Monitary Awards for Elementary School Physcial Activity Programs And for Technologists Innovating to Get Children to Move More

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Deadline: April 2, 2012 New National Competition Launched to Identify and Support School Programs and Technology Innovations That Motivate Children to Be Physically Active ChildObesity180 and the Partnership for a Healthier America have announced the launch of the Active Schools Acceleration Project, a national competition to identify and reward effective school-based programs and technological innovations that promote physical activity for children.

Grants for 50 Elementary Schools' Programs and Projects

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Goody's Family Clothing Offers Funding for School Needs Deadline: November 1, 2008 A philanthropic program of Goody's Family Clothing> ( [link] ), Good Deeds for Schools is a grant program designed to help local schools pay for the things they need but cannot afford through regular education funding. Through the program, Goody's will award $10,000 each to fifty schools in communities where Goody's stores are located. From The Foundation Center.

Frazzled Moms Push Back Against Volunteering? REALLY?

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Hilary Stout writes, “Some complain that the system preys on maternal guilt and that it creates a sense that a mother’s worthiness is measured in how many hours she puts in at her children’s schools.&#. Perhaps Schools Need a Little Help? If you’re involved in a primary or secondary school, advocate and agitate for more money to be given to teachers, classroom aides and to people who are actually doing the work on the ground in schools.

Grants for Emprical Research Programs Improving Lives of U.S. Youth Between 8 and 25 Years Old

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high school elementary schools RFP mental health colleges education economic empowerment middle schools grants family the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information]. Deadline: January 3, 2013 (Letters of Inquiry) "William T.

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Grants for Elementary or Middle School Science Teachers

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and administered by the National Science Teachers Association , the program offers grants of up to $10,000 each to K-12 teachers for innovative science projects that enhance science education in their school and/or district over a one-year period. Applicants must either be an elementary teacher who teaches science in the classroom or a middle or high school science teacher. From The Foundation Center.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Elizabeth Leslie

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She is also on the Action Civics Advisory Committee for Sacramento County and an active volunteer at her daughter’s elementary school. Elizabeth Leslie and her daughter Payton who comes to vote with her in every election.

Bookspring Read-a-thon in Texas Lets Students Raise Money for Books for Students

Blue Sky Collaborative

So far, over 3000 elementary school students in Texas have created their fundraising pages on SWEET and have raised close to $150,000 in the Read-a-Thon. Everything is bigger down in Texas! The money they raised goes toward providing books and. Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising

Fear sells!

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I was visiting my mom, she told me she used to go to Sandy Hook elementary school. Despite the fact that Sandy Hook was in an elementary school 3,000 miles away. It made me grateful that she was born when she was.

Give Your Monthly Donors the Attention and Recognition They Deserve

Ann Green

We want to expand our tutoring program to three more elementary schools. Monthly donors are special because they’ve committed to donating to nonprofits long-term. Retention rates for monthly donors are 90%, which is considerably better than retention rates for other types of donors.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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Most of these ideas would be great as elementary school fundraisers or as preschool fundraisers, but they can be adapted for other settings, of course. Live Art Auction: You could have high school students create pieces of art to be included in a live auction. Teach an Art Class: If you and your group members cannot teach a drawing or painting class, try to convince the high school art teacher or a local artist to lead a class.

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Rethinking Your Annual Report

Ann Green

For example – Leah, a third grader at Turner Elementary School, hated reading. What do you think of when you hear annual report? As a donor, you might think boring, long, a waste of resources, something I’m not going to read.

Do Annual Reports Make Sense?

Ann Green

Something like this – Thanks to you, 85% of the students in our tutoring program are reading at their grade level or above and now have a better chance of graduating from high school on time. The answer is, it depends.

Cause Marketing Bail Bond Services?

