“People should be proactive and do their homework before they give,” advised Dr. Fischer. There are many possible causes to donate to and many possible agencies for those choices. Because most people cannot afford to give to every charity in need, Fischer encourages potential donors to do their research and make educated decisions.
In addition to financial contributions, Fischer also encouraged donors to also give their time as volunteers and participants. “Donating your time is extremely valuable to nonprofits as it expands their capacity to reach their audience and do good. The estimated value of an hour of volunteer time is $22.55 according to the nonprofit coalition Independent Sector.”
The Plain Dealer article also encouraged purchasing items from nonprofits. The example organization used, Greens Corps at Cleveland Botanical Garden, is one of the programs currently being evaluated by the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. The Center’s evaluation of Greens Corps over the last several years has demonstrated the program’s value in its contributing to participants’ knowledge and dissemination of information about healthy eating, gardening, and environmental issues as well as developing enhanced interpersonal, leadership, and business-related skills.
The Mandel School will be hosting two special alumni events in the Windy City in September! We invite MSSA, MNO and PhD alumni to come, network, and hear updates about the Mandel School and its groundbreaking research. The events are:
Thursday, September 4, 5:30-7:30pm at an alumna’s home in Wilmette
Friday, September 5, 5:30-7:30pm at Athena Restaurant (212 South Halsted Street in Chicago; 312-655-0000)
Both events are hosted by Marianne Lax, MSSA 1990. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Marianne at 216.368.1832 or via email at Marianne.Lax@case.edu.
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