Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

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Jacky was only 8 years old in 2010, when he was separated from his mother after the 2010 earthquake and forced into child slavery. After escaping he was left homeless and living on the streets of Haiti until discovered by Haiti Mama , a nonprofit organization committed to connecting homeless children with their families. Most orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti are not as fortunate.

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2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. in 2010.

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Blackbaud Announces March Web Seminars for Nonprofits

NetWits

Blackbaud experts and partners developed the seminars based off of their work with nonprofit customers who responded to the Haiti earthquake. The series, entitled “Lessons Learned from Haiti,” includes five seminars that will take place March through May Blackbaud is offering a free web seminar series to help nonprofits build strategies for mobilizing, soliciting, and stewarding supporters during and after times of disaster.

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How Tech Is Helping the Haiti Recovery | Fast Company

AFP Blog

How Tech Is Helping the Haiti Recovery | Fast Company: "Since the 2010 earthquake, not-for-profits and corporations have developed new technologies to better deliver services to Haitians, transforming aid in disaster areas everywhere

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends. Recently The Chronicle published data about online giving for 2010. billion online in 2010.

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011. 1] Bango Annual Mobile Usage Study, Feb 2010. [2] 3] NeilsenWire Study: What Americans do Online, August 2010.

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Earthquake in Haiti

VisionLink

As with many other individuals and organizations, we extend our support to the people of Haiti as the magnitude of the disaster becomes apparent. The scope of this disaster, and the lack of basic infrastructure in Haiti means that recovery will be a very long and highly challenging effort. Our staff is working with various disaster-related VisionLink customers to provide appropriate technology, including offers for contributed solutions.

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. Whether we look at mapping tools, fundraising, or missing person systems, the social media response to the January earthquakes in Haiti all leverage the powerful technology we can hold in our hands: our mobile phones.

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm

AFP Blog

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm: "Telethons were struck up. Traditional commercial messaging campaigns on TV, radio, and telephone were launched, but in 2010, a new medium was quickly alighted upon by those innovators in the sector: the mobile giving phenomenon. And as the following stats show, when a crisis occurs, it now pays to have access to a world of people with cell phones, iPhones

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

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com 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. What has your nonprofit done since January 12, 2010? Showing Fundraising to Outcomes Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised over $68 million in the US to support their important work in Haiti.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

I want to provide some updated findings for the entire year, as well as discuss the importance of online donations to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving. The response to the Haiti earthquake by online and mobile donors has been awe-inspiring.

10 steps to creating a killer ‘call to action’ on your website

John Haydon

People will take action to feed a little girl in Haiti before 500,000 homeless children. One of the most important elements on your nonprofit’s website is your ‘call to action’ You might have a great design, compelling content, and lots of visitors to your site.

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Support Disaster Relief in Haiti

NetWits

The images coming out of Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake are heartbreaking. It is comforting to know that so many nonprofit organizations are already helping on the ground and more relief is on the way. People are using the Internet to stay informed about the disaster, help communicate what's happening, and to donate to charities. The volume of online donations on January 13th was 3 times that of December 31st and growing

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? Shortly after news spread about the devastating earthquake in Haiti the American Red Cross launched a “text to donate&# campaign where individuals in the US can text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross to support Haiti relief efforts.

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Haiti and Mobile Grassroots Giving

Connection Cafe

I feel inspired by the outpouring of support for Haiti we've seen this past week. As we know, you can donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief by texting “Haiti” to 90999. Author: Amber Wobschall. I am struck this Martin Luther King Jr.

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. A number of Red Cross staff members have just returned from Haiti and I have no doubt they will have enhancements and workflow requests to fine tune the system.

onPhilanthropy: Articles: Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering

AFP Blog

onPhilanthropy: Articles: Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering: "Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti SufferingWednesday, January 13, 2010By: Susan Carey DempseyThere is little good news out of Haiti today, as it continues to assess the damage and begin to help the survivors of the 7.0

Tragedy in Haiti - How can I help?

Connection Cafe

I am saddened by the news and images coming from Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit yesterday. I've listed below a few organizations that are providing relief to Haiti, and the Huffington Post and CNN have a list of resources as well. Author: Jill Ward.

Haiti Earthquake Relief Sees Mobile Giving Gaining Ground in Europe

AFP Blog

Haiti Earthquake Relief Sees Mobile Giving Gaining Ground in Europe: "n the wake of the recent Haiti earthquake, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and its research partner, Lightspeed Research, have released the results of the latest Consumer Briefing reports into mobile giving in the UK, French and German markets, demonstrating that people are increasingly turning to mobile as a way of

Nothing But Net - Aid for Haiti Gets Webby

NetWits

Like all of you, I've been terribly saddened by the catastrophic earthquake that rocked Haiti last week. Watching the nonprofit community step-up and shine in this time of need reminds me why I love working in this sector ( check out all these amazing orgs that are helping in Haiti The suffering appears overwhelming, but so has the outpouring of aid and support for the Haitian people.

Haiti mobile giving may spark surge in overall SMS contributions

AFP Blog

Haiti mobile giving may spark surge in overall SMS contributions: "Manis, a former senior vice president at premium SMS aggregator m-Qube who left after it was acquired by VeriSign, said the huge spike in mobile giving after the Haiti earthquake represents a confluence of multiple factors.

New technology tools help Haiti earthquake relief - NashuaTelegraph.com

AFP Blog

New technology tools help Haiti earthquake relief - NashuaTelegraph.com: "Volunteers have built and refined software for tracking missing people, mapping the disaster area and enabling urgent cell-phone text messaging. Organizations including the International Red Cross, the United Nations, the World Bank and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency have put the systems to use.".

