The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Youth Empowerment with Social Media. If you are looking for more examples about social media and communications technologies applied to youth empowerment, here are some additional links/groups to check out: [link] (social media used as outreach about teen dating violence). Tags: case studies presentation casestudies crime empowerment goals socialmedia strategy uk youth

Audience Demographics and the Census: Do We Have a Match?

Museum 2.0

Now, as a museum director, I''m thinking about that goal less abstractly and more concretely in terms of what a target audience can and should look like. Arts audiences, on average, are older, whiter, and more affluent than the American population. It could be chosen for reasons related to the institution''s mission (for example, a focus on youth empowerment) or for reasons related to the market demographics (for example, a growing number of Latinos).


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Struggling To Get People To Donate Online? Squash These Roadblocks.

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About the expert: Amanda Ross is the owner of BrashBerry – creative web design and growth agency for Social Good and Nonprofit organizations that builds stuff their audience will love and inspires them to take action.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. Additionally, we’re excited to use EveryAction features like the list building tool and activist codes to zero in on our audience and understand them in ways that weren’t possible before.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Our work started by focusing on long term empowerment projects. For the past 5 or 6 years we've had a small but steady group of supporters who are primarily invested in our empowerment projects. How do you keep your donors and audience engaged even after an issue has moved out of the news cycle? It really showcases our efforts moving from beyond just relief to empowerment.

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Forum One

As we highlight our staff who are raising their hands high to reinforce and show solidarity on social media today, we also wanted to highlight our clients doing important work moving the needle forward for women’s equality and empowerment. Telling stories through images of empowerment.

Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Youth Programs


For nonprofits whose target audience is primarily underserved youth, the task of finding funding shouldn’t be difficult. Many foundations focus much of their philanthropy work on youth empowerment—and for good reason.

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Nonprofit Public Relations For Beginners: How To Gain More Attention In Less Time


This is because story is one of the most effective forms of communication available; it’s a concrete way to demonstrate your mission and create real connection with the audience. How can you communicate the feelings experienced and help your audience feel them too?

Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Greater Giving

o Empowerment and choice. Audiences (donors) can tell when it’s not real and it takes away from the emotional connection. ? Telling one person’s emotionally compelling success story through an appeal video can be the single most powerful way to inspire donors to give generously.

How 7 Nonprofit Organisations Amplify Their Program Impact

Saleforce Nonprofit

National Citizen Service (NCS) is the flagship youth empowerment programme for 16- and 17-year-olds in England and Northern Ireland.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

No matter which you choose to employ, be sure the format suits your audience. Choosing the best resource for your audience is the best way to enhance engagement and avoid burnout. Keep in mind the industry and your audience as you research your materials. .

It’s October – It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Allegiance Group

Empowerment. Their new website helps support this important mission by providing access to their programs and services, online forums, an extensive library, the latest in breast cancer news, upcoming events and pages which pull together specific materials relevant to the unique needs of certain audiences, like the newly diagnosed. For two of our clients whose work focuses on this type of cancer, it also signifies the relaunch of their websites.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

Givinga Blog

While the three Ps are still critically important, the three Cs are influencing how companies operate internally, interact with external audiences, and differentiate their products and services. Flexible Giving Accounts provide empowerment with control, giving employees complete flexibility and access while allowing companies to retain control of their giving pools.

Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe

Museum 2.0

His posts open up questions and ways of thinking about audiences, marketing, management, and engagement that get me thinking differently. What does it look like when youth invent their own arts empowerment spaces? It''s that time of year. Scrambling at work, socializing afterwards. which, if you are a torn extro/introvert like me, can involve a lot of time in the bathroom reading while everyone else is toasting the season.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

Our audience’s income diversity matches that of the County. HOW (slides 24-42) There are three “tracks” to our theory of change: individual empowerment, social bonding, and social bridging. Let’s start with empowerment. Empowerment is the “individual” side of our theory of change. Our programming isn't for target audiences. We're struggling with this right now when it comes to family audiences.

