Seeking Social Justice Through Nonprofit OrganizationsSeeking Social Justice Through Nonprofit Organizationshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/124671Stokes CPGC Cafe2010-02-05T10:00:002010-02-05T12:00:00
February 5, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Stokes CPGC Cafe
Facilitated by Ghebre “Gabe” Mehreteab ’72
Limited enrollment- registration required.
Lunch open to the entire community from noon-1:00pm in MCC, Stokes 106.
Ghebre “Gabe” Mehreteab ’72, has had a distinguished and prolific career in non-profit, philanthropy and community organizing. Mr. Mehreteab will be lecturing as part of the President’s Social Justice Speaker Series on Thursday, February 4. The following day, students are invited to join Gabe for an introductory look into the work of nonprofit organizations. Members of the wider community are invited to join the group for lunch, and a discussion on the nonprofit sector and social justice more broadly.
The workshop will offer an in-depth discussion for those interested in the nonprofit sector. The discussion should lead us to separate myths from the facts about working with nonprofit organizations; we will explore the complexities of working for social change, including the politics, infighting, and competition among nonprofits for limited funds. The purpose of this workshop is to equip students with the right tools, so they emerge better prepared to ethically and meaningfully succeed in internships and careers.
Issues for consideration:
- What are nonprofit organizations?
- Who directs the mission: the board of directors, the staff, the funders or the clients?
- How are they governed and staffed?
- What are effective roles for volunteers and interns?
- What are some of the pitfalls of nonprofits (i.e. founder’s syndrome, expertise)?
- Who funds nonprofit organizations?
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, including a brief paragraph on your interest and/or experience in this workshop. Students seeking CPGC support for summer internships are encouraged to participate.
For more information, contact Janice Lion at email@example.com, or 610-896-1308.
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