SUPERVISORS

Thank you for hosting Bonner Scholars. This page serves as a one-stop shop for supervisors who want information about:

  • Status of Bonner Scholars (names, local or studying abroad)
  • Calendar of important dates (semester start and end dates, academic breaks, when hours logs need to be signed)
  • BWBRS instructions
  • Community partner resources and benefits

Exploration

Partners participating in exploration can view their schedule on the student exploration page.

Students

Check the list below to see the names of Bonner Scholars serving at your organization and whether or not they are studying abroad:

Calendar

Fall 2015

M Aug 24: Classes begin

M Aug 31: Bonner Scholars’ service begins

Su Sep 27: Hour logs & CLA due

M Oct 12 – W Oct 14: Fall Break (Bonner Scholars do not serve this week)

Su Nov 1: Hour logs due

T Nov 24 – F Nov 27: Thanksgiving Break (Bonner Scholars do not serve this week)

F Dec 4: Classes end; Bonner Scholar’s service ends

Su Dec 6: Hour logs due

Spring 2016

M Jan 11: Classes begin

M Jan 18: Bonner Scholar’s service begins

Su Feb 14: Hour logs & CLA due

M Mar 7 – F Mar 12: Spring Break (Bonner Scholars do not serve this week)

Su Mar 20: Hours logs due

F Apr 22: Classes end; Bonner Scholar’s service ends

Su Apr 24: Hour logs due

BWBRS Instructions

BWBRS (Bonner Web-Based Reporting System) is an online database that Bonners use to outline their learning and service goals as well as to report their service hours.

Below are instructions for logging into BWBRS and verifying hours and signing CLAs:

  1. Go to www.bwbrs.org
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Enter your password (if you do not have one, hit the “send password” button on the homescreen)
  4. For hour logs,
    1. Click Hour Logs on the left tool bar
    2. Select the student from the dropdown bar in the right corner of the page
    3. Review their hours and e-sign your name exactly as shown in the Electronic Signature box
  5. For CLAs
    1. Click “Community Learning Agreement” on the left tool bar
    2. Select the student from the dropdown bar in the right corner of the page
    3. Click on the appropriate CLA for the corresponding semster
    4. Review the “Primary Objective” and the “Learning Goal” and e-sign your name exactly as shown in the Electronic Signature box (NOTE: this can only be done if the CLA is considered “Active”)
    5. If appropriate, provide feedback and comments in the comments box for the student to review.

If you forgot your password or do not see your Bonner Scholar listed in the dropdown box, please email Heather Ashton (hashton@richmond.edu) for assistance.

Resources & Benefits

Community Partner Handbook

The Community Partner Handbook provides an overview of our programs and outlines our philosophy of community partnerships.

The Institute on Philanthropy (IOP) Fellowships

The Institute on Philanthropy (IOP) at the University of Richmond, part of UR’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has again generously offered to grant a total of $1750 worth of fellowship money to organizations who have been partners with the CCE for two years or more, to be used towards any IOP classes or programs offered this fall or spring. The Institute on Philanthropy offers classes on board development, fundraising and development, grantwriting and management, nonprofit marketing, and planned giving.

To see what classes are available, check out IOP’s offerings online at http://spcs.richmond.edu/noncredit/philanthropy/index.html.

To apply for this fellowship, please submit the IOP/CCE Fellowship Application (attached here) together with the IOP Course registration form (available here: http://spcs.richmond.edu/document/philanthropy/iop_regform.pdf). Please leave the payment information on the course registration form blank.

Please submit both documents to Dr. Sylvia Gale, the CCE’s associate director, either via email (sgale@richmond.edu), fax (804-484-1605), or by mail or in person (Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173).

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the funds are distributed. In order to help us make best use of these funds, we ask that no more than two applications be submitted per organization, and that no more than one application be submitted per individual. Applications may be for full or partial program funds.  Applications can be submitted on behalf of organization staff, board members, or community members who are active with the organization and anticipate continuing in their role with the organization for at least the next year.

If you have questions about course offerings or would like help finding a class that is a good fit for your needs, please contact Institute on Philanthropy Program Manager Kathy Laing ((804) 287-1290; klaing@richmond.edu).

UR Downtown Space  

The CCE would like to remind you of a resource immediately available to all of you. UR Downtown, located at 626 E. Broad Street, offers free meeting and small event space to area nonprofits and government organizations. Check out the reserve a space section of the UR Downtown website for more details or call 804-955-4010. UR Downtown also hosts the Richmond on Broad Café, which serves a dynamic menu of made-to-order fare supported by local and regional products.

SpiderConnect

If you want to post your organizations’s jobs, internships, and one-time service opportunities so that they are viewable to current faculty, students, and staff, and over 40,000 UR alumni, then please create an organization profile on SpiderConnect, the university-wide database. The database is free to use and instructions are below.

To get started, simply register in SpiderConnect by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to the SpiderConnectlog-in page: https://richmond-csm.symplicity.com/employers/index.php.
  2. Click on ‘Register & Post UR Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities’. This allows you to create a profile for your organization and post an opportunity for University of Richmond students and alumni.
  3. After creating your organization’s profile, click ‘Next’ to enter the position information.
  4. You have the option to post a variety of opportunities (jobs, internships, volunteer positions), but for volunteer opportunities, select the Position Type “Service/Volunteer.”
  5. Next select your Industry Type from the list. Please use types beginning with “Social Impact” as these are reserved for non-profit organizations.

*NOTE: All opportunities must have an expiration date. This enables us to keep our information fresh. For ongoing opportunities, we recommend setting the expiration date at one year from the posting date.

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