Two Fifty-Minute Class Periods
The learner will
- research a local or national nonprofit organization.
Teacher Note: As soon as the students select the nonprofits for research, the teacher should contact the organizations to make arrangements for as many of the interviews as possible through a visit to the classroom by a representative, by phone or by e-mail. · Give each team Internet Sites of National Nonprofit Organizations (Attachment One) and Information Recording Sheet (Attachment Two) where they will record all the information they gather. Research can be done using www.guidestar.org and/or www.idealist.org , by accessing a nonprofit’s own Web site (Attachment One), or through print material such as encyclopedias and periodicals. It is expected that this process will take one fifty-minute class period.
Students will be assessed based on the completion of both recording sheets and the poster. The poster should contain the name of the nonprofit and its primary mission. Teachers should realize that all information might not be available on the first recording sheet.
Note to teachers: You may decide whether you would like students to research the national nonprofit or if you would like their research to focus on the local branch, if separate information is available.
Philanthropic Research, Inc. GuideStar: The Donor's Guide to the Charitable Universe http://www.guidestar.org (10 April 2001).
Lesson Developed By:Jamie Najim
National Coalition for the Homeless http://www.nationalhomeless.org/
Heart of America United Way www.unitedway.org
Assoc. of Community Organizations for Reform Now www.acorn.org/
Volunteers of America www.voa.org/ Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
American Association of Retired Persons www.aarp.org
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
American Humane Association http://www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America www.bbbsa.org/
Boys and Girls Club www.bgca.org
Camp Fire Boys and Girls www.campfire.org
Futures for Children www.futurechild.org
Junior Achievement www.ja.org
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation www.gkccf.org
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation www.emkf.org
W.K. Kellogg Foundation www.wkkf.org
Literacy Volunteers of America www.literacyvolunteers.org
Make a Wish Foundation www.wish.org
Points of Light Foundation www.pointsoflight.org
Rockefeller Foundation www.rockfound.org
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org
Youth Volunteer Corps of America www.yvca.org
To find a very thorough listing of most national nonprofits, you can try The Independent Sector @ www.independentsector.org.
1. Name of nonprofit __________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Date founded and by whom __________________________________________________________________________________
3. Why founded? _____________________________________________________________________________________________
4. What is the population they are trying to reach (i.e., homeless, drug addiction, hungry, etc.)? _________________________
5. Write their mission statement._________________________________________________________________________________
6. What services are provided by your nonprofit organization?
7. How many people are served by your organization? ______________________________________________________________
8. How does your nonprofit organization receive funding (i.e., federal government, grants, etc.)? ____________________________
9. What are some obstacles your nonprofit organization faces? ______________________________________________________
10. List any other important information regarding your nonprofit organization here.
Team Reporting Notes
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