Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Would you like to become a social change agent and leader? Consider applying to Columbia University School of Social Work.: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK/The New York School of Philanthropy /it is one of the largest social work programs in the United States/

The New York School of Philanthropy was established in 1904. The School had its origins in 1898 with the first Summer School inPhilanthropic Work offered in New York City. It was the first higher education program in the United States to train people in the field ofsocial work. It began as a six-week summer program offered by the New York Charity Organization Society. Initially the program was more like a workshop than a college course.
In 1904, the program was expanded to an eight-month course of full-time graduate study at the newly renamed New York School of Philanthropy. Soon after, it was expanded to a two-year graduate program. To ensure cooperation with Columbia University, its president was made an ex-officio member of the Society's committee responsible for the School's affairs.
The New York School of Philanthropy changed its name in 1917 to the New York School of Social Work. The New York School of Social Work operated until 1963. It was fully merged into Columbia University as the Columbia University School of Social Work.
The Columbia University School of Social Work is a professional program within Columbia University. With an enrollment of over 900, it is one of the largest social work programs in the United States. It is also the nation’s oldest, with roots extending back to 1898, when the New York Charity Organization Society’s first summer course was announced in The New York Times. The combination of its age and size has led to the School becoming a repository for much of the reference literature in the social work field.

The School of Social Work has five offices that assist students with their field assignments, registration, financial aid, and academic needs, and another five offices that provide resources on writing, computing, research, student life and careers


We work with you on your field placement in one of more than 600 agencies throughout New York City (including all boroughs), New Jersey and Connecticut.
Telephone: 212-851-2307

We assist you with academic planning and discussion of field-related concerns, in close consultation with your advisor.
Counseling: By appointment. Go to online appointment system.

We help you with class listings, course registration, cross-registration, transfer credits, summer sessions, policies on schedule changes, and much more.
Telephone: 212-851-2364
By appointment only: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. (After 5:00 p.m., appointments available by request.) Go to online appointment system.
Walk-in Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m – 6 p.m.

We assist you in preparing to meet the costs of a social work education by putting together your financial aid package and providing information on scholarships, work-study funds, loans, payment schedules, refunds and much more.
Telephone: 212-851-2293
By appointment only: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. (After 5:00 p.m., appointments available by request.) Go to online appointment system.
Walk-in Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Key Links:
We oversee and manage the CUSSW’s curriculum, development of new courses, faculty recruitment and development, grievances related to classroom or faculty issues, exceptions to academic policy, and much more.
Telephone: 212-851-2324

More Student Resources

Five more offices provide specialized resources to CUSSW students regardless of their year or program; click on their titles below for detailed information. NOTE: Links to these offices can also be found under More Resources, at the top of every Student Resources page.


1) Office of Career and Leadership Development

Telephone: 212-851-2321
Counseling: By appointment. Go to online appointment system.


2) Office of Computing and Instructional Technology

Telephone: 212-851-2345 (option 1 for computing; option 2 for AV)


3) Social Work Library

Telephone: 212-851-2194
Research Consultation: By appointment only. Go to online appointment system.


4) Student Life—e.g., SUEB & Student Caucuses (under the Office of Student Services)

Telephone: 212-851-2367


5) Writing Center

Telephone: 212-851-2232
Assistance: By appointment only. Go to online appointment system.

The information on the Million Dollar List is a compilation of publicly announced charitable donations of $1 million or more from across the United States since 2000.

The mission of the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center is to collect, organize, and share information on foundations, nonprofits, corporate giving, and related subjects. ...The Foundation Directory Online is available during Main Library hours. Contact us at 260-421-1238 

Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.
A key initiative of the Foundation Center is to reach under-resourced and underserved populations throughout the United States and in other locations around the globe, who are in need of useful information and training to become successful grantseekers. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by designating new Cooperating Collection libraries in regions that have the ability to serve the nonprofit communities most in need of Foundation Center resources. We are seeking proposals from qualified institutions (e.g. public, academic or special libraries, nonprofit resource centers, community foundations, United Ways, etc.) that can help us carry out this important initiative.
The 2013 core collection for new Cooperating Collections consists of: 

