Analyst Fellowship Community Project: The Secret to Surpassing Your Fundraising Target: 8 Easy Steps

After we had our plan in place for the Student Consultancy Program , we quickly realized that we needed a way to finance our program. We needed to raise money to cover the costs of instructional materials, a final reception after the students' final presentation, and prizes and gifts to the students and judges for their participation in the program. Based on our individual networks, we decided that social media and crowdfunding was the best way for us to fundraise. Over the course of 10 weeks, the Student Consultancy Program raised 150% of our fundraising target. In an age where crowdfunding...

Analyst Fellowship Community Project: Turning Vision into Reality

When asked by Education Pioneers to think of a project that would give back to the community, I considered my own dreams and experiences. As a daughter of Vietnamese refugees, one of my most prominent dreams from childhood was to attend college. Fortunately for me, I was able to turn my dream into a definitive vision and, finally, into reality. Drawing from my college experiences, I thought about the way I was able to complete my college education. At first it was tough. I had very little experience writing research papers, thinking critically, or analyzing information. I also found it...