What Social Media is Cool with Teens?

NCE Social Media

It seems that teens change their mind as often as we think. Teens want to be able to express themselves but also not do so in front of their parents. A recent story in the NY Times highlights studies that founds teens are more interested in using Twitter this year versus last year. Tools facebook instagram parents teens twitter One day they like something, the next day they don’t. Well it isn’t any different with their choice of social media.

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Helping Youth Find Their Tech Genius: This year with iUrban Teen

NTEN

iUrban Teen. iUrban Teen has been busy this year creating opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius. At the core of the iUrban Teen programs is the desire to create opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius. Community future of tech iUrban Teen Leadership tech leadership Program Sam Rodriguez. Technology Director.

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Teens and Twitter: A Mini Focus Group with Teens

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to ask about 100 teens attending the Asian Liver Center's Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health this question directly. Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to run the social media strategy game with senior program staff at the Packard Foundation. I used the same fictional organization, the Earth Worm Sustainability Network, as I used in the Network Effectiveness Grantee Convening back in May. .

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Bay Area Teens Share the Love of Coding (Part 1)

Tech Soup Blog

It was recently recognized by the City of San Jose for raising awareness of computer science among teens. On a balmy Californian Saturday afternoon, 14 kids, 8 boys and 6 girls, are figuring out the profit and loss of a lemonade stand. There's no real money involved, nor is it a real lemonade stand. And they're doing this using the programming language Java on their laptops.

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Texting Teen Mentees for Better Communication

NTEN

Although kids all carry cell phones and use them constantly, they use them in a different way than adults tend to use them. For 15 years, the small staff of the HOWA Family Center has worked to enrich lives through mentoring for children, families and communities. read more

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4 Ideas to Keep Teens Engaged in Church

Tech Soup Blog

These are your future primary congregants, and during the troubling teen years, you have a perfect opportunity to show how their religious background will always help lead them in the right direction. Teens are facing new challenges, and need a safe place to work those out. As your younger parishioners begin to approach puberty, you may notice that their interest in Sunday school, mass, and even church activities begins to waver.

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Teen Blogging Project Examples Sought

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are looking for examples of youth blogging projects, i.e., cases where the organization encouraged, supported, and/or facilitated the teens in blogging (presumably as part of the organization's mission and goals, e.g., to help youth learn leadership skills, literacy skills, build community, etc.). We are also interested in other kinds of teen social networking under the auspices of a nonprofit or other "social sector" kind of organization.

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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. Recently, we relaunched an environmentally focused service learning program for the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Ning community platform.

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U.K. cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca

AFP Blog

cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca : TORONTO – A British teen who raised over $5.86 teen Steven Sutton tops charity goal with ‘final thumbs up’ post A Facebook post written by the 19-year-old’s mother said Sutton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning million (CDN) for charity and inspired people around the world has passed away, his family has announced.

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Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders

NTEN

iUrban Teen. iUrban Teen is working with students to spark and fuel the fires of innovation within tomorrow's tech leaders. Without teens staying inspired and graduating, the future does not look so bright; we’d miss out on the great ideas and collaborations they would bring to the world. This is where the iUrban Teen program comes in. iUrban Teen Leadership tech leadership Sam Rodriguez. Technology Director.

Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites – USATODAY.com

AFP Blog

Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites – USATODAY.com : Facebook appears to have competition for teens' attention, and they're drifting to other social-media sites as evidence mounts that the growth of the world's largest social network is slowing

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

NTEN

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

TikTok for Nonprofits: The Beginner’s Guide

Wild Apricot

First launched in 2017 as a short-form video sharing app used mostly by teens, TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people look for entertainment and connection during long periods of lockdown, the hilarity, quirkiness. marketing

Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

Over the past year, I've noticed a strange trend in the calls I receive about upcoming participatory museum projects: the majority of them are being planned for teen audiences. A large number of the collaborative projects of which I'm aware (in which staff partner with community members to co-develop exhibits or programs) are initiated with teens. Why are teens over-represented in participatory projects? Teens are a known (and somewhat controllable) entity.

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers By Nicole Wallace Researchers are gaining access to enormous amounts of data about teenagers who are struggling with depression, bullying, and other problems, thanks to Crisis Text Line, which has been operating for a year

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MontereyHerald.com : - Teen honored for simple idea

AFP Blog

MontereyHerald.com : - Teen honored for simple idea: "Philanthropy is defined in ways that sound as lofty as the word itself. Call it 'deliberative generosity' or 'good will toward fellowmen, expressed through active efforts.' Terrin Eisemann, 17, never heard of the word. But she explains her own talent for it this way: 'I just like to help people.' That plain-spoken definition from the heart.

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

Teens for Technology extends service overseas - The Stanford Daily Online

AFP Blog

Teens for Technology extends service overseas - The Stanford Daily Online: "Teens for Technology extends service overseasJanuary 18, 2007By Syed SayeedBy 2009, sophomore Anders Jones will have supplied a computer lab to every Jamaican middle school and high school.EnlargeEnlargeTeens for Technology, the organization founded by sophomore Anders Jones, has supplied approximately 3,000 computers to

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What Do the Reading Habits of Teens Have to Do With Your Donor Acquisition Strategy?

Connection Cafe

So this is where that leaves us : fewer people (at least teens) are reading for pleasure, and we can assume (like adults) that they are seeking information and stimulus elsewhere, probably through a mobile device. By Scott Gilman : Louisville Cardinals, horse racing, nonprofits, music, movies, various rants. Find Scott On Twitter. .

