Bridging Case and Cause, Micro and Macro Through Fundraising

  • Barry Rosenberg George Warren Brown School of Social Work,Washington University in St. Louis

Abstract

A successful career in fundraising reveals it to be an honorable, value-based practice that is consistent with social work’s case-to-cause perspective. Although most social work services rely on philanthropy, many social workers hold negative attitudes about fundraising. This narrative demonstrates how fundraising advances social justice while enriching the lives of clients and donors alike. A case example illustrates how fundraising integrates the use of micro and macro social work skills. The author’s teaching has changed MSW social work student attitudes about fundraising and encouraged some to pursue fundraising careers.

Author Biography

Barry Rosenberg, George Warren Brown School of Social Work,Washington University in St. Louis

Professor of Practice

Chair MSW Management Specialization

Former CEO, Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Published
2018-04-24
How to Cite
ROSENBERG, Barry. Bridging Case and Cause, Micro and Macro Through Fundraising. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 119-125, apr. 2018. ISSN 1080-0220. Available at: <https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1490>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018.

Keywords

Macro; Micro; Case-to-Cause; Fundraising