Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

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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.

NetCentric Advocacy: Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Connectivity is Productivity: | Main | The end game of networks » August 16, 2007 Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work Rockridge has been working hard on cooking the overall frames and themes that can tie the community together. Progressive government has two aspects: protection and empowerment. No one makes any money in this country without the progressive empowerment by government.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. We simply don't have the resources to be able to fund all of those, and we need to make some hard choices.

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Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

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The project is called “ Tech2Empower ,” organized by Wake , an organization on a quest to leverage technology for women’s empowerment globally. Seventy-five percent are women and children. A branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine.

6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

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Make-A-Wish grants ill children once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that come in all shapes and sizes (from meeting famous athletes to becoming Batman for a day ). ChildFund estimates that 15 percent of children don’t have anything to put on their feet.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

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And today, braille is not being taught to most blind children. of legally blind children in public and residential schools used braille as their primary reading medium. and critical for the inclusion and empowerment of people in developing countries.

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How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

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And that when you make the wish, you also help these women secure a $25 loan from generous corporate funds. Milaap (“mill-ahp”) means “unity” in Hindi, and is an organization that marries micro lending and crowd funding for sustainable change. This Mother’s Day, why not join our community and give the gift of empowerment to a mom working hard to make a better life for her and her children?

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WORTH Trust Solves Tech Woes to Help More Kids in India

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Not only does WORTH work towards creating a barrier-free world for the physically challenged, it does this work with the help of people who have different abilities, creating a circle of empowerment. To automate systems, a part of the funds was invested in buying computers.

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Announcing the Launch of Book #3:The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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The royalties that I earn from my books have been donated to nonprofits to support women’s and girl’s empowerment work and given this past week, I am all the more convinced of the need to support such programs.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Mission: To improve access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India. Mission: To fund social entrepreneurs in the developing world through crowdfunding.

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Times are hard. Associations make the world better.

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And a lot of money was raised for ASAE’s Power of A Fund. The Million Meal Challenge made a difference for children and families in Haiti, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Tanzania. The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board is increasing the number of Certified Pediatric Nurses to ensure that more children receive the best possible expert care. Empowerment. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago.

Does the Most Powerful Work Live Onstage or Behind the Scenes?

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They are funded primarily by foundations (or are foundations themselves). We need more empowerment in this world, and these institutions offer it. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is a terrific place to visit AND a leading force in diverse regional projects to support youth development.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

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And that when you make the wish, you also help these women secure a $25 loan from generous corporate funds. Milaap (“mill-ahp”) means “unity” in Hindi, and is an organization that marries micro lending and crowd funding for sustainable change.

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What is your “Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?

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Through his nonprofit, “ Technology for People ,” he has dedicated his life to girls (and boys) empowerment through technology. The man had been accused of beating his wife and children -domestic violence is a huge issue in many places of the world, and in rural India.

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Collective Lens: Photography for Social Change

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Successful fund raisers for social causes have known that for a long time. A recent series of studies by psychologists provides the research that proves it -- they have found that fund-raising appeals do best when they are crafted around a single gripping image.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

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NNEDV has been an invaluable subject matter expert, collaborator, and friend to TechSoup's Caravan Studios as we develop the SafeNight app , a tool individuals can use to fund emergency shelter as a tax-deductible donation. Empowerment, Shelter, and Support.

Vote for the Best Social Change and Technology Projects at Netsquared!

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Starting this week, you can vote for the best NetSquared Innovation Fund Award nominated projects until Saturday, April 14th at Noon PDT. CompuMentor has created a Technology Innovation Fund to provide direct cash support to projects selected by the NetSquared Community. Community Technology Centres for Children And Young Adults in Low and Moderate Income Communities in Madurai India.

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Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

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Father McKenna Center : The McKenna Center serves the needs of the poor, men, women and children through a variety of programs funded by generous individuals, religious orders and institutions, foundations and government grants.

Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

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Every week I get to go in and read with the same two children for a half an hour each in the school library. Organizations like these teach everything from sports, to science, to the arts, to girl empowerment.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

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The Women’s Center of Tarrant County has a name problem, as we serve women, men and children…about 82,000 a year. Fund for UNICEF Volunteer, “Be brave, bold and bigger than the whole organization – that’s what breakthrough brands do.

American Indian Resource Center: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

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in Oklahoma is one of the frontline organizations that addresses these and other issues in a very interesting way – starting with the children. The organization is mainly funded through federal grants from the U.S. There is a wide array of nonprofit organizations that serve the 1.6

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

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Constituent Empowerment. Winner: Children International. Used TeamRaiser to recruit new sponsors and recuited 5,000 sponsors since 2005 and sponsored over 560 children. Winner: Ploughshares Fund. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns. Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. Honorable Mention: National Parks Conservation Association.

Off the Mat, Into the World: An Interview with Seane Corn

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SC: I'd started working with an organization called YouthAIDS which provides services and products to children worldwide who are affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis. This challenge benefited the Cambodian Children's Fund out of Cambodia. We'll supply the funding.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Constituent Empowerment Honorable Mention: Sierra Club and American Cancer Society Winner: Children International Used TeamRaiser to recruit new sponsors and recuited 5,000 sponsors since 2005 and sponsored over 560 children.

Empowering Change: Caitlin Cohen of the Sigida Keneyali Project

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Some funding is exterior, but we are and will remain a low-budget organization, relying on the volunteerism of American students and Malian citizens. The CHAG will manage the funding so that it doesn’t fall victim to corruption as it did in the past. mali health NGO empowerment

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A Review of the Guardian ACTIVATE Summit in London

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” Jeremy Heimans, Purpose, Australia, while he argued that micro payments are a better funding model than plain charity, for social change. by Dinesh Venkateswaran, Manager - Global Data Acquisitions, TechSoup Global. This was first posted on the GuideStar International blog. Guardian’s ACTIVATE is an annual conference that aims to bring together leaders in media, government and technology to a ctivatedly. discuss approaches to addressing nagging challenges of the current.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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Empowerment for our participants comes from connecting to an inner wisdom that is often kept hidden from public view, but is a place of extraordinary innate strength and well being. We are also funding very special after school art classes in Afghanistan through our partnership with Trust In Education. We know that creativity and freedom of expression go a long way in educating children to be tolerant and open minded.

Solutionary Women: Nancy Gruver

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See Jane , our program which is improving gender portrayals in children’s entertainment. Raising the funds to reach as many people as possible. Much of the media aimed at girls gives them mixed messages about “empowerment” by implying it can be attained by buying certain products.

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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She is donating 100 percent of the royalties from the book to the Global Fund for Women. Britt Bravo: In so many of the groups you profiled, the women were using the arts for education, empowerment, or healing. PG: I want to talk a little bit about the Global Fund for Women.

The Digital Divide Doesn't Exist

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The mission statement of One Laptop per Child is artfully constructed: "To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning." of foundation funding goes to nonprofits led by people of color, people of color make up 16.5% Brett Meyer, NTEN. The digital divide doesn't exist.

Alli Chagi-Starr, Art in Action/Ella Baker Center, Podcast Interview Transcription

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You just have to keep planting and just got to hope that other people will come along after you to water those seeds and to know that the trees our for our children's children. Is it children and literature?