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Another Round of Sports Philanthropy Coming to GWSB

Students in the sports philanthropy certificate program at its launch in May.

Students in the sports philanthropy certificate program at its launch in May.

GWSB has kicked off registration for its next Certificate in Sports Philanthropy program– the first-ever academic program in the field of sports philanthropy – in October.

The five-month program offers a ground-breaking curriculum tailored to the those who work for professional sports teams and leagues, athletic foundations, nonprofits that employ sports for social good, and sports-related companies interested in seguing into sports philanthropy.

It includes 12 online lessons and an in-person residency, Oct. 23-24, at the School.  Registration runs through Oct. 9.

The faculty is comprised of sports philanthropy industry leaders and executives who represent organizations across the country, including National Football League and Major League Baseball teams.  Each lesson features an hour-long audio lecture and presentation, in addition to readings and assignments.

Topics to be covered include:  bridging the gap between the sports business and philanthropic worlds; defining a clear and focused mission; forming innovative partnerships; legal issues and funding options.

Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor and director of GWSB’s sport management programs, said the new program promises to increase the “breadth of knowledge” of professionals working in the sports philanthropy area at a time when more organizations are realizing the potential of sports to improve economic and social development.

The October session is the program’s second cohort. The inaugural session, launched in May 2013, concludes next month. It included a residency hosted by the Eagles Youth Partnership, a charity funded primarily by the Philadelphia Eagles professional football team that provides education and health-related services to over 50,000 low-income children in the greater Philadelphia region annually.

For more on the program, and an application link, go here.

Posted by gwsb on August 13, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.


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