- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
37.5 credit points AND Enrolment in Master of Social Impact AND Completion of SIP60004 Social Investment and Philanthropy
75 credit points AND Enrolment in a Swinburne Business School's Master Degree AND Approval from the convenor
Aims and objectives
This is an applied unit in which students explore philanthropy’s strategic role supporting organisations and initiatives aiming to address social and environmental challenges. It examines how philanthropy fits within the broader social impact ecosystem. Students will critically reflect on the different approaches which can enhance philanthropy’s impact, and consider how the role of philanthropy is evolving. Students will develop an understanding of the key components of grantmaking processes, including the legal and regulatory context and ethical and governance challenges. As this is an experential learning unit, students design and implement a process that culminates in making a real grant to an organisation.
Graduate Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to :
2. Apply problem-solving and decision-making methodologies in the context of grantmaking
3. Critically evaluate governance and decision-making practices within the context of grantmaking
4. Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and function as an effective member or leader of a team