Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

“We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices. Now, back to our big “end hunger” goal. Something like ending hunger isn’t a challenge that’s confined to developing nations.

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Everywun Wants Your Clicks

Robert Weiner

The article makes this sound like a new idea, but The Hunger Site (and their later projects for breast cancer, children’s health, literacy, rain forest protection, and animal rescue) has been doing this since 1999. The Hunger Site started out as a pure click-to-give site (for every click a corporate sponsor makes a set donation), but diversified its fundraising techniques after the last economic downturn.

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10 Reasons Your Email Appeal is Being Ignored

NetWits

For example, if I’ve indicated an interest in cancer research, failing to customize my appeal communications around an urgent need for cancer research funding.” – Mike Snusz. “ I volunteer with a small nonprofit called Fields to Families.

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Social Media, Integrated Marketing and a Morning Out of the Office Sure Does a Body Good

Connection Cafe

They are currently running an integrated marketing campaign to elevate the visibility of hunger in Central Texas. Author: Jill Ward. Yesterday, I spent the morning out of the office (yay!!)

The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

And there is Jack Andraka , a high school student who got obsessed with finding a cure for cancer and created a test that can detect pancreatic cancer. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

Back then, Dan was the chair of the Harvard Hunger Action Committee that led a 4,200 mile cross-country bike ride to fight hunger. Dan Pallotta would go on to invent the multi-day charitable event industry with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days.

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13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration

SocialFish

From social media campaigns aimed at ending hunger, to events for breast cancer awareness, this covers it all. Twitter has been one of the major hubs of social networking , revolutionizing what was already a new and adapting Internet invention.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

NTEN

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!

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Content Marketing Strategy?

John Haydon

The American Cancer society has created an entire community around achieving victory over cancer by talking about “creating a world with more birthdays.” Share Our Strength plans to End childhood hunger by 2015.

Bikinis, Greed & Adrenaline: Secrets of Social Media’s Dark Underbelly

Connection Cafe

Here are some thoughts I took away, for anyone who wants to stack the deck against poverty & hunger, despair & disease. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. “Online gaming” was the reply when I cordially asked a man sitting near me at a conference what industry he represented.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What if our child had cancer? As Parr points out, empathy is powerful because our innate ability and need to understand and connect with others – even we don’t know them personally.

I am speaking at NTEN

FI Space

A panel discussing the successful Social Network fundraising done by the American Cancer Society and several other non profit organizations with a special bonus of how to get people off their computers and to your real world events. Covering such fundraisers as the the Frozen Pea Fund, Twestival for Charity Water and more, including the Austin Blood Drive Tweetup and the Hunger Bytes Tweetup with Tyson Foods.

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Future of Social: Gen Z

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And there is Jack Andraka , a high school student who got obsessed with finding a cure for cancer and created a test that can detect pancreatic cancer. He created his own nonprofit and program called “ Brae’s Brown Bags ” to help fight against hunger, probably making him one of the youngest nonprofit CEOs and founders. I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media.

Due diligence before you donate

ASU Lodestar Center

If you're most concerned about national and global issues, like worldwide hunger or cancer, look for nonprofits that are equipped for such a large challenge. posted by. Mandy Fricke. Community Manager. Nursing@Georgetown. Americans donate nearly $300 billion annually to more than 1.2

Have you made this common mistake with your YouTube videos?

John Haydon

But there is a difference between “Billy Shore Speaking At Our Annual Conference&# and “Can We End Childhood Hunger By 2015? For example, a video of a nurse talking about dietary tips for cancer patients might contain a total of 5 dietary tips.

How Do You Measure Up? [Benchmarks Webinar]

Frogloop

Her team raises funds to help secure and distribute more than 200M meals annually for families struggling with hunger. Prior to joining Feeding America, Liz provided strategic marketing and fundraising consulting to national nonprofit organizations such as the American Red Cross, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Canadian Cancer Society at Convio. To get where you want to be, you need to know where you are today.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is currently selling a t-shirt with the names of 3,400 children and teens who have fought or are still fighting childhood cancer. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr.

300 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Help cancer survivors like me. Risk of severe hunger – please read. This is the 2013 edition of my annual review of year-end email subject lines that started in 2011 and continued in 2012. My email vault continues to grow each year — like some vast hoard under a mountain.

