Online giving, teaching kids to code, and 30-year-old interns: What happened this week?

Here’s a roundup of what’s buzzing in the social sector this week.

Photo credit: mrjoro, Creative Commons/Flickr
Photo credit: mrjoro, Creative Commons/Flickr

Read these:

  • Fundraising reports of the 2012 year are coming in: Blackbaud’s Charitable Giving Report found that charitable giving grew by 2 percent compared to 2011, and online giving—which now accounts for 7 percent of giving—grew 11 percent.
  • Yet while giving is increasing, a new report from CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund shares the ongoing challenges in fundraising, including high rates of turnover among fundraisers.
  • What about folks who work in the sector? For a compelling story, check out the great conversation happening on the Idealist Careers Blog and on our Facebook page about the experiences of a 30-year-old intern.

Watch these:

  • February 6th was Digital Learning Day, which encourages students, parents, and educators across the United States to promote the use of technology in schools. In this TED Talk, Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab talks about how teaching kids to code can encourage them to build and innovate down the road.

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