final blog post

My overall view on philanthropy is that it is for people who want to make a difference and help out others in need. It is a selfless act and is for people with a passion to make a difference. Today, I still see philanthropy the same, but after the field trip, I have a closer and more personal view of it and how big it is all around the world. On the field trip, two important things that happened was the speech and playing with the dog with three legs. It taught me valuable lessons that I will remember for a long time. When the guy gave the speech, it gave me a new perspective. I know that not everyone has it easy and the real world can be difficult at times and people do need help. I have also learned that in the fundraising process, it takes a lot of work to make money. Seeing every one fundraising and bringing money shows me that fundraising is difficult, yet important. Canning for Alzheimer’s New Jersey was difficult, yet I know that people do a lot more when it comes to raising money. I thought that the canning worked well. Something that I would have done differently is make it known that we were fundraising so that people could match our donations. I think that I will become involved in philanthropical efforts in the future because I think that it is important to give back to the community and see myself helping other people. Philanthropy is important to be involved in, ad everyone should give back at one point of their lives.

Trevor cook blog post 4

) What impressed you the most?
b) What surprised you?
c) What do you want to learn more about?
d) How do you see yourself getting involved?
e) Did the discussion help to confirm that you chose a solid charity? Why or why not?
What impressed me the most was how devoted all of the charities were to their causes. I would personally like to get involved in amvets. I could possibly give money to help their cause or go to one of their events. The discussion did help confirm that I chose the right charity to spend my time with.

Blog 3

I really like the charities that I have chosen.  They relate to my group’s shared “social passion” which is elder care.  I like how it focuses on a specific issue in elder care and not just the general topic of elder care.  I feel that the “cold calls” were productive because I learned more about organization.  I could talk to the representatives anddecide which non profit organizations would fir our topic the best.  Alzheimer’s New Jersey is a successful organization that I am confident my group will donate to.

Blog Post 2

Bringing in the 2 items “told the story of who we are.” These items meant something to me, and helped share something important about myself to my classmates.  The brown paper bag exercise helped us learn information about everyone in the class. It was interesting learning what people’s interests were. Some people were opened to sharing their items, while others were not. This activity allowed us to get to know each other and interact with the whole class, rather than in smaller groups.