I'm Taking the Pledge Against Hunger, Won't You?

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Foodbanks, soup kitchens, and many other nonprofits that address the hunger issue are being hit by a triple whammy. That's why I'm taking the pledge to end hunger because if we all do a little bit - it can go a long way. PledgeToEndHunger.com , a website designed to shine a bright light on the very real problem of childhood hunger in America. To become a Champion, all you need to do is: Sign the Hunger Pledge. This will provide 140,000 meals for children in Austin.

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.

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Fight Hunger Announces Video Content Winner!

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Last month I interviewed the Web Team over at Fight Hunger I got an email from Cordelia SalterNour telling me that they've selected a winner for their video contest. It's also an Internet video that I would show my own children. A little bit NPTech blog kismet, someone just the other day raised the question: "What's good or useful about user-generated content and what's just entertaining or cute?"

Second Life Joins Worldwide Effort to End Child Hunger

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On Sunday, 13 May 2007, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are teaming up to call for an end to child hunger. Fight Hunger: Walk the World??? to raise awareness and funds to assist the world's poorest children. There will also be an opportunity to donate to help end child hunger in real life by donating in donation boxes surrounding the Auditorium.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This new genre of video games are about solving real world problems such as environment, global hunger, poverty and disease. What a great way to teach your children to become more thoughtful and responsible about the world we live in. Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth Blog shared a story of how she and her daughter played the Freerice game, a quiz-style vocabulary builder that rewards correct answers with ten grains per bowl to feed hungry children, distributed by the U.N.'s

A Round Up of Food Charities and Causes to Fight Hunger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Send A Postcard from the Hunger site As we approach the annual Thanksgiving feast , there are more than 850 million people in the world who go hungry. In developing countries, nearly 11 million children die every year from preventable and treatable, with 60% of these deaths from hunger and malnutrition. I thought I'd highlight a few charitable organizations that are working to end hunger and some opportunities for donations.

An Interview with the Web Team at Fight Hunger (4 out of 5 women)

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Meet the Fight Hunger Web Team From left: Anna Yl??-Kauttu, e Forsyth-Sommer, Cordelia Salter-Nour, and Emanuele Quinto - photo in flickr with bios Fight Hunger is a division of the UN World Food Programme set up to help end child hunger by 2015 which is part of the first Millennium Development Goal. It is a partnership of UN agencies, NGOs, businesses, schools, universities, communities and individuals who all believe that we can work together to end child hunger.

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

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Project Concern International: PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. Invisible Children: To bring a permanent end to LRA atrocities. National Wildlife Federation : Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

Spread the Love and #BAD11

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This year, Blog Action Day’s focus is FOOD as it coincides with World Food Day that aims to increase awareness, understanding and fuel year-around action to alleviate hunger. The stats on world hunger are staggering: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, close to one billion people are chronically hungry. Hunger is the world’s No. Take Action Against Hunger. Here are five ways to act against global hunger from the ONE campaign.

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22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

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5) The causes that donors give to on GivingTuesday: Hunger and homelessness – 13%. Children and youth – 10%. #GivingTuesday 2020 is December 1 and below are important data about GivingTuesday donors to help your nonprofit create a successful campaign.

How to Turn Regular People Into Fundraising Pro’s in 3.5 Minutes


That’s what Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) tells it’s event participants to do at the end of this video. In this three-minute video, FMSC is able to blend both messaging around their mission and the global hunger crisis with clear, easy to follow steps about how to participate as a fundraiser. shows the impact their work is having in children’s lives. “Go and do Good!”.

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Tweet by Tweet, Building Nonprofit Awareness - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

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Looking at the extensive list of nonprofits that were touted, which you can view here, the social media campaign was fairly successful and channeled some inspiring and passionate tweets on behalf of a number of nonprofits, from Action Against Hunger and Alex’s Lemonade Stand to Vision of Children and the World Federation of UN Associations Tweet by Tweet, Building Nonprofit Awareness - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. :

Everywun Wants Your Clicks

Robert Weiner

The article makes this sound like a new idea, but The Hunger Site (and their later projects for breast cancer, children’s health, literacy, rain forest protection, and animal rescue) has been doing this since 1999. The Hunger Site started out as a pure click-to-give site (for every click a corporate sponsor makes a set donation), but diversified its fundraising techniques after the last economic downturn.

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Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

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“We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices. This 15-year initiative aims to tackle 17 areas of need across the world, from eradicating hunger to fostering responsible production and consumption to ensuring everyone has access to a quality education. Now, back to our big “end hunger” goal. Something like ending hunger isn’t a challenge that’s confined to developing nations.

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Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

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1 Save the Children: “Most Shocking Second a Day” (2 min). A fictionalized composite of many Syrian refugee stories, this sequel short film to Save the Children’s 2014 film by Don’t Panic is a fast moving, visceral, and devastating cry for engagement and change. . #2 7 Feeding America: “Four faces of Hunger” (website). 9 Save the Children: “Paper Glasses” program story video (2 min).