  • The Foundation Directory Online Professional
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
  • Philanthropy In/Sight
  • After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship (2010)
  • America's Nonprofit Sector (2012)
  • Board Member's Book (2003)
  • The Foundation Directory (2013)
  • The Foundation Directory, Part 2 (2013)
  • The Foundation Directory Supplement (2013)
  • Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals (2013)
  • Foundations and Public Policy (2009)
  • The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
  • Guía para escribir propuestas (2008)
  • Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2012)
  • Guide to Proposal Writing (2012)
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving (2013)
  • Securing Your Organization's Future (2001)
  • Social Justice Grantmaking II (2009)
  • The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance (2009)

We publish books and offer training courses, both online and in the classroom at various levels, to help you learn about the world of foundations and the process of identifying foundations as potential funders.

Full-Day Classroom Training Courses

 Foundation Fundraising Essentials
This updated course provides you with the building blocks for successful foundation fundraising. You'll learn effective strategies for foundation support into your organization's fundraising plan and get tips for approaching grantmakers. $295.00

 Proposal Writing Boot Camp
This three-day intensive series provides essential training on the skills that grantseekers need to become effective proposal writers: crafting a compelling proposal package, developing a well-organized budget, and researching a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. $595.00

 Coming Soon! Foundation Research Master Class
Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online's tools and databases to find funders with a proven commitment to programs and projects like yours and to create a comprehensive list of potential funders.$295.00

Basic Classroom Training Courses


 Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy
An overview of foundations, their giving, and their role in the nonprofit community.

 Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
Demonstrates the tools and techniques for seeking funding from foundations for an individual's education.

 Grantseeking Basics
An overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

 Grantseeking Basics in Spanish: Principios de la búsqueda de fondos
Aprenda como prepararse para solicitar fondos y como identificar donantes de su interés. Aprenda como investigar los recursos del Centro para desarollar una búsqueda de fondos más efectiva. 

 Grantseeking Basics for International Organizations
An overview of the grantseeking process for representatives of foreign NGOs and US-based nonprofits with international programs.

 Introduction to Corporate Giving
An introduction to the world of corporate support and available resources on corporate funding sources.

 Prospect Research Basics: Researching Individual Donors
Information on how to identify and conduct research on potential individual donors.

 Introduction to Fundraising Planning
An introduction to the development of a fundraising plan for organizations unfamiliar with the process.

 How to Approach a Foundation 
How to initiate contact with potential funders, planning calls and meetings, and building partnerships with donors.

 Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Course for Small Nonprofits
Teaches small nonprofit organizations how to actively engage their boards in the fundraising process.

Online Training Courses

 Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy
A detailed overview of the world of private foundations. Free

 Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
Guides students through the process of seeking financial support from foundations to pursue their studies. Free
Also available in Spanish.

 Getting Ready for Foundation Fundraising
An overview of the first steps nonprofits need to take to become viable, effective organizations in preparation for fundraising. Free

 Grantseeking Basics Training Video (English and Spanish) 
A 30-minute overview of the funding research process for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Free

 Introduction to Fundraising Planning 
Learn to develop a fundraising plan that includes a variety of revenue sources for your nonprofit organization. Free

 Introduction to Corporate Giving 
New! An introduction to both the world of corporate support for nonprofits and to the effective utilization of the Foundation Center's resources on corporate giving. Free

 Grantseeking Basics for Individuals
Prepares individuals to seek out and identify potential sources of foundation support. $19.95

 Grantseeking Basics for Nonprofit Organizations
Helps those working with nonprofit organizations to identify foundations as potential sources of funding. $39.95

Online Guides and Tutorials


 Guide to Funding Research
A basic primer on the grantseeking process and an introduction to the available resources. 

 Demystifying the 990-PF
An overview of the content, accessibility, and value of Form 990-PF, the tax return filed by private foundations. 

 Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship 
A detailed look at the possibilities for individual grantseekers to affiliate with an organization or obtain a fiscal sponsor.



 Grantseeking Basics
A one-hour overview of the funding research process for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

 How to Approach a Foundation
This session covers the following topics: how to initiate contact with potential funders; planning calls and meetings; and building partnerships with donors.

 Introduction to Finding Funders
This session provides an introduction to one of the key online tools for finding funders, Foundation Directory Online Professional.

 Introduction to Fundraising Planning
This session will introduce participants to strategies for devising a fundraising plan that best reflects their organization’s needs and resources.


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