Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. There were guards stationed everywhere throughout the camp and when she came back she knew that she wanted to do something for the children there. Two years after MECA started sanctions were imposed on Iraq, which were ultimately were responsible for the deaths of half a million children under the age of 5.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Barbara Newhouse, The Children’s Heart Foundation

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Today’s Q&A is with Barbara Newhouse, CEO of The Children’s Heart Foundation , where she is using her experience and lessons learned to create strengths from organizational challenges and rebuild a brand that staff, board, supporters, and volunteers can trust. Q: You became CEO of The Children’s Health Foundation in February 2019 – what accomplishment are you most proud of so far?


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Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti


After escaping he was left homeless and living on the streets of Haiti until discovered by Haiti Mama , a nonprofit organization committed to connecting homeless children with their families. Most orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti are not as fortunate. While a high percentage of vulnerable children have a living parent, many do not. The situation for children living in family households is not much better.

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Charity harnesses social media for PNG's disadvantaged children | Pacific Beat

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Charity harnesses social media for PNG''s disadvantaged children | Pacific Beat

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 121: How Save the Children is Evolving to Meet New Demands

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As a 100-year-old organization, Save the Children is one of the most well-known nonprofits in the world. This episode of the sgENGAGE Podcast, recorded live at bbcon 2019, features a conversation between Catherine LaCour, chief marketing officer at Blackbaud, and Janti Soeripto, COO & president of Save the Children U.S. Listen in to learn about how Save the Children U.S., How technology helps Save the Children in their mission.

UNICEF says Facebook 'likes' won't save children's lives | The Verge

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UNICEF says Facebook ''likes'' won''t save children''s lives | The Verge : UNICEF has launched a bold advertising campaign that takes direct aim at perhaps the most ubiquitous form of online activism — the Facebook "like." Late last month, UNICEF Sweden released three commercials that urge viewers to support humanitarian aid not through posts or shares on social media, but monetary donations.

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. In our 10th anniversary, CPF collaborates with AFP to develop a philanthropy program for young children aged 3-12.

Technology for Good: Save the Children

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Technology for Good: Save the Children: "After the initial quake, our Information Services (IT) team quickly mobilized to provide communication equipment and technical personnel. First responders carried in portable, battery- powered, satellite communication systems to provide Internet and telephone connectivity.Armed with VHF radios and satellite phones, they could communicate with each other

Study: 88% of Children Donate to Charity


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. Volunteering is important to children.

Invisible Children Responds To The Kony 2012 Viral Video Controversy | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

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Invisible Children Responds To The Kony 2012 Viral Video Controversy | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Psychology, Pricing, and Pay As You Will at the Children's Museum of Tacoma

Museum 2.0

In 2010, the Children''s Museum of Tacoma was getting ready to move to a new, bigger facility. The Children''s Museum of Tacoma is two years into their "pay as you will" model, and it looks like a success. I spoke with Chad Russell, the Administrative Coordinator at the Children''s Museum of Tacoma, about their experience. especially in a children''s museum, which has a high number of repeat visitors (who can become familiar with the system over time).

How Text Messaging Closes the Word Gap in Young Children

Mobile Commons

For years, early childhood educators have tried to bridge the “word gap,” a term coined from a well-known study that showed how children from more affluent families are exposed to – and know – millions of times more words than children that come from lower income families. Text messaging is now being explored as a channel to connect parents to educational resources in the interest of increasing young children’s language abilities.

How Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Sold 639 Memberships in 96 Hours

Connection Cafe

Guest Post from Debbie McKenzie, Development Manager for Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. . Here at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose our member families visit an average of 3-4 times a year (with a few visiting weekly) – they are getting their money’s worth, so offering a Groupon type deal for membership has never felt right – too little of the proceeds end up in the Museum’s coffer.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


They have helped organizations like Common Cause, Plan International USA, and The Children’s Defense Fund raise more money with greater efficiency, including through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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Daily DoGooder: Children Need A Bailout Too

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Changing the world, one video at a time.Children Need A Bailout Too | 1:25 Children’s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org Putting kids into adult situations is one recipe for engaging video. In Children Need a Bailout Too, the Children’s Defense Fund uses Daily DoGooder delivers one – just one – excellent cause video to your inbox each day.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


Best Donation Page: Middle East Children's Alliance. The Middle East Children’s Alliance is a top-tier example of building a compelling donation page that maximizes conversions when it counts. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

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What the Association of Children’s Museums InterActivity 2014 Had to Say About Cultivating Donors

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the opportunity to attend and present at the Association of Children’s Museums annual conference, #interactivity2014, with Julia Kennard, CFO from EdVenture, Carole Charnow, President and CEO from Boston Children’s Museum and Katie Boehm, Annual Fund & Events Manager from KidsQuest.

