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New Social Impact Lab Calls For Charitable Causes

February 6, 2014

In an effort to bolster the school’s philanthropic education and community giving, Northeastern launched the new Social Impact Lab on Jan. 22 to bring students, donors and educators together to make an impact in the Boston area.


Northeastern launches Social Impact Lab to empower global change

January 22, 2014

The Social Impact Lab,  a hub of inno­v­a­tive expe­ri­en­tial cur­ricula, pro­gram­ming, and events designed to empower social change and civic engage­ment across dis­ci­plines and around the world, has been officially launched at Northeastern University.


Philanthropy Trends to Take Advantage of in 2014

January 13, 2014

The GivingWithPurpose massive open online course, sponsored by the Learning by Giving Foundation  and Northeastern University, is part of the trend in philanthropic giving towards more effective giving.


4 Charitable Giving Tips from Warren Buffett

September 6, 2013

The 83- and 85-year-old siblings, Warren and Doris Buffett, are hosting a free online course called Giving With Purpose about how to maximize what we give to charity using the R.I.S.E. framework for social change, created by NS4G Director, Rebecca Riccio.


Highlights from a Fireside Chat with Warren and Doris Buffett about Philanthropy

August 26, 2013

The course, called  GivingWithPurpose, is sponsored by the Learning by Giving Foundationestablished by Doris Buffett to teach younger generations about philanthropy. The course includes interviews with leading American philanthropists, and the first interview  (a.k.a. fireside chat) was with Warren and Doris Buffett.


Buffett-inspired philanthropy course draws 10,000 students worldwide

August 1, 2013

Giving With Purpose is the first massive open online course (MOOC) on philanthropy, offered not-for-credit, over four weeks from July to August.


Homework: Give away $100,000 of Warren Buffett’s sister’s moolah

July 16, 2013

Beginning Monday, Warren Buffett and his sister, Doris, will participate in a free online course titled “Giving With Purpose” where they will advise students on how to be intelligently generous — and then let the class decide what to do with $100,000 of Doris’ money.


Course offers lessons in philanthropy

July 15, 2013

A free online course is offering  students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and  to help decide how to spend more than $US100,000 of his sister’s money.


‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

July 15, 2013

NS4G Director Rebecca and NS4G alumna and Learning by Giving TA Allyson explain the course and its benefits to the people registered for the class and nonprofit organizations everywhere.


Northeastern online course lets thousands decide how to donate
Warren Buffett’s family money

July 15, 2013

Northeastern University helped launched a massive open online course on philanthropy today, in which thousands of students will decide how to donate a large sum of Warren Buffett’s family money.


Online march teaches students to give income away

July 15, 2013

Warren Buffett is using his income to train students on how to give to organizations.


Online course will let students give money away

July 15, 2013

A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister’s money.

An associated press about giving with purpose was carried by media outlets around the world including Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, and The Australian, Canadian Business, The Canadian Press, and The WORLD Magazine


Warren Buffett’s online lessons for giving away billions

July 15, 2013

Warren Buffett always knew he’d be giving away a lot of money, and he always knew how he would do it: outsourcing. In a video clip for a new online course on philanthropy that starts today, Buffett says he follows the lead of Adam Smith’s division of labor. “I make it and somebody else gives it away.” One of the people he has entrusted with that task is his sister, Doris. Buffett says he’s the “wholesaler” and Doris is the “retailer” when it comes to charity.


Warren Buffett, Sister to Guide MOOC on Philanthropy

July 15, 2013

Starting this week, students will be able to not only hear about effective philanthropy from experts like Warren Buffett, but they will also get an opportunity to decide how best to distribute $100,000 in charity funds donated by his sister Doris.


Alumnus Update: Q&A with Kristen Paonessa

July 10, 2013

Kris­ten Paonessa, a 2012 grad­u­ate of North­east­ern and an alum­nus of SEI recently com­pleted her first year as a Teach for Amer­ica — Hous­ton corps mem­ber. Read the interview to learn more about Kristen’s chal­lenges, suc­cesses, and key take­aways from her first year as a 6th and 8th grade read­ing teacher in the Hous­ton Inde­pen­dent School Dis­trict.


Watch Short Previews of NS4G Director Interviewing Prominent Philanthropists 

July 1, 2013

Here are some short (often surprising and funny) previews of the guest speakers that will be on the Learning By Giving Foundation’s MOOC.


NS4G Director Presents at Philanthropy Education Symposiums in California

June 20, 2013

On Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th, Learning by Giving Foundation (LGF) faculty and the rest of the LGF team met in California to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Foundation, its mission, work, and future direction.


Warren and Doris Buffett Offer Giving Advice Online With Help of NS4G Director

May 29, 2013

Alex Buffet Rozek, the executive director of the Learning By Giving Foundation,  is putting the finishing touches on “Giving with Purpose,” which provides much of the information offered in the in-person classes, with the help of Rebecca Riccio and Maggie Johnson.


Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds

May 25, 2013

A Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) called GivingWithPurpose created by the foundation and starting in June will make providing funding for nonprofits a reality for anyone who chooses to participate.


