Teens 4 Planet Earth Moves to Ning

Allegiance Group

Teens for Planet Earth launched at the beginning of April (ok, I guess that isn’t so recent!) For this client and project, Ning was a perfect choice, offering both the out of the box community features that a teen audience would expect with enough customization to satisfy the needs of the organization. There have been discussions and comments about Ning’s value, ethics, and change in business model (this is just one of many posts out there).

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Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS


Today we’re excited to share that Deena Pierott , founder of the White House honored youth program called iUrban Teen Tech , will offer a keynote called Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Changing landscapes of nonprofit technology. iUrban Teen Tech has an intentional outreach to male youth of color and exposes them to STEM+Arts career opportunities. Change Management Deena Pierott iUrban Teen lcs Leadership leading change summit


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Another Model of Giving: Socially Responsible Small Businesses

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They do this by mobilizing children, teens, and adults volunteers who, package the meals. Newman's Own is, of course, a great example of this model of giving. Kids Against Hunger packages and ships highly nutritious, life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children in developing countries and the United States. They have packaging network with a national headquarters and satellites in 14 states and Canada.

New Models for Community Partnerships: Museums Hosting Meetups

Museum 2.0

Librarian Aaron Schmidt tells the great story of a game night of Dance, Dance, Revolution at his library in which a teen asked him: “Hey Aaron, can I go upstairs to grab a magazine and book to read?” I've long believed that museums have a special opportunity to support the community spirit of Web 2.0 as physical analogs to virtual community platforms. People who engage deeply in any online community, whether a bulletin board or social networking site, want to meet in person.

How Quickbooks Helps a Nonprofit Recharge Teenagers

Tech Soup Blog

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is dedicated to improving the lives of teens through mindfulness retreats. The organization offers weekend and weeklong residential mindfulness retreats for teens, including poor youth and those with major emotional issues. Mindfulness Retreats for Poor Teens. It offers teen and wilderness mindfulness retreats as well as school programs. We modeled mindfulness for them.

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Fundraising 101: Understand the Basics of Fundraising so You Can Fund Your Dream

Get Fully Funded

When you embrace this donor-based model of thinking about the needs and desires of your donors, fundraising gets easier. For a self-esteem program for teen girls : Showing every teen girl how awesome she is. For a self-esteem program for teen girls: Your gift of $18.25

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Why Now is the Time for Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Invest in Digital

Saleforce Nonprofit

For more than a century, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country opened their doors each day to millions of kids and teens, literally and symbolically. By: Sara Leutzinger, National Director, External Communications & Content Strategy for Boys & Girls Club of America. Opening doors.

Best Practices for Nonprofits: Engaging Youth in Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Global Kids , a nonprofit that worked virtually with a group of youth in Teen Second Life last summer on their chosen issue of child sex trafficking, shares its best practices for nonprofits. document your virtual work through photos/video to show other programs and funders who may not be in SL), tips for bringing a youth development model into Teen SL (e.g.,

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

Nancy used the analogy of operating like car company that puts out different vehicle models and each year will have a different version with different features. For example, they ran a campaign for teens to collect food for a Food Banks around the country. They interviewed them and found out that homeless teens want one thing – jeans. So they started a partnership with Arrow and campaign called “ Teens for Jeans.”.

Top 5 Tips to Build Your Fundraising Event Committee


Think about all the teens that need community service hours!) An easy way to ensure your next chair is in place is to have a rotating co-chair (or “chair-elect”) to chair model. What is a fundraising event committee? As you know, large events require lots of help.

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14LCS: Idea Accelerator Coaches & Judges Announced


The Leading Change Summit is just 12 days away. We''re packing, preparing, designing, and more just to make sure this first Summit lives up to the NTEN community standards. This required us to start playing with some of the 14LCS thinking toys – we couldn''t resist! Unlike the NTC, there''s no live stream for this event. It''s really important to have our attendees there in person – ideally from start to finish.

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3 Unique Ways to get Friends Asking Friends so you can Raise More Money Online


In recent year’s we’ve (at the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties) taken the traditional “event fundraising&# or “team fundraising&# model and applied it to the more traditional types of fundraising that most nonprofits engage in (i.e. High Schools projects, teens wanting to be active, bake sales, and birthday wishes are only a few ways you can leverage Friends Asking Friends.

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2014 NTEN Awards at 14LCS


The Campaign of the Year Award highlights a specific campaign that utilizes an integrated model for technology-supported outreach, communications, and action. In 2014, California Family Health Council (CFHC) launched its TeenSource Multi-Media Peer Educators program so that teens themselves could educate their peers in California on safe sex, relationships, and their health rights.

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Meditations on Relevance, Part 3: Who Decides What's Relevant?

