One of the best ways to change the society is by changing its education system. The Do Good Institute is doing nothing short of that. This is a new initiative is set to change the society by introducing them to the concept of non-profit organization during their formative years.
The Do Good Institute is a concept introduced to the University of Maryland by Bruce Levenson and his wife Karen after the Forbes reported sale of Atlanta Hawks in 2014. With $75 million dollars seeded money, the couples approached the institution, and with a good response, the University of Maryland added an extra $20 million dollars for the initiative to start.
Mr. Levenson speaking during an interview (https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education) explained that the need to come up with Do Good Institute was arrived at after observing many nonprofit organizations fail. Despite being managed by leaders with integrity, most of those leaders lacked the needed skills to operate a business. Through the introduction of the Do Good curriculum, Levenson hopes that the new institute will be able to nurture nonprofit organizational leaders who will be equally a competitive as their private counterparts. So far with the first class being offered the program has been able to see positive progress.
Since the Do Good Institute seeks to educate the next generation to take leadership mantle in the nonprofit organization, it has another underlying mission. The do Good Institute unlike the current curriculum makes use of practical information as opposed to through. Therefore, by teaching the principles of doing good, by default, the Campus is being transformed into a Do Good institution.
With the enormous success of the institution, Levenson projects some hurdles. For instance, with the current change of curriculum to online based studies, this curriculum cannot withstand much ground. However, hopes are still high for its success. If the society is giving thoughts to the online learning system, then it will consider the Do Good Institute method as well.
Bruce Levenson is a distinguished businessman. Notably, Bruce was associated with the ownership of Atlanta Spirit, LLC that he sold in 2014. He has ownership in United Communications Group (UCG). Mr. Bruce is a graduate of Washington University and American University where he graduated with a bachelor’s in Arts degree and J.D respectively.