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

Students Use Online Advocacy

The Agitator

Of college students, 29 percent said they’ve used Facebook to advocate for a political position, 37 percent liked an issue, and 31 percent liked a candidate. Sixteen percent of 18- to 29-year-olds advocated via email or letter, compared to 23 percent of college students. Thirty percent of 18-29 year olds and 40 percent of college students said they have done so.&#. BTW, 80% in the 18-29 age cohort have a Facebook account … 90% of 4-year college students.


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Marketing to College Students? Get a Cause!

Cause Related Marketing

College students are tricky to reach nowadays with traditional media. Tags: College students Harris Interactive Corporate Social Responsibility Alloy + Marketing Wal-Mart Unlike previous generations they refuse to take their medicine and watch a lot of network TV from 8pm to 11pm like their predecessors.Oh

Student Needs Help With Research on Cause-Related Marketing Ads

Cause Related Marketing

Hey Gang:I got the following email from a student at Stetson University who’s looking for some help on some research she’s conducting on cause-related marketing ads.Here’s the contact information if you can help: regards,Paul Jones, PresidentAlden Keene & AssociatesI’m looking for print ads (appearing in magazines and newspapers preferably) with human subjects which are. Tags: Stetson University Student Researcher Cause-Related Marketing Ads

CNN Heroes Recognizes Shin Fujiyama of Students Helping Honduras

Blue Sky Collaborative

Blue Sky Collaborative is proud to announce that Shin Fujiyama, the director of Students Helping Honduras was recognized as a CNN Hero. Embedded video from CNN Video Students helping Honduras is approaching $100,000 raised in its pledge fundraising campaign run.

High School Or College Students From Around the World Invited To Apply for Science Essay Competition

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Deadline: June 15, 2012 High School and College Students Invited to Submit Entries for New Cosmic Frontiers International Science Essay Competition The New Cosmic Frontiers International Science Essay Competition on the Nature of our Universe and its Habitats is open to high school and college students worldwide. The student essay competition is focused on addressing two "Big Questions." For high school students, the question is: Are we alone in the universe?

Social Marketing Resonance with Students: Part 1

Social Marketing and Social Change

What students find interesting or memorable from our classes on Social Marketing at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services is one of my most anticipated opportunities of the year to get into the mind of the consumer. Two years ago I created a whole set of posts around each class entitled Student Voices. SO without further introduction, some thoughts from this year's students about social marketing.

An Interview with a Student Journalist II

Cause Related Marketing

This is the second half of an interview with University of Georgia Journalism Student Cathryn McIntosh on the subject of cause-related marketing. Needless to say as a former journalism student myself, I haven't been a good mentor when it comes to providing clean. Read the first half here.As before, I've edited this a little bit; this time because of some typos and to clarify some answers. Yikes!

How asking for advice helps fundraisers: (1) qualify donors for their portfolios AND (2) build deeper relationships


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How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career

A. Fine Blog

I work with college-age students interested in careers with social impact. Do you have any advice about how students can best prepare for working in nonprofits right out of college? The post How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career appeared first on Allison Fine Here is my latest “On Becoming A Leader” column for the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Q. Thank you. Michelle in Massachusetts. Thanks for this important question, Michelle.

15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!


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Few Different Grant Opportunities for U.S. K - 12 Music Students & Public School Music Programs

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Deadline: October 1, 2010 (Online Pre-qualification Form) Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Offers Instruments for School Music Programs The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates both new and refurbished instruments to school and after-school music programs in the United States that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss due to attrition, depreciation, and wear over time, and to accommodate students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments. From The Foundation Center. [If

An Interview with a Student Journalist Part I

Cause Related Marketing

After my interview with Jessica Bennett of Newsweek several weeks back, I was astonished when another journalist approached me for an interview, this time a student from the Henry W. Go Bulldogs!After Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia in lovely Athens.Having trained as a journalist myself, I could hardly turn down the request from Cathryn McIntosh.This time I've redacted the. Prahalad University of Georgia Viktor Frankl Jessica Bennett

MBA Student Headed for P&G in June Offers Her Services Until Then

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Kind Readers:A few months back I had an extended conversation about cause marketing with Supreet Kaur, then an MBA student at India’s prestigious Management Development Institute in Gurgaon. Well Supreet has finished her studies and is headed toward a marketing position at Proctor & Gamble in June. She offered her services to my company. Alden Keene. but I can’t use them in that time frame.

