Reel Philanthropy: Philanthropic Identity Development through Filmmaking
Higher education has long sought to provide students with transformative learning experiences through the use of innovative pedagogies; and, in recent years, experiential philanthropy (EP) has emerged as one such innovative pedagogy that allows students to learn about, engage in, and practice their own philanthropy. Although research on EP has provided evidence of its efficacy as a pedagogic strategy to support student learning and enhance students’ prosocial values and interest in civic engagement, long-term evidence is inconclusive about whether the pedagogy has lasting impacts on students beyond the immediate course experience. It is, therefore, uncertain whether and to what extent EP actually transforms students through their, in many instances, newly acquired role identities as philanthropists.
Strengthening Formal Philanthropy in Tanzania: A Pedagogic Approach
The health of civil society can directly impact the well-being of citizens. A robust and well-funded civil society can be critical in whether a country has the necessary safety nets in place to protect and care for its most vulnerable citizens. Although civil society's health can be assessed in numerous ways, local philanthropy is generally considered to be an essential place-based component. Local philanthropy represents a society’s collective civic commitment to, and responsibility for, addressing important social issues.