Study: 88% of Children Donate to Charity

Frogloop

You may think it’s odd for children to be a donor audience, but for many children, charitable giving is an important part of their family values and upbringing. The study follows the charitable giving habits of 903 children aged 8 to 19. Check out some of the key findings: 88% of children donated to charity. 87% of children whose families are low income and 86% whose families are middle income donated to charity.

Crazy Fundraising Events To Raise Money For Charity

SocialFish

There is nothing like surfing the net for amazing and crazy stories of how people have raised money for charity to actually cheer the soul. Who knows, it may even inspire you to do something crazy to raise money for a charity yourself! Last year Amy and Matt McEvoys daughter Ansley was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, resulting in Ansley having to spend a great deal of time in the children’s hospital receiving treatment.

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Internet Safety for Children: What Charities and Libraries Should Know

Tech Soup Blog

The guide includes online safety tips for children less than five years of age all the way up through teenage years. It wrote the guide with parents in mind, but the guide is also useful for charities and library who work with children and need to make sure they are safe. Forty-seven percent of Internet sex crimes involve offerings of gifts or money during the "relationship-building" phase.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 Pallotta’s latest book, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World , was released in late 2012 to very positive reviews. But we don’t want people making money in charity. But if a charity has a long-term goal that doesn’t show short-term results, then it’s scandalous.

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. For example, in this screenshot from Facebook, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can add a donate button feature to their Live broadcast. Within a multi-channel approach, Facebook Live can become a powerful way to raise more money online. For example, Stand Up To Cancer broadcasted news about a high school raised money during a “Sports Day For Charity” Don’t ask people to “Donate”.

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Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Beth Kanter

One of them was Vincent Law who is doing interesting work with teaching young children about giving and philanthropy. Empower Young Children through Philanthropy – guest blog post by Vincent Law, CEO and Founder at PhilanthroKids Academy. Among various kinds of philanthropy, I have a passion for children’s well-being especially the psychological aspects. So in 2006 I founded a charity called Child Psychoecology Foundation (CPF). Children are the leaders of today!”

New Study: 60% of Americans Donate Money to Charity

Frogloop

economy is still recovering, the majority of Americans (60%) still give to charity, according to the Next Generation of American Giving study by Blackbaud. 60% of Gen X and Y give to charity. 72% of Boomers donate to charity. 88% of Matures donate to charity. Social service charities, religious, and health organizations are supported by the largest percentage of donors across all generations. Gen X and Gen Y are more likely to support children’s charities.

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Charities Raise Money with Text to Donate for Nepali Earthquake Relief

Mobile Commons

Disaster relief organizations and charities across the globe are all trying to raise money in order to come to the aid of victims of the earthquake and help rebuild the affected areas. Mobile giving – donating money through a simple text message exchange – is being used by several charities as an easy way for anyone to make a contribution to relief efforts. Mobile giving, also called text-to-donate, can be an extremely rewarding tactic for charities in times of crisis.

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Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Some related material collected here [link] Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising Seeking a foothold with younger, digitally minded donors, more major nonprofits are accepting gifts in Bitcoin and promoting their friendliness with the virtual currency, The Wall Street Journal writes as part of a set of "Journal Reports" stories on philanthropy.

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Cadillac up for auction to help charity - Business News | The Star Online

AFP Blog

Billionaire Warren Buffett''s Cadillac up for auction to help charity - Business News | The Star Online : "Warren Buffett has put his 2006 Cadillac on the auction block to raise money to benefit a children''s charity he has long supported.

Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising Seeking a foothold with younger, digitally minded donors, more major nonprofits are accepting gifts in Bitcoin and promoting their friendliness with the virtual currency, The Wall Street Journal writes as part of a set of "Journal Reports" stories on philanthropy.

nfp 2.0 » Save the Children offers yak a Second Life

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages

John Haydon

19 tips to get more money from your donation pages. Like the one below from Invisible Children. Use white space to direct the eye – White space at the margins will help direct your visitor to the center of the page and downward, like in the example from charity:water below. Reduce steps to donate – You will raise less money if you make people take too many steps in the donation process. And why would you want to raise less money?

