A Free Agent for Hunger: Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

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Sue Kerr has put her social media savvy to work to fight hunger in the Greater Pittsburgh area and save the environment. Her partnership with the local food bank has been productive. The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project has collected 5,000+ bags for local food pantries.

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Try Eating for $4 a Day. Join The Hunger Challenge

Have Fun - Do Good

I didn't, until I read about the San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. Last year, 6 food bloggers and recipe developers tried to eat 3 meals on $3 per day during the 2008 San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. For a local perspective, peruse the list of food bank blogs.

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Hunger Is A Global and Local Issue: Some Ways To Take Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The younger kids are asked to bring an item in that is donated to a local community group in need. For October, the school is requesting donations of canned food for the local food pantry. " Hunger is not only local issue, but also a global one. Photo by Danamdefebbo.

Great reads from around the web on June 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" Case Study: Feeding America and the Spark Generator | Call2Action – Great case study about Feeding America's recent multi-channel campaign: "Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

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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. I thought I'd highlight a few charitable organizations that are working to end hunger and some opportunities for donations.

Purpose at PIMCO | The Power of Partnerships & Knowing Your Why

Connection Cafe

Our new, fully integrated framework, which aligns focus with firm leadership, personal interests and the sustainable development goals of hunger and gender equality, is: Purpose at PIMCO. Here are some examples of how we partner for change: Hunger (Goal 2).

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Our EveryAction Hero: Feeding Wisconsin


With over 750 affiliate agencies across the state of Wisconsin, Feeding Wisconsin is dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving their community. Earlier this month, I sat down with Executive Director, David Lee, to learn how Feeding Wisconsin mobilizes their audience, advocates to their local and federal officials, and engages with their community. Feeding Wisconsin works with affiliated agencies and 1,000 local food programs throughout the state.

5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

Approximately 70% of large corporations already have an EAF in place and those that do not are turning to third party nonprofits like e4e Relief and/or local community foundations to distribute charitable funds directly to employees.

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

Connection Cafe

“We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices. 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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Lessons from the Field: How Food Lifeline is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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While their food output has diminished from 180,000 pounds to 110,000 pounds, they are still working with local, county and state authorities to ensure they meet the critical needs of the hungry in Western Washington.

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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 its founding, the organization’s strategic grantmaking initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities.

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 ). Fundraising Stats. The average online gift in 2018 was $96.40

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Oxfam Uses Text Messages to Turn a Powerful Event into an Ongoing Commitment

Mobile Commons

Challenge: How do you connect attendees of a local event with an international organization? In order to have a far-reaching impact, Oxfam empowers students and volunteers to take action in their local communities. To find out how you can host your own Oxfam Hunger Banquet, click here.

Oxfam Uses Text Messages to Turn a Powerful Event into an Ongoing Commitment

Mobile Commons

Challenge: How do you connect attendees of a local event with an international organization? In order to have a far-reaching impact, Oxfam empowers students and volunteers to take action in their local communities. To find out how you can host your own Oxfam Hunger Banquet, click here.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Whether it’s local in California, or at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, there is a regular chance I will have my mind expanded. 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. Thanks to being a Skoll Award winner, I am frequently blessed with the opportunity to hear from the world’s most inspiring leaders.

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.

Demystifying Outcomes Measurement: A Glossary for Funders 

Connection Cafe

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.”

How To Create Explainer Videos That Donors Will Love

Nonprofits Source

For instance, let’s say your nonprofit is all about reducing food waste by connecting food locales with community kitchens. You could say, “you can help reduce food waste and hunger in your community,” a message that appeals directly to the audience.

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GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

GivingTuesday celebrates philanthropy and countries around the world that participate make it their own, unleashing creative and localized strategies to promote a culture of giving. GivingTuesday India has localized and adapted ideas like the #unselfie. Source: GivingTuesday India.

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Why You Need to Game Your Supporters


— Maybe you’re satisfied with your communications strategy.Perhaps your nonprofit was recently featured on TV or saluted in the local newspaper. This is a guest post by Jesse Noyes. He’s a Corporate Reporter at Eloqua.

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5 Ways Hands On Nashville Rocked The Music City on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

This week we’re talking #bikesandbakedgoods (a winning combination), and how Hands On Nashville used #GivingTuesday to create local impact – with 5 fundraising ideas to help you rock your next campaign. Additionally, all the local news stations came out to report on the event.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Libraries, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations can help fight youth hunger by sharing information about local free summer meal sites. Come join us in the fight to end youth hunger! Join us next Wednesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m.