NorthJersey.com: Texting donations brings in millions for Haiti

AFP Blog

NorthJersey.com: Texting donations brings in millions for Haiti: "Michael Nilsen, senior director of public affairs for the Association of Professional Fundraisers in Arlington, Va., compared the sudden jump in text fund raising to the way online giving broke into the public consciousness following the 9/11 attacks.“One One of the effects of an event like this is that the way people give jumps

Embed this How to Help Haiti Link on Your Site

VisionLink

Here is a link to a White House Web Page that summarizes how your users and Community Operating System visitors can respond to the needs in Haiti. The link takes you to a web page that shows both what will be displayed, and the code which you can embed in your CommunityOS content management page(s) to create the link automatically. link] Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink

Haiti Quake Shook Mobile Giving Awake- The NonProfit Times Dec 20, 2010

AFP Blog

This one is from Nonprofit TimesHaiti Quake Shook Mobile Giving Awake- The NonProfit Times Dec 20, 2010: "Haiti Quake Shook Mobile Giving AwakeWithin 42 minutes of last January’s earthquake in Haiti, the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), in Issaquah, Wash., We are posting some selected articles from December that may have been missed.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

NTEN

This portal was also launched at the onset of the Haiti earthquake and utilized by relief organizations. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation. 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.

City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Haiti Earthquake update: Red Cross family finder website up

AFP Blog

City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Haiti Earthquake update: Red Cross family finder website up: "A Haiti Earthquake update. The American and Haitian Red Cross, and the International Committee of the Red Cross has announced a new website to allow loved ones to work to find their lost family members in Haiti, in the wake of the 7.0

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

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CANADIAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION | Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in Canada: "Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in CanadaMobile Giving Foundation Canada Enables Leading National Non-Profit Organizations to Drive General Public Donations via Mobile PhonesOTTAWA, Feb.

Social Media Aids Efforts to Help Victims of Earthquake in Haiti - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Social Media Aids Efforts to Help Victims of Earthquake in Haiti - Philanthropy.com: "Social Media Aids Efforts to Help Victims of Earthquake in HaitiBy Caroline PrestonPeople interested in helping victims of the earthquake that wracked Haiti yesterday are being encouraged to text and tweet their donations and publicize their support using the new technologies.

Twitter Strikes Deal To Bring Free SMS Tweets To Haiti - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Twitter Strikes Deal To Bring Free SMS Tweets To Haiti - washingtonpost.com: "Following the disastrous earthquake in Haiti earlier this year, a number of web companies have been setting up special programs to try and do their part to help. Twitter has been one of the most active, as the company has made great use of its social graph to get the word out on how to help through donations and other

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector

Idealware

conference gave interesting attention to opening up data for spatial analysis, using geographical based information in crises such as Haiti and Chile, and innovative light-weight open source software like Ushahidi for social mobilization and response. “Change” may not be coming to Washington as fast as we expected a year ago. Yet at the grass roots level, in the technology realm, something is definitely happening, and its going to help the policy reform process.

7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies

NTEN

moment in January, 2010, when an outpouring of donations followed the devastating Haiti quake. This is precisely the kind of mobile fundraising campaign run by The Red Cross in support of Haiti. Ben Rigby, The Extraordinaires. If you’re like most people working at a nonprofit, you probably had a “Holy Mobile!” This, you expected. But what you may not have anticipated was that $41m of these dollars flowed through mobile phones via “premium text messages.”

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. But I wasn't prepared for the type of incoming information I saw in the weeks after January 12, 2010. . In the midst of the viral Text HAITI to 90999 message, we saw the emergence of what we're calling emergency social data, or #crisisdata. Melissa Eliott was heavily involved in the Haiti relief effort as a volunteer.

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Last Day to Register for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference at the Regular Rate!

NTEN

Just a reminder that the fees for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference increase after today. numbers coming out of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, you gain a renewed appreciation for the power of nonprofit technology -- and it's not just the big organizations that are using it.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti , I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

NTEN

With the recent calamity in Haiti, the NPOs and NGOs that comprise the disaster relief/response sector have jumped into action, mobilizing their staff, volunteers, and equipment to help those affected. Jim Craner, MapTogether.

Text messages are one more way to help Haiti victims - Las Cruces Sun-News

AFP Blog

Text messages are one more way to help Haiti victims - Las Cruces Sun-News: "LAS CRUCES - Nursing student Gonzalo Valdez, 28, sat on a couch in Corbett Center at New Mexico State University on Tuesday and typed a few letters and numbers into his iPhone before returning to his studying.The whole transaction took just about a minute, but Valdez helped provide clean drinking water, first aid

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

NTEN

I thought I'd do my part with a few of 2010's best resources (so far). A recap of fundraising resources of the first 2/3 of 2010 wouldn't be complete without some discussion of the incredible work that the Red Cross did using mobile and social media to raise funds and awareness about the disaster in Haiti. You can find a more recent update that focuses on the Facebook fundraising efforts of the Red Cross since Haiti on Inside Facebook.

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. They have created a Haiti support page to harness the power of the crowd to help locate and identify missing persons with just a few minutes of your time. . Tweet from kateatyrownrisk.

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch

AFP Blog

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch : "Back in March 2010, when the devastating earthquake in Haiti was still making headline news, UN member states pledged over $9 billion for Haiti’s reconstruction – including $5.3