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Co-Creating Exhibits with Teens and Volunteers: The Importance of Criteria

Museum 2.0

This summer, I worked with the Chabot Space & Science Center on a design institute in which eleven teens from their Galaxy Explorers program designed media pieces for an upcoming Smithsonian exhibition on black holes. When we did the final evaluation for the project, one comment from the teens really surprised us: they complained that it felt like we were "hiding" the goals of the project from them in the first of three weeks.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: 10 Nonprofits Advocating For Change

Kindful

Mission: Robbie’s Hope is an uprising of teens to help other teens. Their goal is to cut teen suicide rates in half by 2028. This Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re proud to highlight the innovative and impactful work of these Kindful customers.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

FreshBrain

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

FreshBrain is focused on an important problem - filling the gap in the education that our teens receive, specifically in the area of 21st Century Skills. Their website, freshBrain.org , provides a social networking based platform where teens can innovate, create and share using a variety of technologies. They reached over 270,000 teens last year primarily on the open internet and have the goal to reach 2,000,000 this year.

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7 Tips for Marketing to Gen Z

Whole Whale

DoSomething Strategic conducted a study that showed 67% of teens and young adults have stopped purchasing, or would consider doing so, if a company stood for something or behaved in a way that didn’t align with their values.

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

Get Fully Funded

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 gives a teen girl the gift of feeling amazing about herself. a teen girl with a huge, confident smile.

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Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders | NTEN

AFP Blog

Technology''s Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders | NTEN : his is where the iUrban Teen program comes in. We do this by introducing teens to Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art (STEM Arts) related careers. We work to get teens inspired to pursue the knowledge required to bring their ideas to life. While our programs focus on black and brown teenagers, especially those that might be at risk of dropping out of school, we welcome all teens

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11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

National Campaign to Prevent Teen. With 51% of Facebook’s referral traffic now coming from mobile and more than two-third’s of Twitter users being mobile, many nonprofits are finally starting to come to the realization that their social media campaigns are doomed unless they embrace a mobile-first approach to online communications and fundraising.

Daily DoGooder: Adoption: The Hamster

See3

Change the world, one video at a time.Adoption: The Hamster | 0:31 Adopt Us Kids To mark National Adoption Month we are highlighting The Adoption Campaign, which aims to significantly increase the awareness of the urgent need for parents to provide loving, permanent homes for children and teens in foster care.

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Amy Potthast, Idealist.org: How I Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Johns — my North Portland, Oregon, neighborhood — I've been working this year on a new, all-volunteer mentoring program for local teen parents. Johns Village Project is a moms-and-tots playgroup that brings together teen moms and adult moms, with all our kids. The idea is for the moms to build friendships that outlast the teen parents's teen years. The third guest post in my have fun, do good blogger series is by Amy Potthast.

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Pottsboro Area Library: The Winner of TechSoup’s February Success Story Digital Connector Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s Dianne’s winning submission in its entirety: “The Pottsboro Library has made bridging the digital divide for teens a priority. A local TV station employee was hired to work with the teens in a 6-week course where they created a promotional video for the library. Now the teens are branching out to other area nonprofits. The teens have new skills which can help them in work and education. The teens also have access to GoPro and Nikon.

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Creating a Safe Space for Members to Share

Joy of Membership

Irene is the Executive Director and Founder of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting children, teens, and adults from abuse, bullying, assault, exploitation, and other emotional or physical violence.

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Daily DoGooder: Google Chrome: It Get’s Better

See3

Change the world, one video at a time.Google Chrome: It Gets Better | 1:31 It Get’s Better Project In response to the high numbers of suicides by gay teens, writer Dan Savage started the It Gets Better Project to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives

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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.

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Five Creative (and Smart) Uses of Social Media Icons on Nonprofit Homepages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Stay Teen :: stayteen.org. While writing Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , I visited over 500 nonprofit homepages looking primarily for links to their social networking communities. A rough guesstimate would be that less than 30% of those homepages included links or icons to their Facebook Page, Twitter Profile, YouTube Channel, etc.,

5 Social Media Stats That’ll Help Your Nonprofit Understand Audiences

TechImpact

And what’s this I hear about teens leaving Facebook for other social networks, is this true? 76% of Tumblr and 74% of Instagram users are teens. We know our audiences are out there on social media. They’re busy retweeting, posting, sharing, pinning, and blogging on an array of social media websites and platforms across the Internet. Marketers from the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector alike are attempting to harness the power of social media to connect with these audiences.

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Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment

Kindful

Mission: Girls Write Nashville is a nonprofit songwriting mentorship program based in Nashville, TN, that cultivates empowered expression and positive community for teen girls. This Women’s History Month, we’re proud to highlight the innovative and impactful work of these Kindful customers.

Teenagers, Space-Makers, and Scaling Up to Change the World

Museum 2.0

This week, my colleague Emily Hope Dobkin has a beautiful guest post on the Incluseum blog about the Subjects to Change teen program that Emily runs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Subjects to Change is an unusual museum program in that it explicitly focuses on empowering teens as community leaders. One of the reasons Emily took this approach was based on what we saw in the ecology of teen programs.

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The Science of Nonprofit Video Engagement: How To Use Emotion to Increase Social Sharing

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Watch what this group of teens did for their community. By Doug Scott , the founder of Tectonic Video , a leading video agency for nonprofits. He and his team work with nonprofits across the U.S. and around the world to create award-winning videos that drive results.

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Using Data to Change the World: How DoSomething.Org Does It

Tech Soup Blog

DoSomething.org has a big social change goal: To harness teenage energy and unleash it through national campaigns on causes teens care about. Their measurable goal is to get 5 million active teen members engaged in social change campaigns by 2015. This clever sex education campaign is an updated version of the teen pregnancy education program where young people carried eggs around and pretend they are babies.

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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.

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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