Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important


Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society. But that’s not true at all.

Take the Break: Recruiting College Students for Spring Recess Volunteering

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There was a time when that annual rite of passage known as spring break meant one thing for nearly every college student: the chance to let loose—usually in a warm climate—and party down. So make concessions and appeals that allow the students to volunteer in groups.

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5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


————— Many college students are willingly without a landline, but few are without their social media in the palm of their hand. From Twitter, to Facebook, to Pinterest, there are a variety of ways to stay connected with the staff and student body.

Improving Student Life with Text Messaging

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Student life offices at colleges have a difficult time getting through to students. Students often ignore posters and flyers and don’t read school emails. Text messaging is a great way for student life offices to promote events to the student body.

I’m a 20 Year Old Student and This Is Why I’m Not Coming to Your Fundraiser

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While brainstorming ideas for a fundraising event I have coming up, I tried to think of all the events I had been to and what I liked and remembered most about each of them. After some pondering, I realized that I couldn’t come up with much of anything. There wasn’t a single event that stood out to me. I couldn’t even think of the causes most of the events were supporting! This got me thinking. What could the organizations have done better to keep my attention?

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

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According to a new article by The New York Times , a light nudge can make a big impact in the lives of students. The study found that 70% of students who received the texts were likely to enroll in college, compared to 63% for those who did not receive the messages.

Signals - Stoplights for student success

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France mentioned some cool education technology that had been developed at Purdue, called Signals - Stoplights for student success. Signals blends two key ideas: The patterns of student failure can be spotted early: much earlier than existing systems relying on failing midterms! And, get these signals to both students and faculty. This really made me think about students with disabilities.

3 Ways to Use Text Messaging for College Students

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Text messaging is the most popular means of communication for college students: studies show that people ages 18-29 text more than any other generation, and use their phones more for text messaging than anything else. Answer questions about student enrollment with text messaging.

Students and technology [INFOGRAPHIC]


Another interesting infographic from BachelorsDegreeOnline , using data from Educause’s ECAR Annual Study of Students and IT. Are you ready for when these undergrads become grads… and postgrads… and coming to you for professional development ?

22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook


Schools have a unique opportunity to build their Facebook following and stay connected with alumni due to the captive audience and deep relationships that are built with students, families and faculty. Get “Likes” from Students & Families. Past students sharing their stories.

Team-Up for Textbooks: Volunteer to Help Students with Disabilities

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all too many students with print disabilities might not have the textbooks they need for class. However, students often don’t know what books they need until the first days of school—a hectic time when Bookshare receives thousands of book requests.

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

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UC Santa Cruz students who participated in our volunteer pilot project— proofreading textbooks for our Bookshare collection—have done a fantastic job proofreading over a short period of time three entire textbooks! We’re grateful to Roberto and his students for their wonderful work.

70% of US College Students Say They Aren’t Politically Engaged


While close to 70% of US college students say that they don’t consider themselves to be politically engaged or politically active, 1/3 say online tools such as Facebook, YouTube, blogs and Twitter have greater impact than face to face advocacy, according to recent studies by Knowledge Networks on behalf of Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

Benetech’s New Image Description Tool Improves Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

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This week, Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center has announced the release of an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. The Poet application developed by DIAGRAM helps level the playing field by making otherwise inaccessible graphic content available for students and other readers who cannot read traditional books.

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Students Connect with Community by Providing Tech Help

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Students Connect with Community by Providing Tech Help : The founder of Project SPARTA, Raulston seeks opportunities to match unmet technological needs in the Tallahassee nonprofit community with students eager to gain practical experience working in the information technology field. The great thing about SPARTA is that it provides students the ability to try multiple career opportunities until they find that one thing that ignites their passion,” Raulston said

3 Ways to Recruit College Students for Spring Break Volunteering

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Despite their blossoming independence, college students like to travel in packs. You could even get specific into their majors—for example, if you have some graphic designers or architecture students, you could have them work on an infographic for the week.

Lawsuit over denying access to a student with learning disabilities

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That's why it's painful to hear about disputes over denying students with very real print disabilities access to these resources. We’ve already made a huge difference in the area of software for students with disabilities and for human rights and environmental organizations. million per year to provide accessible book services to students with qualifying print disabilities nationwide. serving students with print disabilities.

My Five Minutes of Fame in a Student Carbon Offset Documentary

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A high school student called to ask if I would be in her school project: a video about carbon offsets. It''s only 12 minutes long, so give it a watch , and support a student filmmaker. A looooong time ago, in March 2007, I wrote a blog post, What Do You Think of Carbon Offsets?

Engineers Without Borders Canada

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I greatly enjoy talking to students, and I am now in Ottawa, Canada, just having spoken to an incredible group of students, Engineers Without Borders Canada. I'm at the annual Canadian EWB conference (each of the EWB country groups is independent of the other), and there are hundreds and hundreds of students here. Mainly engineering students, but as EWB Canada has grown and matured, they've increased the size of their umbrella and welcome non-engineering students.

VisionLink Helps NAF Students “Be Future Ready”


The mission of NAF is to sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of 81,000 NAF academy students across the country toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers.

