Money and Social Change: Innovative Paradigms and Strategies|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
How do people make decisions about using their money for social change? Where will it have the most impact? When do shifts in the rules or the use of capital create systemic change and address structural inequities? This course will explore the role of capital in social change. If we rethink how social change happens--analyzing the nonprofit and public sectors, but also new sector-blending approaches and concepts like collective impact--how does our perspective on capital shift? As a part of this unique course, students will work through a process of selecting a set of local nonprofits to which, as a class, they will grant a total of $10,000.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson, IMPACT INVESTING: TRANSFORMING HOW WE MAKE MONEY WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, GIVING 2.0: TRANSFORM YOUR GIVING AND OUR WORLD
Paul Brest and Hal Harvey, MONEY WELL SPENT: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SMART PHILANTHROPY
Matthew Bishop, PHILANTHROCAPITALISM: HOW GIVING CAN SAVE THE WORLD
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 4-6-page papers, participation in the grant-making process, weekly reading reactions and a final project reflecting theory of change.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
For Permission of Instructor, you should email the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) a clear, concise statement of 300-400 words stating 1) why you would like to take the course, 2) what core questions you bring to the course, and 3) how this course fits into your personal goals and life history. Based on this initial information, Professor Anderson will schedule interviews.
|Instructor(s): Anderson,Joy L. Times: .M..... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: ALLB304; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|