Why Work on Childhood Obesity?

Network-Centric Advocacy

There are lots of resons that I like working on childhood obesity. She looked into the room and of activists working on health and childhood obesity and pulled from a lifetime of experience to tell us "we are all at the bedside." None of them seemed linked to the pure data that explains the problem.(obesity obesity rate widget) Data is compelling. The control of the widget helps make you think about the issues behind the data.

Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

The Early Learning Lab , Frontiers of Innovation , and New Profit , along with partners Joan Ganz Cooney Center and TechSoup, are working together to build the technology capacity of the early childhood education field.

How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Last year we shared how the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) used Teespring to exceed their fundraising goals with a few clicks of a button. We took childhood cancer statistics and had it spelled out in the shape of a gold ribbon.

Technology, Gender Roles, and Early Childhood Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click here to download video. My daughter is 4 and in her pre-school is a computer. I've been lingering a little at drop off to observe how she interacts with her peers at the computer. It struck me how gender inequities start an early age.

Map of a Movement : Where are leaders working on childhood obesity? Are you on the map?

Network-Centric Advocacy

. One of the projects I am working on is focused on addressing the issue of childhood obesity.(learn There are a few advanced features like the ability to customize the map size, add your logo or change the zoom (if you work on any of the issues related to childhood obesity or want to support those that do please start spreading the map far and wide.). learn more about the issue at RWJF) .

Network Widget - Get One. Connect the people you know to leaders working on Childhood Obesity.

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Take a Baby Step Toward Education Through Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Early childhood education is the most important investment we can make in our children’s future. events tsdigs digital storytelling tsevents early childhood education campaign baby steps Baby Steps | A Community Competition.

7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

Everyaction

There are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA paved the way for these children of immigrants to obtain work authorization and relief from deportation, enabling them to go on to universities and build careers and families. With the announcement of DACA’s repeal, the program has stopped accepting new applications. For those currently in the program, their work permits and legal status will begin expiring March 2018.

Our EveryAction Hero: Girls Inc.

Everyaction

Another huge issue is the uncertain fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With over 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada, the organization has grown tremendously since its founding in 1864. Through educational programming, mentorships, and advocacy, Girls Inc.

At the table with Share Our Strength | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Their mission of “No Kid Hungry&# is one we stand behind and their 10 point strategy for ending childhood hunger in America is smart and effective. In parallel, we’re helping out on their holiday fundraising, which for the first time will include alternative gifts to fight childhood hunger in the United States.

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How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

While we didn’t endorse any candidates in the primaries or general presidential election, starting in Iowa in the summer of 2015 all the way through to Election Day, we worked to elevate the issue of early childhood education in the U.S.

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

AFP Blog

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

:Pallotta: Mindset Curbs Ability of Nonprofits to Fulfill Potential

AFP Blog

Speaking at the annual convention of the Provider’s Councila statewide association of private, community-based care giving organizations offering educational, health, and social services, which posted a record 1,200 registrations, Pallotta said nonprofits need to think radically differently about their approach to solving social problems like childhood poverty and adult illiteracy." ''via Blog this

What It’s Like To Ring The Opening Bell For Twitter As A 9-Year-Old In A Bird Tutu | Fast Company | Business Innovation

AFP Blog

She is Vivienne Harr, who recently raised more than $100,000 to fight childhood slavery by spending 365 days behind a lemonade stand. What It’s Like To Ring The Opening Bell For Twitter As A 9-Year-Old In A Bird Tutu | Fast Company | Business Innovation : ut instead, when time came to pronounce Twitter public Thursday morning, a 9-year-old girl dressed in a “little bluebird” tutu dress appeared behind the bell.

Y of N.Y. Uses Social Media to Collect Stories—and Donors - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Within 48 hours of issuing the appeal by e-mail and social media, the organization received nearly 300 stories recounting childhood swimming lessons, triathlon training, exercise programs started after injuries, and long-ago summer camps Via the Chronicle of Philanthropy Y of N.Y.

Bill Clinton Taps Revamped Causes ‘Birthday Wish’ To Raise Money For Charity

AFP Blog

Bill Clinton Taps Revamped Causes ‘Birthday Wish’ To Raise Money For Charity: "Former President Bill Clinton is looking to turn his 64th birthday into an opportunity to counter malnutrition in Colombia, reduce childhood obesity in the US, and improve lives around the world.

Wild Apricot Blog : The Evolution of Fund-Raising – From Telethons to Online Giving

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Daily DoGooder: Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything| 3:57 Ounce of Prevention Fund Through the voices and perspectives of children themselves, this moving video really shows why early childhood programs can make a lasting impact on a child’s life.

No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award

Mobile Commons

A multi-channel campaign to end childhood hunger. As part of their mission to end childhood hunger in America, No Kid Hungry launched the 2014 #SaveSummer campaign to engage their supporters across the country.

Client Success with CHOICES

Connection Cafe

CHOICES - the Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully - is a grassroots organization whose mission is to fight against the deadly epidemic of childhood obesity. Author: Blair Naylor. Another great success story!

Top 5 Wildest Nonprofit Fundraisers [INFOGRAPHIC]

NonProfit Hub

Baldrick’s head shaving for childhood cancer tops the list at $34 million raised in 2013. Joe Magee is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Vice President of RallyBound, which provides social fundraising software to nonprofits.

Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

Connection Cafe

One of my childhood memories relates to my dad trying to convince my mom that he hadn’t made a wrong turn to the east toward Green Bay, WI, despite seeing the “Home of the Green Bay Packers” along the road.

