Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti


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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Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter -

AFP Blog

Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter - : "Los Angeles (CNN) -- Blogging and tweeting might be among the last hobbies you'd list for a homeless person, but some down-and-out people have embraced social media in such a way that it's actually garnered them needed assistance -- everything from food and diapers for children to counseling and housing

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Wild Apricot Blog : November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Wild Apricot

Submit Your Children of the Recession Story to Katie Couric

Have Fun - Do Good

Couric wanted our help getting the word out about the issues being covered in CBS Reports' new series, Children of the Recession. According to Couric's post, Katie Couric's Notebook: Children of the Recession : "Since the recession began, more than one million children have lost health insurance as their parents lose their jobs. One in 50 American children is homeless, and as more homes go into foreclosure that number will rise."

A Random Act of Kindess: Help Lauren and Her Children

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She is a divorced mother of 6 children. She's been through some difficult times and was on the brink of homelessness. The community has banded together and they are no longer homeless. Lauren's Family Lauren Stone is a member of the community.

Happiness IS Social Media Meetup/Tweetup

FI Space

Mark Horvarth (@HardlyNormal) for those of us on Twitter, has been garnering national attention for his efforts to bring voices to the homeless. His blog and his website have given him a place to explore unexplored stories, and call attention to some of our most overlooked citizens—the homeless among us. Alan invited him to come see Austin and go on a truck run, attend the screening of Happiness Is, and serve the homeless.

Breaking down the CARES Act:  How the New Stimulus Bill Could Provide Relief for Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

Children and Family Services Programs – $1.9 Runaway and Homeless Youth – $25 Million. Veterans Administration Homelessness Assistance Grants – $4 Billion. On Friday, March 27, the House of Representatives and the President signed into law H.R.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


Lack of access to appropriate mental health care carries serious consequences, including increased likelihood of hospitalization, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide. s homeless population. based organization providing assistance to the Capital’s poor and homeless population.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The top five causes for women are children and youth (15%), animals and wildlife (13%), health and wellness (10%), human and social services (8%), and hunger and homelessness (8%) ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). Children and youth is the number one cause for all three generations.

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2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 17: International Homeless Animal Day — #IHAD19. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, Children International : Also, provided your program vs. operating expense ratio is good ( 75%/25% ), create a simple pie chart graphic that illuminates your program and operating costs.

How Statistics Can Turn Your Fundraising Appeal Into A Real Bummer

John Haydon

A second group was told about the same little girl, along with statistics about millions of children also suffering from starvation. We get a little rush of endorphins every time we help others, volunteer at a homeless shelter, or give money to a starving little girl.

Public Service, Advocacy, and Institutional Transformation

Museum 2.0

Yesterday, I had lunch with Monica Martinez, the ED of Homeless Services for Santa Cruz county. I was amazed not only by her energy and intelligence but by her simple, transformative goal: to end homelessness.

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When a natural disaster strikes, I make a donation to my go to national or global charities for disaster relief Team Rubicon, Save the Children , and/or Global Giving. There are many more local nonprofits, focusing on animals, elderly, children, and more.

“Tis the Season to be Stupid.”

Connection Cafe

A little later on, after pulling another $20 out of his piggy bank, Andrew asked me the question I was not ready for: “Which is more important, saving battlefields or helping people, like the homeless?” We have been supportive of organizations like the Capital Area Food Bank and Mobile Loaves and Fishes which does an amazing job of supporting the homeless. We often carry socks filled with water and energy bars to give to the homeless on Austin’s streets.

Seeking Clarity about the Complementary Nature of Social Work and the Arts

Museum 2.0

I was with two close friends who work in social service organizations focusing on homelessness and criminal justice respectively. When we talk about museums or cultural institutions as vehicles of social and civic change, what does that really mean?

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Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits


Malnourished children enduring intense suffering will finally get relief”- I clearly understood the impact of those thousands of gifts. But so many more starving children need help” – The attention quickly shifted back to the urgent need.

December 3rd: It’s Time To ‘Break The Internet’ With Social Good.

Connection Cafe

We forget that we have social and economic issues that are massive in scale: 12% of the US population is homeless. 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, every day. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving: for the majority, it’s just another Tuesday. We’re finally waking up from our Thanksgiving food comas. We’ve taken advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Now, it’s back to the office and our holiday vacation countdowns.

In Loving Memory of My Mom, Ruth D. Kanter (My Mom)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Despite her lack of comfort using online tools, she was interested in anything that her children were involved with, even if it wasn’t her cup of tea. She took selfies with me and I taught her how she could use my phone to look at her children and grandchildren’s Facebook profiles.

