Tips for Donors on Afghanistan's Complex Humanitarian Emergency


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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

Just before noon, I decided to go online and see what those in my networks were sharing from their own celebrations or reflections, and immediately found the #GoSilent campaign from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

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We need to have a serious talk about character limits on grant applications

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, with the collapse of the Afghanistan government, the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and the worsening pandemic, you might. Funder Relations Fundraising Grantwriting character limits grantwriting

Jayne Cravens to Serve as Advisor to UN program in Afghanistan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just received word that Jayne is off to Afghanistan at the end of February 2007, to serve as Communication and Reporting Advisor for the United Nation's National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP), part of UNDP. I'll be in Afghanistan through part of August." " She is hoping to make connections with organizations and individuals who are running programs based in Afghanistan. You can follow her adventures in Afghanistan on her blog.

New members appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector

Charity Village

New Co-Chair: Sheherazade Hirji, former Resident Representative, Aga Khan Development Network, Afghanistan, Bruce MacDonald, President & […].

Get 34 Tips For Making A Memorable Nonprofit Video

Global Giving

Featured Photo: Sahar Foundation provides computer education to girls in Afghanistan. The post Get 34 Tips For Making A Memorable Nonprofit Video appeared first on Learn - GlobalGiving. Videos Nonprofit Marketing Technology

Leveraging Technology to Respond to Global Crises

Cloud 4 Good

Noble points out that perhaps since so many more people are aware of what’s going on in Ukraine, it can spotlight other countries like Afghanistan and Syria, and compel people to help support their efforts in those countries, too. .

Veterans Leverage Their Pro Bono Skills to Rise to the Call of Duty from Afar

Saleforce Nonprofit

When the Afghanistan government fell to the Taliban just days after the U.S. Air Force aircrafts evacuating people from Afghanistan. I was heartbroken by what was happening in Afghanistan. and coalition forces withdrew their troops, Afghan allies that served alongside the U.S.

10 Years of PeaceTalks: What Does Peace Mean to You?

Saleforce Nonprofit

Known for her efforts to advance women’s rights in Afghanistan, Zarifa experienced an untenable career in politics. In July 2018, at the of 26, Zarifa became one of the youngest mayors and as such emerged as a role model to women in Afghanistan.

UN Field Notes Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Clay Aiken in Afghanistan with Unicef, Photo from Flickr. " The most recent set of posts are from Clay Aiken's field work in Afghanistan and also includes flickr photos. I've been following Unicef's Field Notes Blog. The posts are from people working in different countries on child survival work.

Zen Under Fire: Big Vision Podcast Interview with Marianne Elliott

Have Fun - Do Good

Trained as a lawyer, Marianne helped develop human rights strategies for the governments of New Zealand and Timor-Leste, has worked as a Policy Advisor for Oxfam, and spent two years working in human rights in the Gaza Strip prior to her time in Afghanistan, where she served in the United Nations mission (2005-2007). Her memoir Zen Under Fire , tells the story of her work and life in Afghanistan.

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Best Practices for Securing Data in Humanitarian Crisis Situations

Saleforce Nonprofit

The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan is a stark reminder that many nonprofit customers often work in fragile environments. By: Rakesh Bharania, Director, Humanitarian Impact Data, and Alex Parker, Senior Platform Architect,

Break the Bias: Changing the Game for Girls & Women

Saleforce Nonprofit

The takeover by the Taliban in Afghanistan earlier this year instantly sent the future of girls and women in that country into chaos. The world has been through a lot in the last several years.

10,000 Nonprofits On Twitter!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Their first project is a secondary school for 1,200 girls in Afghanistan where the female literacy rate is only 12%. This morning I followed my 10,000th nonprofit on Twitter! A young nonprofit dedicated to building schools for girls in developing countries named Circle of Women. That they are number 10,000 is completely random, but I am pleased that it is an organization with a mission dear to my heart.