Podcast: No Kid Hungry Explains How Text Messaging Connects Families to Free Lunches

Mobile Commons

In Episode 8 of Using the Whole Whale , a podcast on data and technology and the nonprofit world, Jason Wilson from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign shares his story of how text messaging campaigns are ending childhood hunger in America.

10 Reasons Your Email Appeal is Being Ignored


We work with local farmers to distribute excess produce to families in need. If your appeal included a message from Farra telling me about the importance of ending hunger, include a picture of Farra on the linked webpage thanking me for my support.” – Chris Tuttle.

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The Power of Thank You Letters

Connection Cafe

In case you're wondering, Charity Water "invested (my) money with local partners, Relief Society of Tigray (REST) and Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Ethiopia and Pump Aid in Malawi, to build and rehabilitate freshwater wells and spring protections for people in need."

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the local context, Kenyan’s give an extremely high proportion of their earnings as donations (cc. The lack of trust between NGOs and local Kenyans and the expectancy that NGOs are funded from outside Kenya are the key reasons for limited local fundraising towards NGO in Kenya.

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How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

One of my core values, both personally and professionally, is to give back to my local community. The most prominent answers were hunger, poverty, racism, education, police brutality, and pollution.

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What Do You Want to Know About Community Supported Kitchens?

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I'm interviewing Jessica Prentice, co-owner of the community supported kitchen, Three Stone Hearth , and author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection, this weekend for the Big Vision Podcast , and Have Fun, Do Good.

Romancing the Donor

Connection Cafe

One donor cultivation tactic that proved successful in my last job was to put together an interoffice raffle basket of items contributed by local merchants and by co-workers. They have a hunger to make a connection – they have a hunger to make a connection with you.

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Cisco Strengthens Three Square Food Bank's Network

Tech Soup Blog

One of Cisco's less-known good works is its signature Global Hunger Relief Campaign each year. Cisco donation recipient Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas is a strong ally in this essential hunger relief work.

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New on SSIR: Data for Promotion, Engagement, and Reporting

Amy Sample Ward

Imagine if you could see a map of hunger in your city that included a broader set of data than what Share Our Strength, Feeding America, or your local food bank has collected. What if the map included information from service providers, schools, and other local organizations?

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Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

What would happen, instead, if organizations focused on eliminating hunger?) Regardless of what work you are doing – campaigning for political change, providing services to your local community, educating others, or anything else – would it look different, would it feel different, would it operate differently if love was the central message? I see this lesson in the local councils of London trying to open up their data and their leadership.

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Why I Do Good: Starry Night

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Outside of his paid work, my dad organized CROP walks in our community, co-founded Martin House , volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Witness for Peace , and visited elderly people at the local convalescent home who didn''t receive much company.

25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. 67% volunteer locally, 9% volunteer internationally, and 56% attend fundraising events.

Means and Ends: Who does What


So can the local community. What’s the biggest source of friction we hear about from our nonprofit clients and board candidates?

The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

He created his own nonprofit and program called “ Brae’s Brown Bags ” to help fight against hunger, probably making him one of the youngest nonprofit CEOs and founders. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8


Founded in 1988, RGI manages associations of varying sizes and budgets, ranging from local, to regional, to national, to international. Here are some of the most interesting jobs you can find via the SocialFish job board !

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13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration


From social media campaigns aimed at ending hunger, to events for breast cancer awareness, this covers it all. Twitter has been one of the major hubs of social networking , revolutionizing what was already a new and adapting Internet invention.

10 Free Nonprofit iPhone Apps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The ultimate portable NPR experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch, the NPR News App allows you to follow local and national news and listen to your favorite NPR stations wherever you are and whenever you want to. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger :: Download.

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Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

If your nonprofit mission is to end hunger in Arizona, the strategy may be to identify the areas of greatest need and set up food pantries in those areas. posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group.

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Reflections from Monterey Community Foundation Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was fun to feature local participants as living case studies. Here’s an example from the Food Bank of Monterey County , a Lucile and David Packard Grantee that I’m coaching this year.

How Do You Celebrate Reaching 10,000 Fans on Facebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I attended a local unconference for nonprofits about two years ago with the intention of learning how I, as a blogger, could help local nonprofits… you & your blog were mentioned several times.

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


At the local leve, the Kane County Farm Bureau is turning crop proceeds into food on pantry shelves through their Harvest for ALL program. With as many as 40,000 people in their community impacted by hunger, their member farmers are making a difference. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC.