Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2019

Feb 22 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2019
The senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (MGMT 411), provides a semester-long project for business students called Strive to Thrive Lincoln, helping them gain knowledge of philanthropy in the Lincoln community. Students receive hands-on experience focusing on what it takes to manage a grant proposal process which ultimately awards $10,000 to local non-profits made possible through a gift by Rhonda Seacrest. Students also volunteer their service on outreach projects. As part of the class team structure, the social media team is updating the Strive to Thrive Lincoln student blog. Students will compose regular updates outlining their experiences from week-to-week as they go through the grant proposal process.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Nonprofit Grant Applications

Feb 4 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Nonprofit Grant Applications
A management class in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business opened its call for applications from local nonprofit organizations focused on organizations that empower City of Lincoln and/or Lancaster County families by proactively connecting them to resources that help improve health and/or stability. Selected organizations could receive as much as $10,000 in funding.

Philanthropy Comes Alive for Business Students

Dec 3 2018 8:30 AM | » Full Article Philanthropy Comes Alive for Business Students
Nebraska Business students participating in the MNGT 411 class project known as Strive to Thrive Lincoln, experienced a transformation this semester in their understanding of nonprofit organizations and the needs of the local community. Their task involved going through all aspects of the grant funding application process to award $10,000 to deserving community organizations, as well as getting involved in service projects to directly impact groups in need.

Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2018

Nov 12 2018 12:30 PM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2018
The senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (Management 411), provides a semester-long project for business students called Strive to Thrive Lincoln, helping them gain knowledge of philanthropy in the Lincoln community. Students receive hands-on experience focusing on what it takes to manage a grant proposal process which ultimately awards $10,000 to local non-profits made possible through a gift by Rhonda Seacrest and the Learning By Giving Foundation. Students also volunteer their service on outreach projects. As part of the class team structure, the social media team is updating the Strive to Thrive Lincoln student blog. Students will compose regular updates outlining their experiences from week-to-week as they go through the grant proposal process.

Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Strive to Thrive Lincoln Grants

Sep 17 2018 11:30 AM | » Full Article Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Strive to Thrive Lincoln Grants
A management class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations to award up to $10,000. Students in the course call the hands-on experience with philanthropy Strive to Thrive Lincoln, and this semester they selected to focus on nonprofits which support disadvantaged families to attain sustainable, positive change.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Student Blog - Spring 2018

Apr 20 2018 3:30 PM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Student Blog - Spring 2018
The senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (Management 411), provides a semester-long project for business students called Strive to Thrive Lincoln, helping them gain knowledge of philanthropy in the Lincoln community. Students receive hands-on experience focusing on what it takes to manage a grant proposal process which ultimately awards $10,000 to local non-profits made possible through a gift by Rhonda Seacrest. Students also volunteer their service on outreach projects. As part of the class team structure, the social media team is initiating a Strive to Thrive Lincoln student blog. Students compose regular updates outlining their experiences from week-to-week as they go through the grant proposal process.

$10,000 Awarded Through Strive to Thrive Lincoln

Apr 20 2018 1:00 PM | » Full Article $10,000 Awarded Through Strive to Thrive Lincoln
Fifty Nebraska Business students began the semester looking to make an impact in the local community through a philanthropic class project called Strive to Thrive Lincoln. Those aspirations became a reality, as local non-profits received a total of $10,000 through student work administering a grant application project from beginning to end, concluding with an awards ceremony at Howard L. Hawks Hall on April 18. The students chose Lincoln Literacy and Clinic with a Heart to split the funding, which is provided through the generosity of Lincoln philanthropist Rhonda Seacrest. The project provided a model for business students to better understand both the procedures and benefits of the grant application process.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Grant Applications from Nonprofits

Feb 7 2018 3:00 PM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Grant Applications from Nonprofits
A management class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations to award up to $10,000. Students in the course call the hands-on experience with philanthropy Strive to Thrive Lincoln, and this semester they selected to focus on nonprofits which support people in need through education, awareness and enrichment.

Philanthropist Helping Nebraska Business Students Learn to Give

Feb 1 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Philanthropist Helping Nebraska Business Students Learn to Give
A meaningful class that gives Nebraska College of Business students hands-on experience with philanthropy will be offered in both fall and spring semesters, with the assistance of Nebraska philanthropist Rhonda Seacrest.

Students Transform into Philanthropists Through Strive to Thrive

Nov 30 2017 3:30 PM | » Full Article Students Transform into Philanthropists Through Strive to Thrive
Business students in the Leading People and Projects (Management 411) class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business became philanthropists this semester through a project called Strive to Thrive. While awarding $10,000 to local non-profits provided by Doris Buffett’s Learning by Giving Foundation, students learn both the importance of giving back and how to give responsibly.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Applications from Nonprofits

Sep 15 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Applications from Nonprofits
A management class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business is now accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations to award up to $10,000. For the third year the students in the course call the effort Strive to Thrive Lincoln, and this year they selected to focus on nonprofits which prioritize the development of children.

Strive to Thrive Grant Project Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits

Nov 30 2016 2:30 PM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Grant Project Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Students in the Leading People and Projects MNGT 411 class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration awarded grants totaling $10,000 to two local non-profit organizations focused on impacting the lives of children in Lincoln and Lancaster County on November 29. Strive to Thrive, the name of the student-coordinated grant project, is guided by CBA Lecturer Dr. Amber Messersmith and funds are provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation, founded by Doris Buffett, sister of CBA graduate Warren Buffett ’51.

Start Expanding Your Ideas: Colleen Jones

Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Colleen Jones
Dr. M. Colleen Jones’ career as a faculty member in business started with a coin flip when she was pressed to choose a major at the University of Iowa -- it ended with a flourish upon retiring from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration this past spring leaving a lasting impact on everyone she touched.

Management Students Learn the Art of Giving

Oct 16 2014 9:00 AM | » Full Article Management Students Learn the Art of Giving
Management students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration are learning how philanthropy works in their community by involving themselves directly in fund raising. The Leading People and Projects class (MGMT 411/811) taught by Dr. Colleen Jones, associate professor of practice in management, is accepting proposals from local nonprofits to receive as much as $10,000 in funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation.