Giving Northern Ireland provides philanthropy bursaries

first_img Howard Lake | 14 May 2015 | News Two postgraduate students have each been granted £4,000 by Giving Northern Ireland to produce original academic work on philanthropy.The two people awarded the academic research bursaries were Barry Sheppard, who is completing a Masters in Modern History at Queen’s University, and Alicia Clarke, who is doing a Masters in Journalism at Ulster University in Coleraine.Both students are conducting research designed to contribute to a better understanding of philanthropy and what drives people and organisations to give time, skills and financial resources to others.Sandara Kelso-Robb, Strategic Advisor to Giving Northern Ireland said the bursaries aimed to promote awareness of philanthropy and to encourage a more strategic approach to giving.She added:“These bursaries are encouraging people with fresh and innovative ideas to look at philanthropy through new eyes. I am very excited by the areas that Barry and Alicia have chosen to study. Their research can play a valuable role in promoting the benefits of philanthropy in Northern Ireland.”Barry Sheppard is using the bursary as research for his Masters on the rural land movements of the 1930’s Great Depression period that took thousands of people away from the industrial cities and retrained them in small subsistence farming.He said: Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Northern Ireland Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “I am interested in how people coped with losing their jobs and their identity and how these groups created a new life and identity for people. There are going to be parallels with modern day and that is what Giving Northern Ireland is interested in.”Alicia Clarke’s research will be into philanthro-journalism (also known as not-for-profit journalism). About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Giving Northern Ireland provides philanthropy bursarieslast_img

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