Measuring World Hunger Day

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Measuring World Hunger Day – a guest post by Geoff Livingston. As the lead social strategist for the World Hunger Relief Project a social fundraising giving day on World Food Day this October 16 , I was given two goals: Encourage 10,000 people to raise $200,000.

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

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Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 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.

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A Round Up of Food Charities and Causes to Fight Hunger

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Send A Postcard from the Hunger site As we approach the annual Thanksgiving feast , there are more than 850 million people in the world who go hungry. I thought I'd highlight a few charitable organizations that are working to end hunger and some opportunities for donations.

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


You can use hashtags to monitor charity and non-profit news, find new people to connect to and participate in related events without ever leaving your office. Major Nonprofit and Charity Hashtags to Follow. Charity Events and Chats on Twitter: 8.

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

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The Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook is one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities. As of this writing, 1,027,398 people joined Chase’s fan page to cast votes for their favorite charities.

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


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.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

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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 ).

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I'll Comment for Food Donations, Ten Cents for Woman's Shelter, and Other Interesting Social Media Charity Trends

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But hunger is a serious issue in America, especially in these difficult times. Tyson's strategy has inspired bloggers and other companies to use this technique to give to charity. Yesterday, I caught a story on NPR about charity giving trends and social media use.

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

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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. Charity SmackDown had teams of celebrities paired with corporate sponsors to raise money for nine different charities.

How Nonprofits Can Use Behavioral Science to Engage Supporters on Social Media

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In fact, behavioral science should inform the ways you recruit and engage supporters as well as raise awareness for your cause. The nonprofit Charity: Water does this exceptionally well by inviting their supporters to create their own fundraising campaign for the organization.

The Power of Thank You Letters

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In case you're wondering, Charity Water "invested (my) money with local partners, Relief Society of Tigray (REST) and Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Ethiopia and Pump Aid in Malawi, to build and rehabilitate freshwater wells and spring protections for people in need."

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GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

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With support from philanthropists and participation from many individuals, NGOs across the country are aiming to raise Rs100 million or $13 Million in US Dollars (if I’ve done the currency conversion correctly.). Source: GivingTuesday India.

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Cisco Strengthens Three Square Food Bank's Network

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TechSoup's popular donor partner, Cisco , is best known for supplying the switches, security appliances, access points, and other products that charities need to run their wired and wireless networks. It is the charity partner of Las Vegas Restaurant Week each summer.

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World Food Embraces the Good of Slacktivism


The World Hunger Relief Project is actively engaging in a social fundraising giving day on World Food Day this October 16 to get 10,000 people to raise $200,000. Twice as likely to take part in events like charity walk.

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Due diligence before you donate

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million charities and religious groups, according to Giving USA. The first step in choosing a charity is thinking about what you would like to accomplish. If the scope of your aspiration is local, find charities that are based in your neighborhood or city. posted by.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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Growing up, my kids have posed for photos in t-shirts , emptied their piggy banks , helped me make fundraising videos , contributed clothing or other items to drives at school, and have attended lots of fund raising events.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

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For example, we haven’t been raising money with the Internet for very long,” I said. ” From its humble beginnings, has cumulatively raised $335 million and funded nearly 600,000 classroom projects. To date, they’ve raised $625,000 and are aiming for $700,000.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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A community group worked hard to get her placed on the historic register and raise money to restore her to her mid-century glory. This new genre of video games are about solving real world problems such as environment, global hunger, poverty and disease.

Buy a Song, Support a Cause

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Profits from the record raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia. It also raised money for famine relief in Africa. raises money for Amnesty's Darfur work. Proceeds from SERVE3: The Hard Rock Benefit Album will benefit WHY (World Hunger Year).

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits


Chara Odhner, Senior Copywriter and part of the social team at charity: water , echoes the importance of using social for community engagement. “As charity: water (@charitywater) June 22, 2015. Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. By Alicia Johnston. .

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

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It’s called the TechBridge Nonprofit Exchange and it is designed to address the problem of grantmakers’ reluctance to fund infrastructure improvements for charities. An App To End World Hunger? How this will move the needle on world hunger?

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A Charitable Giving Stimulus Package?

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Take for example, the Columbus Foundation's recently launhced Match Day 2.0 , a giving stimulus plan created to matching gifts to PowerPhilanthropy organizations and raise $1 million in 48 hours to support local needs in their community.

