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We are a community of thinkers and doers preparing the next generation of philanthropic and nonprofit leaders. 


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Our center offers a collaborative space for students and community members to build a vibrant and diverse global civil society. 


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Our student-centered, data-driven, and community-based work equips leaders to achieve their desired social impact. 

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Starting Your Career as a Professional Fundraiser

Monday, March 18th | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
UT Austin Development Office Building (2901 N IH35, Austin TX 78722)
Parking and light refreshments provided.

Are you interested in starting a career in development? The Leadership Giving Fellowship program is a paid fellowship hosted by UT Development. The (up to) two-year fellowship is designed for recent college graduates and early-career professionals to enter the field of advancement and become the next generation of front-line fundraisers. The fellowship is a pipeline program whereby participants may gain experience in front-line fundraising for higher education, with the hope that UT Austin can develop their talent and retain them through placements across our fundraising operation. Each fellow will come away from the fellowship with new skills, knowledge of strategic communications, and direct experience in fundraising. Want to learn more? Join us at UT Development's info session to learn more about the program and hear from several previous LGAs.

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Democracy, Consumer Power & Economic Rights

Wednesday, March 27th | 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Texas Union Theatre

Consumers today are vulnerable to corporate surveillance, dangerous products, and discrimination in the economy. President and CEO of Consumer Reports, Marta L. Tellado, offers a playbook for individual and collective action to create a fairer marketplace and stronger democracy for all. Join us for a conversation with Tellado, led by Dr. Peniel Jospeh, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. This event is hosted by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and the Global Sustainability Leadership Institute.