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December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

cancer (21). hunger (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

cancer (21). hunger (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

Change.org is Hiring Bloggers for Social Action Blog Network

Have Fun - Do Good

Hey all you do-good bloggers! Ben Rattray of Change.org wanted me to let you know that they are hiring bloggers. Positions are part-time, paid and start in June. To apply, go to [link]. I've pasted the blurb below: Hiring Bloggers for Change.org! Want to blog on an issue you are passionate about for an audience of hundreds of thousands of activists and nonprofit leaders? Want to create the premier online space for your issue and become a leading voice for social action?

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The top 100 included a mix of nonprofits with an operating budget of under $10 million with programs in designated Chase corporate responsibility areas: education, healthcare, housing, the environment, combating hunger, arts and culture, human services and animal welfare.

5 Steps to Setting Up a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Tech Soup Blog

Walk for Hunger. American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Are you running the Boston Marathon, and pledging to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the process?

Three Different Approaches to Twitter Fundraising: Bees, Turkeys, and Blame

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All you had to do was click and play a word game, and that leveraged a food donation to fight hunger. He describes last Thanksgiving's Tweetsgiving campaign and Blame Drew's Cancer campaign. . Stacey is doing this with gratitude, Drew is doing it by blame (blaming his cancer).

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Meet Connie Reece: Using Social Media to Strike Back At Ike

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last December, I watched Twitter turn into a sea of frozen green peas to support Susan Reynolds in her fight against breast cancer and to raise money for research in her honor. And then, on December 6, 2007, everything changed when my friend Susan Reynolds was diagnosed with breast cancer.

What Lessons Will Pepsi Learn About Crowdsourcing for Social Good from Chase Bank Contest Fail?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

included a mix of nonprofits with an operating budget of under $10 million with programs in designated Chase corporate responsibility areas: education, healthcare, housing, the environment, combating hunger, arts and culture, human services and animal welfare. Pepsi is taking a bold move.

Igniting the 15NTC stage at lightning speed

NTEN

But they aren’t going to cure cancer, reduce hunger, or improve pre-K education. 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.

I'm speaking at SXSW or rather reciting a poem!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The panelists or poets include Danielle Brigida (NWF), Wendy Harman (Red Cross), David Neff (American Cancer Society) and Carie Lewis , Humane Society of the US. I'll be attending SXSW in Austin, TX the week after next. I am participating in several panels and events at SXSW.

Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

Have Fun - Do Good

The two of us went to a local hospital during a cancer expo, and we basically, for lack of a better word, we hijacked the place. All had little ribbons, or whatever on them, and we just left stuff all over this cancer expo. Photo by Rob de la Cretaz "We're so busy.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

If you’re a fan of the trilogy, you’ll understand: 5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games. For Camp Kesem, $10,000 happens- money that will send children affected by a parent’s cancer to a free, life-changing summer camp. It’s been quite the year. And if the collection of resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days.

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Target Facebook Challenge: Ten Large Charities Compete for Votes To Divide the $3 Million Pot

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's called Bullseye Gives, a special Facebook page inviting folks to decide how they should allocate $3 million among ten large institutional charities, including: Parent Teacher Association Feeding America The Salvation Army American Red Cross National Parks Foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation St. Stand Up for Cancer and Corbin Bleu were the winning team.

Be a Creative Superhero. Save the World.

Beaconfire Wire

Our well-designed calls to action may look unassuming but they can mean the difference between life and death for causes like breast cancer, disaster relief & childhood hunger. Note: this post was originally published on Hufffington Post. I have a confession to make. I’m a total pain in the ass. Like, professionally. As a creative director, being opinionated, tenacious, demanding, eccentric & snarky comes with the job.

How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

September is Hunger Awareness Month so why not give a donation of canned goods and cash to your local food bank? Or, consider making a contribution to an organization like Share Our Strength that is working to end childhood hunger.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Honorable Mention: Sierra Club and American Cancer Society. Honorable Mention: CauseForce and Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns. Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. Honorable Mention: National Parks Conservation Association. Winner: Freepress for their StopBigMedia.com campaign.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Constituent Empowerment Honorable Mention: Sierra Club and American Cancer Society Winner: Children International Used TeamRaiser to recruit new sponsors and recuited 5,000 sponsors since 2005 and sponsored over 560 children.