Route 66 Literacy Beta Users

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Route 66 Literacy began its first beta at Community Association for Rehabilitation, Inc. (C·A·R) C·A·R) in January, here in Palo Alto, California.

How Text Messaging Closes the Word Gap in Young Children

Mobile Commons

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.

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Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: As a supporter of the work that the Sharing Foundation does for children in Cambodia, I’ve seen first hand the value of literacy programs in developing countries. Read our blog about it, check out our literacy micro-site , and tweet with the cool widget we made.

The Librarian of Marrakesh

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She would bring books especially for children and women, and conduct a couple of days of workshops on wide-ranging topics about enterprise, culture, history, poetry and books. book caravan books librarians literacy Marrakech Marrakesh Morocco women women''s rights

Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

ASU Lodestar Center

1 This study, Financial Literacy and Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector (PDF) , "engaged a random sample of primarily human service nonprofits, as well as health, civic, environmental, arts, and education nonprofits." The report is divided into five areas of study: I) financial knowledge and literacy, II) indicators for programmatic and financial decision-making, III) the board role & governance, IV) controls and procedures for financial management, and, v) some closing thoughts.

Building a Digitally Literate Community

Tech Soup Blog

In early education, children learn the fundamentals of reading and writing in order to communicate, collaborate, and contribute in the world. Defining Digital Literacy. But first, what exactly is digital literacy?

3rd Annual EveryAction Nonprofit Halloween Costume Parade

EveryAction

Children's Literacy Initiative. The Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) began as a way to provide collections of excellent children’s books & trainings in reading-aloud to teachers in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction!

2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. 20: World Children’s Day — #WorldChildrensDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns.

ASTC Recap: Questions, Colors, and Reflective Research

Museum 2.0

Both of these designers presented compelling images and evidence from exhibit work and child development experts about the idea that you can make sophisticated, muted exhibits that help children slow down, focus, and enjoy themselves with interactive content. Chuck offered a quote from an advisory psychologist who commented that "children should be the brightest thing in the space." Tags: evaluation children's museums exhibition design professional development

Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

In partnership with these organizations, TechSoup will be hosting a series of webinars about technology and innovation for early childhood literacy organizations and researchers. If you work with young children at a nonprofit or library, this free webinar series is for you.

Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Their goal is to help protect vulnerable children. I especially appreciate Big Brother Mouse because of their shared focus on access to literacy. But, after several years, he realized that the real cause of malnutrition in children in this region was poverty.

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2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

Changing lives through financial empowerment

ASU Lodestar Center

It has been amazing to see the impact financial literacy can have on a person, and just how crucial financial literacy is on the future of our young people. uncomfortable talking to their children about money, so where are young. posted by. Kristen Coco , Program Developer.

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 San Francisco Chronicle published an article about everywun.com , a new click-to-give site.

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Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

Roundup posts, like the weekly children’s book reviews we publish on our blog, are really popular on Twitter and Facebook. And on October 28 , we offered our first Google Hangout on Air with Ruth and four children’s book authors.

New to TechSoup: Reading Eggs Online Educational Program

Tech Soup Blog

Reading Eggs is an online reading education program for children aged 3 to 13. Reading Eggs is ideal for organizations that work with literacy among children and want to motivate them through games. TechSoup is proud to announce Reading Eggs, our newest donor partner.

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His chapter on “Data Literacy” describes what sounds a lot of good content curation skills minus the social sharing part. This is good, basic digital literacy principles that have been taught by educators and librarians taught in the early 2000′s and continue today.

2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

Public Ally Humbled by Her Experience in Program

ASU Lodestar Center

Within the Family Resource Center parenting workshops, early literacy programs, Giggles, Squiggles and Squirms (G.S.S,) child watch, and community health are offered. In 2017, AZCEND provided Christmas gifts for over 480 children. posted by Samantha Witter Class 12 Public Ally.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, March 13-19

Tech Soup Blog

Brenda loves the Pulaski County Public Library's Literacy Bell, a simple way to celebrate children's literacy. Here's what we've been talking about over the past week. From the TechSoup Community: TechSoup Blog. Nate extols the environmental and practical benefits of virtualization. Robert looks at Security in-a-Box, a security and privacy guide for advocates and human rights defenders. Chris sums up last week's webinar, Five Mistakes to Avoid When Acquiring Software.

Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

Annual Calendar of Social Good and Cause Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children. 8: International Literacy Day || #IntLiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day || #ChildrensDay. Launching online communications and fundraising campaigns around annual social good and cause campaign events is good strategy.

FAQ – Why would a nonprofit board want ME as a board member? What do I have to offer?