From Ashton Kutcher to Soup: Super Bowl Giving

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The Souper Bowl of Caring 's mission is to use, "Super Bowl weekend to mobilize youth to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities." Celebrities are using the Super Bowl to raise money too. It never hurts to organize a fundraising campaign around an event, even the Super Bowl.

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

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2) Spreading Person to Person Asks : This approach uses twitter and encourages people to ask their friends through Twitter to donate to a charity and spread the ask to their friends. All you had to do was click and play a word game, and that leveraged a food donation to fight hunger.

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

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Certainly, giving from individuals won't be enough to fix the economy and provide the resources that charities need to deliver important services in hard economic times. It won't be easy, but it's worth setting a goal of everyday or at least every month giving in small amounts to charities.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

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Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1 She is trying to raise money by selling one of her horses and crowdfunding money to help with her legal fees. Raising Money To Fight Food Insecurity.

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

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It's a multi-tiered approach in which donors are asked to raise money in addition to donating. Raising general awareness for your cause. Celebration Events — Celebration events are a quick and easy way for your donors to spread the word about your cause while raising money.

Deconstructing An Angry Crowd: What Can We Learn?

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Facebook users will be able to nominate non profits that serve the general public in the following areas: education, healthcare, housing, the environment, combating hunger, arts and culture, human services and animal welfare. Should online contests be redesigned or just go away?

Game Friday: Vocabulary, Poverty, and Meaningful Score Keeping

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Free Rice is linked to a sister site,, which disseminates information about world hunger and other issues. It's a simple vocabulary game, and fifty words in I haven't encountered any underlying thread of words associated with poverty or hunger.

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GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

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We know from the early online giving contests that making nonprofits play the hunger games isn’t the best way, buy neither is the big boom of a big match dispersed all at once. The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.

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Chase Community Giving Contest: The Organizations on the Leaderboard Go Up and Down

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At the time, it was one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities and offering over $5 million in prizes. (In (Screen capture of Leaderboard as of Monday, Jan. 18th at 10:00 am w/ four days to go in the voting process.).

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Winner: National Relief Charities. They promoted the campaign through social media sites and raised $300k online within two months. Honorable Mention: CauseForce and Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger. Honorable Mention: ASPCA - raised $7 million online from about 700,000 subscribers. Organization started with only $50k annual operating budget and now raises close to $10k per month using Tributes, TeamRaiser and Fundraising tools on Convio.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

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The Boomer Esiason Foundation raised thousands of dollars for cystic fibrosis research by working with corporate sponsors who donated five dollars for every tweet or Foursquare check-in charity supporters made that used the hashtag "#tackleCF."

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Email List Growth Honorable Mention: HSUS - Humane Society of the United States Winner: National Relief Charities Changed from brochure to interactive website, multi-facteed file building strategy and acquired over 1000 new names per month and have converted about 1% to donors in 6 weeks.

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

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  He is doing this on his own - and not as a nonprofit organization, fundraiser, or charity.      Check out what  the Austin area social media activists are doing to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in their local community. 

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

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Dolores McDonagh of Charity Dynamics write on npEngage about the Top 3 Roadblocks to Event Registration. It’s preached that in order to successfully raise funds you must truly know your supporters- your people. If you’re a fan of the trilogy, you’ll understand: 5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games. Some People Make Excuses; Others Raise Money – Fundraising Coach, Marc A. It’s been quite the year.

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Beaconfire Survey: Should non-profits market to minors? | Beaconfire Wire

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I would think that most parents would agree that building a sense of charity from an early age is an important activity. Non-profits raise money to accomplish their mission, and shouldn’t necessarily get embroiled in the same tactics as corporations, where making money is the mission.

Google Maps: Seek and Hide | Beaconfire Wire

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It’s a fantastic program that has participating restaurants giving a portion of their proceeds to end childhood hunger during the week of September 21 st to 28 th. It does raise the question of where to place the marker within each state or region: regional capitol or geographical center?

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Fair Trade Certified: An Interview with Paul Rice of TransFair USA

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so when Nike launches a new line of sneakers they spend $300 million in the first year on advertising and promotion, so you can imagine for a small underfunded non-profit like ours how difficult the challenge is of raising consumer awareness across the country around Fair Trade.