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

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?


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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.

Museum launches social media fund-raising campaign -

AFP Blog

Museum launches social media fund-raising campaign - : The Edwardsville Children’s Museum is trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the year through a social media campaign, #SaveOurMuseum

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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. Fund X, closed in 2018. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success.

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Daily DoGooder: Children Need A Bailout Too

See What's Out There

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.

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.

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. Utah is dead last in the nation for education funding per pupil.

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Why You Shouldn?t Rely on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source. She says this is because “your major gifts prospects don’t simply give money—they save lives; they feed the hungry and house the homeless; they educate children; they help cure diseases—they make the important work of your organization possible. Fund it yourself.

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Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source. She says this is because “your major gifts prospects don’t simply give money—they save lives; they feed the hungry and house the homeless; they educate children; they help cure diseases—they make the important work of your organization possible. Fund it yourself.

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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

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My kids have posed for photos in t-shirts , emptied their piggy banks , helped me make fundraising videos , contributed clothing or other items to drives at school, and have attended lots of fund raising events. And while video games like Zoo Tycoon or online games can teach them all sorts of skills that will need to be successful adults (and this has been validated recently by a MacArthur Foundation funded study ,) I was excited to discover this wonderful list of games for change.

Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Beth Kanter

Marino Morino, who wrote “ Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity ” pointed me to this recent report, “ Transactions, Transformations, Translations: Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling and Funding Social Movements ” by Manual Pastor, Jennifer Ito, and Rachel Rosner with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and funded by the Ford Foundation.

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth Kanter

After publishing this post about Save the Children’s Crowd Funding Campaign – where I mentioned the Dalai Lama Foundation’s successful campaign , I noticed this tweet in my stream from Brian Rusch the former deputy director for the DLF : Woohoo! The crowd-funding campaign I ran for the Dalai Lama Foundation got a shout-out on @kanter ‘s blog today! Is your nonprofit planning a crowd funding or has just completed one?

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4 Nonprofits That Gamified Their Funding (and Tips for You to Copy)

NonProfit Hub

This app, Vaccines on the Go created by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is designed to give parents quick, accurate data regarding vaccines. The post 4 Nonprofits That Gamified Their Funding (and Tips for You to Copy) appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Nonprofits all have one thing in common: They need to raise money. There are some that do it better than others, and they’re usually the ones who manage to make the biggest impact.

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Philanthropist 2.0: Crowdsourced Advised Funds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've suggested my favorite charity, the Sharing Foundation because of their work with Cambodian children. Paul Buchheit is the created of Gmail and Adsense and has set up collaborative process to get advice on how he should donate "a bunch of money." He isn't relying on the traditional approach of asking an expert, but wants to crowdsource suggestions through social networks.

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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.

Dr. Mani: Heart Surgeon in India Uses Social Media To Fund Heart Surgery for Children in India and America's Giving Challenge Donor!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He treats little children born with congenital heart defects. Ten years later, Dr.Mani's team has raised over $100,000 and funded heart surgery in 23 children, with many more to follow. I feel honored to have been introduced to your work with children in India and your expertise in social media from my good friend, Roger Carr, who is helping with the bloggers campaign.

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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. The money is then transferred into a Save the Children account at the current exchange rate of US$3.50

Nonprofits and Foundations: Bridging the Technology Funding Gap Together

Tech Soup Blog

Wouldn't it be great if nonprofits, charities, and foundations had a frank discussion about how to improve the technology funding process? The NTC session Bridging the Funding Gap did just that: brought nonprofits and foundations together to start discussing technology funding barriers and to brainstorm solutions. I learned that both nonprofits and foundations have a lot of work to do to help close the technology funding gap.

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How Does a Nonprofit Find Funding to Keep the Lights On?

Tech Soup Blog

And it is important to clarify your thinking as you consider establishing a solid grants program for 2017 and into 2018, especially in this time of uncertainty around government funding. So, how does a nonprofit find funding to keep the lights on and grow the programs?" Private or government grants or contracts were the source of administrative cost funding for the other 30 percent of respondents. Your funding search can be defined by your mission or your location.

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Kickstarter: Funding Creativity in a New (Old) Way

Museum 2.0

How would you fund it? Kickstarter is a website for creative folks to find funding for their dream projects. Funding goal. Kickstarter is an "all or nothing" funding scheme. While backers can fund you at whatever level between $1 and $10,000 they desire, most Kickstarter projects offer rewards at discrete pledge levels to motivate people to give specific amounts. Kickstarter may be a good place to fund small experiments or to jump start campaigns.

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Equity in Arts Funding: We're Not There Yet. We're Not Even Close.

Museum 2.0

Only 10% of arts foundation funding goes to minority-led organizations, and worse, the higher a foundation's funding in the arts, the less likely their money goes to support organizations serving low-income or underrepresented audiences. The majority of foundation funding for the arts goes to large, established organizations that present work that is based in the European canon for a primarily white, upper-income audience.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits looking for funding sources, trust is paramount. And if your big promise to donors or funding agencies feels a little shady, you will not be trusted to grow your mission and do the good works you are looking to fund. Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place.

Alison Lowndes: Helping to care for children in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She caught my attention because she founded an organization that works with orphaned and disabled children in Kenya. Ali is the Founder of AVIF (ABLe Volunteers International Fund). She lived in China for 8 months with her 2 young children. Assigning volunteers to work with vetted organisations allows us to fully verify the organization's commitment to the children. I "met" Ali while lurking on the UK Riders list, a peer group of ICT circuit riders.