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The Truth About Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

One of my favorite stories from childhood (and beyond) begins, “Once there was a tree. I’ve been working as a fundraiser long enough to see some “next great things” come and go. Others stuck around for several years, or even became a mainstay of fundraising.

Help Kids Live Longer and Healthier. Help means Connect. Help Means Act.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Will you do something about childhood obesity? Childhood obesity is a problem. There is only one way to organize a movement, "ask".

Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some wounds were fresh; others, like mine, were decades old or took place during childhood. Note from Beth: When United Way Worldwide colleague Neil Parekh shared this piece earlier this week, I asked if he would publish as a guest post on my blog.

Slacktivism: Can Cartoons Raise Awareness or Just Make Us Feel Good?

NetWits

In an effort to raise awareness for child abuse, thousands of Facebook users changed their profile photos to one of their favorite childhood cartoon characters (full disclosure: mine was Underdog.) Did you notice something toony about Facebook last weekend?

How the ACCO Used Crowdfunding to Help Kids with Cancer

Tech Soup Blog

We spoke with Program Director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), Amber Masso, who told us about their previous fundraising methods: mass mailing, cold-calling, etc.

Five Reasons to Come to MuseumCamp 2017

Museum 2.0

A month before MuseumCamp, the MAH is opening a new exhibition, Lost Childhoods , co-developed with foster youth, youth advocates, and artists in our community. At MuseumCamp, we'll pull back the curtain on Lost Childhoods' process and product.

Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

They were off-site for the first time in years, holding a special study session sparked by an exhibition about foster youth, Lost Childhoods. It happened because two of our Lost Childhood partners urged it into being.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

Connection Cafe

Brandon made his next major foray into crowdfunding a few months later with an appeal to support childhood cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Is this what Harry and Sara might do soon?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not too long ago, a researcher looking at early childhood and technology asked me for permission to include a reference to my post, " Mommy, what's a blog ?"

We got patients $15 million for Christmas!!

Judi Sohn

In addition to colorectal cancer research, the funds will be used to conduct research in the following areas: melanoma and other skin cancers, pediatric brain tumors within the field of childhood cancer research, genetic cancer research and genomic medicine, kidney cancer, blood cancer, Listeria Vaccine for infectious disease and cancer, and radiation protection utilizing nanotechnology. C3 Helps Secure $15 Million for New Cancer Research Program.

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We got patients $15 million for Christmas!!

Judi Sohn

In addition to colorectal cancer research, the funds will be used to conduct research in the following areas: melanoma and other skin cancers, pediatric brain tumors within the field of childhood cancer research, genetic cancer research and genomic medicine, kidney cancer, blood cancer, Listeria Vaccine for infectious disease and cancer, and radiation protection utilizing nanotechnology. C3 Helps Secure $15 Million for New Cancer Research Program.

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New Member: National Breakthrough Network

VisionLink

IDEAS is launching five partnership portals on their VisionLink CommunityOS system representing 2-1-1, Disaster Preparedness, Childhood Mental Health, Elder Care, and Social Services Case Management. The National Breakthrough Network is proud to welcome as its newest member, Jon McKenzie of Sarasota and Manatee Counties'' IDEAS (Integrated Data Exchange Alliance of the Suncoast).

Two Opportunities at the MAH: MuseumCamp and an Incredible Job

Museum 2.0

There will also be a deep dive into the MAH's new issue-driven exhibition pilot, Lost Childhoods. You’ll lead the activation, documentation and evaluation of the issue-driven exhibition Lost Childhoods about challenges facing transition-age foster youth. Dear Museum 2.0

Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The discussion will explore how the needs of California’s youngest children can be brought into the larger education discussion, including how to attract other allies for early childhood education in California. Flickr Photo by Pierre-Alain Dorange.

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you. Sponsored by Network for Good. I don’t have to tell you that these two simple words can make or break the relationship between an organization and its donors.

Can you be effective advocate in the age of hyper-partisan politics?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Childhood obesity. The world of advocacy in 1994-2007. The political landscape and policy agenda is dominated by consensus politics. This is the age of Dick Morris strategy navigating a middle-ground and triangulating a new space to create policy.

Can you be effective advocate in the age of hyper-partisan politics?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Childhood obesity. The world of advocacy in 1994-2007. The political landscape and policy agenda is dominated by consensus politics. This is the age of Dick Morris strategy navigating a middle-ground and triangulating a new space to create policy.

From boring to brilliant: Using data for maximum impact

ASU Lodestar Center

For example, I recently wrote a grant that addressed childhood obesity. In my example, it has been well established that childhood obesity is a problem; there isn’t a need to belabor that point or include a bunch of data to support that. Are childhood obesity rates higher?

Podcast: No Kid Hungry Explains How Text Messaging Connects Families to Free Lunches

Mobile Commons

In Episode 8 of Using the Whole Whale , a podcast on data and technology and the nonprofit world, Jason Wilson from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign shares his story of how text messaging campaigns are ending childhood hunger in America.

Have Fun, Do Good Video: Beyonce's Let's Move! Flash Workout for Kids

Have Fun - Do Good

How Beyonce Reboot(ied) The First Lady's Childhood Obesity Campaign on Obama Foodorama Beyonce, Michelle Obama urge kids to dance on Politico Click NABEF to Support 'Let's Move!'

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Baby Steps Storytelling Winners Announced

Tech Soup Blog

These last few months, we worked with a number of partners to bring you the Baby Steps Storytelling Competition with the belief that early childhood education is the most important investment we can make in our children’s future.