Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

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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. There were a lot of children names.

Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

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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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Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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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

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. business models children''s museums inclusion

Study: 88% of Children Donate to Charity

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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.

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.

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

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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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.

How Text Messaging Closes the Word Gap in Young Children

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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.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

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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.

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

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Guest Post from Debbie McKenzie, Development Manager for Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. . These days it seems everyone is looking for the daily deal.

How Hello Museum Builds Intimate Community in one of the Biggest Cities in the World

Museum 2.0

Nestled in a forest of high-rise apartment buildings, this small museum connects children and families with contemporary art. Like the New Children's Museum in San Diego, Hello Museum creates building-wide interactive exhibitions with artists, on themes like nature and #NoWar.

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

Children's Museums and Web 2.0

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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? Why aren't children's museums represented on Museum 2.0?

Children's Defense Fund Redesign and Webinar

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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.

Twitter and Missing Children

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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.

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. Why haven't children's museums pushed past the 1970s model?

Internet Safety for Children: What Charities and Libraries Should Know

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Improving Family Exhibitions by Co-Creating with Children

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You can also watch some lovely footage of the children showing off their favorite objects along with staff reflecting on the process here. They decided to ask children, and the project was born.

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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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

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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. My son, Harry, who some of you have watched grow up on this blog celebrated his 10th Birthday!

Social Media Strategy: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

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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.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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What a great way to teach your children to become more thoughtful and responsible about the world we live in. I reached out to my readers for suggestions about how to raise more charitable and socially aware children. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

nfp 2.0 » Save the Children offers yak a Second Life

Rebooting Charity

whitewater widgets yak shack December 5th, 2006 Save the Children offers yak a Second Life Owen Gibson writes in The Guardian that Save the Children today becomes the first UK charity to participate in Second Life , a virtual world accessible over the web via software installed on your computer.

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

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Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years. Another informed them that “children age 11-12 need the meningococcal vaccine and a booster at age 16-18.”.

How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

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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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Save the Children Alternative Gift Catalog: Amazing

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Save the Children. Just adding to the meme of alternative gift giving ideas that Steve Garfield started last week.

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

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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.

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

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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

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.

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 donation

Parents Talking with Parents: A Simple, Successful Discussion Board at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

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On a recent trip to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, I noted a discussion board in the "Nursery" gallery. For the Nursery discussion board, it's other adult visitors to the Children's Museum.

"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 uses donated laptops and tablets with Skype software, connected to cameras in the children's classrooms.

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.