13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program


ITWorks students graduate December 2013. Through the course of the program, ITWorks students get internship experience while they earn a professional certification in IT. Even on graduation, students had lessons to learn.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

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In the United States, there are all too many students like Kevin, who are denied equal opportunity to engage in the same curriculum as their peers without disabilities. Roughly 1–2 per cent of students in the United States meet these requirements.

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Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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College campuses nationwide are joining the mobile revolution as they realize that it is the best way to reach their students. Make a phone call and a student is unlikely to answer. But send a text, and there’s a 99% chance a student will read it. Many college students don’t even know where to pick up their mail! But send a text, and a student will be 40 times more likely to respond to you than if they received an email. Texting Makes Better Students.

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News |

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College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | : "University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior Angela Cuadros treats philanthropy like a job. Each week, there are the hours spent mentoring a 17-year-old girl and volunteering with Dance Marathon. And there’s her position as a resident assistant in Eastside Suites. But this August, Cuadros decided to take her interest for helping others into her professional life as well.

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits |

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Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits | : "In the 18 months since we launched, more than 300,000 people have signed up," Larson said. Many of these students have jobs and kids, and are trying to change careers. Already, hundreds of our students have already learned enough to go out and get software developer jobs." Since the beginning of Free Code Camp, student-developers have donated over $850,000 in free coding to nonprofits.

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

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Visit Mexico where the CEGE Foundation uses donated Microsoft software like Expression Studio 4 to prepare university students for careers in information and communication technology. The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7

Bookshare Creates Opportunities For Gifted Students

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I talk a lot about how technology can help create tremendous educational opportunities for students with print disabilities. Steffon, who attends Gadsden Community College in Gadsden, Alabama is a straight-A student who has made his college deans list each semester.

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

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Its programs are directly tied to career pathways and provide students with vocational certifications at little or no cost to them. But students also come away with significant increases in their perceived self-value and a decrease in perceived barriers to success.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: American Humanics: An Elite Group

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But I think it fits the graduating class of American Humanics (AH) students, all 18 of them. The 18 students being recognized at the annual graduation celebration will have completed all requirements during the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2011. As part of the dinner tradition, AH student leaders, Justin Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of the AH Student Association, and Torrie Yerkovich, Senior Dinner Chair, planned and hosted the event.

Is the Internet Stupefying Students?

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Is the Internet Stupefying Students?: "By By the professor’s rule, students in the English classes of Dr. Mark Bauerlein at Emory University must take notes by hand. Laptops must be turned off, he says, to ensure students focus on what’s happening in the room, rather than on what’s floating around cyberspace.“In In half of those screens, they’re on Facebook,” Bauerlein says of the situation in other

College students devise apps for nonprofits | The Columbus Dispatch

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College students devise apps for nonprofits | The Columbus Dispatch : The OSU students were among about 70 from 11 colleges participating in the event sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. It brings together college students who major in computer science, engineering and other technology fields to devise computer software solutions to problems that social-service organizations face

How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy

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One of the big firsts that college students face is learning how to be responsible for their personal wellness. These two factors make text messaging the perfect choice for helping college students take charge of their own well being.

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

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Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS : ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice. In fact, it would be smart for universities to add a general coding class to the core curriculum required of students in all fields.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

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Associate Professor, ASU School of Community Resources & Development This post is about a bad dog and the role that a class of ASU students is playing in its quest for redemption. but I got a good test drive because 23 students in my graduate seminar (Theory and Practice of Philanthropy) here at Arizona State University have been invited inside this spring semester to both learn about and hone the evaluation process.

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Disabled Students Need Accessible Books: On Huffpo!

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HuffPo recently published my first post, Disabled Students Need Accessible Books. It's great to be able to bring this kind of attention to our work at Bookshare helping students with print disabilities. The Huffington Post recently invited me to become a guest blogger, based on a connection to Arianna Huffington from the Craigslist Nonprofit Boot Camp.

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development

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The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development : "Two seniors are vying to save nonprofits thousands of dollars. Co-founded by Wharton and Engineering senior Dhruv Maheshwari and Engineering senior Ali Altaf, Hack4Impact connects student developer talent with nonprofit organizations free of charge.

Tech Journey returns for second year with more students, stronger mission - Silicon Prairie News

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Tech Journey returns for second year with more students, stronger mission - Silicon Prairie News : Last year Tony Kioko and a team of other local IT professionals did what, at the time, seemed impossible. They created a nonprofit—Tech Journey—to help empower Des Moines students with limited access to resources to take an interest in technology.

High school students build electric car powered by social media - Chicago Tribune

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High school students build electric car powered by social media - Chicago Tribune : High school students have turned a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia into an all-electric car that is powered by tweets, shares, posts and likes. Turning tweets into watts will take the at-risk students from Kansas City to Washington, D.C.

ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Students Took AMI By Storm

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Twenty-two students from the ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association joined hundreds of the brightest future nonprofit professionals from 33 campuses across the country. Our students did a tremendous job of being leaders and carrying themselves with pride.

Creating a Connected Campus to Award More Scholarships and Improve Donor Stewardship

Connection Cafe

Collect the applications, find the most qualified student, then send the award. As scholarships are now playing a larger role in student recruitment, retention and success efforts, campuses are working cross-functionality to make scholarships easier to access and to award.