Cause Related Marketing

In its very earliest days, Apple Computer donated a lot of computers and equipment to American schools. But I’ve long suspected that Apple wanted to be not only the computer of choice for schools, but schoolchildren.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


The organization started when our founder Barbara Lubin was the president of the school board in Berkley. It was actually from students at a school in Gaza who met with our Director of Gaza Projects. She asked them if they could have one thing for their school what would they want, and they said water. With the Maia Project we install water purification and desalinization units in middle and elementary schools.

Setting Sponsorship Levels

A Small Change

Reader Question: “We are looking at having a community wide 5K run to help raise funds for the sports programs at our elementary school. We are planning for about 1,000 people. We are charging $20 for adults and $15 for kids. It’s in Berryessa, San Jose, CA.

World of Woe?

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And there was a story about an elementary school principal who is being released from a spinal cord treatment facility after being shot at school by a teacher. Is it just me or does it seem to be one disaster after another these days? I’m a pretty optimistic kind of girl, but golly there’s a lot of bad news lately. As I was reading the paper this morning, there was news about the oil spill in the gulf which breaks my heart.

Do you have people from the community you help on your board?

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I would go so far as to say if you’re trying to solve a problem such as children finishing elementary school or high school, have parents of those children and a teenager on your board.


Fundraiser Ideas

A Trike-A-Thon is a great preschool or elementary school fundraiser. School Fundraising: Vote for Artwork (with Dollars in Jars). Not only can you raise money with a Trike-A-Thon, but a Trike-A-Thon can also be a great opportunity to teach bike safety to children.

Our EveryAction Hero: Girls Inc.


of Memphis has taken on a three year project to prevent the building of a landfill right next to their affiliate and their local elementary school. It brings together a group of high school age girls from across the country to think about the issues that affect their lives and turn their passion into action. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Top 5 Words to Avoid to Achieve Messaging Awesomeness

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Our organization just helped 5, 462 elementary school students learn to read last year.” Compare: “We’re trying to get junk food out of schools.”. We’re getting junk food out of schools.”. Erica Mills.

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The Power of Youth Philanthropy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

One New York high school student raised $57,000 to help build an elementary school in rural Cambodia. In a similar vein, two high school students in Massachusetts raised $420,000 to aid the people of Darfur. Nicholas D. Kristof writes in yesterday’s New York Times about how youth are rocking out with philanthropic endeavors. These “piggy-bank philanthropists,” as Mr. Kristof labels them, are inspiring.

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How to Create a Better Annual Report

Ann Green

Something like this – Thanks to you, 85% of the students in our tutoring program are reading at or above their grade level and now have a better chance of graduating from high school on time. It’s annual report season, for better or for worse.

Why You Need to Tell Your Stories

Ann Green

Perhaps he has a brother who has autism or she benefited by having a tutor in elementary school. Are you sharing stories with your donors, or are you putting them to sleep with a bunch of facts and statistics? Donors love stories.

Show and Tell Time

Ann Green

Remember show and tell back when you were in elementary school? You would bring in something special, such as a shell from a recent vacation, and share it with the class. Nonprofit organizations have their own version of show and tell when they share accomplishments and stories.

Business to Business Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The Ken Garff Automotive Group also sponsors the Road to Success, an early reading program for students in Utah elementary schools. Generally cause marketing is targeted to consumers. But there are examples of B2B (business to business) cause marketing, including the one at the left.

The Inner Game of Writing Your Appeal Letter: Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

She was going to graduate from elementary school. Now let’s get down to brass tacks. How should you write your appeal letter? Why not take a page from Paul Simon? “The easier it is for people to understand, the better it is, I think.

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A surprising tweak to increase donor retention

Fundraising Coach

Typically the bane of elementary school English teachers, sentence fragments can be great attention grabbers. I''ve worked alot on donor retention and often written about the importance of keeping the donors you already have.

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Is Your Annual Report Brilliant, or Boring?

Ann Green

For example, Lisa, a third grader at Northwoods Elementary School, used to get butterflies in her stomach if she had to read out loud in class. Annual reports get a bad rap, and sometimes deservedly so.

