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.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

How Technology Is Helping German Parents and Children in Need

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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.

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

Museum 2.0

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

"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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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

Maximizing Your Membership Program: Tips from the Experts

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I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Children’s Museums annual conference: InterActivity 2016. As I sat in a session, Membership from Here to There and Everywhere In Between, I had a realization: No one is better at managing membership programs than children’s museums.

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.

The health of volunteering in the UK

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I want to see the real aspect of volunteering across the pond, rather than the stereotypical soup kitchen support and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”style philanthropy of the US, compared to the Dickensian cliches of British Childrens Charities

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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

Why Volunteering Needs to Be a Family Affair

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The study, a joint venture between Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable, tries to uncover how parents’ and grandparents’ patterns of giving affect their children’s charitable behavior. The children didn’t remember it the same way.

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.