Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Beth Kanter

These potential donors are teens (and pre-teens) with a passion for social change and who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone or be connected to Facebook. ” They are also known as “ Qwerty Monsters ” who send hundreds of text messages a day and don’t even like to use their phone for calls (and with two teens in my house, I can attest this is true). But it is more than the technology, it is also their passion to do good in the world.

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Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. As more tablets and smartphones are making their way into the classroom, it makes sense that there are a number of apps aimed at helping young people with their education and job preparedness. iPad, iPhone, MacOS) is a student planner that helps you keep track of your class schedule, track your grades and GPA, manage homework assignments, and create an interactive calendar.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

Museum 2.0

FoodWhat's staff and teens have taught me a lot about what it really means to be relevant to people who are often overlooked or ignored. FoodWhat empowers teens to change their lives through farming and food justice. Doron doesn’t work with A students or B students. Today, there are thirty kids fidgeting in a classroom, talking to their friends, messing with their phones. It’s not a lot, but still, money is a huge motivator for these teens.

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Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Anne Kotleba

ASU Lodestar Center

She joins us just in time to start a new school year and meet a new group of wonderful nonprofit students! When they leave here, I want my students to continue to question, learn, teach, and continue to use their education to change the world. I was a graduate student at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) when the school opened a satellite building in Middle East Baltimore, an under-resourced neighborhood, with the hopes of it serving as a hub for community arts.

Come Work With Us at MAH as School Programs Coordinator

Museum 2.0

We are hiring for a School Programs Coordinator to wrangle the 3,500+ students and their teachers who come to the museum every year for a tour and hands-on experience in our art and history exhibitions. School programs fall within this landscape, and our goal is not to see them as completely separate from the other work we do with youth—Kid Happy Hour, family festivals, teen program—but on a continuum. I know, I know.

9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

The Kosch-Westerman Foundation connects terminally ill children to their classrooms through technology. New Heights also uses Citrix GoToMeeting from TechSoup to connect teachers and tutors with students. These online sessions can also be reviewed and played back later, allowing New Heights to offer suggestions for both teacher and student improvement. Inward Bound Mindfulness Education is dedicated to improving the lives of teens through mindfulness retreats.

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Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

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Every other year, they convene TUPAC, a group of 35 outside advisors, including teens, college students, Temple University professors, artists, philanthropists, and community leaders. For example, right now, Temple Contemporary's offices are packed floor to ceiling with broken musical instruments from classrooms across the city of Philadelphia. Some students folding clothes. The first thing I noticed about Temple Contemporary were the chairs.

Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good


” Presented by filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, SOS_Slaves aims to raise trafficking awareness in teens while empowering them with the tools to take responsibility and speak out against this issue. Ludwig is a game aimed at educators and students alike. Since most educational games struggle to find logical ways to be integrated into a classroom, Ovos took a different approach by creating a game based solely on curriculum-based material.

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17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

We invited a private art school to fill a very public wall with paintings made by students in response to the question, "How would you depict love?" This gallery has always been tough for exhibitions--it serves as a pass-through to the classroom, and during evening events, people pour through it on their way to and from classroom activities. Going to MAH and seeing the LOVE exhibition on First Friday was a wonderful experience.

What's a Virtual Visitor Worth?

Museum 2.0

Outreach Let’s say you run your museum's education department, and you have two vans that go out to schools to do in-classroom programs exposing students to museum content. How important is it that some of the students at participating schools gain heightened awareness of the museum and physically show up one day? Some museums only engage with students who show up at the museum. $5.33. 40.21. 12.74. Every museum has a number for its operating cost per visitor.