Really Vancouver youth? Really?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

There is nothing new in the behaviour of youth that has changed. Let’s not lie to ourselves, we’ve all done irresponsible things in our youth that we later regretted.

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#URBANFARMING: 2013 NYC Youth Internship Applications Now Available

Non Profit Marketing 360

The folks at East New York Farms are now taking applications for the 2013 Youth Internship program. ENYF are looking for youth ages 13-15 who live or go to school in East New York and are interested in making a difference in their community.

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10 Safe and Fun Youth Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

However, youth fundraising raises significant safety concerns. The following are 10 safe and fun youth fundraising ideas your children can use to positively contribute to their favorite cause: Recycling. Kids can raise money and be environmentally responsible in the first on our list of youth fundraising ideas. Youth groups should approach their church to get permission to sell after Sunday services. Face painting is a fun and easy fundraising idea for older youth.

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Youth And Online Politics

The Agitator

Here’s a good Independence Day read for our American Agitators in particular, but for all who want more insight into how online tools are re-shaping political participation amongst youth (15-25 year-olds) … Participatory Politics: New Media and Youth Political Action , funded by an arm of the MacArthur Foundation. ” Heaps of data in here regarding the online behaviors of youth.

#GRANT: Dell Computers & Dell Foundation Offer Resources For Youth & Environment

Non Profit Marketing 360

In all these cases, the foundation clearly wants to support the youth in the US and abroad. Dell Computers was founded in 1984 in Austin Texas and it became a worldwide leader in online sales of MSDOS/Windows/x86 computers within a decade. Michael and Susan Dell established their foundation in 1999 in an effort to present their booming company as a corporate citizen.

Year Long Grants for Youth Social Entrepreneur Nonprofits

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Deadline: Open Starbucks Foundation Offers Support for Young Social Entrepreneurs A program of the Starbucks Foundation , the Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is designed to help young people realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities. million in total has been invested in youth-led initiatives around the world. Tags: youth groups RFP social enterprises grants the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

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Three Different Grants For Atheletics and Sports: U.S. Soccer for Youth, U.S. Football for Youth, and U.S. Girls Sports Ages 8 - 13

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The 2012 Soccer for Success SIF Subgrant will support the replication of Soccer for Success, the foundation's free after-school youth development soccer program, which was designed to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income urban communities. The subgrant program seeks to invest in nonprofit organizations serving economically disadvantaged youth in grades K-8. RFP youth sports grants the foundation center

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UK charity launches online Favour Farm to encourage youth volunteering

Giving in a Digital World

V – the UK charity that aims to inspire youth volunteering has just launched a fun new site called The Favour Farm to encourage young people to do favours for those around them in everyday life. It’s an interesting youth-focused take on the ‘random acts of kindness’ idea that has been promoted online for a while through sites like actsofkindness.org , helpothers.org , and random-acts-of-kindness.co.uk

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UK charity launches online Favour Farm to encourage youth volunteering

Giving in a Digital World

V – the UK charity that aims to inspire youth volunteering has just launched a fun new site called The Favour Farm to encourage young people to do favours for those around them in everyday life. It’s an interesting youth-focused take on the ‘random acts of kindness’ idea that has been promoted online for a while through sites like actsofkindness.org , helpothers.org , and random-acts-of-kindness.co.uk

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The Power of Youth Philanthropy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Kristof writes in yesterday’s New York Times about how youth are rocking out with philanthropic endeavors. Nicholas D. 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. These “piggy-bank philanthropists,” as Mr. Kristof labels them, are inspiring. They demonstrate what creativity and drive can do to create real change in the world.

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Long Term Grants for Programs Developing Queer Youth Leadership Or Programs that Empower the Community

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Queer Youth Fund Accepting Letters of Intent Deadline: October 2, 2007 (Letters of Intent) The Queer Youth Fund is a donor-initiated grantmaking program housed at the Liberty Hill Foundation ( [link] ). A group of committed donors developed the fund to provide large multiyear grants to groups that address the multitude of issues queer youth face as they acknowledge and celebrate their sexuality, identity, and seek to become empowered leaders in their communities.

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Where's the Social Media in this Youth Targeted Cause Marketing Effort?

Cause Related Marketing

Avon has addressed the challenge by launching Mark , which targets 18-30 year olds with bright, fun, less expensive products than Avon’s mainstream line and sold by youthful reps using a heavy dose of social media. So given the youth of the audience and Mark’s sales approach, I wonder where the social media element is to this cause marketing campaign?

