Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Primarily a mobile social network, Pheed also allows easy desktop publishing of status updates, photos, video and audio files, and enables users to broadcast live. Pheed: The Next Social Network for Teens? Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy.

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HOW TO: Launch a Mobile Photo-Sharing Campaign for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They were on Myspace and organizing via Facebook Groups years before corporate brands, higher education, and broadcast and print media. That said, the community on Daily Booth has a lot of active teens. If your nonprofit works with teens and young people, this is a mobile photo-sharing community that you should definitely explore. Nonprofits pioneered social media.

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5 Hybrid Event Ideas for Youth Organizations


For older kids and teens that benefit from your youth organization, a video game tournament is a great opportunity for them to show off their skills while raising funds for your organization.

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How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

Beth Kanter

The mistake: they sent a text message intended for a small sub-group of 4,000 members to its entire list of 2.1-million teen activists who had opted in to giving the organization their cell phone numbers and emails. The message was intended for Jewish teens who volunteering to collect canned goods during Thanksgiving for a Jewish organization. Now we make sure to run all broadcasts (even the small ones) through our content team.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Elizabeth Cowell was British broadcaster and the first female announcer to grace the television airways for the BBC in 1936, just before the network launched its television service. She's a transgender teen and internet star whose story and spirit have inspired millions of people , including her peers, to better understand what it means to be transgender in today's society. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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Games for Change: An Interview with Darren Garrett of Littleloud


We were approached by this newly formed department to work on a game to support a television series the broadcaster was making, set in Georgian London. Part of Channel 4's remit is Public Service Broadcasting. One of their key objectives is address issues that affect teens and give them some tools to negotiate them. To that end the broadcaster commissions direct to the web platform in order to reach that audience.

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#GivingTuesday Countdown: One Month to Go!

Connection Cafe

SVP Waterloo Region celebrated the day by launching SVP Teens, a group aimed not only at rallying youth, empowering them to “address problems facing their community” and teaching “them the importance and value of strategic and engaged philanthropy. And, as Ryan Scott shared in his Forbes article, “ Discovery Communications broadcasted PSAs across Discovery’s global networks and promoted an employee donation matching program benefiting victims of Typhoon Haiyan.”.

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: Reflections on the Personal Democracy Forum

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These themes of race and class were not lost on ethnographer danah boyd , who gave one of the most provocative presentations of the conference – quoting both Habermas and inner-city teens! As an example of this new approach he highlighted how Obama’s speech in Cairo was translated live and broadcast on TV, the Internet, and mobile phones. Submitted by Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the Monitor Institute and a principal contributor to Working Wikily.

YouTube’s new Nonprofit Offering | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Available only to 501(3)(c) Organizations YouTube – Broadcast Your Cause is a new offering allowing you to create your own “Nonprofit Channel&# with: Premium branding capabilities and increased uploading capacity Rotation of your videos in the ‘Promoted Videos’ areas throughout the site The option to embed a Google Checkout “Donate&# button, and fundraising without transaction costs.

NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It will be interesting to see if this advice holds true for the voters of the future based on Dannah Boyd's post " What i mean when i say "email is dead" in reference to teens. And here's another "vertical" video host -- Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network. CHBN provides a free service for broadcasting member-generated political video content. Click To Play. Found via the NpTech Tag at

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Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

Want to know more about how one Philadelphia-based NGO was able to use their TechSoup donation to help homeless teens develop valuable life skills? Are you… Helping youth develop lifelong skills? A TechSoup customer? Interested in winning this tablet? If you answered yes to all of those questions, keep reading!

Trust Me, Know Me, Love Me: Trust in the Participatory Age

Museum 2.0

Books are a distant second at 61%, and a majority of Americans find print and broadcast media and the Internet to be not trustworthy." I'm reading a book of essays about how to teach written by teens. Many of the teens write, "learn with us. These teens are asking a lot of their teachers emotionally. Here's something to be proud of. Museums (and libraries) are trusted sources of information.

Visitor Voices Part 3: Co-Creating and Control

Museum 2.0

In these and other examples (the Walker Art Center's new teen site comes to mind), the museum specifically sets up a site in a way that is not most comfortable, useful, or familiar to the museum staff. The two examples in the book, the installation Explore a Painting in Depth at AGO and Question at the Cantor Arts Center, give visitors the chance to insert their own voice--personally or as a broadcast--in the understanding of art.

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Book Club Part 3b: Talking Institutional Change with Elaine Gurian

Museum 2.0

So he, for example, does live heart surgery that is broadcast to kids in his theater, and he has a reporter in the hospital broadcasting, and the kids sit in a theater and can ask questions of the reporter via two-way mic in this life-or-death situation. One person commented about how he loved growing up in DC as a teen and generally using the Smithsonian as a playground.