Daily DoGooder: Help Us Save Lives in the Horn of Africa

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As you can see in the news this last weeks there is a severe hunger crisis facing children and women in the Horn of Change the world, one video at a time.Help Us Save Lives in the Horn of Africa | :30 UNICEF This new PSA, from UNICEF, is extremely timely and important right NOW!

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day


Providing tools for sustainable change to populations most vulnerable to hunger, violence, and disease, CARE has earned its place in the hall of fame of nonprofits continuing to make the world a better place. To make that vision a reality, they work tirelessly to combat the conditions that cause poverty, hunger, and social justice. Since 1989, the Women’s Refugee Commission has been the leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children.

13 of the Best Nonprofit Videos from the Last 13 Years

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Save the Children. World Hunger: A Billion for a Billion. Invisible Children. YouTube launched almost 13 years ago on February 14, 2005 and you got to give credit to the early adopter nonprofits active on YouTube in its early years. These early adopters were also embracing Myspace when the vast majority of nonprofits hadn’t yet had their aha moment about social media.

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82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

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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 ). The top five causes for men are children and youth (15%), health and wellness (11%), human and social services (9%), faith and spirituality (8%), and hunger and homelessness (8%) ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). Fundraising Stats.

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Hope Versus Pity

John Haydon

Hunger is the world’s greatest solvable problem , affecting almost one billion men, women, and children around the world. I recently had the awesome privilege of chatting with Bettina Luescher of the World Food Programme , an international organization that feeds over 100 million people worldwide.

Lessons from the Field: How Food Lifeline is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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They put out roughly 134,000 meals every day to hungry children, adults and seniors. They have spun up project-based fundraisers when necessary to meet specific needs and have found their constituents and the community at large very generous to meet such critical needs for those facing hunger. .

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Mary Robinson

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These goals commit all countries of the world to make progress on critical social objectives, such as ending poverty and hunger, improving access to clean water, education, and gender equality, as well as a dozen others. Children being born today should have every expectation of living on average at least 84 years! Thanks to being a Skoll Award winner, I am frequently blessed with the opportunity to hear from the world’s most inspiring leaders.

No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award

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A multi-channel campaign to end childhood hunger. As part of their mission to end childhood hunger in America, No Kid Hungry launched the 2014 #SaveSummer campaign to engage their supporters across the country. No Kid Hungry was able to connect free summer meals to millions of hungry children across America, thanks to the text messaging program. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is one of the most innovative and successful examples of nonprofit achievement.

17 Goals in 14 Years—This is Impact 2030. Let’s Build a Better World.

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That’s 14 years to end discrimination against women, to give everyone access to clean water, to achieve inclusive and quality education, to protect our oceans, to build safer and sustainable cities, to eradicate hunger, and to develop partnerships that make it all happen. 41% of the refugees are children, and half of all refugees are women. We are talking about human beings—children like Omran Daqneesh, who are waiting for our help.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Behavioral Science to Engage Supporters on Social Media

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an organization that has found creative ways to build community and fundraise on social media. Also an example is Feeding America and its campaign during Hunger Action Month where supporters are asked to share their intentions to help end hunger with others in the group. By Michelle Chen is an independent scholar with a PhD in mass communications with a focus on advocacy, activism and social change.

Demystifying Outcomes Measurement: A Glossary for Funders 

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As an example, a corporate foundation may have a mission statement t hat says, “We address the basic human and social issues faced by residents, prim arily women and children, in our local community.” Evaluation looks at the effectiveness of a methodology, such as what is the best educational approach to prepare young children for kindergarten. As an example, traditional funders may say “ We granted $10,000 to our local food bank to end hunger.”

Upcoming Webinar May 28: Help Youth Find a Free Meal this Summer

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Libraries, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations can help fight youth hunger by sharing information about local free summer meal sites. Only one in six children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program take advantage of the Summer Food Service Program. Children who regularly had access to nutritious meals during the school year may be undernourished or hungry over the summer, even when free meals are available in their community.

Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

What would happen, instead, if organizations focused on eliminating hunger?) This year, TMWL is raising funds that will support the work of 4 passionate women who truly believe that everyone has something to give: “ Mama Lucy &# Kamptoni sold chickens in her Tanzanian village & turned her income into a primary school that now serves over 400 children. I have talked many times before about the way we as nonprofit organizations and changemakers set our goals. (If

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Share Our Strength Uses Star Power to Promote their SMS Campaign on the Colbert Report

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One in five children in the US suffers from hunger, but Share our Strength and Jeff Bridges re using his celebrity status and the power of text messaging to show people that it doesn’t have to be that way. Founded in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine, the organization’s goal is to put an end to childhood hunger.