Sponsored New Environmental Classrooms for Youth In Domestic Violence Shelters

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From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the bottom of this blog post for more information] "Deadline: August 1, 2012 "Mary Kay Foundation Invites Applications for Nature Explore Classrooms to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Heal "The Mary Kay Foundation and Mary Kay, Inc.

Grant For American or Canadian Youth Under 19 Who Are Using Music To Solve Community Issue

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The project must be youth- -led and -driven, creative, and demonstrate an original idea for solving problems and creating change. Tags: youth groups RFP music the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

Grants Available to Camps, Schools, or Other Nonprofits Introducing Youth to Manufacturing And Engineering Careers

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Tags: American public schools youth groups education vocational education camps

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

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Grant Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Studies on the Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice Affecting Youth "The William T. Grant Foundation seeks to fund high-quality empirical research with the goal of improving the lives of youth between 8 and 25 years of age in the United States. The foundation is interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth in the U.S. From The Foundation Center. [If

The Digital Youth Project: Teen Socialization and the Internet

Social Marketing and Social Change

The Digital Youth Project , funded by the MacArthur Foundation, released their results yesterday. The media release from the Foundation notes the significant findings: There is a generation gap in how youth and adults view the value of online activity. Adults tend to be in the dark about what youth are doing online, and often view online activity as risky or an unproductive distraction. Youth are navigating complex social and technical worlds by participating online.

Grants Available for Schools & Youth Non Profits Creating Sun-Safe Outdoor Areas

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Tags: American public schools youth groups RFP sun safe outdoor areas grants American Academy of Dermatology the foundation center

Grants for LGBTQ Youth Who Have Transformed Their Experiences With Bigotry and Discrimination Into Something Good To Improve the Community

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Unlike scholarships based on grade-point average or written essays, the Colin Higgins Foundation looks to communities across the United States to nominate and lift up LGBTQ youth activists who inspire them and play critical roles in their schools, organizations, and community spaces. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post.]

Grants for U.S. Organizations Helping Youth Adopt Healthy Diet and Exercise

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This national program annually awards fifty grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle. Local organizations that work with youth are encouraged to apply. The target audience must be youth between the ages of 2 and 18. From The Foundation Center. For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Activating The Global Health Trifecta

SocialButterfly

Having attended, I was reminded of the global health trifecta: what can happen when the power of 1%, the power of the media and the power of youth combine to influence and inspire good. The Power of Youth. How are you empowering youth in your community and in your work?

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Activating The Global Health Trifecta

SocialButterfly

Having attended, I was reminded of the global health trifecta: what can happen when the power of 1%, the power of the media and the power of youth combine to influence and inspire good. The Power of Youth. How are you empowering youth in your community and in your work?

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7 things I learned about Millennial Engagement from Mr. Youth

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The best presentation of the morning was by Matt Britton of Mr. Youth , an expert in helping brands to use social media to engage with millennials. Today, the Case Foundation is holding a virtual summit on millennial donors, and I’m covering it in several blog posts today. Here are some of his most interesting ideas: 1. The art of engaging with millennials is a deeply human one. All brands need to remember this: they should act as a person, not a product.

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Grants for Indian Tribes & U.S. Territories Involving School Age Youth in Service Learning Projects

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territories to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: March 9, 2010 Corporation for National and Community Service Announces Availability of Funding to Support Service-Learning The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of a total of $650,070 for new Learn and Serve America School-Based grants to Indian tribes and U.S.

Gift Certificates and In Kind Donations for School and Youth Garden Programs Using Gardening to Relate to Nutrition and Hunger in the U.S.

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National Gardening Association's Healthy Sprouts Awards to Support School and Youth Garden Programs Deadline: October 15, 2007 As a way to encourage the growth of health-focused youth gardens, the National Gardening Association ( [link] ) (NGA) recognizes outstanding programs via the Healthy Sprouts Awards, sponsored by Gardener's Supply. The awards support school and youth garden programs that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.

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Grants for Youth Led Projects Serving People Most At Risk for HIV in the U.S. and Other Countries, Too

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Young leaders and youth networks drive the funding priorities and governance of the HIV Young Leaders Fund. Only youth-led organizations or youth-led projects are eligible for funding. Youth-led is defined as the project or organization leader being 30 years of age or younger. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: May 1, 2010 For more information on this grant, click on the link (in blue) at the end of this post (below) that says, "Link to Complete RFP".

