Trending Sources

Crowdsourced data is not a substitute for real statistics

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Patrick Ball, Jeff Klingner, and Kristian Lum After the earthquake in Haiti, Ushahidi organized a centralized text messaging system to allow people to inform others about people trapped under damaged buildings and other humanitarian crises. statistics Haiti crowdsourcing texting Ushahidi correlation human rights SMS

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Wikipedia was a popular resource and established as a citizen-driven information source. Examples from Haiti. Citizen-Powered Response.

Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here you will find opportunities to donate your tech skills to Haiti. Tweet from kateatyrownrisk.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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

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.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti

NTEN

When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. The Haiti earthquakes were no exception.

Lessons From Haiti: Uses of New Media in Disaster Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. read more. Tools

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 more information check out their special Haiti relief page. read more.

The Social Media Response to the Disaster in Haiti

Amy Sample Ward

I have a guest post up on the NTEN blog discussing some of the ways social media was put into action as soon as the earthquakes struck in Haiti: When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. How can we do that?

The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi Using Technology to Help in Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi , two past NetSquared challenge winners, are working hard to help bring relief to people affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti. The Extraordinaries has set up a Haiti Earthquake Support Center for identifying photos of missing people in Haiti. The Extraordinaries is a great idea. read more.

Support Disaster Relief in Haiti

NetWits

The images coming out of Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake are heartbreaking. People are using the Internet to stay informed about the disaster, help communicate what's happening, and to donate to charities. It is comforting to know that so many nonprofit organizations are already helping on the ground and more relief is on the way.

More on Using Crowdsourced Data to Find Big Picture Patterns (Take 3)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

You're absolutely right that information quality comes from people and that data's fitness for a particular purpose is very contextual. To continue in this direction, let’s look at how people use this information. The people who are in most need of information about humanitarian disasters are the organized responders. Success!

International Red Cross Support in Haiti

VisionLink

VisionLink is pleased to announce that we have been (for several weeks already), supporting the work of the American and International Red Cross in Haiti. We were able to deploy a large scale solution to capture and manage information about the needs of individuals and households in Haiti. Dr. W.

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

Connection Cafe

In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. Find a charity with a proven track record of success in providing disaster relief and one that has worked in Haiti. Do Not Give To The Haitian Government – Haiti is known to be a corrupt country. Author: Jordan Viator. Doubtful.

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

Connection Cafe

Hijack your homepage to make Haiti the focus if it is a significant fundraising effort. Particularly note any past work in Haiti or any teams already on the ground. There are two problems with this: 1 – savvy donors will question where the money is going and 2 – other donors will assume it is going to Haiti.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

To learn more about 2009 online giving trends, I have posted some additional information, graphs, and insights on SlideShare at: [link].

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

NetWits

We found that organizations enforcing a retention strategy were able to keep 15 percent of their new Haiti-related donors the following year.

Online Giving Potential: How to Bounce Back From Months of Decreased Fundraising

NetWits

Listen to his or her feedback, since it might include valuable information that your organization is not yet aware of. Ask Carefully.

Haiti 50

Hackathons Aim to Improve Aid Distribution and Coordination in Haiti

Influence

Crisis Camp DC participants work hard to develop applications and tools for relief workers in Haiti. These preliminary efforts paid off.

Blackbaud Index for February 2011

NonProfit Trends

This increase is especially noteworthy considering the substantial giving to Haiti in the prior year period.” This decrease continues a trend from January and is attributable to the large amount of Haiti relief giving in 2010. This makes them less sensitive to small timing issues or large fluctuations over a short period of time.

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

Amy Sample Ward

Download the full white paper or share it using this link:  [link]  Below are notes from my remarks. The internet is not new. And so on.

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

NetWits

For more information,  download Blackbaud’s free 2011 Online Giving Report. Download the report now!  . Start by scrutinizing your web traffic.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

Kinvey mBaaS Savings Calculator will provide you with an estimate of how much your app should cost based on the information you provide.

Tools 40

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

NTEN

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. Within days, DigiCel set up a short code to which free messages could be sent for assistance.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

Tech Soup Blog

SMS is a great way to spread information and educate the people you want to reach most. In the U.S. Back then, only 27 percent of the U.S.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials. 

Goal 63

Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

This information was originally posted by Convio's Molly Brooksbank in March of 2010. Author: Kent Gilliam. Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Convio wants to help you. Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now. Read Molly's pos

Haiti 16

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile

Frogloop

So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? “Increasingly, especially with major events like Haiti, carriers waive these fees for the halo effect of social marketing. Livingston is right.

Haiti 22

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can register here. Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play – guest post by Meghan Ventura. In Education. In Health. Conferences

Game 51

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

More information here. Focus on the 3 R’s  (Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition). Be open, transparent and solicit feedback. Books

Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back

Frogloop

Haiti-related giving had a big impact on online giving trends. I can't believe it's almost March. You can download your FREE copy here.

Apps for Disaster Planning

Tech Soup Blog

Developed by the Pacific Disaster Center, Disaster Alert (Android, iOS) shows global hazard information via a map that updates in real-time.

Leveraging Twitter Influencers to Drive Social Good – a Success Story from Free The Kids

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. There are influencers and evangelists among all social media networks. million + Twitter followers.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

Tech Soup Blog

One of the most innovative things about Ushahidi was that it was a platform for crowdsourcing information. Ushahidi got its start in early 2008.

Nepal 22

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata

NTEN

On January 12, 2010, I didn't personally experience the major earthquake that hit Haiti, but I was forever changed by it. We set up the home bases, provide mission-related information, and enjoy all the people who come in to play. But I wasn't prepared for the type of incoming information I saw in the weeks after January 12, 2010.  .

Haiti 15

Social Media for Social Good: An Infographic

Idealware

The day following the Haiti earthquake of 2010, CNN ’ s user - generated iReport had 1.4 Highlights include: Making a Global Impact.

Haiti 13

New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sometimes easier said than done!). The book offers some recipes for culture change. Hold weekly interdepartmental meetings. Encourage brainstorming.

New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

This rebound was led by an enormous 163% increase in the International sector due to emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Pakistan. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up. Read the post below or visit SSIR to read and comment with that community. Both of them involved celebrities.

Romancing the Donor

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. But we all know that you can’t build a relationship on one day of hearts and roses. The same is true for donors. Program.

Donor 37

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm

NTEN

The organization also worked with Twitter to create a special badge that marked volunteers' Twitter accounts as valid and official sources of information. FEMA updated their Facebook account with survival tips, like how to navigate around a flooded city, and information on how to access FEMA on your mobile phone.