Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

EveryAction

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.

Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

VisionLink

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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How Can Parents Control their Children Through the Phone Spy App?

Find the free stuff

Parents are afraid of sending children outside with smartphones lest the evil effect of the Internet should affect them. The post How Can Parents Control their Children Through the Phone Spy App?

Funding available for Black-led nonprofits supporting Black children and youth in STEM

Charity Village

The post Funding available for Black-led nonprofits supporting Black children and youth in STEM appeared first on CharityVillage.

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.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

VisionLink

Ledcor donates $1.25 M to help Variety – the Children’s Charity

Charity Village

Ledcor and Variety – the Children’s Charity in British Columbia, Alberta / Saskatchewan and Ontario jointly announced that Ledcor would be donating $1.25 Million over 5 years to provide new innovative glucose monitoring technology to low income families with young children living with Type 1 diabetes. M to help Variety – the Children’s Charity appeared first on CharityVillage.

Daily DoGooder: Children Need A Bailout Too

See3

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.

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.

Study: 88% of Children Donate to Charity

Care2

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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?

DonorDrive staff raised $60,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through Extra Life

DonorDrive

Like many DonorDrive client programs, Extra Life is close to our hearts. For eight years, our staff has participated in this 24-hour gaming marathon benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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).

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

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.

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.

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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Social Media Strategy: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

NetWits

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

"This Is My Friend": How the Kosch-Westerman Foundation Connects Terminally Ill Children to the Outside World

Tech Soup Blog

Children love their freedom. Technology can be a window to the outside world that gives these children back some of their freedom, and becomes a companion in the process. Brian Westerman and his wife Pepper created the Kosch-Westerman Foundation over two decades ago with the mission of connecting terminally ill children to their classrooms through technology. Brian uses donated laptops and tablets with Skype software, connected to cameras in the children's classrooms.

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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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.

Helping Sick Children Conquer Their Everest

Tech Soup Blog

The staff at A Chacun Son Everest (“Each has their own Everest”) can’t move mountains, but they can give sick children the opportunity to climb and conquer them, and for more than 17 years, they’ve been doing just that. Christine witnessed how children who have. She started the organization to arrange mountain-climbing trips for these children. experiences are often catalysts that motivate children to face their.

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

One of Many: Family House Cares for Sick Children's Kinfolk

Tech Soup Blog

That's why the San Francisco nonprofit Family House provides free food, shelter, and support to families of sick children receiving care at the University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital. This post is part of a series highlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements. You can only sleep on the hospital floor for so long without feeling like you're camping," Susan Neff, a development associate at Family House Inc. told me recently.

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.

How Technology Is Helping German Parents and Children in Need

Tech Soup Blog

caring for children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. volunteers and more than 80 employees help take care of the children, which gives parents much-needed time for themselves. This post was authored by TechSoup and was originally published on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog. Nestwärme e.V. Deutschland. was founded in 1999 to help the nearly one million families in Germany. Over 1,400.

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

AFP Blog

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

Save the Children Alternative Gift Catalog: Amazing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Save the Children. Just adding to the meme of alternative gift giving ideas that Steve Garfield started last week. has just launched an inspiring and informative catalog that lets you and your child explore a map of the world and imagine how simple gifts, vitamins for infants, library books for kids in rural America, or an apple tree in Ethiopia are extraordinary resources.

Supporting the Children of Haiti at SXSW

Forum One

The great folks at UNICEF Haiti 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where Unicef recorded some videos for the project. The great folks at UNICEF Haiti 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where UNICEF recorded some videos for the project. read more. Influence Events

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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?

"This Is My Friend": How the Kosch-Westerman Foundation Connects Terminally Ill Children to the Outside World

Tech Soup Blog

Children love their freedom. Technology can be a window to the outside world that gives these children back some of their freedom, and becomes a companion in the process. Brian Westerman and his wife Pepper created the Kosch-Westerman Foundation over two decades ago with the mission of connecting terminally ill children to their classrooms through technology. Brian uses donated laptops and tablets with Skype software, connected to cameras in the children's classrooms.

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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Children's Birthday Parties with a Purpose

Have Fun - Do Good

I liked a couple party ideas from their site: A treasure hunt where everything the guests find is donated to a children's hospital. Here are more ideas from the blogosphere: The Mom Salon writes about ECHOage: Teaching Children About Giving Back. children party gift green donationI don't usually like to post about corporate campaigns, but I liked the idea of this one, so I'll bend the rules.

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.

Cell phone trackers for your Children safety

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

One of the best method to locate your children or to look after their cell phones and their social media apps is to download Spy apps. These online Spy apps are cost effective and used on large scale to keep an eye on your children. .

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

AFP Blog

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.

The Ultimate Nonprofit SharePoint App: The Case Management Database of Children's Network of Solano County

Tech Soup Blog

Thanks to Darren DeRose, the IT Administrator for Children's Network of Solano County in Fairfield, California, having a shared database is no longer such a problem. It secures funding for children’s services and programs, influences policy at the local and state level, helps families get services, and collects and publishes data on the health, safety and well-being of Solano County children.

One of Many: Vibha Reaches Out to India's Neediest Children

Tech Soup Blog

This post is part of a series spotlighting TechSoup member organization's achievements. Americans think it takes a lot of money to make a difference," according to Rajesh Haridas, chief operating officer of Vibha , an almost entirely volunteer-run organization that aims to improve the lives of underprivileged youth in India and elsewhere.

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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

Newsflash: Cobblers’ Children FINALLY Get New Shoes!

Allegiance Group

Beaconfire is proud and excited to announce the launch of our refreshed Web site. It’s been in the works for several months, and it’s finally ready for public consumption. Our last major redesign occurred about three years ago, and the site was looking a little dusty. Some of the new site features include: An interactive Flash design portfolio. Fun facts about the team members at Beaconfire. Blog postings integrated across the various sections of the site.

Newsflash: Cobblers’ Children FINALLY Get New Shoes!

Allegiance Group

Beaconfire is proud and excited to announce the launch of our refreshed Web site. It’s been in the works for several months, and it’s finally ready for public consumption. Our last major redesign occurred about three years ago, and the site was looking a little dusty. Some of the new site features include: An interactive Flash design portfolio. Fun facts about the team members at Beaconfire. Blog postings integrated across the various sections of the site.

Helping Children Through a Scary Time: How QuickBooks from TechSoup Helped CASA

Tech Soup Blog

Southeast Nebraska CASA volunteers (and CASA volunteers nationwide) get to know children, look out for their best interests, and help figure out the best place for them to grow up. Expanding the Program to Serve More Children. With Intuit's donation, "we can now spend more of our time advocating for abused and neglected children and less time monitoring finances and creating financial reports." All of the children are victims of abuse and neglect.