Monday, December 13, 2010

PhilanthropyNYU Announces Fall 2010 Issue

E-journal Explores Social Media and Technology’s Influence on Philanthropy and Fundraising
Via Press Release: The Editorial Board of PhilanthropyNYU has announced the launch of its Fall 2010 issue at http://www.philanthropynyu.com/. The e-journal published in conjunction with the George H. Heyman Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising showcases scholarly and practical insight from some of the nation’s preeminent educators, fundraisers, grantmakers, and emerging leaders of the philanthropic sector.

Social media and technology have made an undeniable impact on the social sector prompting the Fall issue’s theme. Features in the issue include exclusive interviews with Doug White, newly appointed Academic Director of the Heyman Center and Erin Barnes, environmental changemaker and co-founder of ioby. Thought-provoking articles referencing the ethical implications of mobile giving, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s unprecedented gift to the Newark school system illustrate PhilanthropyNYU’s grasp on the current range of philosophy in the field.

"Social media and technology are quickly gaining an increased presence in our everyday lives," says PhilanthropyNYU Editor-in-Chief, Shelita Bourgeois. "They have become the tools that we use to communicate individually as well as within our social and professional networks. They also have become the vehicles through which we in the development world educate potential supporters and stay connected to those who share our cause."

PhilanthropyNYU’s editorial staff is guided by Ruthellen S. Rubin, CFRE, and is composed of a diverse group of scholars that includes four African Americans: Editor-in-Chief, Shelita G. Bourgeois, is the VP of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Xavier University of Louisiana and involved in alumni giving and black philanthropy; Marketing Editor, Akira J. Barclay, workgroup volunteer coordinator for the Circle of Sisters for Social Change, an active member of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and contributor for BlackGivesBack.com; Articles Editor, Halima Leak, a nonprofit professional possessing 10 years of experience, with interests in HBCUs, African American Philanthropy and issues of race and gender in Higher Education; and Editorial Board Chair, Karol A. Mason, President of “A Word to the Wise” - a strategic fundraising, educational, and philanthropic services company. Rounding out the editorial staff are Technical Editor, Sarah Cornacoff; and Outreach Editor, Ayuka Ibe.

For more information contact:
Akira J. Barclay, Marketing Editor
E-mail: philanthropynyu@gmail.com
Phone: (917) 991-8971

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