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.). How many places will we see this map distributed in 6 months? .

11 Holiday Gift Programs that Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Below are 11 great holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits and make the world a better place: 1. Jude’s Children’s Hospital: Get into the holiday spirit with ornaments, decorations and other gifts that inspire hope and help fight childhood cancer. From ornaments to stamps to wildlife adoption, the Defenders Marketplace is a good place to start your holiday shopping. If you are reading this now, then of the world’s 6.8

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Recapping the First Salesforce Nonprofit Summit Sessions

Cloud 4 Good

For their new technology solution, the CDC Foundation placed a priority on moving fundraising over to Salesforce, as the organization needed tools that could increase transparency between departments, break down organizational silos, and scale alongside the CDC Foundation’s growth.

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. Kellogg and Packard Foundations, FURTHER by Design, Dirty Robber, and the Bay Area Council, we congratulate all the early childhood educators, daycare givers, advocacy and education organizations, families, and friends who participated in this effort.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Whether you are looking for a quality organization to support this month, or a good example of fundraising, volunteer management, and advocacy best practices for nonprofits, this list is a great place to start. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Slaying Childhood Cancer: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Told from the perspective of her father, this video is a story of childhood cancer hero Jordan Vincent – named the Cancer Slayer. Don’t wait until the end of the video to show the Donation Card – strategically place it at the 30-second or 1-minute mark, wherever you find you get the biggest drop off in viewership.

48 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits and the Greater Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Help create a safer world for wildlife, protect amazing places, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature by purchasing a gift from WWF’s Gift Center. The National Retail Federation expects online holiday sales in the United States to increase 14 percent to $163 billion in 2019.

Going Virtual is Not Enough: Reimagining Traditional P2P Walks for Fall 2020 and Beyond

Connection Cafe

Canadian Cancer Society’s Neon Night for Childhood Cancer: Neon Night for Childhood Cancer is a non-competitive fun run/walk that takes place at night. Option #2: Participants are invited to pain their porch or workplaces neon, with judging taking place on September 18.

48 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits and the Greater Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Help create a safer world for wildlife, protect amazing places, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature by purchasing a gift from WWF’s Gift Center. The National Retail Federation expects online holiday sales in the United States to increase 14 percent to $163 billion in 2019.

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. The Lost Childhoods exhibition is a platform for 100+ partners to share their stories, artwork, ideas, projects, volunteer opportunities, and events. Last month, I sat in the back of a meeting room at the MAH and watched something extraordinary happen.

Escaping the Stigma: What Nonprofits Need to Help Donors Understand

NonProfit Hub

” I love when he rationalizes how we allow people to make millions off of selling violent video games to kids—but try to make a million curing childhood cancer and we’re parasites. We need to get to a place where we’re so good at running our nonprofits, donors trust that when they give to us, we’re going to move the needle on the cause they care about.

Nonprofits: Have we had enough of "vote for me" fundraising yet?

Judi Sohn

The top 100 vote getters got $25K each, then competed for the $1 million grand prize, with 2nd-6th place getting $100K each. How do you decide that an organization's mission to provide help for Jewish families dealing with Autism has more or less value than an organization that fights a rare childhood disease or takes care of animals? Supporting nonprofit organizations that are working to make the world a better place isn't a Miss America contest.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It’s a place that provides educational and recreational services for autistic kids and also some adults. Places like ACA are pretty important. Childhood Cancer Support in Canada. Finally, I liked the story of Candlelighters' Childhood Cancer Support Program in Ottawa, Canada.

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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. By promoting weight management and lifestyle changes through nutrition education, peer socialization, physical activity and community involvement, CHOICES hopes to significantly reduce the presence of childhood obesity in their communities. Author: Blair Naylor. Another great success story!

5 Tips to Make Your Website Get Better Search Rankings

Tech Soup Blog

A search engine doesn't know that "high-quality, evidence-based early childhood literacy interventions" are the same thing as "helping children learn to read." Tip 4: Put Keywords in the Right Places. Load keywords in all the important places — page titles, meta descriptions, and headlines. One of the most effective ways to gain exposure for a nonprofit is by appearing at the top of online search results.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Despite her family's affluence, Lorraine Hansberry's childhood in Chicago during the 1930s was not without hardship, discrimination, and segregation. As the first woman, first Jamaican-American, and the first Indian-American attorney general in California, Harris secured her place in political history. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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How can nonprofits leverage digital technology to increase giving?