Giving and Learning

April 19, 2013

Phil­an­thropist and founder of the Sun­shine Lady Foun­da­tion Doris Buf­fett spoke with Allyson Gold­hagen, an inter­na­tional affairs and human ser­vices major, and other mem­bers of North­eastern Students4Giving during the NS4G 5th Anniver­sary Awards Cer­e­mony on Thursday, April 18th in the Raytheon Amphitheater.


NS4G Celebrates Fifth Anniversary and Awards of $83,000

April 19, 2013

Northeastern Students4Giving. the University’s experiential philanthropy education program housed in the Human Services Program at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, has awarded over $83,000 to local nonprofit organizations since its launch in 2008. This year, students, faculty, and friends celebrated the organization’s fifth anniversary with an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 18.


Northeastern Students4Giving Announces 2012-2013 Grantees

April, 2013

Since 2008, students have used a consensus-based approach to manage all stages of the NS4G funding cycle from conducting needs assessment through making grant determinations. Their philanthropy is informed by coursework in human services and nonprofit management as well as many experiences working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector.


Policy’s Role In Philanthropy

March 12, 2013

Tamara Draut, vice president of policy and research at Demos, delivered the keynote address at the second annual conference hosted by Northeastern Students4Giving, which was titled “Moving the Needle: Philanthropy’s Role in Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Change.”


What Can We Do?

March 12, 2013

Mary Phillips, in preparation for a panel discussion at the Students4Giving’s 2013 Social Impact Conference, reviews how foundations can fund and practice advocacy.


Moving the Needle: Philanthropy’s Role in Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Change

March 11, 2013

The 2013 NS4G Social Impact Conference examined opportunities and strategies for philanthropists to support lasting and fundamental changes in society by funding and engaging in work oriented toward policy, advocacy, and systems change.


NU Magazine-E.Jal

Spring, 2013

A child soldier turned international hip-hop artist and humanitarian, Emmanuel Jal visited Northeastern in the fall to share his story and his message of social justice.


NU Magazine- Jennifer Glynn and Andrea Rodriguez (page 42)

Spring, 2012

A dynamic organization is shattering stereotypes about college students’ priorities and about how philanthropy happens.


The Business of Giving

October 6, 2011

Curt Weeden’s pre­sen­ta­tion, which was spon­sored by a gift from Johnson & Johnson, addressed the human­i­tarian con­tri­bu­tion of dozens of young phil­an­thropists in NS4G.


Jennifer Glynn – Inspiring Young Women

September 29, 2011

Jennifer Glynn, Northeastern University graduate, has engaged countless Northeastern students in service through her many leadership roles on campus. So much so that she was recently named one of the Top 25 Most Influential College Students or Organizations by the Classy Awards.


Student Philanthropy: Plant It, Nurture It, Harvest it: a Handbook for College and University Faculty

June, 2011

Dr. James C. Votruba, Northern Kentucky University President, created a handbook for college and university faculty on student philanthropy.


Northeastern Students, Haley House Team Up To Market Cookies

November 11, 2010

Northeastern students are teaming up with the Haley House Bakery and Café to bring cookies to campus and draw more customers to its Roxbury café location.


Students Win Buffett Foundation Grant

October 8, 2010

Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G), a student-led initiative that immerses its members in the operation of a working philanthropic organization, has received a $10,000 grant from the Sunshine Lady Foundation’s Learning by Giving program.


For Philanthropy Courses, Students Become The Givers

June 25, 2009

College students don’t fit the typical profile of a wealthy benefactor, but in a growing national movement, students enrolled in newly created philanthropy courses are steering thousands of dollars to local charities.


Elumba Named Hockey Humanitarian Award Recipient

April 10, 2009

Northeastern senior forward Missy Elumba was named the recipient of the 2009  Hockey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony at the Verizon Center, site of the  Frozen Four. Elumba is the second Northeastern player to win the award and the 14th  honoree overall. The award has been presented annually since 1996 by the Hockey  Humanitarian Award Foundation to recognize “college hockey’s finest  citizen.”


Missy Elumba 2009 Recipient

April 10, 2009

The Hockey Humanitarian Award  Foundation announced today that Northeastern University senior forward  Missy Elumba (Cottage Grove, MN) is the 2009 recipient of the BNY Mellon  Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award.


Northeastern University Programs Receive Grant to Educate Future Generation of Philanthropists

September 10, 2008

Financed by Fidelity, the Students4Giving program provides each of the schools with a $15,000 Giving Account, a donor-advised fund, which will be managed by the students enrolled in the courses.  Northeastern students will learn about and be involved in a variety of activities that teach them how to meet community needs by researching local issues, evaluating IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) public charities and assessing where a donation would make the most impact.


Inspiring Philanthropy’s Future 2008-2009 Request for Proposals

May 14, 2008

Campus Compact and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund are delighted to announce the 2008-2009 Students4Giving Request for Proposals to educate and inspire a new generation of philanthropists in a new era of giving.