Work on Stuff that Matters

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I see this hunger for meaning in most of the people I'm privileged to meet: from the college freshman to the fresh grad to the mid-career professional and the senior executive. We need you to get engaged now, in business, government and the social sector, to build the better world we all need, and that our children and grandchildren will need. I was impressed when I heard Tim O'Reilly recommending to all tech folks last year that they Work on Stuff that Matters.

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Work on What Matters — Social Edge

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I see this hunger for meaning in most of the people I'm privileged to meet: from the college freshman to the fresh grad to the mid-career professional and the senior executive. We need you to get engaged now, in business, government and the social sector, to build the better world we all need, and that our children and grandchildren will need. I'm having a conversation over at Social Edge on What Matters. Feel free to join in the conversation and share your views on the topic.

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Feeding a Need: New App Helps Youth Find Free Summer Meals

Tech Soup Blog

The statistics on hunger in America are startling: 14.5% households with children under 18 experienced food insecurity that year. households with hungry children. This means many children and teens who regularly had access to nutritious meals during the school year may be hungry or undernourished over the summer, even when there are free meals available in their communities. Millions of low-income students rely on free or low-cost school meals.

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

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Back then, Dan was the chair of the Harvard Hunger Action Committee that led a 4,200 mile cross-country bike ride to fight hunger. ” Charity Case says that in 2009, Save the Children spent $3.3 In 2010, Disney spent 582 times more than that on advertising or as Pallotta puts it more bluntly: “Save the Children 1. Entertain the Children 582.”

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Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?

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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. Revenue declined by 13%, participation decreased by 12%, and online fundraising was down 19%.

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Another Model of Giving: Socially Responsible Small Businesses

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Kids Against Hunger packages and ships highly nutritious, life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children in developing countries and the United States. They do this by mobilizing children, teens, and adults volunteers who, package the meals. Her company makes Asian flavored sauces, but what is different about this company is that it donates 40% of their net proceeds directly to charities that support children in Asian countries and that fight hunger.

World Food Embraces the Good of Slacktivism


The World Hunger Relief Project is actively engaging in a social fundraising giving day on World Food Day this October 16 to get 10,000 people to raise $200,000. To give you an idea of how that plays out here: Just $10 feeds children. World Food Day's philanthropic goal encourages people to participate in small acts like a social share or a $10 or $25 donation. These small acts do make a big difference. The World Food Program is the beneficiary, and the effort is sponsored by Yum!

Text Messaging for Nonprofits: An Interview with Sam McKelvie, Head of Mobile Strategy (Part 2)

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One great example of that is Share our Strength’s program, No Kid Hungry , which works toward ending childhood hunger. They use SMS to engage their supporters to let them know what they’re working on, how supporters can contribute – whether time, food or money – but they also have a huge database that they use every year where people can text in to find the nearest summer meal, since a lot of children who receive free lunch during the school year don’t have that option during the summer.

Donors needed for our friends in Japan. Will you help?

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Save the Children. Action Against Hunger ACF-USA. Stop Hunger Now. Author: Molly Brooksbank. It’s just few days after the worst earthquake ever recorded in Japan, followed by a devastating tsunami and still uncertain consequences around affected nuclear plants, and many of us are thinking about how we can help. I’m thinking about Japan a lot this week because I lived in the Kansai area (about 3 hours southwest of Tokyo on the bullet train) for 4 years.

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Share Our Strength Day of Service: Painting Murals in the School Cafeteria

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  I also talked to the volunteers about why they were so passionate about the issue of ending childhood hunger. I also met Alex Volkonsky who design depicts whimsical vegetables and fruits as well as a milk cartoon (emphasizing the need to children who need to drink their milk everyday for healthy bones).   Michael is a founding director and President of End Childhood Hunger.

Donate A Dollar: Feed A Hungry Kid!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Watch the video , donate $1, pass it on The most recent web fundraising campaign from Fight Hunger, an part of the UN World Food Programme to end Child Hunger by 2015 is elegantly simple. The young girl in the orange t-shirt is one of the children featured in the video.

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

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These donors are most likely to support the causes of children and youth (15%) , health and wellness (11%) , and animals and wildlife (11%). 9) Religious donors are more likely to give to charitable organizations that provide basic needs and support the causes of children and youth, health and wellness, and hunger and homelessness.

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


With as many as 40,000 people in their community impacted by hunger, their member farmers are making a difference. 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. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago.

Means and Ends: Who does What


Without reading all of his work, and at the risk of oversimplification, you can come to the conclusion there are two main buckets in nonprofit leadership governance: the means to get things done (values, mission statement, policy manuals, checks and balances) and the ends the entity is trying to achieve (eliminating hunger or joblessness, training teen moms to parent their children, eliminating financial or scholastic illiteracy.