ASU Lodestar Center

For example, a nonprofit raising funds for childhood cancer research may see that the majority of its donors are mothers under 40 years old. This branding helps donors recognize they are in the right place.

Research Friday: Branding in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

Before graduating he was accepted to Teach for America and has been placed at a nonprofit preschool that provides early childhood education to low income families in Los Angeles. While working for Teach for America, Alex will be pursuing his master of arts degree in early childhood education at Loyola Marymount University. posted by. Alex Flores , Teach For America. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Nonprofits: Have we had enough of "vote for me" fundraising yet?

Judi Sohn

The top 100 vote getters got $25K each, then competed for the $1 million grand prize, with 2nd-6th place getting $100K each. How do you decide that an organization's mission to provide help for Jewish families dealing with Autism has more or less value than an organization that fights a rare childhood disease or takes care of animals? Supporting nonprofit organizations that are working to make the world a better place isn't a Miss America contest.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It’s a place that provides educational and recreational services for autistic kids and also some adults. Places like ACA are pretty important. Childhood Cancer Support in Canada. Finally, I liked the story of Candlelighters' Childhood Cancer Support Program in Ottawa, Canada.

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Covid-19 and Museum

Museum 2.0

We gave each other the minor assignments to watch a movie from our childhood (me Space Jam and her A Goofy Movie) to relax. As we are all making adjustments to living through a global pandemic I've tried to reach out more.

Creativity in Education (and Life) Can Change the World

Have Fun - Do Good

Some of my best childhood memories are from going to public grade school. Working on a 50-page handwritten report (with illustrations) at the end of the school year so I could go on a class field trip to Boston, and visit one of my favorite places, the Mapparium. Making friends was hard, but learning was fun. When I think of school, I think of: Creating a paper mâché Loch Ness monster and painting it red, white and blue to be the USS Nessie.

A Nice Holiday Gift for School Kids Everywhere

Forum One

Santa-belly jokes aside, childhood obesity is an escalating problem in the U.S. It’s a great example of how web technology and online tools are changing the game for childhood health advocates across the country. ” won first place in the tool category. The Santa I know typically operates in the currency of choo choo trains, gumdrops, and candy canes, but this holiday season, it seems he’s branched out.

United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

The previous UN Millennium Development Goals addressed eradicating poverty and hunger, combatting diseases, promoting maternal and childhood health, increasing primary education, and sustaining the environment. " Getting enabling technologies in place is sensibly one of the nearest term objectives of the new goals.

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

Beth Kanter

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. I know it was a difficult piece for Neil to write and appreciate him sharing this. TRIGGER WARNING.

Tap Into Millennial Potential by Creating a Stellar Website

NonProfit Hub

Plain and simple—they’re a foundation that raises money for childhood cancer research, “because research saves lives.” Millennials are dedicated to making a difference, so we find the insight is not that we need to try to get them to donate or volunteer in the first place, but to choose your organization as their go-to when they decide to do so. Millennials are set on making a difference. In fact, only 15 percent of millennials didn’t give to an NPO in 2013.

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A Fresh Perspective—What NPOs Can Learn from a Makers Culture

NonProfit Hub

And that’s when places like co-ops are formed. I spent my childhood building fortresses from K’nex, spaceships from Legos and sculpting blue and green snowmen from Play-Doh. Before the steam engine and assembly lines, everything was handmade. Obviously that’s not the case anymore, but they say history repeats itself. We are now in the wake of a society filled with plenty of homebrewers, screenprinters and even tech junkies who want to create and sell.

Why Do I Do Good: The Center and Agape

Have Fun - Do Good

Each Sunday, they put up their banners and placed their folding chairs in a circle in a drafty room with windows looking out on the Mystic River. Photo: This is a page from a scrapbook about growing up in Mystic that my childhood friend, Jill, made for me when I moved to California. I''m exploring the roots of my desire/need/compulsion to "do good." I don''t usually share personal stories here on Have Fun, Do Good, and I''m not sure where this is going, but I''m giving it a whirl.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

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. Kickstarter is a perfect place for nonprofits to appeal to small-time donors. Kickstarter also gives nonprofits a place to go when they’ve come to a dead end. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr. Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am!

