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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Examples from Haiti. Let’s look at a couple of the main examples from the Haiti earthquake response. Citizen-Powered Response. Slides.

PQMD: Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Planning


MSROs from across the country will join PQMD , the U.S. It''s the way good works get done well. Dr. W.

What's Different One Year After Haiti? | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What’s Different One Year After Haiti? The earthquake occurred at 4:53pm EST and the epicenter was 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nonprofit organizations responded to the disaster and so did their supporters.

Earthquake in Haiti


As with many other individuals and organizations, we extend our support to the people of Haiti as the magnitude of the disaster becomes apparent. Based on our experience in disaster relief, I would remind readers that most relief organizations need monetary donations more than anything. We stand ready to assist.

Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

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Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising by Michael Hoffman. Embed Video on a Donation Page. Enjoy. Holy smokes!

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

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demonstrates what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup Global software donations to further their missions.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Making Philanthropy a Lifestyle, 365.

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have a rough time donating to nonprofits. At this point in my life, I only give money to one nonprofit organization, and I do that through automatic monthly payments, with little thought at all to the whole process. In the past year, with the help of donations from his fans, Carlo has donated over $4,000 to charities across the nation.

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Crisis Mapping in Haiti from Ushahidi, Donate by Texting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues at Ushahidi have already swung into action and are mapping crisis information from Haiti. Disclaimer: I'm on the board). 

7 Tips to Help Your Organization Make the Biggest Difference for the Haiti Relief Efforts

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The past 36 hours have been crucial for disaster relief organizations across the world as they reach out to supporters requesting donations, volunteers and general support for the efforts to help Haitians in need. Hijack your homepage to make Haiti the focus if it is a significant fundraising effort. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

CANADIAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION | Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in Canada

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Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without


The median online gift among donations of $1,000 or more was $1,200, and forty-three percent of 2011 donations were between $1,000 and $5,000. The

Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Like many people,  I donated both on the Web and for the first time via text to the Red Cross.  Tweet from kateatyrownrisk.

Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

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on What Gives Our Prayers and Thoughts are with the People of Haiti on the Boho Magazine blog Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath.

Making the most impact for Haiti relief: Avoiding Fundraising Fraud during Crisis

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In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. In less than a week, nonprofits using Convio systems have raised over $100 million through email appeals, websites and social media outreach and many other organizations are raising record amounts. Many of them include pleas to donate. Doubtful.

Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst


Do they feel that one day Twitter and Facebook are going to bring in the big bucks and build a huge base of activists that will come to your organization’s rescue when you need their help the most? Perhaps around passing one of the most important legislative bills in your organization’s history?

Support IPPF’s mobile health clinics and teams in Haiti!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  Photo from International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region showing the complete devastation of its PROFAMIL Haiti clinic.

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors


The only vertical experiencing a decline from 2010 to 2011 was International Affairs organizations. Download the report now!  . Search engines?

Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm going back to Haiti in the next few days and need help to give hands-on help to our kids and the townspeople. not good. Crying.

TechSoup Partners Provide Aid to Organizations in Haiti

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Many nonprofits, including several of TechSoup's member organizations, are working hard to bring aid to earthquake victims in Haiti. Fortunately, several of TechSoup's donation partners have stepped up and either promised funds or otherwise directed aid toward relief efforts in Haiti. Microsoft has committed $1.25

Text Message Donations for Haiti Reach $8.5 Million

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Americans have donated $8.5 million to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund through text messaging alone since the earthquake. And even more money has been raised through text messaging for other relief efforts, including Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. Wanna get involved? read more.

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Text Message Donations for Haiti Top $37 Million

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Donations via text message for Haiti relief efforts have surpassed $37 million , more than quadruple the amount when we posted about SMS donations originally. There are also lots more organizations accepting donations via text messaging through mGive , who set up the SMS donation platform. read more.

Special Data Processing Offer for Haiti Relief Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

As the tragedy lingers on in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the generosity of individuals, organizations, and nations around the world has brought a glimmer of hope for the stricken nation. For organizations deluged with donations over this last while, this could mean more aid going to those on the ground. read more.

How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

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We need to support the people of Haiti now, but also in the future, when the hard work of rebuilding begins. They focus on women and children.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake


2009 proved to be another important year for online giving by nonprofit organizations. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti


The disaster in Haiti is a perfect example of these changes: the impact of the Real-Time Web and the power of our phones. How can we do that?

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. Build Your Organization’s App. And, with 1.5 Texting Apps.

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Mobile Giving: How Your Organization Can Start Collecting Text Donations

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As disaster relief organizations across the country set out to raise funds for supplies and aid to Haiti, they turned to mobile phones and text messaging as a quick and easy way for people to give money. Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. Text YELE to 501501 to donation $5 to Yele.

The Good News Story in Haiti


The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably heartbreaking. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross.

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers


How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! Additional Findings. Conclusions. philanthropy

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

They don’t necessarily think they need an organization in order to make an impact. The internet is not new. And so on. Impacts to Society.

Mobile donations and dating – The world has changed

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million people used their cell phone to donate. 77 percent of respondents were aware of the Haiti text-to-donate efforts. Generally speaking, 15 percent of all respondents were willing to donate via text message after an emergency occurs and 11 percent were willing to donate via text message if a friend is raising money.

Emergency Response Guide

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Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Being prepared for an unforeseen surge of donations is something every nonprofit should be positioned for, and the swell of attention doesn’t need to come only from a natural disaster. Author: Kent Gilliam. Read Molly's post

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Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help!

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The library also hosts after school programs and summer camps for children in the neighborhood of Carrefour-feuilles.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals


They will increase awareness of your organization and expand your constituency. To date, much of our conversation has been based on guesswork.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

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The organization gave away free buttons, sunglasses, and bags to customers who opted in to its SMS program. In the U.S. Image : Vox Efx / CC BY.

Latest Resources to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims


Frogloop compiled a list of resources of nonprofits, companies, and do-gooders who are using their tech-savvy and organizing skills to raise money and help locate missing people. American Red Cross Text to Donate. TEXT REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10. 100% of the donation goes to the American Red Cross. SXSWCares. TELUS.

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How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud | Nonprofit.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 20th, 2011 Nonprofit organizations are a big target for online credit card fraud. Here are steps organizations can take: 1. One size never fits all.

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media


Are enewsletters still worth your organization’s time? Check out the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN which surveyed 40 nonprofit organizations and analyzed all of this data and more. The average one time donation across sectors was $60 and $20 for monthly giving. Online Fundraising.

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness


The magnitude of the destruction and the heart-breaking images have remained with us as organizations, governments, and private individuals have struggled beyond the immediate aftermath to effect long-term change and economic impact within Haiti. George Durham is a Program Manager with Microsoft’s Global Community Affairs team.

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Text to Give TweetChat on October 5

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In the nonprofit realm, the Red Cross' text message donation platform offers the best real-life illustration to the power of SMS. When following the January 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, the Red Cross quickly mobilized a text donation campaign that raised an astounding $32 million.

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