|Vol. 19, No. 3||Sept. 9, 1999|
The University of Delaware's Center for Community Development and Family Policy has been awarded a $25,000 grant for nonprofit internships from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership's mission is to encourage successful entrepreneurship through education. The foundation is in the midst of expanding that mission by developing a nonprofit initiative designed to give people who form not-for-profit organizations the skills that successful entrepreneurs have.
Timothy K. Barnekov, Center for Community Development and Family, said the foundation grant will expand the center's ability to place graduate student interns in nonprofit agencies, where they'll see firsthand the strategies and resources that nonprofit executives use to make their organizations succeed.
Barnekov explained that, because federal and state agencies are reducing their participation in social programs, "many non-profits have to become more entrepreneurial. They have to learn how to diversify their resources, to find ways to charge fees and work with a more varied group of funding agencies."