Mental Health Awareness Month: 10 Nonprofits Advocating For Change

Kindful

Mission: Under the Laughs for the Troops umbrella, you will find many other great programs to help our veterans, increase awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), raise funds, and recruit volunteers.

Non-Traditional Giving Days for Your Next Fundraiser

The Modern Nonprofit

to plan a monthlong peer-to-peer fundraising campaign: February = Black History Month, American Heart Month, Oral Hygiene Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Eating Disorder Awareness Month.

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Fundraising 101: Understand the Basics of Fundraising so You Can Fund Your Dream

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It might take a minute to get your brain around that idea, that the donor is more important to you and your organization than their donation. For a self-esteem program for teen girls : Showing every teen girl how awesome she is. a teen girl with a huge, confident smile.

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How to Source Great Year-end Stories

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Neuroscientists would tell you that the brain processes facts and stories differently. Your brain naturally becomes more skeptical when you hear facts first. Your brain gets absorbed in the story and it drops its guard. Once upon a time, a fundraiser was super busy.

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100 Fundraising Email Subject Lines That Will Get Donors to Open Your Email

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You might want to write three urgent subject lines, three intrigue subject lines, two that combine intrigue and urgency, and two that don’t fall into either category but still pop into your brain. Urgent: Teens need your help to start college on time .

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Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

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Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project : Overview Teens and young adults brought up from childhood with a continuous connection to each other and to information will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and who approach problems in a different way from their elders, according to a new survey of technology experts

Connecting Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals: 20-Year-Old Rachel Cohen, Hand2Paw

Have Fun - Do Good

Hand2Paw's mission is to connect homeless teens and shelter animals in a mutually beneficial way. They provide homeless teens with professional skills training and therapeutic experiences. August 5: I'll be at BlogHer '11 in San Diego and leading the idea generation portion of The Write Brain – Essential Blog Content Development Workshop. "It's a novel idea that homeless youth have so much to offer, and that these youth could really make the difference at this shelter.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

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Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating! You can support NTEN in Giving Tuesday and join Beth Kanter for a live discussion of collective philanthropy - get the details here. Check out the 124 NTEN Members participating in Giving Tuesday below.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

The presentation looks at how younger generations are always connected and are multi-taskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and approach problems in a different way from older generations. It raises the question (unanswered) whether this is a good or bad thing. The most recent Pew Internet Project Internet and technology use studies show how immersed teens and young adults are in the online environment and how tied they are to the mobile and social sides of it.

Jen Louden, Savor and Serve: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Since finding cool things to do with your teens can be a challenge (at least for me), consider guerilla art love as your next Savor and Serve project! The third guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is by Jen Louden. Jen Louden is a best-selling author, retreat creator, and Comfort Queen turned activity catalyst. She's just started a one year experiment in savoring and serving the world. Join her at www.jenniferlouden.com and on Twitter at @jenlouden.

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Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

Amy Sample Ward

Trying to engaged the teen-to-twenty-something who normally may not use the research library. The Brain exhibition, for example, has a table where people can work together to put together the pieces of the brain neuron by neuron. I’m at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions! The speakers for this panel include: Tracy Fullerton – Electronics Arts Game Innovation Lab. Ruth Cohen – American Museum of natural History.

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Igniting the 15NTC stage at lightning speed

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Day 3 Plenary: Ignite with Ideas, Part 2 : You Can Change Your Story Speaker: Debra Askanase, Digital Engagement Strategist, National Brain Tumor Society. American teens still send more SMS than any other type of message, and send more SMS than any other age group. If you''ve never seen an Ignite presentation before, let me break it down for you: 5 minutes. 20 slides. 1 slide every 15 seconds.

Groundwire’s 10 Rules of Engagement

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If you want a legislator to champion a piece of policy, or teens to help with trail maintenance, or commuters to use public transportation, it’s important to be explicit about what they get out of it. Your database is the brain of your organization – don’t neglect it. At Groundwire, we design and build strategies and tools to help organizations better engage the people that matter most to their missions.

[VIDEO] How To Lead And Manage In Our New Nonprofit Work Reality

Bloomerang

So I can tell y’all that stuff, y’all, but I’ll tell you my most important job and how I really, really learned to hone my leadership skills was as solo mama to this teen who, my friends, she has the mack daddy of all summer jobs.

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The Participatory Nonprofit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The reality is that our brains only have the capacity to manage a limited number of relationships ??? According to recent study from Pew Internet and American Life project, more than one-half of teens have created media content and roughly one-third have shared ocntent. gThe above video is one of the many social networking strategies that The Genocide Intervention Network used to transform itself from a small student group to national non-profit.

What color is the social web?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I'm asked questions that I don't know the answer to, I admit it and use it as opportunity to demonstrate the value of the social brain or having a good network on Twitter. Pew Study on Social Media and Teens: (See page 33). Last week, I did at workshop for the Kellogg Action Lab College of Consultants. The participants were consultants who worked with nonprofits on organizational strategic planning, financial planning, evaluation, and other organizational capacity areas.

Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good

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” Presented by filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, SOS_Slaves aims to raise trafficking awareness in teens while empowering them with the tools to take responsibility and speak out against this issue. This style of game play connects the brain and body to the game’s experience. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Reach Babyboomers with Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And even Silent Generation internet users are competitive when it comes to email (although teens might point out that this is proof that email is for old people). AARP California Twitter Account Last week at the WeAreMedia Workshop, someone asked a question about babyboomers and social media use. Is it only younger people who are using social media. I answered no.

Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

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Trying to engaged the teen-to-twenty-something who normally may not use the research library. The Brain exhibition, for example, has a table where people can work together to put together the pieces of the brain neuron by neuron. NTEN's Amy Sample Ward shares from her experiences at the Games for Change Festival. I'm at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions!

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