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Towards a More Hygienic Cause Marketing Campaign for Lysol

Cause Related Marketing

With the approaching start of the new school year Lysol brand of disinfectant has a cause marketing campaign that awards $25,000 in prizes to the school with the highest average attendance from November 1 to 30, 2011. You must register your school online in the contest at

Think Conversation, Not Megaphone, for Social Media Success (NTEN Case Study)

Getting Attention

Here’s how: Facebook : This is the place people go to reconnect with elementary school classmates and family. I’m thrilled to welcome Holly Ross, our newest guest blogger.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emily Roush-Bobolz

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t hit snooze this morning, but I grumble and roll out of bed to get my two elementary school-aged children up and out the door to school, which is conveniently just a block away from home. By now my kids are walking through the door after a long day at school.

You Deserve A Voice. Voting With Your Dollars is Not Enough

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you work for a park, an elementary school, a high school, or a university? Parks and schools find it difficult to withstand commercialization as cities and states lose their tax revenues ( from giving massive tax cuts to corporations to come to their locales -Mazarine ).

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Reader Questions: Humane Society Fundraising, how to overcome: “I only give to people”

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You should also be making the rounds at the local high school, junior high and elementary schools about how to treat your pet. Recently a reader came in with a question, how to convince people to give to animal charities?

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Embracing the Eye Patch: What makes you stand out?

Sea Change Strategies

In middle school, I didn’t play flute or clarinet. These differences haunted me throughout my middle days school days. Much like my partner’s having to wear an eye patch in elementary school for medical reasons haunted him. I played french horn — the only girl to do so. I didn’t carry a Liz Clairborne purse like the rest of my braces-clad cohort either.

Successful crowdfunding for poetry and the arts

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’d only been a high school teacher so I wanted to see what else I could do. The thermometer has been implemented since elementary school, I’ve always been drawn to it. Hello and welcome!

Are you a wage slave at your nonprofit? Take this quiz!

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Do you have a giant school or credit card debt you’re paying down right now? Only if you’re at the top of the administrative heap at a college, university or elementary school have wages risen significantly for you. Are You a Wage Slave?

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The Empathy Link in Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Early on in one of the groups it became obvious to me (but unfortunately not the moderator) that one girl who had initially offered several perspectives on sexual behaviors in school suddenly became very quiet after two other girls dismissed her ideas as not what they had experienced.

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Interview: How to get your colleagues on board with your digital plans

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

As a volunteer led organization by Stacey Monk and Sanjay Patel, they have been able to inspire and mobilize friends and total strangers online to raise money to build two classrooms and a library for Shepherds Junior School in Arusha, Tanzania.

On Being Sick

Marketing for Nonprofits

Yes, pink eye, that horrible dis-ease USUALLY reserved for elementary school kids. This photo is by Leonid Mamchenkov. I had a crappy Memorial Day weekend. Two highly anticipated gatherings with friends (including a wedding and our first barbecue of the summer) were stymied by pink eye.

How you can become a Chief Development Officer

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Job #1: She got an Master’s in Education, and began to teach art at an inner city school. After a year of that, she realized that elementary school politics were NOT going to work for her, so she moved into museum education, Job #2: As the Director of Education for the Dallas Historical Society. Lisa Avra’s presentation was fantastic.

Candle Fundraising

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Outside of the local elementary school when parents pick up their kids? School Fundraising with Custom T Shirts. Tags: Charity Fundraising Christian Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Easy Fundraising Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids Fundraising Ideas for Non Profit Organizations High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising School Fundraising Sports Fundraising

The Worst Cause Marketing of 2011

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Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber wants you to buy his new perfume line called Someday, and when you do all net profits “after taxes, royalties, expenses and company requirements are deducted” will go to Pencils of Promise, a school-building charity and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

7 Questions to make better corporate relationships-taking your sponsorships to the next level!

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They started this program because they wanted to bring art to underserved kids in elementary school. These schools did not have art programs. I even help high school students. The trouble is, I feel very much like that idealistic 18 year old in high school.