Category: "Careers"

Growing a Profession By Erin Hall – Westfall & Naomi Marshall

Our old friends Academic Impressions, and the University of Michigan are joining forces for an event coming up on December 3rd and 4th in Atlanta, Georgia.  The event is for leaders in education development who wish to create a program that mimics the University of Michigan’s Development Summer Internship Program. In advance of the event, […]

What to Expect: Fundraising Consulting

When I speak to college students about the possibility of a career in the philanthropic sector, their eyes generally light up when I mention my career in consulting. I know what they’re hearing. For some, it sounds like the perfect blended career; you get to work for the social good – and work in the […]

Meet Kat Walsh

Good morning FLiPs! A bunch of you have asked for more information on the background of our new favorite college internship program – DSIP! So, in keeping with FLiP-style, we went to the brains behind the project, Kat Walsh. Before we start the interview, I wanted to congratulate Kat and DSIP for winning the CASE […]

MBA or MPA: Lauren Bogner

[Continuing from our MBA of MPA series]. Future Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP): Why did you choose to pursue a graduate degree? Lauren Bogner (LB): I chose to purse an MBA for several reasons: 1. To advance my education and particularly develop areas and skill sets that I had not developed in my undergraduate studies (quantitative […]

MBA or MPA: Marie DiZazzo Wilson

FLiP continues to examine why some readers decided to get an MBA rather than an MPA or another masters degree. For more information on the subject, please enjoy the all the interviews here! Future Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP): What experience did you have in philanthropy before you decided to go to graduate school? Marie DiZazzo […]

MBA or MPA: Shana Katz Ross

Please enjoy the second in our “MBA vs. MPA” series – started last week. Why did you get your MBA or MPA? Thanks again to Nina Sharma West for seeking out candidates and conducting these interviews. Future Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP): Why did you choose to pursue a graduate degree? Shana Katz Ross (SKR): The […]

MBA or MPA: Nina Sharma West

About a year ago I told my friend and former co-worker (from Carnegie Hall), Nina Sharma West, that I was thinking about going back to school, part-time. I couldn’t (and, to be honest, still can’t) decide what degree might be most useful for my career. For me (and for many of you, I imagine), it comes down to MBA vs. MPA. Which is better?

The Lost Interns of Bear Stearns

The Bear Stearns/JP Morgan Chase debacle might be devastating for the economy, bad for business, and major trouble for thousands of shareholders, but it looks like the whole situation may offer a tiny morsel of good news for a few New York City nonprofits. The Harvard Crimson (and the lesser known daily The New York […]

Are We Ready to Lead?

Echoing what our friend Elizabeth Miller eloquently outlined as challenges faced by the next generation of potential leaders of the nonprofit sector, a recently released study asked close to 6,000 “next generation leaders” for their input on this seemingly hot topic. The study entitled, “Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out” was produced in […]