An invitation I had to decline

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“Develop evidence-based solutions to escalating student default rates that will help all students.” Help students get out of debt or. Make conditions more difficult for every student by insisting they pay back their loans no matter HOW BIG the debt?

Students Use Online Advocacy

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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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VIDEO: Do you have lots of debt? Join the Jubilee!

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Imagine you’re a college kid, with $12,000 in student loans. We have a trillion dollars in student loan debt (more than credit cards) because college costs have risen 90% in the last 10 years. jubilee debt coalition november 15th slaves freed student debt student debt 1 trillion

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

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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

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?


Marketing to College Students? Get a Cause!

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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

Donor Relations FAIL: Northeastern, what are you doing?

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The campaign intended to fulfill two of the donor’s goals: to raise support for the university and to lend a hand to alumni with student loans—an issue that Northeastern University takes seriously.” Student debt is in the TRILLIONS in the US. Offer to buy student debt.

How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career

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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

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.

Social Marketing Resonance with Students: Part 2

Social Marketing and Social Change

What students take away from the classes is one of my intermediate endpoints in teaching social marketing. Tags: Student Voices A second is how well they do with their group projects that always address real-time issues and often involve real-life partners. The third one is whether they then move on to a professional career in social marketing (a little more time is needed to evaluate that one, but there is at least one so far!).

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Starkey

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Sometimes a student has tweeted overnight about an issue and I like to make sure the appropriate people on campus are helping out. This could be writing a story about student success, pitching an event to local media or accompanying a speaker to a radio station for an interview.

CNN Heroes Recognizes Shin Fujiyama of Students Helping Honduras

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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.

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 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. Giving is personal. .

Even fundraisers can “get schooled” by a 4th-grade teacher


Make your donors (or, in this case… 4th grade students) feel good. Check out the exceptional and innovative way he decided to welcome his students to his class. These days you can’t be average. Average efforts deliver average results.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


The $1 billion includes over $250 million in scholarship and financial aid for our undergraduate and graduate students. This support has helped Maryland compete for the best students and help make their education more affordable. Here’s an old letter from my alma mater.

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

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.

An Interview with a Student Journalist Part I

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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.

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.

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.

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Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?


She could help make the school affordable and accessible to future students (but not for her). Although she still has too much student debt and other priorities, the real reason she kept her money in her wallet was because the email he sent made her feel bad, not good. Fiske also recognized our deep commitment to preparing students for life and work, and the unique ways we go about it. I was intrigued. .

A long overdue call to action on cyber-bullying

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I believe that ongoing training and education should be occurring at every level of the educational system for students, teachers and parents as a starting point. How this can affect you personally as a student (with examples). I watched Amanda Todd’s tragic video message today.

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.

How a Small Nonprofit President Got a Big Spot in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

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After completing the program, Avery said she and Pfeifer learned that CDI had an opportunity to build its profile, raise awareness — and possibly gain media attention — by injecting its voice into broader conversations about the challenges faced by low-income college students.

Ep216: How Whirlpool is Cleaning Up a Major Attendance Problem in Schools

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Whirlpool is fighting against education inequality by installing washers and dryers in schools to remove this barrier to attendance, and give students the confidence they need and deserve to get through class each day.

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.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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One of the most common art fundraisers involves having students create their best works of art and then having images of those pieces of art transferred onto items that parents and relatives of students can buy. There are many types of items that can be customized with student art, including plates, clocks, blankets, stamps (that you can actually use to send letters) and Christmas ornaments. Gallery Opening: Host a student gallery opening with a 50-50 raffle.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emma Morris

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Prior to Nobel Women’s Initiative, she was Co-coordinator of the first Students Advocating for Representative Curricula Conference at the University of King’s College, a conference of student work centred on bringing marginalized voices into academic discourse. Emma Morris.

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.

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.

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.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

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I then start looking through student letters I’ve recently received to select possible participants for the video. 4:00 pm – I conduct a phone interview with a student who’s currently on a co-op placement in another province. Sarah Tarnopolsky.

Friends Listen to Friends: How to Engage Millennials, Gen Z on Instagram [SPONSORED]

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PurPics users are real college students with up to 2,000 Instagram followers. Or are you currently working with student organizations? Purpics helps nonprofits and student organizations raise money by connecting businesses with their target audience simply, organically and effectively

Getting Your Donor to Give More in Your Year End Appeal

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Fr many of our students, celebrating the birth of Jesus and all the festivities of the Christmas season will be a new experience. Joseph’s provides over $100,000 in scholarships each year for Native American students pursuing their higher education dreams!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Genna Kasun

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I am usually interrupted by a student. I often remember how I was that crying student one day, nearly 10 years ago. Occasionally, I have an intuitive student editor, as I do now, who can edit other students’ work. Genna Kasun.

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.

Ep238: KIND Invests $20M in Empatico to #SparkEmpathy

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The free online learning tool will enable students to practice communication and leadership skills needed to succeed in a divided country and interdependent world. Why are you focusing on 3rd and 4th grade students?