Passion for Persuasion
Welcome to 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 http://civicengagement.nku.edu/programs/classroom-engagement/philanthropy.html.