12/9/14 Class

Today we discussed a little bit more about our fundraising tournament and then got back to work. We answered a couple of questions involving the charities we identified and then blogged it. I am really happy that our money is going to go towards a cause that is helping animals. That’s pretty much it!

12/ 9/ 14

Philanthropy is the “Love of Humanity”. Our group’s mission is to fund supplies to help animals have better lives. We have identified 5 charities that were in our interests: The SD Humane Society, Project Wildlife, P.A.W.S. SD, Second Chance Dog Rescue, and The Helen Woodward Animal Center. Our team has chosen to donate 100% of our money to the SD Humane Society because their mission statement matched ours the best and they were the only organization that answered our phone call! We also looked at their 990 Tax Form from 2012 and their score was 13/15. Along with this quantitative rating, one answer we got from the question, “If you could change on thing about the organization, what would it be?” was that she would be happy if the organization went out of business. Our team really likes that answer because it shows her passion for the job that she has, which supports our mission.


Today in class we discussed a little bit about the fundraising tournament and then we talked about how to call an organization to set up an interview. Some of my group mates called in front of the whole group. We then went onto the computer room to research more organizations and to blog. I had a lot of fun in class for sure!


Today in class we discussed how we were going to fundraise. We decided on doing a golf tournament as one big group. After a long discussion, we went to the computers to research some organizations that contribute to the cause we are trying to help. So far, my team only has about 3-4 options, but we are going to do some more research. That’s pretty much it so until next time. 🙂

Today’s class was great. I thought it was cool that the adults are GUIDING us, but not doing the things FOR us. It really lets us learn how to do things in groups. We just picked team names and me, Amir, and Aleighna’s team name is “The Underdogs” I think its creative because we are funding animal care. Overall, I had a great time!