Charity Fundraising Project: A Team-Based Project for Developing Problem-Structuring Skills

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Abstract

Increasingly, graduates of business schools will face business and organizational
situations with a high degree of complexity and ambiguity. In this context, teaching and learning strategies need to develop students’ abilities in problem structuring and complex problem solving. This article describes a team-based project set to teams of four or five students, who are required to design and deliver a fundraising event for their chosen charity. The goal of the fundraising activity is to raise as much money as they can in a 24-hour period. Using ideas from problem-based learning (PBL), students learn frameworks and tools to increase their confidence in these situations. This article describes this activity and will be of interest to teachers of final-year undergraduate and master’s programs looking for a fun and inspiring activity to do with students.Increasingly, graduates of business schools will face business and organizational situations with a high degree of complexity and ambiguity. In this context, teaching and learning strategies need to develop students’ abilities in problem structuring and complex problem solving. This article describes a team-based project set to teams of four or five students, who are required to design and deliver a fundraising event for their chosen charity. The goal of the fundraising activity is to raise as much money as they can in a 24-hour period. Using ideas from problem-based learning (PBL), students learn frameworks and tools to increase their confidence in these situations. This article describes this activity and will be of interest to teachers of final-year undergraduate and master’s programs looking for a fun and inspiring activity to do with students.
Original languageEnglish
JournalManagement Teaching Review
Early online date10 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 May 2019

Bibliographical note

© Sage 2019. The final publication is available via Sage at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2379298119848078

Keywords

  • charity fundraising
  • problem-based learning
  • problem structuring
  • consulting skills
  • complexity
  • ambiguity
  • Team working

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