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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Your youth segment is not “really” chatting on Facebook anymore

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Businesses trying to reach the youth segment did a double take. Let me explain what I mean. Here’s a brief history of Facebook from my own personal experience. I joined Facebook sometime in mid 2006. It was only open to colleges and universities, quickly followed by cities. Up until that point, the main conversation platforms for myself and my close friends other than in-person conversations, email and the phone were tools such as ICQ followed by MSN chat.

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.

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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CauseTalk Radio Ep62: Youth-Focused Agency Helps Marketers Woo Millennials

Selfish Giving

In this episode of CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Aria Finger , COO of millennial-focused nonprofit Dosomething.org and President of TMI , a new youth-focused agency. CauseTalk Radio Podcast cause marketing dosomething.org millennials thumb condoms tmi youth

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#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.

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

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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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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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?

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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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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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Sponsored New Environmental Classrooms for Youth In Domestic Violence Shelters

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

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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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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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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

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

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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

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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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.]

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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 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 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].

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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.

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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".

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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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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.

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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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Do Something. (You Can Begin By Applying)

SocialButterfly

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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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] ).

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.

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.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

According to their website, “Through integrated special education and mental health services, Positive Education Program (PEP) is able to provide individualized care to children and youth experiencing emotional disturbances and demonstrating severe and challenging behaviors.”

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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

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting, empowering, and connecting LGBTQ youth across the globe. Their ultimate goal remains the same: showing LGBTQ youth that although growing up isn’t easy, no one has to do it alone.

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.

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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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

With over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states, United We Dream is the nation’s largest immigrant youth-led organization. With their robust grassroots networks, United We Dream leverages the power of youth to advocate for social and political change through allyships with advocacy organizations and toolkits for activist leaders. There are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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.

It's Funny - But Not On YOUR Account

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via Vocativ.com In past posts, I''ve warned about the dangers of thinking youth was a prerequisite for handling your small nonprofit''s social media accounts. Here''s an object lesson in what can happen when you put an intern in charge of your Twitter account without supervision or - apparently - even occasional oversight. This case-in-point is brought to you by the Seattle Department. blogs interns NGOs posting Seattle small nonprofits social communications social media

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How to Perform the “You” Test for Donor-Centered Communications – Do You Pass?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” (Actually it will tell you how many times the letters “y-o-u” are in that order That means it will also catch words like “youth” or “young” but you’ll get an idea.

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