Matchmaking: Examples from the Field

Ginsberg's early success in matchmaking among co-curricular, course-based, and research entities gives us tremendous confidence in our collective ability to continue to deepen and scale a reciprocal approach to community engagement at Michigan and maximize our contributions toward the public good. Following are summaries of just a few of the sample matches we have supported, which convey a sense of the compelling possibilities that come from starting with the community to identify opportunities in our engagement efforts.

Fundraising & Development

Evaluation & Assessment

  • Ginsberg’s Community Technical Assistance Collaborative conducted a process evaluation of A Brighter Way's community education campaign including the creation of survey evaluation tools, data analysis and impact reports, an updated client database, and one-pagers to share the organization’s mission and goals of the campaign.


Interns & Fellowships



Communications & Writing

  • Hire MI Vet partnered with a first year writing course on community-engaged writing for background research and written materials for their website.
  • Student teams in Professor Ella August’s Real World Writing for Public Health Course developed Mental Health & Wellness-related communication materials featuring graphics and visuals related for Ypsilanti's Family Empowerment Program.



And please explore these additional matches from years past:

Matchmaking at the Ginsberg Center