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Socializing Social Media at Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

If you do go the policy or guidelines route, remember to focus on empowerment rather than rigid restrictions. In the vein of empowerment, the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) has a number of initiatives to get staff on board with social media: An internal live-Tweeting tutorial open to all staff, during which they can also ask any general Twitter questions. It seems obvious, but one of the hallmarks of social media is that they are social.

Social Media and Mobile for Real Time Professional Learning at Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit need to think about their board as brand advocates, not a group of people who can’t speak from the heart about the organization or answer questions like “Go ask staff.&# Board empowerment and education as advocates is important so they can talk to their neighbors or their Facebook friends about the nonprofit’s work. Last week, I faciltated a mini-workshop at the Silicon Valley/Peninsula Nonprofit Leadership Forum hosted by Compasspoint.

6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

It’s an amazing way for nonprofits to expand their audience and reach out to potential supporters. The philanthropic arm of Coca Cola has donated several million dollars to the organization in the past few years to help boost female economic empowerment in Southeast Asia. Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others.

Teenagers, Space-Makers, and Scaling Up to Change the World

Museum 2.0

While art, history, creativity, and culture are the vehicles for that empowerment, the teens involved spend a lot of their time with activists, civic leaders, and social psychologists. It''s about empowerment and community leadership through art and history. We are already seeing a difference in the makeup of our audience on the nights that these teens are involved because of their attendant communities.

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What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth Kanter

The audience laughed. The moderator, Marcelo Jamberio, organized a set of questions that other Marcelo and I responded to with slides and audience interaction. Engagement with a purpose and knowing your audience. I also shared some points about the importance of creating audience personas before you start crafting stories. A persona is a fictional person created to represent a target audience. Empowerment.

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth Kanter

Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You can schedule tweets and status updates in advance (ideal for nonprofits with international audiences), easily monitor trending topics, and get access to useful statistics about your brand and its buzz on the Social Web in real time. The overall message should be one of empowerment, not control and restriction. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

Does the Most Powerful Work Live Onstage or Behind the Scenes?

Museum 2.0

We still produce exhibitions, events, and educational programs for an audience, but that audience is just one of our major constituencies. Or should we focus more on what's onstage for our growing audience of participants--empowering and connecting them? We need more empowerment in this world, and these institutions offer it. All of these organizations provide mind-blowing audience experiences and serve as inspiring models for their fields.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But in the nonprofit realm, my perspective on helping nonprofit organizations with technology issues has a lot to do with client empowerment, learning based on what’s needed at the moment, and active collaboration. The unconference/camp model of learning about technology issues is really great, but falls a little short when dealing with a specific tool, and an audience that is mostly unfamiliar with it.

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NTEN Project Name Change: We Need Your Feedback

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Clay Newton says "One of the challenges with this space is that the words are not equally understood across the full audience. Nonprofit Social Media Empowerment Guide. NpTech Social Media Empowerment Guide. Empowered MEdia MEdia Empowered Empowered by Media SMEG (social media empowerment guide). MEdia EmpoWErement. If you've been reading this blog, you know that last week I started to work with NTEN on a social media and nonprofits curriculum development.

3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

Connection Cafe

Make sure your creative includes all of the following: Images: Timely and relevant; telling the narrative of the individual instead of the crowd; featuring faces of real people who are seeking opportunity (the empowerment the gifts are directed toward). Make it possible for your audience to identify with your issue. Campaign messaging can take two approaches: talking down to audiences or leveling audiences.

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“The Girl Effect” Effect


This is a video about the empowerment of girl and it makes the viewer feel empowered. At See3, this what we focus on—moving the audience for passive viewer to active participant. In the past year we have gotten quite a few calls from existing and new clients asking to make a “girl effect” video. For those of you have yet to see “The Girl Effect” you can scroll below and see it.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first shift of volunteers arrived on site at 7:00 am and we were given an orientation and an overview about how computer refurbishing can be an economic empowerment tool for the homeless and save the environment. Mark calls this “reality tweeting&# and writes his tweets in a style that engages his audience and leaves them wondering what will come next.

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And the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Go To.

