Alex Final Blog Post

  1. I wish I could reflect on this unit and say that my perceptions of charity and philanthropy have been wildly altered, and that I now have this profound appreciate for the joy of giving back to others. But the truth is, I’m a pretty self centered person, and my credo has long been to take care of myself before others, with family being the exception. Maybe that’s not the best way to go through life, but it’s gotten me this far. So I feel more or less exactly the same on the matter: it’s important, but there are plenty of people with more money and more time than me to do it.
  2. I did not attend the field trip, so I take it I am exempt from answering this question.
  3. Well, we raised $65 from canning outside a supermarket for a few hours, so it’s a bit easier than expected to raise some money for a good cause, albeit one that’s arguably less important than say, child cancer research. In the future, I reckon it would be wise to use social media and the internet to my advantage, making a GoFundMe page as well and promoting it on social media to receive even more donations.
  4. At the moment I feel wildly unqualified answering this question, as my worldview seems to change as frequently as my hairstyles, but I could see a future in which I support some cause(s) in one way or another. That would likely be in the form of non monetary promotion, but who knows? Maybe there’ll be a huge market for cripplingly sad folk-jazz-punk-afrocuban-noise music one day.

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Describe your overall reaction to our panel discussions, focusing on:
a) What impressed you the most?

I was most impressed by the passion that I saw from the reps that came to out class.

b) What surprised you?

I was most surprised by the reported margins of some of the people who came in such as Commander Spring who said all he gets is his travel expenses paid for.
c) What do you want to learn more about?

I got to learn more about AmVets as an organization. I specifically learned that they facilitate the assistance of Vets in all aspects of life. Also that they accept almost all vets.
d) How do you see yourself getting involved?

I see myself getting invlolved by fundraising and eventually investing our fundraising into AmVets.
e) Did the discussion help to confirm that you chose a solid charity? Why or why not?

I think that the panel helped us in understanding AmVets but it most definitely did not close our options down. The real test comes as we look into financials and credibility along with public relations records and such.

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I enjoyed having the 3 representatives from the three charities come and speak with us. Unfortunately they were a little too passionate about their charities and took up too much time when they spoke. It was nice to hear the things they were saying, but it really turned me off in a sense when they seemed to rant for hours. What I did enjoy about them was the fact they were very kind and respectful while others were speaking. I also learned that they want us to focus on spreading their message more than doing our own donations. This is because the donations will come but if we get the word around through social media more donations will come.

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Commander Spreng impressed me the most, because he truly loved what he did. I was suprised how he does not take a paycheck of any sort. I want to learn more about what their aspirations for 2018 are. I will raise money for them and get the word out. The discussion did confirm that we chose a good charity because Amvets does important work for important people.

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KJCS group got the Alzheimer’s association to come to the panel on Monday. I was impressed that they had a somewhat personal connection to the charities they were part of. I really wanted to learn more about their income and more ways they raise money. The conversation of all the charities in panel gave me idea of their first steps and their success in their hard work being in the charity. The women from¬†Alzheimer’s association made me excited in their work and future upcoming money raising process and listing to their story.

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Sparkle Motion got Jazz House Kids to come, and it was an enlightening experience. Frankly, I’m not sure if anything “impressed” me, mainly because we were bombarded with information from 6 different people all trying to sell us something. If anything surprised me, it would be that Jazz House Kids wants to come full circle and expand into the elderly too. That’s pretty hip to me. I want to learn about how to get involved with Jazz House, and Melissa expressed mutual interest, so opening a line of communication is up there on the priorities list, right under worshipping The Shaggs for their musical virtuosity and immaculate beauty expressed through sound. Overall, I feel much better about getting Jazz House Kids on board, because I find their whole organization way cooler and more interesting than initially expected.


What impressed me most about the panel was how well organized and professional it was. I was proud of my team for pulling in half of the people on the panel, and all three of the representatives we pulled genuinely interested me with everything they had to tell us about their organizations. It was hard to get in all the questions we wanted to with the limited amount of time we had, but I thought we managed to ask a lot of good questions. It’s gonna be hard to choose which charity we want to help fundraise for, but no matter which non profit we chose to help out at least we know it’s going to a noble cause. I’m excited to start really applying myself with the fundraising this month.

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I liked the panel discussions because they offered insight into what it’s like to work for a charity. The discussions were also good because we were able to learn more about the charities we picked in first person, which is much better than just reading a website. I was impressed by how knowledgeable each representative was, and I was surprised how far some people came just to speak to our class. I hope to work with non profits in the future because I think it’s a meaningful profession, and I want to learn more about the different ways a person can work for one. The discussion confirmed that all of the charities chosen were solid because after hearing everyone speak, it was evident that all the represented organizations are successful and legitimate.


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) 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.

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Having the panel in class was very interesting. It was great to learn about the various ways organizations reach out and help people in need for a variety of things. Other then the woman and her husband being nominated for a grammy, the thing that interested me the most was the fact that only one dollar at the Community Food Bank was able to give so many meals to kids. Also just how much these organizations are able to do and the impact the community around them. I would definitely want to give money to one maybe two of the organizations because of their mission and because what they do in their organizations are important to me. For me, the organization we chose does not focus on the thing that is most important to me.