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth Kanter

Now a parent with my own children, I involved my kids when they younger when I was fundraising for Cambodia or Creative Commons , We have dinner table discussions on why it is important to support causes, particularly programs in Cambodia like the Sharing Foundation. The good folks at Razoo offered me two gift $50 cards , one to make a donation to the charity of my choice and the other to give away. Children for Children Foundation.

Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities?

ASU Lodestar Center

Or, "how can I be certain my money will be used adequately?" Poverty in these countries is defined as falling short of food, not being able to send children to school, having limited or no access to safe drinking water, living in unstable houses and, perhaps worse, feeling powerless as the conflicting or corrupted governments don’t offer any means to get out of poverty 3. research friday Karina Lungo international charities

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A community group worked hard to get her placed on the historic register and raise money to restore her to her mid-century glory. What a great way to teach your children to become more thoughtful and responsible about the world we live in.

Make Harry's 10th Birthday Wish Come True and Help Children in Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He has watched his mother celebrate her birthday and use it as an excuse to raise money for the Sharing Foundation , a charity that cares for kids in Cambodia. . The Sharing Foundation 's core volunteers are, like me, parents of adopted children from Cambodia.

Tweets to Bring in the Money

Frogloop

Being donor-centric brings in the money. They’re basically saying: “ Here’s our charity. Give us money. Please donate today to raise literacy of deaf children! Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? You’re not alone.

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#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth Kanter

It’s been almost five years since my first foray into social fundraising to raise money from my friends and followers to send a young woman, Leng Sopharath to college. Ever since, I’ve continued to raise money for my favorite charity, the Sharing Foundation that takes care of children in Cambodia. 12 Outstanding Charities. I’ll be raising money for the Sharing Foundation to contribute to Keo Savon’s college education.

Charity uses widgets to provide accountability to donors

AFP Blog

Charity uses widgets to provide accountability to donors: "October 11, 2007 (Computerworld) -- A children's charity is using widget technology -- traditionally used with a single purpose application like updating weather or news on a Web site -- to help it show donors how their money is being used.

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

With change in tax laws that can influence philanthropy comes an impact to individuals, charities and communities. Another consideration is that with wealthier donors being the ones with the continued incentive, charities that tend to be favored more by wealthier individuals may be less affected, with organizations who depend highly on donations from middle-income donors being at risk for fewer donations.

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Alison Lowndes: Helping to care for children in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She caught my attention because she founded an organization that works with orphaned and disabled children in Kenya. She lived in China for 8 months with her 2 young children. " AVIF plans to open an online shop to sell items to raise money for its program.

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Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth Kanter

The amount of money raised for ALS research through the IceBucket Challenge is almost $100 million and the other impacts are just as impressive. Scores of nonprofit fundraising staffers report being called on to replicate the challenge. Jeremiah Owyang has provided the easy recipe and I’ve provided an analysis of what can and cannot be reproduced. So, now we are seeing an emerging practice that for lack of a better phrase, I’m calling “Charity Jacking.”

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Nhuong Son: Why This Wired Cambodian Fundraiser Cares About Cambodian Children

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The winner of this challenge will receive $50,000 to help their charity. Since I was born and bred in Cambodia I understand how difficult it is to obtain an education when you have no money and more importantly when food and clothing are scarce in itself.

Vote for Carpets for Communities Project: Help free children in Cambodia from exploitation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just got this from David Bacon, founder of Carpets for Communities Hi Everyone, Help us free children in Cambodia from exploitation by taking 2 minutes to vote. To help please vote for the Carpets for Communities project in an online charity competition by going to www.votechildren.org (it will redirect to our main website) and following the instructions to register and vote.

Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

Mobile Commons

In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. According to an article in the Mobile Commerce Daily , Nonprofits traditionally rely on mobile to raise money during natural disasters because it is an instant way to connect with a large group of consumers through a device that they most likely have within reach. To donate $10 to Save the Children, text TWISTER to 20222.

In Support of Idiosyncrasy

Museum 2.0

They are akin to local news organizations and charities. The institutions that seem most prey to a "cookie cutter" approach are science centers and children's museums. Tags: children's museums design business models People often ask me which museums are my favorite.