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Vote for Carpets for Communities Project: Help free children in Cambodia from exploitation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just got this from David Bacon, founder of Carpets for Communities Hi Everyone, Help us free children in Cambodia from exploitation by taking 2 minutes to vote. The $5,000 prize money (and more importantly world-wide exposure) will all go towards freeing children from exploitation and getting them back to school in Cambodia. Also recent winners received huge financial support following their win (they were invited to apply for up to 1 million in funding!).

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

Tech Soup Blog

But it's the effort of his organization's more than 800 volunteers worldwide, Haridas says, rather than money that has allowed Vibha to provide funding, support, training, and other resources to more than 190 charitable projects. This post is part of a series spotlighting TechSoup member organization's achievements.

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Join the surprise party for Beth Kanter!

Amy Sample Ward

In her birthday wish post , Beth announces that she’s trying to send 53 Cambodian children to school by raising $530. Last week, Stacy Monk and I were chatting and thought that our community could help smash that goal by raising much more funds as well as awareness for the work the Sharing Foundation does in Cambodia. Tags: community fundraising beth kanter beth53 campaign children sharing foundation Happy Birthday!

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. Each county is reassured that funds will serve only its population. Robotham said: "County commissioners were concerned with us expanding to other counties and wanted to make sure funds stayed in their county. Court is a scary place.

Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

Mobile Commons

In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. To donate $10 to Save the Children, text TWISTER to 20222. After tornados tore through Oklahoma and Texas, the tens of thousands of survivors have struggled to rebuild.

Grantseeking Basics: Researching Suitable Funders Part Three – Corporate Funding

Tech Soup Blog

Finding corporate funding may be the trickiest of all funders to engage. Corporations and businesses sometimes create foundations or giving programs with funds generated from their profits. Michigan State University's list of service clubs and civic organizations that provide funding. Your Yellow Pages, board members, volunteers, and staff may also help identify local clubs and organizations that provide funding.

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.

How Save the Children Is Using An Edgy Infographic As Part of A Multi-Channel Campaign for Children in Syria

Beth Kanter

Save the Children’s Ettoré Rossetti, Director of Digital Marketing & Social Media for Save the Children USA, emailed me an infographic on the impact of the Syria crisis on children. The crisis in Syria is now entering year three and the situation is getting worse for children not better. There’s enough children impacted by the crisis in Syria to fill every professional baseball and professional football stadium in the US.

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Nhuong Son: Why This Wired Cambodian Fundraiser Cares About Cambodian Children

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's the post he wrote: My name is Nhuong Son and I am doing an online fund raiser through the America Giving Challenge. For most children in Cambodia this is a story that is all too common. Most children are illiterate and work on the family farm. As the country industrializes and leaves behind the agrarian lifestyle, these children grow up to be migrant workers with nowhere to go.

The Six Week Solution for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Six weeks… As children, that seemed like an eternity. Though, hopefully campaign donors are still making an Annual Fund gift!) Nonprofit Fundraising annual fund annual giving case statement donor cultivation donor loyalty End of Year Appeal end of year fundraising year end strategies year-end appeals Now, it passes in a flash, which is a little disconcerting seeing as the end of year is just over six weeks away.

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DIY Nonprofit Technology: Getting Funding for Tech at Your Org


In doing so, one statement that resonates with everyone is “No one funds technology.” I’d like to share what I’ve learned so that you might glean something from my experience to help you get the technology funds needed to achieve your mission. Let’s assume you plan to start an educational program to help children with literacy. [Editor's note: The following is an article from NTEN:Change. Read the rest of the issue when you subscribe to the journal for free! ]

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Nonprofit Blog Highlight: Global Fund for Women

Have Fun - Do Good

That's an excerpt from a speech given by Muadi Mukenge the Global Fund for Women's Program Officer for Africa, at the Darfur Day of Conscience. It was turned into a post for the Global Fund for Women's blog. The Global Fund for Women is a grantmaking foundation that supports women's human right's organizations all over the world. Hamid" "Woman and Children" from Wafaring Stranger's Flickr Stream.

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Pick up the Sunday NYT Magazine: It's All About Empowering, Funding & Educating Women

Have Fun - Do Good

For example, according to Joanne Fritz's post, Women Helping Women Through Philanthropy : "The Women's Funding Network , encompassing more than 145 women's organizations, has joined with an effort by women of wealth, Women Moving Millions , to increase their collective funds by one billion dollars by 2018. To change the planet by helping women and children."

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. I think it's worth it (: Kavita Ramdas: The Global Fund for Women is the largest independent, publicly supported grant-making foundation to advance women's human rights internationally. 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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A Bold Experiment in Micro Donations: $2 from 12, 500 Twitter Users To Fund Clean Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Laura wants to save the lives of children, but she knows it's been very difficult year , especially for charitable giving. Laura Fitton (aka @pistachio ) or otherwise known as the maven of Twitter asks : 1. What can $2 do? How can I thank and honor clients and friends of Pistachio Consulting this year? What do I want most of all for Christmas? She also knows that her friends may be looking into their wallets and crying.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. The Bridgespan Group interviewed more than 45 people to better understand how some of America’s most innovative cities are using hard data and evidence to steer funding decisions and set priorities. The actions include improving jobs, the quality of education, children’s health and other innovations.

Join the Blogger Challenge: Raise Funds for Public Schools

Have Fun - Do Good

DonorsChoose has launched a new program called BloggersChoose which allows bloggers to search through mini-grant proposals that school teachers have submitted to DonorsChoose, and ask their readers to fund them. blogger fundraising education bloggerschoose philanthropy Photo of Children's Garden from spacecadet's Flickr stream.