Capacity Building or Program Grants for Nonprofits Serving the Arab American Community in Arts, Culture, Or Youth

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Organizations can apply for capacity-building support or program support in the areas of art, culture, or youth. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: April 12, 2010 Center for Arab American Philanthropy Announces 2010 Request for Proposals The Center for Arab American Philanthropy , a program of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services , has announced its 2010 Request for Proposals for organizations serving the Arab American community nationwide.

Grants For Nonprofits Who Are Benefitting From Youth Getting Invovled In Their Community

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From The Foundation Center. Young Community Volunteers Invited to Apply for Do Something Awards Deadline: March 1, 2009 The Do Something Awards, formerly the Brick Awards, are designed to provide recognition and funding for young community volunteers. Do Something Award Winners receive a community grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something ( [link] ).

Do Something. (You Can Begin By Applying)

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As I often like to highlight opportunities for readers, an organization that I admire for their do-good youth marketing approach and mission, DoSomething.org is now accepting applications for the Do Something Awards. Tags: world changer awards oportunity General Events and Happenings DoSomething.org Teenagers Teen Choice Awards Teen youth

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nonprofits, teens, and blogs: seeking and sharing some examples

Studio 501c

For a friend who works for a wonderful, youth-engaging nonprofit, I am seeking examples of organizations that have sponsored a youth or teen blogging project. The purpose may range from engaging youth in raising awareness of an issue to helping them enhance skills such as writing, self-expression, leadership, and community building. Beth Kanter kindly posted my email query to her blog and suggested these resources: Shaping Youth.

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Do Something Awards Get Youth Involved and Give Out Grants Perhaps In Part Through Crowd Sourcing Which Isn't Clear - And If It Does, It's Not Ultimately Sustainable Fundraising For Nonprofits

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While the organization provides its own support and programs besides providing the awards, youth and youth welfare is its focus. On VH1's Do Something Awards Nominees web page (for the event) they offer the opportunity for website visitors (to log into VH1) and vote for their favorite "Do Something Award" youth contender. Do Something's Grants Database and Grants Database FAQ explain how the organization assists youth to do good in their communities further.

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Grants For Exceptional Out of School and After School Programs

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From The Foundation Center: Coming Up Taller Awards Program Invites Nominations of Arts Programs for Under Served Children and Youth Deadline: January 30, 2009 The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ( [link] ) invites nominations for the 2009 Coming Up Taller Awards ( [link] ). To be eligible, nominated programs must operate as a program for children and youth outside the school day. Tags: youth groups RFP grants the foundation center [Please help us.

Grants for Historic Preservation Organizations Uniting with Schools

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History Channel Announces Guidelines for Save Our History Grant Program Deadline: June 6, 2008 An initiative of the History Channel ( [link] ), the Save Our History Program invites history organizations to partner with a local school or youth group and apply for funding to help preserve the history of their communities. Tags: American public schools youth groups RFP History Channel grants history the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

Nonprofit Branding: OOPS! Blowing off a Major Donor

NonProfit Branding

How dumb… This is another embarrassing mistake from my youth. I hogged the media spotlight. Denied access to the woman who actually owned the media! Pretty cool lessons here about judgement errors that beginners must avoid, the public role of the development officer and Major Donor Abuse…… Fundraising

Grants for Camps Helping Grieving Children, Teens, & Families

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Tags: grieving youth groups RFP grants camps the foundation center

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The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Youth or STEM Story. Free Running in Baltimore by Wide Angle Youth Media created by Tyson Sanford-Griffin. “‘Free Running in Baltimore’ was created in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project Program. Alexandra Ale Bezdikian.

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Nonprofit Video Awards Announced

The Agitator

For the eighth year, See3, YouTube, NTEN and Cisco, now joined by The National Alliance for Media and Culture and the National Youth Media Network have combined to select the best of nonprofit videos. Topic: Need to do more to end tragedies like youth suicide.

4-H Rebrands – Simply, Effectively & Memorably (Case Study)

Getting Attention

This ad conveys, in just a memorable second, 4-H’ positioning statement: “4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential. I was pleasantly astonished to see this sign at JFK airport last month.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jenna Czaplewski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jenna Czaplewski is the Director of Communications for the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. One of our programs helps youth in foster care connect with volunteer photographers in their county. Jenna Czaplewski.

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A success story came from Janeen Gingrich, interim chief executive officer at SHIFT NC , an organization that helps schools, healthcare providers, and other youth-serving agencies improve adolescent sexual health.