 2015

Fall 2013  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (34170)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options.
Class Description:
What impact does philanthropy have on social policy? How does philanthropy operate in the 21st century? What constraints legal constraints limit philanthropy in America? This course provides deep understanding of the theory and practice of philanthropy with a particular focus on individual and foundation giving in the United States. Drawing on the key scholarship of the field, students will learn alternative models of philanthropy, its history and development, economic structure, and power dynamics; core components of grantmaking and grantseeking; as well as key current debates and career options. This is not a fundraising or grantwriting course. The class is instead an intensive study of philanthropy and how private wealth effects social systems. Upon completion students can effectively navigate the field in their public affairs careers. This course will enable the student to analyze and understand the changing nature of private philanthropy and its relationship to public policy as well as its importance to business and society at large. Increased public and public sector demand for effectiveness, accountability and legitimacy will be reviewed along with the emerging issues and challenges facing this field. Students will be able to apply knowledge from this class to a variety of fields, including nonprofit management, fundraising, and grantmaking as well as policy analysis. Class instruction will include lectures, guest speakers, case study analyses, class discussions, small group exercises and individual assignments. The course will meet once a week in seminar format. Full class participation by all students will be expected. Reading assignments will be grouped topically in the order that they will be discussed. Students are expected to have read the assignment for each class on a weekly basis before classes meet.
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
35% Reports/Papers
10% Written Homework
10% Attendance
10% Reflection Papers Other Grading Information: All assignment details will be given in class at which time the basic expectations for grades will be explained.
Exam Format:
Mid exam will be a traditional exam that is a mixture of multiple choice and short essay. Final exam will be an essay exam.
Class Format:
25% Lecture
35% Discussion
15% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
15% Guest Speakers
Workload:
75-100 Pages Reading Per Week
15-20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
1 Special Project(s)
13 Homework Assignment(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34170/1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/barre041_PA5123_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 July 2013

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