Tech Soup Blog

We've seen the potential for simple, community empowerment focused solutions to have a tremendous impact on some of the world's most pressing health and sustainability issues. " Audience Choice Awards. We all have a story. Here at TechSoup, we're on a mission to empower you to tell yours. We believe that you're only as good as the technology at your disposal. So, we want to help match your intended efforts with the right tools to achieve your goals.

[VIDEO] You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What?


So we’ve now heard your personal stories and I want to start helping the people who are in the audience right now. Ephraim Gopin moderates a panel of nonprofit pros – Mimosa Kabir, Sarah Willey, and Lisa Chmiola – to look at the issue of being laid off and ask: what next?

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The 45 Social by Social Propositions

Amy Sample Ward

Empowerment is unconditional. Be clear on who your target audience are and what you will do for them. Over the last few months, I’ve been collaborating with Andy Gibson and David Wilcox , and Clive Holtham and Nigel Courtney from Cass Business School, on a book about using new technologies for social benefit projects.

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Meditations on Relevance, Part 3: Who Decides What's Relevant?

Museum 2.0

The curatorial team or a multidisciplinary team who have the audience in mind when decisions are made about the best way to connect visitors to the collection?" Instead of designing programming and then seeking out audiences for it, we identify communities and then develop programs that are relevant to their assets and needs. Don't assume that content/form that is relevant to you or your existing audiences will be relevant to people from other backgrounds.

Going Virtual is Not Enough: Reimagining Traditional P2P Walks for Fall 2020 and Beyond

Connection Cafe

These events typically attract participation from a broad-based audience without an implicit need to be athletic. In-person peer-to-peer (P2P) events have been one of the types of P2P campaigns most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Living Case Studies: Integrated Social Media Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is an easy way to get people moving around and wake up, especially if your session is at the end of the day. More importantly, it unpacks any skepticism or opposing points of view about the topic you’ll be addressing in the peer learning. It is a good idea to include a fun question appropriate to the audience to illustrate the technique. Living Case Studies: Social Media and Sustainable Agriculture. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

5 Ways to Mobilize Advocates to Advance your Mission

Connection Cafe

In turn, we always say ‘thank you’ for their time and contribution in a variety of meaningful ways, whether through a VIP experience, influence, empowerment, recognition, or tangible reward. Did your message come across authentically to your target audience? There’s no better spokesperson for your mission than a happy supporter. I believe that. Nothing.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

At bbcon 2018, Blackbaud announced the cloud solution for each of our main audiences, including the Cloud Solution for Companies and the Cloud Solution for Foundations. Know your audience . The program relies on multiple partners including the city of Boston, Boston University, local nonprofits, EVERFI , Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment , and others.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture


The first shift of volunteers arrived on site at 7:00 am and we were given an orientation and an overview about how computer refurbishing can be an economic empowerment tool for the homeless and save the environment. Mark calls this "reality tweeting" and writes his tweets in a style that engages his audience and leaves them wondering what will come next.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth Kanter

NStreet Village : N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C.

Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums

Museum 2.0

Unlike other pop up museums which live for one day, serial pop up museums have the advantage of reaching a larger audience and encouraging repeat participation. But like the blank labels or empty frames we leave out on the table, pop up museums will continue to invite and support public conversation, personal empowerment, and open-ended narratives. This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Sweet Briar, Virginia: Using Data to Reach Your Audience. Mahikeng, South Africa: Rural Tech Empowerment. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

Nonprofit Technology News: Help for Charities to Develop Mobile Giving Capacity

Tech Soup Blog

In the midst of a pivotal moment in patient engagement and empowerment, our microphone has been turned off. We recruited an audience to fill the room and then suddenly, only those in the first few rows can hear us.” Our lead story in this issue of TechSoup’s Nonprofit Technology News is the creation of the Mobile Giving Alliance that will help charities develop their mobile giving.

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Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits


Just like any real world activist, motivation is triggered by empowerment and shut down with arrogance. If one will fit with your topic, it might open your message up to a wider and different audience. This can help introduce you to a new audience that care about the issues. Decide on your audience target (there may be more than one). •