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Elsbeth Pollack

ASU Lodestar Center

We’re do this by placing folks in nonprofit organizations, holding biweekly trainings, connecting them with current community leaders, valuing their personal experience, and providing them coaching and opportunities to explore who they are, what and who they want to be, and how they’re going to do that in the world that they work and live in. I’m really excited that we have opened up our program to folks with DACA status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

NTEN

Maybe it’s possible to take this further by using tools like Photosynth to crowdsource forgotten images from people’s photo albums or maybe even add historic archival images, so that when you are viewing a certain place through the streetview tool, you can actually go back in time and take a historical journey through a neighborhood. Historians can narrate stories of a city’s development or you can tell your own story of fond childhood memories.

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change

Beth Kanter

This year’s festival takes place on Monday, June 18. Because childhood obesity is a much more widespread problem than pediatric cancer, “we realized that philanthropic dollars alone would really not allow us to reach nearly as many kids as might benefit from this,” Tate explains. But even though their work takes place in Durham, they were open to sharing the game with a broader geographic audience.

NetCentric Advocacy: Death of Environmentalism: Green Group: Lakoff: Fun for the Whole Crazy Family

Network-Centric Advocacy

» April 13, 2005 Death of Environmentalism: Green Group: Lakoff: Fun for the Whole Crazy Family In a high profile game of "he said, they said" a huge mess of fragile egos are being stepped on all over the place in the environmental movement. The priority busy people give to the environment has dropped from the top of the list to the middle or bottom (clean water, breathable air and safe places to live) environment has been trumped. His value is his place on the pedestal.

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Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter

These posts are then placed as a series of links below an overarching introductory blog post that was written by a MomsRising staff member. As childhood obesity disproportionally impacts children of color, we specifically used social media strategies to reach communities of color. 1 item of discussion was childhood obesity, which garnered 65 out of more than 400 tweets! Flickr Photo by alshepmcr.

Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012

Beth Kanter

One example comes from, StethoCloud , which developed a solution to diagnose childhood pneumonia. This concept was second place winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program (which is part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark Initiative that encourages young entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

Be a Creative Superhero. Save the World.

Allegiance Group

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. A decent designer can smell bullshit a mile away but a true superhero won’t let garbage stink up the joint in the first place. 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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm blogging this for two reasons - so I have it in one place and so if you want to meet you'll know where to find me. Mashable Party Monday, March 16, 9:30pm-12:30am Six Lounge, 117 W 4th, Austin, TX 7870 There will also be an effort to help raise awareness of childhood hunger issue during SXSW, so stay tuned. I'll be attending SXSW in Austin, TX the week after next. I am participating in several panels and events at SXSW.

Cause Marketing or Cause Me To Puke Marketing? Interview with Scott Henderson

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Goals The main goals were to raise awareness of childhood hunger in America, give people the tools to take meaningful action to help end this solvable problem, and create a case study from which non-profits and corporations could learn how to better use social media in their cause marketing. We wanted this campaign to focus on the issue of childhood hunger in America and the fact that many different organizations and people were coming together to take up the cause locally and nationally.

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

Museum 2.0

The common museum knowledge on this issue is that adults are timid, that we have lost some of the wonder, impulsiveness, and active creativity of childhood days. He told me, "she said, 'Daddy, when I see those [bright] colors and designs, I know that is a place that is made for kids like me.'" When talking about active audience engagement with friends in the museum field, I often hear one frustrated question: how can we get adults to participate?

Virtual Worlds: The future or a fad?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Susan Tenby writes in the comments about the special qualities of Second Life: There are few places where the security issues and the individual time of a member are rendered less significant. As soon as we have web directly enabled on Second Life (or whatever other virtual world takes it place), you will be able to have a seamless experience between your satellite office and your web documents.

Adventures in Evaluating Participatory Exhibits: An In-Depth Look at the Memory Jar Project

Museum 2.0

Lauren and Anna created a scale of one to five where each level had specific elements to indicate intensity of the story shared, using signifiers like specificity of a memory, places, names, direct quotes, or medical information. But tell an incredibly detailed story about your childhood, and you were likely to end up somewhere like a 3. A man walks into a museum. He shares a story. He creates a visual representation of his story. He puts it on the wall.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

To understand why tagging is found on so many social sharing sites it helps to understand why tags exist in the first place. " UNICEF used mobile tagging technology to raise awareness of the childhood hunger and raise money. used Microsoft tags placed on supermarket staples such as milk and water and prompted shoppers to donate the value of the items they were shopping for to UNICEF.

Research Friday: Out-of-School Time Programs for Latino Youth

ASU Lodestar Center

3] In part, this is due to fewer Latino families placing their children in early childhood programs compared to their non-Latino counterparts. posted by. Ariel Rodríguez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. ASU School of Community Resources & Development. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. The U.S.