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Arizona-Indiana-Michigan Alliance (AIM)
Academic Programs

The AIM Alliance continues to collaborate to enhance its educational offerings with the end goal of developing effective nonprofit and philanthropic sector leadership. As the mission of each of the AIM Alliance partner centers focus on education and academic programming, the AIM Alliance collaboration has allowed these three leaders in nonprofit and philanthropic education to partner in non-credit, undergraduate and graduate programs.

American Humanics
In 2007 and 2008, the collaboration developed joint activities for its American Humanics students. Joint recruitment campaigns were also developed involving the students in each of the campuses.

For further information on the joint social projects organized through the AIM Alliance, please refer to the following video and link:


To learn more about the American Humanics programs, click on the links below:

On-line Undergraduate Courses

Several undergraduate on-line classes in nonprofit management are jointly offered among the AIM Alliance campuses. Students in any of the three AIM Alliance universities are able to enrol in their home campus and participate in classes offered in the other partner campuses. Courses provided in the past include grantwriting (GVSU), nonprofit marketing (IU) and volunteer management (ASU).

A schedule of future joint courses will be posted on this site once they are available.

International Education Collaboration

Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy took the lead in a collaboration among various international educational institutions and AIM Alliance partner universities. The collaboration, Benchmarking NonProfit Organizations and Philanthropy Educational Programs (BENPHE), analyzed graduate programs in nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropic and identified ways to develop trans-atlantic collaborative educational programs including internship and cross-institutional credit opportunities. Among the outputs for this project is a database of nonprofit, social entrepreneuship and philanthrophic degree programs in the US and EU. For more information on this collaboration and to access the database, click on the link below:

Library and Archives

The AIM Alliance members have been working together to enhance and coordinate their philanthropy library and archives collection. Collaboration in this area would be beneficial to all parties as well as national scholars in philanthropy. As a result of this collaboration, there has been sharing of guidelines for the collections and the archive program.

  • To access IU's library and digital philanthropy collection, click here.

  • To access the Johnson Philanthropy Collection, housed digitally at GVSU, click here. To search this collection through GVSU's library catalog, click here.

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