Your Donor-Centered Appeal Letter Checklist

BoardAssist

I want to see you raise as much money as possible! Your gift will help children in our community become xxxxx. Donor centered checklist: Tell the donor what her money will accomplish. charity donors philanthropyYou’ve taken the first step and realized your appeal letter might need a face lift to make it clear to your donors just how important they are. But how exactly do you create that perfect donor-centered appeal letter.

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nfp 2.0 » The Best use of Google Maps, full stop

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

Guest post by Brian Reich: GamesThatGive - You Play. We Donate. Charities Win.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2007, the popular Free Rice online game used quiz-style vocabulary building game that rewarded correct answers with ten grains per bowl to feed hungry children. where you earn donations for your favorite charity, for free, just by playing. I joined the team a year ago as an adviser, charged with recruiting charities to be a part of the site. GamesThatGive is simply seeking to tap into that existing behavior to help raise money for charity. -

Network for Good Launches Charity Badges!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog Network for Good today launches their charity badges with some great support from Yahoo! Having implemented a successful campaign to raise the money to support a young college student named Leng Sopharath in Cambodia that raised $872 using the ChipIn widget, I set up a charity badge over at Network for Good to support the Sharing Foundation's educational programs which provide educational opportunities for over 1,300 children.

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Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity

EveryAction

Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030. Enter, International Day of Charity. Held on September 5th in commemoration of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, International Day of Charity encourages citizens, NGOs, and stakeholders around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Rather than simply saying their Cause was "helping orphans in China," LWB specifically picked 10 children dying of heart disease to offer help. When people know exactly what their money is going towards, they feel most comfortable donating. But how do we get the money?

Personal Fundraising in Second Life: Yonder Doesburg Raises Money for Make A Wish

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Make A Wish Donation Box in Second Life On the Web, you can become a messenger for your cause by adding a charity badge or fundraising widget to your blog or web site. But, avatars who raising money in Second Life for their causes are also spreading the word to others.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What about making a donation to a charity in honor the special someone in your life. Give a Virtual Gift on Facebook and Support Breast Cancer (or another charity) : Thinking about sending a virtual gift, maybe a teddy bear, flowers, hearts, or whatever?

Sojo Studios’ WeTopia social game lets players do good in the real world | VentureBeat

AFP Blog

Sojo Studios’ WeTopia social game lets players do good in the real world | VentureBeat : Sojo Studios is announcing its first online social game, WeTopia, which is designed to be part of a series of games where players can have fun playing while doing good in the real world by raising money for children’s charities

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QIK Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Charity Drive for to support Cambodian Orphans!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I learned that QIK will be celebrating their one-year anniversary with a party and charity drive. They have identified the Sharing Foundation that helps children in Cambodia as the recipient. (If Earlier this year, I got an N95 smartphone to stream videos while I doing web 2.0

Seeds for a Future

ASU Lodestar Center

Most deserve to be applauded, but because the government and many NGOs find it quicker and less costly to pass out money, services, and equipment for “immediate impact” on critical issues, there has been a lack of emphasis on human resources. Many communities came to look to the government and NGOs for charity rather than for the human resource development that they need in order to gain control of their futures. international charities Earl de Berge

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. companies, and even foundations to give away money. Charity SmackDown had teams of celebrities paired with corporate sponsors to raise money for nine different charities.

Kiehl's commitment to helping communities

AFP Blog

Kiehl's commitment to helping communities : "To kick off the initiative, Kiehl’s launched kiehlsgives.com with a global donation of US$160,000 (RM480,000) to charitable organisations in the United States and around the world, in support of three key Kiehl’s causes: children’s well-being, environmental issues, and HIV/AIDS research. To make things more interesting, the brand has left it up to those who visit its website to decide how much money goes to which charity

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nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

10 Random, but Interesting Stats About Online Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The top three causes supported by liberal-leaning online donors are human and civil rights, animals, and children and youth. The top three causes supported by conservative-leaning online donors are religious services and faith, children and youth, and human services. 60% of online donors donate more money during religious holidays. 47% of online donors donate to nonprofits, charities, and NGOs based outside of their country of origin.

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82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of new donors giving to charity declined by 7.3% billion USD to charity. 92% of donors say it is important that NGOs, nonprofits, and charities make a concerted effort to protect their contact and financial information from data breaches ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). 31% of donors worldwide giving to NGOs, nonprofits, and charities located outside of their country of residence ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). Fundraising Stats.

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