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Mar 31 2017

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From left: Chandler Johnson, Erica Braker and Amanda Burian represented Unbound at the third annual SMCKC AMPS Awards.
Feb 27 2017

Unbound wins gold for social media campaign

Our Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $83,000 for scholarships

From left: Chandler Johnson, Erica Braker and Amanda Burian represented Unbound at the third annual SMCKC AMPS Awards.

From left: Chandler Johnson, Erica Braker and Amanda Burian represented Unbound at the third annual SMCKC AMPS Awards.

For the second year in a row, Unbound has been named a gold winner at the SMCKC AMPS Awards. The AMPS Awards are presented by the Social Media Club of Kansas City, the most active of Social Media Club Global’s nearly 350 chapters worldwide. The awards, which are named for the word “amplify,” honor excellence in social media throughout Greater Kansas City.

Unbound took home the gold in the nonprofit, in-house team, multi-channel category for our Giving Tuesday campaign. Our social media team exceeded the campaign donation goal by nearly 400 percent, raising more than $83,000 to fund scholarships for enterprising students around the world.

The campaign highlighted stories of young adults, like Ralldy from Guatemala, who are fighting for their dreams to finish school and get good jobs to help support their families and communities. Donations to Unbound’s scholarship fund allow young people around the world to continue their educations in secondary schools, technical schools or university programs. By telling students’ stories through social media, Unbound opens the door to people who want to celebrate generosity.

“Social media is an important part of how we tell the incredible stories of young people in our program who are working hard to achieve their dreams,” said Joe Sundermeyer, director of outreach at Unbound. “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in helping connect these important stories with people who want to make a positive difference in the world.”

Last year, Unbound won a gold award in the nonprofit, in-house team, Facebook category for our Birthday Week campaign. The campaign highlighted children waiting for a sponsor during the first week of their birthday month. It led to 77 percent of the featured kids getting sponsored.

Sep 15 2014

Share your Unbound Selfie


Unbound staff members take a group selfie with their sponsored friends’ photos.

Do you or your kids take selfies? Take one on September 21st for our first Unbound Selfie Day!

Snap a photo of you with your sponsored friend. Then, post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or the social media channel of your choice.

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2014 Unbound blogger trip
May 30 2014

‘I need families of El Salvador to remind me’

2014 blogger trip to El Salvador

Beginning June 1, a team of bloggers and journalists will travel with Unbound to El Salvador and share their experiences with you.

Kristin Littrell, freelance writer and former Unbound staffer, is looking forward to co-leading Unbound’s first blogger trip and will write about her experiences for our blog.

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Unbound mothers
May 7 2014

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Unbound

Celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 11, with a photo of your mom on Twitter and Instagram!

Every Monday on Instagram, we celebrate mothers of sponsored children and their efforts to create a better life for their families. Our #MotherMonday hashtag game shows the faces of mothers around the world, and we want you to add to our collage.

Post a photo of your mom or a photo of you with your mom, tag @Unboundorg and use the hashtag #MotherMonday.

Sponsor a child
Aug 30 2013

7 ways to stay connected

CFCA in Guatemala

CFCA sponsored child Carlos, middle, and his siblings in the hills near their home.

Want to stay up to date with the latest information from CFCA? Are you a social media enthusiast or perhaps a newbie to the online world?

Whatever your classification, we have some great ways to stay updated on CFCA news and stories.
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Apr 9 2013

What’s the best packing/traveling tip you’ve ever heard?

Our most recent Twitter chat focused on international travel, and one part of the chat featured packing and traveling tips that any traveler might find useful. Thanks to our chat participants for sharing these helpful tips!

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