Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Agency "Buddies Up" with FOCF to Document Powerful Stories

This year, we're thrilled to "buddy up" with Pete Deutschmann, Chief Buddy at The Buddy Group, a digital engagement agency that is challenging our eight recipient charities that received funding from The Possible Dream to share their stories in a powerful way.
As The Buddy Group closely monitors each organization in the weeks ahead, they will select one lucky recipient and work together to create a professional sizzle video that showcases the work being done. They will offer creative strategy, help to define the voice of the organization, and work with local media sources to publish the finished product and provide invaluble awareness of the organization. Learn more about The Buddy Group!
Thank you, Pete, for this incredible offer to our charities. We can't wait to see their dreams brought to life through your creative work.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"To Get Our Name Out There"

Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve Guidance (a valued Festival of Children Foundation partner!) authored an informative article about getting your organization's name "out there" - how to do it effectively, and how to avoid the pitfalls.
We'll continue to share valuable information that pertains to the world of charity, and would love to educate you on subjects specific to your organization. Tell us what you want to hear by commenting below after you've read the article!

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Children's Charities Granted Funds to Help Dreams

Last October, nearly 100 children's charities from across Orange County, CA submitted their ideas for ways to impact the lives of children in need. To celebrate the end of Orange County Register's Season of Caring program, eight charities were granted their wishes this month, with funds to help make their dreams come true. The projects were identified through our grant-making program, The Possible Dream. Recipient charities include Festival of Children Foundation members Girls Inc., Kids Konnected, Orangewood Children's Foundation, and more. Stay tuned as we follow their dreams together at The Possible Dream online!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

We've joined the blogosphere!

Welcome to Festival of Children Foundation's blog. With the launch of our new website (in the next few weeks!) also comes an additional tool for us to communicate with the general public, as well as with our 400+ children's charities nationwide.

We're so excited to blog and invite you to join our discussion. Whether you're a charity, an individual looking to get involved, or a representative of a company that cares, we're glad you're here! Keep checking back as we'll continue to share news, stories from the field, and exciting opportunities for you to get involved in our work.