May 2010

Bright Idea: Texting for Teen Health

Staff members had no clue what to expect when the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina launched its BrdsNBz project, which invites youth to ask questions about sexual health via anonymous text messages, in February of last year. Because more than three-quarters of U.S.

Primary Sources: Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Reviewing the Evidence for Effective Programs

A young woman shows a pregnancy test to her unhappy male companion.Though national teen pregnancy and birth rates have fallen over the last 20 years, the United States still has some of the highest rates among industrialized nations.

Right on the Money: Get Your Board to Lead the Way on Fundraising

David Sternberg, a fundraising consultant and author of “Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards,” has a simple message for nonprofit leaders in search of new funding sources.

“Most of the money that goes to nonprofits comes from people,” he says, not from governments, foundations or corporations. To build those relationships, charities should tap a built-in fundraising team: their boards.

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