2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 18: International Homeless Animal Day — #IHAD18. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

Public Ally Humbled by Her Experience in Program

ASU Lodestar Center

In addition, they offer case management for homeless clients in the Interfaith Home Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP). In 2017, AZCEND provided Christmas gifts for over 480 children. posted by Samantha Witter Class 12 Public Ally.

Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

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.

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Why don’t we tell more stories in our fundraising messaging?

Connection Cafe

Andy Goodman , our fabulous featured speaker, entertained us with a number of great studies including the now famous Carnegie Mellon/Save the Children example. I recently attended the Cause Marketing Forum Conference and was reminded by a fabulous speaker why I love storytelling.

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50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Children’s Defense Fund :: @ ChildDefender. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) :: @NationalCASA. National Coalition for the Homelessness :: @ NTL_Homeless.

What is the impact of restricting donations, and how does a nonprofit find balance?

ASU Lodestar Center

The New Life Center (NLC), led by Rob Swiers, provides support and shelter for those afflicted with addiction and homelessness. Heather lives in Fargo, North Dakota, and has three adult children Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: Tim Snyder, Wake Forest University

Connection Cafe

While I may not possess the intellectual wherewithal to solve homelessness, food insecurity or a host of other chronic societal problems, I have great faith that someone out there will have that ability.

Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?

Connection Cafe

You are trying to cure sickness, end hunger, or advocate for the homeless. Even children are required to pay the fee and raise $125. According to the 2015 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Benchmark Study , 5K events are struggling to recruit participants and raise funds.

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What Are Admin Expenses?

Connection Cafe

I once interviewed for a job with an organization in Atlanta that sold coupon booklets door-to-door to support a children’s wheelchair basketball league.

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Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Jen Fu Cheng | Peak Potential Climbing | Fairfield, NJ Peak Potential is an organization running a 12-week introduction to rock climbing for children with physical disabilities.

25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These donors are most likely to support the causes of children and youth (15%) , health and wellness (11%) , and animals and wildlife (11%).

What Are Admin Expenses?

Connection Cafe

I once interviewed for a job with an organization in Atlanta that sold coupon booklets door-to-door to support a children’s wheelchair basketball league.

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Accounting for Development Gifts

Tech Soup Blog

If we receive a $100 cash contribution and enter it into our development office’s software, it needs to be tagged with the donor’s designation, such as "building fund" or "meals for homeless children." Regardless, if our development office says, "We’ve received a $100 gift earmarked for meals for homeless children," our finance office must be able to answer "Understood, and we reflect that same information in our books as well."

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Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

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. 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.

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Ally Shares the Valuable Lessons Learned Through Program

ASU Lodestar Center

service day was a great example of us working together to provide resources, or even just some friendly conversation to the homeless communities around the Valley. posted by Angelina Magerl Class 12 Public Ally.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious. Because 9 American children and 75 American adults die everyday from gun violence. Because 700,000+ American children need advocates in our judicial system each year.

How to Thank Your Donors: Stop Focusing on the Money!


They feed the hungry and house the homeless. They educate children. Will more children be vaccinated, thanks to them? Stop thinking of your donors as ATM machines and really focus on them as people. Think about what they do for your organization.

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450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Best Innovation in Graphics: This one goes to Lifeline Children’s Services for showing a giving pyramid inside the email noting how many gifts of each level they had received and still needed to get. Countdown for our children. Your gift today helps twice as many children.

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We Want YOU to Help Scale Up Mobile for the Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

Without it, it can be difficult to find a home, apply for a job, sign up for classes, make homeless shelter reservations or find soup kitchens. have learned how to program on mobile devices, and people who are homeless have received subsidized services and devices.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

103 donors whose top 5 causes are children and youth (23%), hunger and homelessness (15%), women and girls (12%), health and wellness (11%), and education (8%).

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Instead of saying in the middle of the campaign “we need $X”, they share an interview with one of the beneficiaries, or invite people to connect directly via twitter with children in Tanzania who attend the school funded through the campaign.

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400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Give Hope to Children this Holiday Season. Happy Holidays from Boston Children’s Hospital. We will stand for children. Great holiday gifts for children from Gifts of Hope! Save children’s lives. Here it is!

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Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

Review the mission statement - cure cancer, end homelessness, provide affordable housing for working families - whatever it is, ask yourself if the programs from last year helped the organization reach its goals. posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group.

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