Support for our fallen is down. I’m not driving a semi, but I’m joining the parade.

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On Saturday, the week-long journey will culminate at Arlington in honor of National Wreaths Across America Day. And at 12 noon, veteran cemeteries across the country and over seas will adorn soldiers’ graves with wreaths in an effort to remember, honor, and teach.

Sharing Foundation America's Giving Challenge: Day 2: Sina's Story

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The Sew Project is a four-month course, enrolling two new female students every two months, teaches young women a skill that enables them to support their families substantially better than they can by farming. Sina and her two sisters. Story.

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America's Giving Challenge Days: Bloggers Campaign!

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The America's Giving Challenge will award $50,000 to the project that gets the most unique donors. Ten bilingual Cambodian college graduates teach English to 500 students in 19 sections offered daily after school hours at the village school. If we are four of the top causes to get the most unique donors, we'll win $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation as part of America's Giving Challenge.

Encouraging Philanthropy at a Young Age: Teaching Your Kids To Give To Causes

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Save the Children has just launched an inspiring and informative catalog that lets you and your child explore a map of the world and imagine how simple gifts, vitamins for infants, library books for kids in rural America, or an apple tree in Ethiopia are extraordinary resources.

Blogger creates trouble!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He's also a big fan of of Teach for America. People came up with a mix of names, but Carl didn't go for many (Habitat and Teach for America he did agree to). Late breaking news from the Gathering.

NpTech Tag: Socially Responsible Idol, Nptech Meebo Chat at PDF Conference, and Personal Fundraising

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An excellent primer about RSS in Teaching Hacks Wiki that looks at RSS in terms of different outcomes - productivity, professional development, community building, and others.

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Writing to Change the World

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This year's speaker was journalist, Samantha Power , who received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for her book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.

What Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

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Her resolutions include eating local organic food, teaching her students about healthier eating options, and volunteering at a community garden. I recently finished reading A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power.

Yoga for Social Change

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Speakers include Julia Butterfly Hill of Circle of Life , John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America , and Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart. These days, yoga is about more than getting in shape, or getting in touch with yourself. It's about getting the world in shape too.

The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Consultants and Vendors Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 05:26PM | by Justin Perkins Matt Howes Guest Blog By Matt Howes, Director of Technology, Media Matters for America Remember when the webmaster did everything from graphic design to information architecture and content writing?

Advice for the College Senior Who Wants to Make a Difference

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This fantastic book is filled with profiles of social change visionaries like Priya Haji , CEO and Co-Founder of World of Good ; Katie Redford Co-Founder and US Office Director of Earth Rights International; and Wendy Kopp , Founder of Teach for America.

Betting on Braincake: Interview with Jen Stancil

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Museums aren’t competing with other museums; they’re competing with corporate America. We’re not equipping teachers and kids, we’re not teaching it in a way that’s appealing to them. Last week, Elaine Gurian and I talked about radical change in museums.

Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

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I've worked in the corporate world, I've worked in the political world, I've worked in teaching when I was in grad school. Interestingly, Doe Run has a sister company down in Latin America. Like Mother Teresa talked about how America was rich in money, but poor in spirit.

Connect With a Cause | Beaconfire Wire

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» Connect With a Cause Posted Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 4:01 pm by Erika (9 posts) In my family, annual holiday cards have always been greatly anticipated.

AMA Nonprofit Conference | Beaconfire Wire

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Beyond the Buzz with Dave Patterson, Director of New Media at Heifer International , and Josh Peck, Internet Director at The One Campaign In addition, you’ll find speakers from Network for Good , The Nature Conservancy , MercyCorps , Teach for America , Red Cross , America’s Second Harvest , American Heart Association , and more!

The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Consultants and Vendors Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 05:26PM | by Justin Perkins Matt Howes Guest Blog By Matt Howes, Director of Technology, Media Matters for America Remember when the webmaster did everything from graphic design to information architecture and content writing?

How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

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This year I'm indulging in three of my passions: raising money for Cambodian children with social media, teaching a social media nonprofit strategy class, and eating chocolate. 2007). We will then do an exercise in the class teaches one how to shift into a reflective mode.

Solutionary Women: DeeAnn Resk

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We currently travel throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, and some college credit is available. The Stand for Peace project teaches elementary school kids about diversity, respect, and peace.

Got the Winter Blues? Giving May Cheer You Up

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Skills: SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business) facilitates volunteer mentors' giving advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Dawn Sarli of Servin' It Up is celebrating the week as part of the Altruism and the Good Life course she is co-teaching at Green Mountain College in VT.

Ten Things Nonprofits May Not Know About MySpace [But I Wish They Did]

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You don’t hear about it much anymore, but in 2007 there were many stories of how MySpace was helping bridge the digital divide because low-income youth were logging in and teaching themselves HTML code. Sadly, at the same time, libraries and schools across America were blocking MySpace, but allowing Facebook. The AFL-CIO is non-existent and the Teamsters haven’t logged in since 2007.

Bryant Terry: Eco-chef, Food Justice Activist, Author of Vegan Soul Kitchen

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His first book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen , which he co-authored with Anna Lappe , won a 2007 Nautilus Award for Social Change. In America, I think oftentimes one of the first things that gets cut are people's food budgets.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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She has been the recipient of many awards, including Fast Company's 2007 Social Capitalist Award, and the League of Women Voters' Women Who Could Be President Award. It hasn't happened in Latin America's history. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.