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Strive to Thrive Student Blog – Fall 2021
Strive to Thrive Student Blog – Fall 2021
Dec 8 2021 8:45 AM
University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business students take on philanthropy firsthand in the Leading People and Projects (MNGT 411) course, commonly referred to as “Strive to Thrive Lincoln.” » Full Article
Business Students Award $10,000 in Nonprofit Grants
Business Students Award $10,000 in Nonprofit Grants
Apr 27 2021 9:00 AM
Students in the Leading People and Projects (MNGT 411) course at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business earn hands-on experience working in the philanthropy world. Known as Strive to Thrive Lincoln, the course celebrated its 10th iteration during an online ceremony where students awarded $10,000 in grants split between two nonprofits of their choice. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2021
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2021
Apr 26 2021 9:00 AM
With the Spring 2021 semester underway, Leading People & Projects (MNGT 411) is back to work helping nonprofits in the Lincoln community. Better known as "Strive to Thrive Lincoln," University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business students work together in the course to allocate two $5,000 grants to two local nonprofits helping to serve others in the Lincoln community. Funds are made possible through a donation by Rhonda Seacrest and a partnership with the College of Business. The course perfectly blends business topics, service and philanthropy to create a one-of-a-kind experience for students. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Grant Recipients Awarded $10,000
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Grant Recipients Awarded $10,000
Nov 17 2020 9:00 AM
The challenges of awarding monies to deserving nonprofits through the grant application process can be daunting under the best circumstances. When demands of COVID-19 forced the process online, business students in the Strive to Thrive Lincoln project grew their engagement and earned the accolades of recipients for how they handled efforts to award two $5,000 grants. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2020
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2020
Nov 15 2020 9:00 AM
This fall, Leading People and Projects (MNGT 411) welcomes something different from its previous eight semesters -- a blended remote/in-person format that has not stopped the enthusiasm of students. Leading People and Projects students are challenged to understand philanthropy as individuals and as a group, coordinate efforts across seven department-like teams and navigate intragroup collaboration and organization. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Class Takes Philanthropy Online
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Class Takes Philanthropy Online
Oct 19 2020 9:00 AM
As part of the Leading People and Projects (MNGT 411) Strive to Thrive Lincoln class, students normally complete service projects at local nonprofits to learn about philanthropy and serve their community. When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world, Dr. Amber Messersmith, lecturer at the College of Business, ensured students would still partner with nonprofits doing impactful work by transitioning to a virtual setting. » Full Article
Students Award $10,000 to Nonprofits Despite Pandemic Setback
Students Award $10,000 to Nonprofits Despite Pandemic Setback
May 5 2020 9:00 AM
When conditions got tough, College of Business students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln intensified their resolve. Students in the Strive to Thrive Lincoln project tackled the grant funding application process during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide $10,000 to two local nonprofits that assist at-risk youth in the local community. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2020
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2020
May 2 2020 2:00 PM
The senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (MGMT 411), provides a semester-long project for business students called Strive to Thrive Lincoln. The class helps students 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. 
 
The fall Strive to Thrive weekly content on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and this student blog will be run by the social media team of the class. Our team includes six members; Anna Wickham senior management/entrepreneurship major from Columbus, Nebraska; Haojie Yan senior management major from China; Zach Williams senior marketing major from Shorewood, Minnesota; Shelbe Stroh junior management major from Omaha, Nebraska; Ego Obiaka junior management major from Omaha, Nebraska; and Gavin Iverson senior management major from Wahoo, Nebraska. » Full Article
Seacrest Plants Seeds of Philanthropy in Business Students
Seacrest Plants Seeds of Philanthropy in Business Students
Mar 11 2020 9:00 AM
Rhonda Seacrest believes in giving back to Nebraskans through programs that combat hunger, promote the arts and provide educational resources to people across the state. Her broader challenge compels her to motivate others to do likewise, which she accomplishes by planting the seed of philanthropy in College of Business students through a class project teaching them how to fund nonprofits. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Nonprofit Grant Application Launches
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Nonprofit Grant Application Launches
Feb 11 2020 9:00 AM
A management class in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business opened its call for applications from local nonprofit organizations committed to serving youth in need within Lincoln and Lancaster County. Two selected organizations will receive $5,000 each in funding. » Full Article
Students Learn Philanthropy to Carry Into Careers
Students Learn Philanthropy to Carry Into Careers
Dec 12 2019 9:00 AM

College of Business junior Mary Morton wanted to help others in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lancaster County in the most impactful way possible. Although she already worked with nonprofit organizations in the past, a course called Strive to Thrive Lincoln taught her the grant funding process and how to award funds to the most deserving applicants.

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Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2019
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2019
Dec 7 2019 8:00 AM

The senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (MGMT 411), provides a semester-long project for business students called Strive to Thrive Lincoln. The class helps students 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.

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Strive to Thrive Lincoln Nonprofit Grant Application Opens
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Nonprofit Grant Application Opens
Sep 20 2019 9:00 AM
A management class in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business opened its call for applications from local nonprofit organizations focused on bringing long-term stability and wellness to children and families in need through enrichment and educational opportunities within Lincoln and Lancaster County. Selected organizations could receive as much as $10,000 in funding. » Full Article
Class Principles Guide Students in Grant Application Process
Class Principles Guide Students in Grant Application Process
Apr 19 2019 9:00 AM
Audra Cooksley wanted to help local nonprofit organization Food Fort elevate its resource capacity and educational services to change lives for the better in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her challenge – convincing classmates why Food Fort deserved to be among the organizations awarded up to $10,000 in funds as part of the Strive to Thrive Lincoln management class project in the Leading People and Projects (MNGT 411) class. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2019
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Spring 2019
Apr 18 2019 12:30 PM
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. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Nonprofit Grant Applications
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Nonprofit Grant Applications
Feb 4 2019 9:00 AM
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. » Full Article
Philanthropy Comes Alive for Business Students
Philanthropy Comes Alive for Business Students
Dec 3 2018 8:30 AM
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. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2018
Strive to Thrive Student Blog - Fall 2018
Nov 12 2018 12:30 PM
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. » Full Article
Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Strive to Thrive Lincoln Grants
Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Strive to Thrive Lincoln Grants
Sep 17 2018 11:30 AM
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. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Student Blog - Spring 2018
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Student Blog - Spring 2018
Apr 20 2018 3:30 PM
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. » Full Article
$10,000 Awarded Through Strive to Thrive Lincoln
$10,000 Awarded Through Strive to Thrive Lincoln
Apr 20 2018 1:00 PM
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. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Grant Applications from Nonprofits
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Grant Applications from Nonprofits
Feb 7 2018 3:00 PM
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. » Full Article
Philanthropist Helping Nebraska Business Students Learn to Give
Philanthropist Helping Nebraska Business Students Learn to Give
Feb 1 2018 9:00 AM
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. » Full Article
Students Transform into Philanthropists Through Strive to Thrive
Students Transform into Philanthropists Through Strive to Thrive
Nov 30 2017 3:30 PM
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. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Applications from Nonprofits
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Applications from Nonprofits
Sep 15 2017 9:00 AM
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. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Grant Project Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Strive to Thrive Grant Project Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Nov 30 2016 2:30 PM
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. » Full Article
Start Expanding Your Ideas: Colleen Jones
Start Expanding Your Ideas: Colleen Jones
Aug 12 2015 9:00 AM
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. » Full Article
Management Students Learn the Art of Giving
Management Students Learn the Art of Giving
Oct 16 2014 9:00 AM
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. » Full Article

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