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Charity Begins Here

Buffets tap professor to create online course to transform philanthropy. When Rebecca Riccio talks, the Buffet family listens- at least when the topic is charitable giving. Learn more here.  

Published On: December 16, 2014 |
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3Qs: The power of #GivingTuesday

The days fol­lowing Thanks­giving have tra­di­tion­ally focused on shop­ping with Black Friday, Small Busi­ness Sat­urday, and Cyber Monday. Then in 2012, #Giv­ingTuesday was launched. The day not only cel­e­brates giving money to sup­port nonprofits—it also under­scores every­thing else we have to give, including our time, knowl­edge, kind­ness, and respect, says Rebecca Riccio, director of Northeastern’s…
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Published On: December 2, 2014 | Tags: ,,,,,,
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Cross-Cultural Communication

The field of human services calls upon cross-cultural communication as a crucial skill and constant companion. In true Northeastern form, experiential education is the name of the game. To put theory into practice, undergraduate students in Ruth Economou and Jordan Fox-Kemper’s Human Services Counseling classes participated in cross-cultural interview exchanges with students in several sections…
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Published On: October 24, 2014 | Tags: ,,,,
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“Back to School” Has a New Meaning

Julie Miller is a gerontological social worker by training and a filmmaker by hobby. She came to MIT’s AgeLab (where she and her colleagues how people can live better lives in old age) by way of Northeastern University, where she teaches, and The University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Masters in Social Work.

Published On: October 21, 2014 | Tags: ,,
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Fostering Collaboration Through Common Language Social change partners must understand the why before digging into the what

Social change often depends on collaboration between industries or organizations that possess different but equally valuable expertise. To foster these collaborations, partners must first understand where there is overlap in their missions and why each organization stands to benefit from the other. But this can be difficult when the language that industries and organizations use to describe their work makes similarities opaque.

Published On: September 23, 2014 | Tags: ,,
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