BoardAssist

Maybe he is a public school teacher who develops an after-school literacy program for under-served children in his community. Someone who can gather data on best practices at the fifty other after-school literacy programs in New York? Thinking about joining a nonprofit board but not sure where to begin? Many BoardAssist candidates start by reading our book Giving Back , downloadable from the top of every page of our website.

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10 Things I Learned About You

Have Fun - Do Good

Human Rights 30% Volunteering 30% Children and Youth 26.7% Education and Literacy 23.3% word cloud of how you have fun (: A big thanks to everyone who completed the 10-question Have Fun • Do Good Reader Survey while I was on my blogging sabbatical.

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

Tweets to Bring in the Money

Frogloop

Please donate today to raise literacy of deaf children! link] #nonprofit #literacy #deaf. Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? You’re not alone. But in order to be successful your tweets need to stand out from the rest of the noise on Twitter.

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2014 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #IntLiteracyDay or #LiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

Roundup posts, like the weekly children’s book reviews we publish on our blog, are really popular on Twitter and Facebook. And on October 28 , we offered our first Google Hangout on Air with Ruth and four children’s book authors.

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

The article points to multiple studies that suggest that text messaging can help students perform better in school, encourage parents to spend more time with their children in order to improve literacy rates, and coach students through college admissions.

5 Motivational Quotes from Nonprofit Leaders (and How to Apply Them)

NonProfit Hub

– John Wood , Founder of Room to Read, a nonprofit promoting literacy in children. Gain some inspiration with these motivational quotes from top nonprofit thought leaders and learn how you can apply them to your own organization! Most “inspirational” quotes sound nice, but often lack substance or educational value. We’ll break each of them down to provide tactical takeaways for you and your nonprofit. A few people of integrity can go a long way.”.

A Social Publishing Strategy by John Gautam, Pratham Books

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: During my trip to India in February, I was introduced to a nonprofit children's book publisher in India, Pratham Books. “It was set up to fill a gap in the market for good quality, reasonably priced children’s books in a variety of Indian languages.

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Meet Cloe, Your New Text Messaging Personal Assistant

Mobile Commons

Parents in some school districts receive text messages that help them improve their children’s literacy skills and eat healthier diets. Everyone’s heard of Siri, the iPhone voice recognition technology, but how many people actually use it? As few as 15 percent , according to one study.

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army’s Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women and children.

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I Need a Good Lawyer

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But, I expect that 75% of the job will be about analyzing the legal issues from our programs, especially in our Global Literacy Program, which includes Bookshare, the largest digital library for the blind and dyslexic in the U.S., Digital signatures for parents/guardians wanting to sign up their children with disabilities for Bookshare. No, we’re not being sued (and we want to keep it that way).

Harry's First Fundraising Video: Why Donate $10 To Support the Sharing Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Making media together is another way to teach your children about various causes. Here's a few stories about some children mentioned in the video: Sina, age 15, is an orphan and head of her family, two younger sisters aged 12 and 9. Click To Play.

One Organization’s Quest for Good

NonProfit Hub

While there, McDonald noticed that many classrooms had only a stack of books to share between hundreds of children. “It By using ICT infrastructure that is already set up in these countries, Library For All partners to ensure that quality, locally relevant reading material is available to help improve literacy and promote education. How These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start. Sometimes a story begins on a whim and a spark.

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Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project has 33 questions, but only a few touch on safety and security. Learning Resources for Children and Families. also has a section especially for children and families.

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2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. 20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising.

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

She saw a tremendous need for literacy and outreach services, particularly to the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, where the aftereffects of Katrina were the most devastating. She also started a community garden that holds events with food and literacy programs.

Announcing… 29 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2012!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Prevent children from dying from lack of access to clean water or medical care: @ Water , @ AlexsLemonade. Prevent students from dropping out of high school and increase literacy: @ CISNational , @ FirstBook. Every January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects a new set of nonprofit avatars to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner. The selection process is a personal one.

Help My Pal Beth Win $50,000 for Cambodian Orphans

Have Fun - Do Good

The Sharing Foundation's mission is to help meet the physical, emotional, educational and medical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Photo Credit: Literacy Students by Beth Kanter.

Digital Beginnings: Parents As Scaffolds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and new technolgies in early literacy development. She came across my " Mommy, what's a blog " post when looking for examples of young children's involvement. young children's interest in them." As you can see, Harry was exposed to technology at a young age.

What do Twitter, Books, Wine, and Fundraisers have in Common?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Room to Read , a San Francisco based non-profit, will help us make that happen by bringing libraries and literacy to the world's poorest regions.