Invisible Children's Web Strategist Gives A Crash Course In Going Viral | Fast Company

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Invisible Children's Web Strategist Gives A Crash Course In Going Viral | Fast Company : Fast Company recently had the opportunity to speak with Javan Van Gronigen, the San Diego-based digital strategist and web designer behind Invisible Children's viral new media campaign. Van Gronigen's firm, Fifty & Fifty, is a digital studio that works with Fortune 500 firms and non-profits such as Invisible Children, World Vision, and Charity Water.

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How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

Connection Cafe

I want to share just a few low-budget examples of how the team at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation has pivoted to continue providing donor relations and stewardship to our donors during this current crisis. The purpose of the town hall was to share the state of COVID-19 as seen by the experts at Children’s Colorado. One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics.

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Slum children go digital in Johannesburg - Passport - Boston.com

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Slum children go digital in Johannesburg - Passport - Boston.com: "JOHANNESBURG -- With the help of a little green-and-white plastic laptop, two Boston sisters are changing the way a handful of South African slum kids think about their future -- and the world around them.The Kliptown squatter camp, occupying a small corner of Johannesburg’s Soweto, itself synonymous with slum life, boasts little

Twitter and Missing Children

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The other day I was a guest on a NTEN Webinar with colleague John Kenyon (who says he going to star a blog) and one of the participants inquired about the use of social media and causes like Missing Children. My Flickr Stream. I promised to send an example, but didn't get his email - so I hope he is reader here. Nate Ritter put this together. He describes why and how in the blog post

Children's Defense Fund Redesign and Webinar

Connection Cafe

It's been my good fortune to work with Children's Defense Fund for the last year and a half here at Convio. CDF is the foremost national proponent of policies and programs that provide children with the resources they need to succeed. I'm happy to be able to tell you today about a couple of things - their redesign of their website and some encouraging results from their hard work, and a webinar that we're hosting tomorrow (Wednesday) where they'll tell you how they did it.

Charity notebook: Jowonio wins $8,500 grant to buy technology that will help special needs children communicate | syracuse.com

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Charity notebook: Jowonio wins $8,500 grant to buy technology that will help special needs children communicate | syracuse.com : he CNY85 Giving Project was created to engage the public in the foundation's 85-year anniversary celebration and draw attention to the many nonprofits that benefit Central New York.

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. Offer a Match: Blogger Marion Conway ,whose children are now grown, recommended the book Raising Charitable Children by Carol Wiseman. Children for Children Foundation.

Social Media Strategy: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles


Are you struggling with how to use social media? Or are you just beginning to explore how this new channel can help your nonprofit organization? Maybe you don’t even know what social media is yet? We can help you.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I’ve had the honor of designing and facilitating a “networked capacity building project” for a cluster of grantees, state-based groups, to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media – Guest Post by Barbara Munoz. Voices for Utah Children recently helped host a conference on.

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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. Find out about tools like white lists and parental control settings to keep the children your organization looks after as safe as possible online.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising


Donate to save children’s lives” typically results in more donations than just “Donate now.” Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study.

Golisano Children's Hospital holds photo contest to promote new giving site

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Golisano Children's Hospital holds photo contest to promote new giving site: "The URMC Golisano Children’s Hospital recently made public its new “giving” site. The site makes it easy to give individual and specialized gifts to the hospital and even tells you how you can organize a fundraiser, find various ways to volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor. It also provides easy access to all

Children's Museums and Web 2.0

Museum 2.0

Last week, I received an inquiry from Mary Maher, editor of Hand to Hand, a magazine put out by the Association of Children's Museums , about Museum 2.0. Why, Mary asked, were there no posts about children's museums on this site? I did a quick mental scan, and she's right; with the exception of a few mentions of the Exploratorium and the City Museum (both of which are much more than children's museums), Museum 2.0 Why aren't children's museums represented on Museum 2.0?

Press Here: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Children's Books. and Museums?

Museum 2.0

You open a children''s book. Either I''m really sleep-deprived, or Press Here is the most brilliant interactive children''s book ever. Author Herve Tullet uses the most basic children''s book materials (pages, words, and images) to create a responsive, dynamic adventure. I was thinking of Press Here when I heard about the new children''s book This is a Book Without Pictures. You see a yellow dot. The text says "Press the yellow dot and turn the page."