Prize, Opportunity to Share U.S. Or Canadian K - 12 Students' Environmentally Sound Energy Conservation Ideas

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Students Invited to Submit Their Creative Energy Project Entries Deadline: March 13, 2009 Johnson Controls ( [link] ), a global multi-industrial leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, invites kindergarten through 12th grade students across North America to enter the Igniting Creative Energy competition. The challenge is open to all students in grades K-12 in the U.S. A total of four grand prizes will be awarded to three students and one teacher.

Grants and Scholarships for U.S. Middle or High School After School Science or Environmental Clubs' Students

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The competition is open to students in grades 6-12 who are either registered and home-schooled or enrolled in a public or accredited private school, and who are legal residents of the U.S. Teams of students can enter if they are part of an after school science or environmental club, but the challenge is not open to clubs outside of school. The winning teams each will receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and grants to be shared among the students, teacher, and school. "In

Grants for Public, Private, or Charter High Schools' Student Retention Programs

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Organizations might use new concepts, ideas, and strategies to achieve success for students who are at risk of dropping out of school; collaborate with school districts, foundations, nonprofits, government entities, and/or businesses to maximize positive impact on students' success; or employ technological innovations to support student success. The support should be used to expand the program to serve additional students, or to add components to strengthen the program.

Grants for U.S. K - 12 Students Attending Museums, Historic Sites, and Cultural Organizations

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Deadline: October 3, 2011 Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations. million students in all fifty states with the opportunity to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science, and social studies. From The Foundation Center.

Fellowship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of Color

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William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Deadline: July 15, 2008 (Fall 2008 Program) The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program ( [link] ) of the Aspen Institute ( [link] ) in Washington, D.C., The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., From The Foundation Center.

Leadership Awards for American and British Jr. High & High School Level Students Wishing to Improve Their Communities

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Deadline: January 12, 2011 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for Student Leaders Program The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Student Leaders Program, a component of the foundation's signature Neighborhood Excellence initiative. To enhance their leadership experience, award recipients also participate in a six-day, all-expense-paid student leadership summit in Washington, D.C., From The Foundation Center.

Theater Grants & Awards for U.S. Students and Programs in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, & Film

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Film scholarships, awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation only. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: Various Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2010 Princess Grace Awards Applications in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, and Film The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced the availability of applications for the 2010 Princess Grace Awards in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, and film.

Grants for Nonprofits, Youth Groups, or Schools Working With Youth Doing Student-Led Service Learning Project

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Deadline: October 2, 2009 Applications Invited for State Farm's Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants Program The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a group of thirty diverse youth that helps create and oversee a State Farm -funded grantmaking initiative for student-led service learning projects in the United States as well as Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Canada. From The Foundation Center.

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Grants for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students for '09 - '10 Undergraduate or Graduate School Year

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Point Foundation Offers Higher Education Scholarships for Gay and Lesbian Students Deadline: February 9, 2009 The Point Foundation ( [link] ), a scholar- ship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans- gender students of merit, has announced the opening of its 2009 application season. Students who will be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2009-10 school year are eligible to apply for the multiyear scholarships. [Please help us.

Cause Marketing Gallimaufry

Cause Related Marketing

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4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement


In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. First up, we're covering the Student Activities office - stay tuned to hear about Admissions, Alumni Engagement, and more! The Student Activities office plays a vital role on college campuses, empowering students to cultivate connections within their community and creating a sense of investment and belonging on campus.

Grants and Scholarships for Middle and High School Students' Environmental Programs Benefiting Their Community

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Lexus and Scholastic Announce Launch of Environmental Challenge Education Program Deadline: Various Automaker Lexus ( [link] ) has announced the launch of the Lexus environmental challenge, a program designed to educate and empower students to take action to improve the environment. The program encourages middle and high school students across the united states to develop and implement environmental programs that positively impact their communities. From The Foundation Center.

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program


For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity. Today’s college students show skyrocketing levels of political interest and activity , giving Student Activities departments a clear opportunity to provide access to information and resources on campus. Use voter data to target students and track your impact.

Grants for Schools, School Districts, Governments, and Nonprofits to Train American Students How To Respond to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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In 2008, funding priority will be given to school programs that educate students about sudden cardiac arrest and prepare them to act in an emergency. Priority funding will be given to new initiatives that demonstrate effective education and training programs or emergency response planning that would include CPR/AED training for desig- nated responders as well as students at one or more grade levels each year. From The Foundation Center.