Museum 2.0

Community First Program Design At the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History , we've gravitated towards a "community first" program planning model. Often, organizations adopt a service model that is strictly needs-based. While needs are important, this service model can be demeaning and disempowering. Here are two examples: Our Youth Programs Manager, Emily Hope Dobkin, wanted to find a way to support teens at the museum.

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

Tech Soup Blog

Smooth Transition began working to reach at-risk teens early — before they dropped out of high school or left the foster care system. Smooth Transition will continue to work throughout the Inland Empire to provide flexible training and resources for those who don't fit the traditional education model. The Inland Empire, which encompasses 27,000 square miles in Southern California, has one of the highest rates of poverty in the U.S.'s

Recap: 2012 Connector Award Event


ACE has made groundbreaking progress in engaging thousands of teens all over America in climate science, global warming and environmentalism. Using a multi-tiered model similar to the engagement pyramid, ACE engages its youth by involving them in small projects (called DOT, which stands for Do One Thing) and moving them up the engagement pyramid with larger and more encompassing responsibilities and activities. Last night we held our second annual Connector Award Event.

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Join Me: Help Good Take Over

Connection Cafe

Jack Andraka, teen inventor – Developed an inexpensive test to detect pancreatic cancer (of course that’s what all teens do over the summer, right?). Carrie Hammer, designer – champions “role models not runway models” in her socially focused “designed to fit” women’s clothing business. Good is a huge part of my world. Seriously. I think about good, the concept, all the time. I talk about good. I work to do good.

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How Cross-Sector Collaboration is Helping Fight Youth Unemployment in Boston

Connection Cafe

Boston University provides in-kind space to host professional development forums, EVERFI supplies financial literacy coursework, and Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment adds expertise in the youth development space. A logic model also helps keep focus on their most important goals as the program grows; if something lines up with this strategic guide, it is probably the right move for the program. Where does your organization sit in your community?

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

Disruptive Model: School Project Crowdfunding. Disruptive Model: Social Network. Disruptive Model: Donation Crowdfunding. Disruptive Model: Apparel Crowdfunding. The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is currently selling a t-shirt with the names of 3,400 children and teens who have fought or are still fighting childhood cancer. Disruptive Model: Project Crowdfunding. Disruptive Model: Workplace Giving.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Competency Models: To some degree, many associations have already defined skill and competency models for their industry. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) supports library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face and putting all teens ‒ especially those with greatest need ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives.

Sustaining Innovation Part 3: Interview With Sarah Schultz of the Walker Art Center

Museum 2.0

In the 1990s, we decided we wanted to engage a teen audience. We created a teen arts council, invested in staff, and invested in programming. We discovered that teens felt uncomfortable in the galleries because they had to check their backpacks and they felt the guards were watching them. And the guards were watching them; they didn't trust teens. In the 1990s, we were an innovative leader in teen programs.

Groundwire’s 10 Rules of Engagement


A theory of change is a roadmap, or logic model, which outlines a chain of events starting with your campaign activities or program work and leading, plausibly, to your desired goal. If you want a legislator to champion a piece of policy, or teens to help with trail maintenance, or commuters to use public transportation, it’s important to be explicit about what they get out of it.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

She wanted to create something that teens and adults could use and that was also free. Caravan Studios' SafeNight app uses a similar model, in which individual donors can fund hotel rooms when domestic violence shelters are full. We use apps to capture memories, keep track of tasks, entertain ourselves, and communicate. But what if an app could be used to help nonprofits, public libraries, and other community groups organize and solve pressing problems?

Open Government: "Strategies and Tactics from the Playbook"

Forum One

Presented a nice paradigm for to model/plan citizen engagement: from outreach. NIH has had some great experience with its " Drug Fact Chat Day " an annual day for teens to chat online with NIH experts. NIH does this to allow teens a way to get credible information from a trusted third party - and NIH gets some great intelligence about what is on the minds of teens (eg in 2009 twice as many marijuana questions as in 2008.).

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Help P2P Fundraisers Meet & Exceed Their Goals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

your connection to soccer, teens, nonprofits, Classy, etc.). Your generous gift provides role models, health education, life skills, and linkages to health services to young people in Africa at a critical point in their lives.

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4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

If you’re just starting this process, consider the creation of a logic model. Once set, all future actions can be compared back to the model. Annie Duong-Turner from John Hancock discussed the logic model they have set up for their MLK Scholars Program in “Best-in-Class Partnerships That Are Sustainable”. The program relies on multiple partners including the city of Boston, Boston University, local nonprofits, EVERFI , Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment , and others.

Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

From a museum perspective, I think there's a lot to learn from these venues' business models, approach to collecting and exhibiting work, and connection with their audiences. Whether a teen zine about punk music or a university journal, the Underground Library will collect it, catalog it, and share it in ways designed to help people learn more about their city and each other. I've been spending time recently interviewing people who run unusual cultural and learning venues.

Creating Buy-In for a Data Culture at Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

The top management of your organization helps to provide a role model by setting a meaningful example of how the rest of the staff should follow and embrace change. Whole Whale has been working with Power Poetry, the largest online platform for teen poets in the U.S., So you work at Nonprofit XYZ and increasingly you hear about other organizations' success in utilizing Google Analytics to increase impact.

14 Top Nonprofit Websites to Inspire Your Organization

DNL OmniMedia

iThrive Games is a nonprofit devoted to developing educational games and resources to help teens reach their full potential. Tree House Humane’s site is an excellent model for other animal welfare and services organizations.

[VIDEO] How To Lead And Manage In Our New Nonprofit Work Reality


So I can tell y’all that stuff, y’all, but I’ll tell you my most important job and how I really, really learned to hone my leadership skills was as solo mama to this teen who, my friends, she has the mack daddy of all summer jobs.

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Beaconfire Survey: Should non-profits market to minors? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Most people would agree that membership-based nonprofits that offer teens and pre-teens the opportunity to be engaged in volunteer leadership structures (committees, working groups, board youth liaisons, etc.) Minors – read teens / pre-teens – can be active advocates for a cause.

[VIDEO] Get More Grants with Donor Cultivation


Maybe it’s one of the teens that participate in the Girls and Boys Club after-school program, or maybe it’s an adult that has truly benefited from some of the healthcare services you provide. Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S.

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Research Friday: The Self-Sufficiency Standard

ASU Lodestar Center

The FPL for a family of three is $19,090, regardless of whether those three people are adults, teen-agers or infants. Unlike other measures such as the FPL’s one-size-fits-all model, the Standard calculates household costs not just by the size of the family and the number of children, but also by age of the children, as some costs, particularly child care and food, differ dramatically by age. posted by Clyde W. Kunz, CFRE , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor. Owner, Clyde Kunz and.

Games for Change: An Interview with Darren Garrett of Littleloud


One of their key objectives is address issues that affect teens and give them some tools to negotiate them. They're an interesting model as they exist in a space between two forms and employ elements of both those forms: film and game. Hot off the heel of winning a Games for Change Award for The Curfew and the release of their new game, Sweatshop , we spoke to Darren Garrett, the Chief Creative of Littleloud Digital Entertainment.

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Framework vs. Sensibility: Separating Format from Voice

Museum 2.0

I was talking this week with Mark Allen, the founder of Machine Project (an alternative arts space in LA), about different models for community engagement in cultural institutions. Teen docents are more serious than adults because they want to be treated like professionals. These days, I spend a lot of time working on new models for both framework and sensibility.

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The Participatory Nonprofit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to recent study from Pew Internet and American Life project, more than one-half of teens have created media content and roughly one-third have shared ocntent. the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world. gThe above video is one of the many social networking strategies that The Genocide Intervention Network used to transform itself from a small student group to national non-profit.

Reflections on a Weekend with Ze Frank and His Online Community

Museum 2.0

The group was mostly young (teens to thirties) and nerd-diverse: a little bit punk, a little bit hacker, a little bit craft grrl. Participants who felt more confident modeled generous behavior and engaged others. It's not every day that a visitor buys pizza for everyone in the museum. Or that visitors form a spontaneous "laugh circle" on the floor. Or that we take a group photo together at the end of the day.

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

Museum 2.0

The people were of all ages--moms with babies strapped to their fronts, six year-olds using skillsaws, pre-teens building robots, teenagers doing homework. So the Community Science Workshop model is to put a drop-in, FREE community science center in a place that is walkable to kids'' lives and schools. We''re really different from traditional science centers in our funding model. Imagine the most community-based science center possible.

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Encouraging Philanthropy at a Young Age: Teaching Your Kids To Give To Causes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Be A Role Model of Generosity. He notes, "So we model the values that we hope our children will emulate, and support charities that our kids can see connections to." Parents and relatives are the best role model for their kids in sharing generosity, that is,generosity is passed on from generation to generation." Amy says that now that her daughter has entered her teen years, they segued to more complex themes.

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Participatory Design Vs. Design for Participation: Exploring the Difference

Museum 2.0

I once worked on a project where the main goal behind our community-based participatory model was to make our exhibit process faster and cheaper. And that's a major monkey wrench in the standard models for how museums operate, staff, and fund their work. It was co-designed by staff across the Ontario Science Centre, teen co-conspirators, and visitors via a series of ingenious brainstorming and making exercises developed by Julie Bowen and her brilliant team. Pop quiz!