$1m donation for Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy

first_img Howard Lake | 25 April 2016 | News The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP) at Plymouth University has received a $1 million donation to expand its work in the new field of philanthropic psychology.The Centre, which focuses on growing philanthropy, was established in 2014, and has already developed an international reputation for its research in this area. It conducts research and teaching in the United Kingdom, United States, Norway, Ireland and Australia. The emphasis of the Centre is on research that has practical applications: it aims to grow philanthropy, not just to measure it. Tagged with: Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy Funding Hartsook Research / statistics Rogare  191 total views,  1 views today $1m donation for Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 More PhD studentshipsThe gift was made by Hartsook, the US-based global fundraising consulting organisation.It will enable the Centre to pursue six core themes of research:fundraising leadershipthe role of boards in fundraisingtransformational philanthropyphilanthropic innovationdonor relationshipsinnovative work in the domain of philanthropic advising.It will also help establish more PhD studentships, and explore ways to create the centre’s first undergraduate programme, with a view to it becoming “the world’s first School of Sustainable Philanthropy” by 2020.Hartsook Centre for Sustainable PhilanthropyFollowing the agreement of the gift in London last Friday, the centre will now be known as the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. it will continue to be led by its Director, Professor Adrian Sargeant, and Director of Research, Professor Jen Shang.Professor Adrian Sargeant, Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth UniversityMatt Beem, President and CEO of Hartsook, said:“Adrian, Jen and their team bring unparalleled academic experience and insight to their work. Their commitment to enhancing the quality of the donor experience by equipping fundraisers around the world with research-based tools is consistent with Hartsook’s goal to grow philanthropy by improving educational opportunities available to fundraisers”.He added:“This gift formalises our global commitment and affirms our belief that those who ask for charitable support must have first given themselves.”Professor Jen Shang Hartsook and philanthropyHartsook, based in Kansas City, Missouri, was founded in 1987. It is the largest employee-owned fundraising consulting organisation in the world.It has 100 team members around the world, and has served charitable organisations in the UK, every US state, 29 European countries, India, Australia, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Chile.As well as charitable donations totaling more than $20m, its founder and chairman Bob Hartsook has funded the creation of the Hartsook Chair of Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo., which now offers the only online masters course in fundraising in the world.Professor Sargeant, who previously held the Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, said:“This donation is a major endorsement of our work, and recognition it is having a genuine global impact on both philanthropists and fundraising professionals. It gives us the chance to explore avenues for future growth, including new research and teaching programmes at both the undergraduate and Masters level. It also gives us our first physical presence in the United States, allowing us to respond to donor needs globally and to address our core mission of enhancing the quality of their philanthropic experience.”In addition to its research over the past two years, the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy has also created the Plymouth Charity Lab, an experimental facility conducting  research into fundraising and philanthropy, and the Rogare think tank, drawing together 60 senior figures from around the world to identify areas of fundraising which would benefit from further research. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Limerick to welcome more refugees

first_img TAGSlimerickNewcastlewestrefugees A TOTAL of 24 Syrian refugees have been settled in Limerick on foot of a commitment which the city and county gave to the United Nations, a meeting of elected local authority members has been told.Three families were settled in Newcastlewest while ten people were provided with accommodation in the city, a meeting of Limerick city and county council heard earlier this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And it is envisaged that up to 100 more people, including ten families will be arriving here before the end of the year, members of the local authority were told.Officials told the members of the Home and Social Development Strategic Committee that the new Limerick residents are “settling in very well”.Cllr Jerome Scanlan (FG) asked whether “there has been any assessment of their educational skills so they might fit into the workplace?”He was told that “all the agencies are involved, including health and education. All those sort of issues are looked at”.The news that migrants are settling in Limerick comes against a backdrop of the Irish Navy carrying out lie-saving operations.The 57-member crew of the LE Róisín is being deployed to help those attempting to get access to Europe from war-torn countries.So far this year, just over 1,200 people have died in the massive waterway according to the International Organisation for Migration.Last year the LE Róisín pulled 8,000 people from the waters. CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Brian Kiloran said the Irish Navy is making a significant effort on behalf of Ireland.“The presence of the Irish Navy in the Mediterranean has been a tremendous source of pride for Ireland, but also has saved so many lives in so many crucial situations,” he [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleScottish footballer sticks the boot into BruffNext article#gigoftheweek : Emma Langford discusses mental health issues and the recording of ‘Tug of War’, a watershed moment for the Limerick singer/songwriter Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Print Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Advertisement Email Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLimerick to welcome more refugeesBy Bernie English – June 16, 2016 1027 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more