Your Campus Tour is NOT About Your Campus

Mission Minded

Tips on what independent schools can do to revamp school tours to yield students during this virtual admissions cycle. The post Your Campus Tour is NOT About Your Campus appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Mindful Social Media Strategies for Contests

A. Fine Blog

This case study is about the experience of one of the winners, Students for [.]. Tags: Social Media america's giving challenge case foundation Students for a Free Tibet The sector has been awash in contests the last two years. Here is a list of public contests compiled by the White House recently – it’s huge! Beth drafted our second Conversational Case Study for our assessment of America’s Giving Challenge.

Summer School: 6 Steps to a Stronger Brand

Mission Minded

Now that hallways aren’t awash in students. School’s out for summer! That means beaches, barbeques, baseball, and… branding? Yes: branding. The post Summer School: 6 Steps to a Stronger Brand appeared first on Mission Minded.

GUEST POST: A Great Idea… Connecting With Donors Through Photo Books


For the donors of this endowment, seeing the pictures provided a first-hand look at what the students were able to experience – students who would not have been able to participate were it not for the funds provided by the award. When students are involved, they, too, receive a note card and picture to start building relationships with future alumni as early as possible, as well as instill in them the importance of giving back. This is a first!

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Hurricane Katrina Relocation, Education, Curriculum Grants Available

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Grants Available From Katrina Education Fund Deadline: May 31, 2007 Responding to the continuing needs of students impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation ( [link] ) is offering another grant cycle of its Hurricane Katrina Education Fund. Tags: students RFP education Baton Rouge Area Foundation grants Katrina the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

Use Your Summer to Strengthen Your Brand

Mission Minded

Now that hallways aren’t awash in students. School’s out for summer! That means beaches, barbeques, baseball, and… branding? Yes: branding. The post Use Your Summer to Strengthen Your Brand appeared first on Mission Minded.

U.S. Congress and Senate Work Together Passing Fed College Debt Forgiveness for Non Profit Employees!!

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Students who qualify for and receive Pell Grants are considered some of the more needy students in the United States. In "Congress Passes Bill to Forgive Student-Loan Debt for Some Charity Workers" Suzanne Perry wrote for The Chronicle of Philanthropy that."“Public The loan-forgiveness program would be available to former students who participate in specific repayment plans outlined in the bill that take income into account.

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Things Nonprofits Can Learn From For-Profits (Taft’s 2nd Two Points)

NonProfit Branding

I wanted to survey students and learn how well they thought we were meeting their needs. As I said in the last post, the college president gave me hell. The reason? The president explained there was no reason to worry … Continue reading → CONTEXT: Tricks, Tips & Taboos PSYCHOLOGY: How Branding Products Build Affinity

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How to Get Donors to Relate to Your Nonprofit -- and Give More

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In one study, research subjects were told different stories about a college student. In one case, the student’s parent suffered a heart attack. In another case, the student’s parent had been diagnosed with cancer. When the student graduated, he went to work for the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Research subjects were then asked how they would react if the student invited them to a volunteer event. Giving is personal. .

Online Pledge Fundraising: That's how the kid's are doing it these days

Blue Sky Collaborative

We recently implemented a version of SWEET Pledge event software for Students Helping Honduras. Students Helping Honduras is awesome. We learned a lot from another one of our awesome clients. Learn more about them at Kids these days.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month


GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") is a the leading national education organization that works to transform K-12 schools into safe and affirming environments and ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community.

Read What an Old Pro is Saying About Australia Assignment Help


When students know how exactly to picture the issue then they can resolve any matter easily. Sydney is amongst the most multicultural and student-friendly towns in every of Australia. Online assignment help Melbourne is popular among lots of the national and worldwide students. Assignments can sometimes be a fantastic annoyance and offer innumerable sleepless nights to a lot of students.

Sucessful online fundraising powered by young people

Blue Sky Collaborative

Take Students Helping Honduras (SHH), for example. Kids these days.are awesome. A few months ago, they began a campaign of pledge fundraisers - the type of fundraiser where you ask volunteers to raise money for you by reaching out to

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Things Nonprofits Can Learn From For-Profits (Taft’s 1st Two Points)

NonProfit Branding

I wanted to survey current and prospective students to learn how the market regarded our brand. In the last post I introduced you to a pompous college president who feared I was about to corrupt the purity of his institution. … Continue reading → CONTEXT: Tricks, Tips & Taboos

A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Cobb

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Between them, they are the proud but exhausted parents of two high school students and three college students. . Jennifer Cobb at home. Here is our latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Quarantine Edition. Let’s see how Jennifer Cobb is adapting.