Four Lessons From Candid About Balancing Grantee Data Protection and Transparency


In other, more rare occasions – such as the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 – we’ve felt compelled to proactively take action based on changing external circumstances. Candid’s mission is to get grantmakers and nonprofits the information you need to do good.

How to Build Platforms that Our Movements Can Own

Non Profit Quarterly

We were astonished when hundreds of technologists used Open Collective to pool funds to help families get out of Afghanistan. Nonprofits and technology often don’t mix. The nonprofit landscape is littered with abandoned grant-funded and poorly maintained tech projects.

50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans :: @ CIAV. The 50 nonprofits listed below are tackling some of the most important economic, social and political issues of our time. They are active in our communities, in our schools, and have valuable knowledge and experience that our nation’s elected officials could learn from and be inspired by, and yet very few U.S. politicians follow any nonprofits on Twitter. They mostly only follow other politicians and news media.

UNICEF Shares 4 Ways to Reverse COVID-19’s Impact on Children

Saleforce Nonprofit

Students attending class in Turgani High School in Faizabad, the largest city of Badakhshan, a northern province of Afghanistan. By: Eric Zuehlke, Head of Editorial, Division of Global Communication and Advocacy, UNICEF and Martha Mackenzie, Global Humanitarian Advocacy Lead, UNICEF.

Fab Lab and Do-It-Yourself Infrastructure Building

Tech Soup Blog

Over the past 18 months or so, the antennas have been appearing around Jalalabad , a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. It wasn't created by a government either, but it could become the new symbol of infrastructure rebuilding in Afghanistan and around the world. They're inexpensive and easy to repair, qualities more important in Afghanistan than a good warranty. Take, for example, the Taj, the only bar in Eastern Afghanistan (apparently a tiki bar, no less).

A Day Trip the Hague, Netherlands: International City of Peace and Justice

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It was closing time in the Hague and I was too late to the Oxfam Novib office to meet anyone, but a poster in the window reminds us all to remember Afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world, affected by decades of conflict and disasters. . An Instagram Photo and Video Essay. by Heather Mansfield. For many years I’ve wanted to visit the Hague, Netherlands.

Update from Jayne Cravens

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few months back, colleague Jayne Cravens was off to Afghanistan, to serve as Communication and Reporting Advisor for the United Nation's National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP), part of UNDP. from Jayne Craven's Flickr Photos from Kabul. I wrote a bon voyage post here. Jayne recently dropped me an email pointing to her photos from Kabul. You can keep current with Jayne's adventures on her blog

Nonprofit Data Could Be The Missing Piece In Your CSR Strategy

Global Giving

It combines government data, public information, and other reliable records to give the most comprehensive virtual map of nonprofits from Afghanistan to Venezuela.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a group or as an individual, CARE Packages can help send girls in Afghanistan to school for a year, or help expectant mothers in Peru safely deliver. Many of us will purchase hundreds of dollars in holiday gifts over the next six weeks, and with some conscious consumerism those dollars could also help some of your favorite nonprofits continue their work in 2012.

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Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Over 8 weeks this last fall, I had the privilege of working with NGOs from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, in a series of trainings that took place in Phnom Penh, Beirut and Istanbul. The current conflict in Afghanistan has been ongoing since 2001. Martus is available in seven languages , including in Dari and Farsi which are commonly spoken in Afghanistan.

Zen Peacekeeper, Marianne Elliott, Shares How She Has Fun, Does Good

Have Fun - Do Good

She is currently writing a memoir about her life as a UN peacekeeper in Afghanistan. As a small child I was profoundly affected by the glimpses I got into the injustices in the world so I became a human rights lawyer and spent a decade working in places like the Gaza Strip, Timor-Leste and Afghanistan. We write and teach what we want to learn, at least, I do.

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Fab Lab Sets Its Sights on Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

I was excited about Fab-Fi , Fab Lab's name for the simple directional antennas they're using to build a mesh wireless network all over Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Also published on AshokaTech. I wrote a blog post a few months ago about Fab Lab, a network of community-operated workshops springing up all over the world. Of course, to get the full effect of what's cool about Fab Lab, it's useful to take a step back.

