This project is now closed. If you would like to support Passion for Persuasion please contact Andi Sharp at or (859) 572-7530. Thank you! 

Passion for Persuasion

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 06, at 06:00 AM EDT
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Passion for Persuasion


This class will be participating in the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project.  The Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project was created in 1999 through a partnership between NKU and the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation.  This "learning by giving” approach provides funds to a number of classes each semester and allows students to experience philanthropy firsthand by being grant makers in the classroom.  Students in each class research community problems and nonprofit organizations, evaluate and discuss them, and ultimately select nonprofits in which to invest the funds.

This is where we need your help!

Our class at NKU, CMST 340, Strategies of Persuason, will award money collected through a class fundraiser to local community nonprofit organizations. 

We plan to:

  • Identify and evaluate a community need(s);      
  • Solicit and assess funding requests from appropriate nonprofit organizations in a position to address a significant community need;   
  • Select and make recommendations to award funds to non-profit agencies for numerous funding proposals.

As a result we hope to:

  • Be more fully engaged in the curriculum;
  • Learn about community problems and nonprofits;
  • Become more involved with nonprofit organizations in the future, as philanthropists, volunteers, and staff. 

No donation is too small.  Help us help others; help us learn while giving!

To date, 2,500 + students in Mayerson classes have invested $500,000 + in nonprofits in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.  The Mayerson project is managed by NKU's Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.  For more information, please visit

Choose a giving level


Give $50

Get your name put on the donor wall.


Give $100

The above & Get a handwritten thank you note from a student you have impacted through this project.


Give $250

The above & Get a reserved seat at our class table for the Mayerson ceremony on Apr. 19, at 4 p.m.


Give $500

The above & Get a season ticket to the 2016-17 NKU Six @ Six Lecture Series.

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