Giving University’s focus is informed generosity. The same dollar given to one organization may have twice the impact as when given to another organization with the same mission.Giving University includes a free course called “High-Impact Generosity.” This course is available to anyone in the United States. Classes are live and students may “attend” the live class or access the live class through webcast video conferencing. During the seven weeks of class, two (2) hours per week, you will find out how to:
There is no better way to evaluate an organization than to see it in action and participate alongside its leaders. As part of the “High-Impact Generosity” course, you will visit one or more local organizations and see them in action. Giving University also sponsors international trips to the most impoverished countries around the world. Every GU Graduate is eligible to apply for these incredible opportunities, and the students that are selected go as ambassadors of the University. (Details are provided during the class.) The trips involve researching organizations, traveling to those locales, participating onsite in the work, and writing reports about their experiences. Past graduates have completed trips to these countries and more:
After studying organizations and seeing them in action, students decide whether organizations are high-impact, and merit generosity. One key part of every class and trip is hearing the decisions from Giving University students. After learning and going, students submit grant proposals to the Giving University board of directors. Giving University has provided grants to hundreds of highly effective organizations that meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people.