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How To Run A Successful Online Fundraiser

Posted by Up with People on February 1, 2018

Since 1965 over 22,000 young people have circled the globe with Up with People. As a non-profit and as a program that helps hundreds of our participants fundraise each year we understand a thing or two about fundraising. Whether you are raising funds for a good cause or to travel the world, crowdfunding online can be both necessary and challenging. Crowdfunding is defined as, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” Where does one begin? In this post we explore the many options available online …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Insider, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad

When Up with People Dominated Super Bowl Halftime

Posted by Up with People Super Bowl on January 25, 2018

With the big game fast approaching Up with People takes a look back at our role in the Super Bowl Halftime show. Our organization comes up a lot in conversation this time of year in countless lists both online and on American television. Including our pregame performance at the 1991 game, Up with People has played five Super Bowls, more than all but five NFL teams! Although we may no longer perform on this stage, we continue to tour the world with a new show and a message that is now more relevant than ever. Repost – ESPN.com Article “When Up with People Dominated Halftime” by Doug Williams  …

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Topics: Insider, Music That Matters, Music and Performance

How Do We Keep Hope Alive?

Posted by Up with People Tour on January 18, 2018

How Do We Keep Hope Alive? By Eric Lentz and Michael Bowerman, co-writers of the Up with People show How do you measure hope? In a recent edition of Time magazine, guest editor Bill Gates assembled articles from a diverse collection of writers and public figures, including Trevor Noah, Malala Yousafzai, Ava Duvernay and Bono to answer that question. A central theme ran true to all of the articles – despite what we may read in our daily news feeds, there is more reason for optimism today than there has been in decades. For over 20 years, we have been …

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Topics: Music That Matters, Music and Performance, World Tour News

Meet The Generation That Volunteers The Most

Posted by Up with People Volunteer Abroad on January 11, 2018

Over the past decade the volunteer rate in many countries has declined. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics about 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and nearly two-thirds helped their neighbors last year, demonstrating that service to others continues to be a priority for millions despite the slight drop in numbers. But there are some bright spots and generational surprises buried in those stats. It turns out that one generation is volunteering more than they ever have. So who volunteers the most? Generation X (those born between 1965 to 1980) leads volunteering among generations in the United States. Generation X had a volunteer rate …

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Topics: Volunteering Abroad

How A Gap Year Can Prepare You For University

Posted by Up with People Gap Year on January 3, 2018

More and more young people around the world are choosing to take a gap year before entering university and for good reason. Top universities like Harvard now even encourage newly admitted students to take time off by deferment. “…defer enrollment for one one year to travel, pursue a special project or activity, work, or spend time in another meaningful way … Perhaps the best way of all to get the full benefit of a “time-off” is to postpone entrance to college for a year. For nearly 40 years, Harvard has recommended this option, indeed proposing it in a letter of …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

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