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All About School Bus Bullying

What You Should Know About School Bus Bullying: Statistics, Prevention, and More Students need to feel safe on the bus. After all, it’s how they start and end their school day. We’ve talked about bullying in schools before, but what about bullying on school buses? Unfortunately, about ten percent of all reported middle and high […]

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Grant Data Collection & Reporting Requirements

Federal Grant Data Collection & Reporting Requirements for Coalitions If your nonprofit or coalition is the recipient of a federally funded grant, you will likely be required to collect a variety of data points as part of the award process. This data is then reported to federal agencies charged with its evaluation. Accurate and comprehensive […]

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness: Facts, Signs, Prevention

Did you know that nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year[1] and that one in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.[2] Teen dating violence is a serious problem affecting adolescents across the nation, […]

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Community Engagement Strategies for Nonprofits

Community Engagement Strategies for Nonprofits As anyone who has been involved in a nonprofit alliance or coalition can attest, community engagement is critical to the success and continued operation of such an organization. Without the support of the community in which it operates, a nonprofit has little chance for long-term prosperity. However, engaging the community […]

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Finding Alternative Funding Sources for Community Coalitions

Finding Alternative Funding Sources for Community Coalitions The search for reliable, ongoing sources of funding can often be a near-constant process for many community coalitions. Classified as non-profits and needing money to guarantee continued operation, coalitions can face a lot of financial uncertainty. And, while federal grant programs are available, many of them expire after […]

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How Surveys Help Community Coalitions with Grant Funding

3 Ways Surveys Can Help Your Community Coalition with Grant Funding As a member of a non-profit, community-based coalition, you understand the need to seek out funding for your organization. Unfortunately, attaining a regular and predictable influx of federal funding to support your coalition’s programs and goals is not as easy as simply applying for […]

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Online Student Surveys vs. Paper Surveys

Online Student Surveys vs. Paper Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages If your school has decided to conduct a student survey, you’re likely facing a number of critical decisions regarding the surveying process. One of these questions may be whether to use web-based, online surveys or paper and pencil surveys. Paper questionnaires are more traditional and have […]

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How to Survey Students

How to Survey Students: Tips for Conducting a School Survey Student surveys are a proven way for community coalitions and schools to evaluate a variety of factors and make effective, data-based decisions. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Measures of Teaching Effectiveness project found that “student survey results are predictive of student achievement” and “that […]

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