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November 12, 2018

How to Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Thorn

Here at Thorn we're inspired by you—our supporters. And we're really proud of the number of supporters fundraising for us on Facebook. The best part is, Facebook does't charge nonprofits a fee for fundraising on their platform, so every dollar…
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Community
November 8, 2018

Angie Holbrook: Why I fundraise for Thorn

Thorn supporter Angie Holbrook spent five months this summer hiking the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada as a fundraiser. Our team has been so energized by her dedication that we’ve asked her to share the story…
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Community
November 6, 2018

Building a new definition of fundraising

People cringe when I tell them I’m a fundraiser. “I could never ask for money!” is a common response. In general, people treat fundraising like going to the dentist — they know it’s important, but they avoid it all costs.…
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Child Sex TraffickingNews
February 15, 2018

What a Year: 365 Days Defending Kids

If I’ve learned anything during my time at Thorn, it’s that every day has the potential to be extraordinary. This time last year, I had just kicked off my heels and collapsed onto my couch with a sigh of relief.…
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NewsSurvivors
January 24, 2018

160+ Reasons to Keep Fighting

Working in this space, I spend a lot of my time speaking about the myths that surround offender typologies. Educating others that the sexual abuse of children knows no bounds. It isn’t something that is just happening in the shadows…
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Child Sex TraffickingNews
July 6, 2017

Human Trafficking Policy: The Latest From DC

Thorn kicked off our work in DC with a bang — with a testimony from our co-founder’s before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We may be the new kids on the block, but we have some big goals to educate…
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News
February 14, 2017

Clarity & Focus in 2017

Failing is hard.  Really hard when you fail to help an abused child.  This is the type of failure that keeps you up at night, and it’s the type that clarifies our purpose. (more…)
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News
November 1, 2016

Spotlight Supports Cross-Agency Collaboration in Operation Cross Country X

The FBI’s Operation Cross Country is a cross agency—and now cross border—operation that focuses on recovering underage victims of sex trafficking and raising public awareness. This year’s Operation Cross Country aided in the recovery of 82 juveniles (the youngest U.S.…
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NewsSurvivors
October 6, 2016

Audrie & Daisy: Stop the Shame of Sextortion and Sexual Assault

Last month, the documentary Audrie & Daisy arrived on Netflix. It tells the story of the sexual assault of two teenage girls, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. While each girl has a unique story, they share a common experience in…
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NewsResearch
June 17, 2016

Sextortion: An Untold Story

As Thorn’s Program Manager, I lead research initiatives that deepen our understanding of child sexual exploitation and help inform our partners across the tech industry, law enforcement and NGOs. Last summer, we launched a new research project to better understand…
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