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Public Policy 45100 provides a framework within which to analyze and understand the changing nature of private philanthropy and its importance to society at large. This course will distinguish between charity, donations for immediate basic needs, and philanthropic giving for strategic policy oriented purposes. Special attention will be given to private philanthropy's influence in social movements, including public school reform, public housing transformation, health care reform and community development. It will examine historical case studies of philanthropic investments into public systems. It will also address turning points in public policy history, where philanthropic freedom was questioned due to its relationships with social movements.  Discussions of leadership strategies, outcome measurement  will be included in every session.  Finally, it will review current trends and consider how strategic philanthropic investments are directly impacted advocacy for change, protections, or reforms of given public policies.

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Spring 2018