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The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”. Good luck!

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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.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


By Nam-ho Park, Director, Mobile Service, Forum One. And somewhere on the internet this information is quietly collecting. Our Stories.

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile


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? By day two, they raised $5 million via mobile, which accounted for less than 20% of the total $35 million they raised in the last 48 hours.

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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?

Apps for Disaster Planning

Tech Soup Blog

One of the big additions to the guide is a section on backing up a mobile phone or tablet. Apps by TechSoup Donation Partners. Your Plan.

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). 

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.

Text-to-Give TweetChat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile phone ownership is reaching a critical mass worldwide. Taking this into consideration, it is not surprising that mobile giving has proven to be a highly effective form of fundraising. Advantages to Mobile Giving Campaigns. But what makes mobile giving so quick and painless? Is mobile giving secure?

Have You Met Mobile?

Connection Cafe

Do you remember when Mobile was just a kid with a dream, and nobody believed in him besides himself? Yessiree, I like that Mobile kid.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti


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

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.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake


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

Hackathons Aim to Improve Aid Distribution and Coordination in Haiti


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

It's Already September? (Or: Two Thirds of a Year's Worth of Fundraising Resources)


You can always count on Philip King from Artez Interactive , to bring you some great information in his podcast series. Another great resource is Blackbaud' s Index of Online Giving , which holds information on online revenue trends for over 1700 nonprofits. thought I'd do my part with a few of 2010's best resources (so far).

Mobile donations and dating – The world has changed

Connection Cafe

My mobile phone’s GPS has also changed getting me to the right place mostly on time. Of all the communication technology the mobile phone is probably as disruptive as any. The most recent development with mobile technology is that of a giving platform. Author: Tad Druart. Had W. But I digress. What does REI stand for?

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation. New Models of Social Change.

Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way

Tech Soup Blog

The January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti showed some of the astonishing potential for volunteer-based digital disaster relief.

Build Engagement to Increase Your Bottom Line

Mobile Commons

Mobile marketing is a great way to raise money – but it also can do a lot more. Asking for mobile donations or sending out coupons can spur giving and drive purchases. But if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on mobile’s main power: building a direct, trusted and ongoing relationship with your supporters.

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector


summits and informal conferences around the country initiated last year by O’Reilly (the publisher) and other partners. Looking at the wordle (word cloud) of those introductions, you can see that data and open information drew many to the conference. Mobile and Social Media And the Gov 2.0 Mine way, “share data now.”) The Gov 2.0

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New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social and Mobile Staff. Sometimes easier said than done!). The book offers some recipes for culture change. Encourage brainstorming. Books

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.

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Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Google and Microsoft sent me mobile phones in response to my complaints about the Apple iPhone in-app donation policy. mobile

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

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Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Shelter information is updated every 30 minutes. about The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi being used in response to the Haiti earthquake.

Nonprofit Technology News for August 2013

Tech Soup Blog

I’ll review some new green IT developments like how nonprofit solar electricity is thriving in Haiti. Green IT: Glad Tidings from Haiti.

The Future of Mobiles for Nonprofits


Being asked to write a few words about "What's the future of mobiles for nonprofits?" could point to the Haiti disaster as the tipping point in cell phones -- for the increased engagement with donors, and more importantly, for the contributions of information from survivors. But But you already know this.  . The Dartmouth Green.

How Digital Democracy Empowers Marginalized Communities

Tech Soup Blog

These may include things like mobile phones, cameras, or even drones. " Digital Democracy (Dd) was a prize winner in that challenge.

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm


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.

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata


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.  .

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The social media for social good landscape

ASU Lodestar Center

Accessibility and connectivity are joint rulers of this digital world, transforming how we perceive and consume information. Like this article?

Mobile Commons Helps Non-Profit Organizations Responding to the Chile Earthquake

Mobile Commons

AmeriCares, Catholic Relief Services and Habitat for Humanity adopt mobile for engaging supporters and fundraising. Mobile Communications and Mobile Fundraising have become critical components to nonprofit outreach programs. To complete your mobile donation, simply reply YES to confirm a one-time donation. Your donation.

Reach Out and Charge Someone

Connection Cafe

Lately, more and more of my conversations with nonprofit fundraisers have turned to mobile technologies and how non-profits should be leveraging mobile to further their missions. As we all know, text-to-give has proven successful(ish), especially around disaster relief like last year’s Haiti earthquake. Author: Noel Beebe.

Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

Oxfam in Haiti – Google Maps – This is a great example of how you can use a tool like Google Maps to tell a story and provide easy access to information – great job Oxfam! "Oxfam is responding to the biggest earthquake for 200 years in Haiti.

Great reads from around the web on February 20th

Amy Sample Ward

INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of the Planet of the Apps | App Annie – This infographic and accompanying data is a great overview of the changing landscape of mobile applications around the world. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. The Academy gets at the very heart of what NTEN does.

URLs for Haitian Relief Agencies


You may find this list of relief agencies useful, as you build links on your CommunityOS site to help the people of Haiti. Haitian Timoun Foundation directly supports children in Haiti, and is focusing attention on Jacmel, another community suffering greatly from the earthquake. Donate to the IRC Haiti Crisis Fund. The U.S.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation. New Models of Social Change.

2010 Knight-Batten Award Winner: Sourcing Through Texting

Mobile Commons

Residents texted information about trucks illegally barreling down their side streets, and in another experiment, they sent keywords describing their neighborhoods. The result: non-listeners became engaged and more informed. The experiment has continued in Miami’s Little Haiti.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools


Geographic information systems (GIS) and online mapping applications continue to become more powerful and easier to use every year.

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Give 30 Minutes to Help Pakistan!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s the information: Give 30 minutes to help Pakistan. Tags: Networks mobile They’re looking for volunteers.  link].