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MAR 24, 2015
Academic
Student Spotlight: Wesley BooneEvery once in a while, the Philanthropic Studies program offers a pleasant surprise, someone or something that demonstrates just how wonderful is the philanthropic world. Wesley Boone, who recently earned the prestigious Jefferson Award for the work with his organization, Gear Going Global, was one such pleasant surprise.
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MAR 16, 2015
Training
Philanthropy and Fundraising: What We Know and What We Need to Know focus of 2015 symposiumNonprofit professionals and scholars will explore how rapidly growing research can increase philanthropy and fundraising at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy annual symposium October 30 in Indianapolis.
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MAR 13, 2015
Research
Can your smartphone make you a better person? At South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Tex., today, Dr. Sara Konrath will talk about her research on using text messaging to build empathy in teens. She has found it is possible to increase people's empaty--tendencies to feel for others and imagine their perspectives--via text messaging, with the effects lasting up to six months later.
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MAR 05, 2015
Faith & Philanthropy
Exploring why people are generous is focus of Lake Institute event If generosity is good for the giver--and research shows it is--then why don't more people give? This paradox and why people are or are not generous are among the issues Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, will address during the 12th Annual Thomas H. Lake Lecture on March 12 in Indianapolis.
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MAR 04, 2015
Research
Nonprofit employment touches virtually every Indiana industryA new Indiana University report shows nonprofit employees work in finance, construction and other industries traditionally considered the domain of for-profit businesses. Nonprofits in nontraditional industries gained more in jobs and payroll than for-profit counterparts and more traditional nonprofits.
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MAR 04, 2015
Academic
Alumnus named White House Social Innovation DirectorDave Wilkinson, Jane Addams Fellow alumnus, has been named Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.
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FEB 27, 2015
Women & Philanthropy
Doctoral fellowship for women's philanthropy research applications availableA $5,000 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for research on women's philanthropy or gender issues in philanthropy is being offered by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
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FEB 25, 2015
Academic
NEA Chair and Philanthropic Studies alumna Jane Chu to attend IU arts symposiumIndiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy alumna Jane Chu, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, will join arts leaders from around the country at a symposium in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 7.
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