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Improving Family Exhibitions by Co-Creating with Children

Museum 2.0

With the support of museum staff, children developed the exhibition theme, selected the objects, designed the space, developed interpretative materials (including interactives), managed the budget, raised sponsorship, created press and marketing materials, put on the opening party, led interpretative tours, and trained museum guides. You can also watch some lovely footage of the children showing off their favorite objects along with staff reflecting on the process here.

How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Steve Cisler heard me mention this book recently and sent me a spot-on article from the Observer, How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa. One of the things I often talk about in my public speaking is the continuum that goes from pure profit orientation to pure charity. Most social entrepreneurs I know operate somewhere in between, and for good reasons. Charity is an important and good thing, but charity can be a powerful negative force when misapplied.

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Centene’s Start Smart For Your Baby Texting Program Receives Children’s Health Award

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons is excited to announce that Centene received the Children’s Health Award last week! Their Start Smart For Your Baby Texting Program was honored by the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) for their amazing work and commitment to quality in children’s health. The post Centene’s Start Smart For Your Baby Texting Program Receives Children’s Health Award appeared first on Mobile Commons.

On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment

Nonprofit Tech for Good

New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires that more HIV positive pregnant women receive antiretroviral treatment to decrease the risk of infection for their babies. Thanks to remarkable global commitment, the world has seen a 24 per cent reduction in new HIV infections in children – from 430,000 in 2009 to 330,000 in 2011. In India over 14,000 children got infected in 2011, with a 13 per cent decline from 2009.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Sharing Foundation 's core volunteers are, like me, parents of adopted children from Cambodia. And, like our family, they want to encourage their children to give back to Cambodia. Whether it is cash donations or in-kind contributions, part of the holiday season, as a birthdway wish or just because it is important for us to support work that takes care of children in his birth country.

OLPC fires back at Intel, children learn nothing | One More Thing - CNET News.com

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OLPC fires back at Intel, children learn nothing | One More Thing - CNET News.com: "OLPC fires back at Intel, children learn nothingPosted by Tom KrazitNick Negroponte, founder and chairman of the One Laptop Per Child project, came out swinging at Intel on Friday, one day after the chipmaker decided to leave the group.The OLPC's goal of bringing low-cost technology to children in developing.

Geoff Livingston Guest Post: Follow @childfund and Help Feed Children

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

ChildFund International just rebranded from the Christian Children’s Fund last week as an effort to demonstrate a singular commitment to children’s welfare today and tomorrow (image: Faith Smiling by ChildFund, NZ ). These efforts will directly benefit children in Gambia, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia. ChildFund wants to show folks how their efforts and these items benefit children and their communities. The organization has served children since 1938 and helps 15.2

New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

I was fascinated by our discussion, and Bob came to mind last month, when I was asked to write an article for the Association of Children's Museums quarterly journal, Hand to Hand , about children's museums and Web 2.0. There’s a thriving debate about the role computers should play in children’s museums, with many professionals sounding the alarm about the negative impact of exchanging screen time for tactile environments. Tags: children's museums

Children's Museum Uses Smartphones to Educate Adults - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Children's Museum Uses Smartphones to Educate Adults - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "If Karen S. Coltrane, chief executive of the Children’s Museum of Richmond, had her way, one of the museum’s education experts would accompany every family that walked in the door.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What a great way to teach your children to become more thoughtful and responsible about the world we live in. Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth Blog shared a story of how she and her daughter played the Freerice game, a quiz-style vocabulary builder that rewards correct answers with ten grains per bowl to feed hungry children, distributed by the U.N.'s I reached out to my readers for suggestions about how to raise more charitable and socially aware children.

Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Mobile Health Campaign Sends Safety Tips in English and Spanish

Mobile Commons

Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years. Over the past century, they have evolved from a converted stable in an old mansion to one of the premiere medical institutions in the nation devoted exclusively to children. In order to stay on the cutting edge of care, as they’ve developed, Children’s Hospital has embraced the new technologies that could help save children’s live.

Strengthening Europe's Role in Advancing Children's Rights

Tech Soup Blog

European Foundation Week Session: Strengthening Europe's role in advancing children's rights – Organized by EFC Children and Youth Interest Group, 1st June 2010. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of children. Several TechSoup Global staffers recently participated in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from executive assistant Janet Yao.