Do Something Social Action Boot Camp

submission by Do Something

Website

www.dosomething.org/bootcamp

Describe the creative youth microprojects that your nonprofit would fundraise for if you win.

DoSomething.org Boot Camps bring together a diverse group of young community leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs for a day of networking and training. The day is dedicated to giving each attendee the tools to grow and sustain their ideas, projects and organizations. In short, it's a party full of young people passionate about social change.

Locations: NYC, SF, and Atl.

All participants (25 or UNDER) are actively engaged in improving their communities locally and/or globally. Attendees who get the most out of our Boot Camps are those who have a solid well thought out project plan, have already begun to turn their project ideas into action, or have an existing project or organization.

Workshops include:
Path to Change: Turning your Ideas in Action
Data is Sexy: Measuring Your Impact
Branding and Marketing: How to Find Your Voice and Tell Your Story
Fundraising: Corporate and Foundation
Starting your Own Not-for-Profit 101

Explain how possibly gaining funding through the Give for Youth platform would better able you to complete these projects.

Funding gained through Give for Youth platform will be used to secure a venue large enough to host over 250 young social change agents, materials for each participant, and snacks (you gotta have snacks!) in San Francisco - a location we've never hosted a Boot Camp at before.

Describe why your nonprofit is innovative and entrepreneurial.

At DoSomething.org data is EVERYTHING. We constantly survey our audience (13-25 year olds) to find our what causes they care about, what their passions, hobbies, favorites, TV shows, and music are.

We use this data to create national campaigns that make it easy and fun for young people to have meaningful impact on causes they care about.

We've figured out how to use SMS to talk about teen pregnancy to over 102K+ young people.

We've created a mobile to Facebook app that helped hundreds of shelter animals get adopted.

We've used the power of "thumb socks" to get over 220K young people to stop texting and driving.

All this happened because we listen to data, build products that are accessible, and are pretty darn passionate about social change.

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I got a scholarship from DoSomething to attend a bootcamp in San Francisco, at which I won a Pitch Competition for what's become New Incentives. This was the first official validation we received for New Incentives, and it meant a ton to us! Happy to vote for ya.

by aflany
about 1 year ago | Reply

Seriously one of the best volunteer experiences I

by Jesscfeb
about 1 year ago | Reply

SO much fun! The energy is contagious

by liz.eddy.3
about 1 year ago | Reply

I

by Ellie Zeitlin
about 1 year ago | Reply

Do Something's Boot Camps are amazing! The energy, shared ideas - it's truly a great experience.

by ravmo
about 1 year ago | Reply

DoSomething.org is the coolest!

by hgridley
about 1 year ago | Reply

Being a part of Do Something's Boot Camps has been one of the most humbling experiences. So glad I could help teens kickstart their projects & organizations.

by aprilmwright
about 1 year ago | Reply

Being a part of Do Something

by aprilmwright
about 1 year ago | Reply

Being a part of DoSomething.org

by aprilmwright
about 1 year ago | Reply

I volunteered at one of the Boot Camps in NYC last year. It was amazing, especially the speed pitching at the end!

by cwormsley
about 1 year ago | Reply

Love that one of the attendees/speed pitchers in this vid went on to win the $100,000 Do Something Award in 2012. Amazing.

by katierad
about 1 year ago | Reply

I LOVE DO SOMETHING!

by muneer.panjwani
about 1 year ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, January 07

Submission Ended
Friday, February 01
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Voting Began
Monday, February 18

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Friday, March 01
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