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50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. American Diabetes Association. Because 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr. Americans for the Arts. Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Habbo’s InfoBus re: curbing violence against gay teens; developing understanding via the Matthew Shepard Foundation visiting ‘in-world’ or the War Child Int’l foundation partnership to focus in-world on kids impacted by violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda etc.

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50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. View Larger. In the spirit of gratitude and giving and in celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving , below is a list of 50 nonprofits that serve American society. Of course 50 is just a tiny percentage of the nonprofits that work and sacrafice to make our country a better place to live. If you would like to add a nonprofit, please do so with a “Because…” statement in a comment below. Happy Thanksgiving!

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Women for Women International

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Though many of the countries we work in are talked about in the news (DR Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan), some aren’t as well-known (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nigeria) and we often need to explain why operating in these countries is important. Organization: Women for Women International. Organization Size: Approximately 70 DC/stateside employees; more than 100 field staff employees in eight countries in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Case Study: Building Community Online (with Appropriate Technologies)


With "The Rucksack", Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) have actually managed to build an online community that works. Community. We all want it. We know we need it. Making it happen? Even with a very high bar for membership – members must submit a copy of their military discharge paperwork – IAVA’s confirmed veteran membership increased fivefold with the launch of "The Rucksack".

Foo Camp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There were people already doing cool stuff, like InSTEDD and some great work around mashups of humanitarian data in Afghanistan, as well as folks discussing lauching cool new social enterprises (but we can't talk about them yet). I just got back from Foo Camp 2009, which was a blast as usual. I think this is my third or fourth Foo Camp, and the energy around public uses of technology was palpable.

SXSW Top Picks


We'll show you how Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a national non-profit, non-partisan group supporting our nation's newest generation of veterans has established a multi-year partnership with Miller High Life, the San Diego Padres, and celebrities that support their mission. It should also be interesting to hear how Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) decided to partner with the beer company Miller High Life. Conference season is here.

Refugee Response: TechSoup's New Online Technology Resource for NGOs Helping Refugees

Tech Soup Blog

That displacement has happened mostly as a result of the wars in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. TechSoup is proud celebrate World Refugee Day by announcing a new humanitarian project that that we're doing in Europe and the Middle East. It's called Refugee Response , and it's a project in cooperation with Microsoft to respond to the refugee crisis.

Impact and Interoperability: How Technology Powers Collaboration

Saleforce Nonprofit

When the Afghanistan crisis reared its ugly head again this year, a group of veterans, active-duty service members, former government officials, civil servants, and nonprofit organizations came together to work online to help individuals and families evacuate the country.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!


Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating! You can support NTEN in Giving Tuesday and join Beth Kanter for a live discussion of collective philanthropy - get the details here. Check out the 124 NTEN Members participating in Giving Tuesday below.

Maximizing Social Engagement for #GivingTuesday

NonProfit Hub

The concept for GoodUnited came through Nick’s work co-founding and leading Stop Soldier Suicide, which stemmed from his experiences leading Paratroopers as a Ranger qualified Army Officer with the 173rd Airborne during 27 months deployed to combat zones in Afghanistan.

4 Tips for Using Facebook Fundraising for Year-End Giving


Nick co-founded Stop Soldier Suicide stemming from his experiences leading Paratroopers as a Ranger qualified Army Officer with the 173rd Airborne during 27 months deployed to combat zones in Afghanistan.

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth Kanter

He shared incredible stories from over two decades of providing rehabilitation for disabled people in Afghanistan. Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.

Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

She originally founded the Voice of Women Organization (VWO) to educate girls in Kabul in secret schools under the Taliban, and has since expanded to support and assist underprivileged women and children throughout Afghanistan. I have talked many times before about the way we as nonprofit organizations and changemakers set our goals. (If If we focus our work on feeding the hungry, for example, do we actually create a system in which we rely on people needing our services?

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Show Your Mama Some Love

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year’s campaign hopes to raise $65,000 to invest in Mama Lucy’s secondary school in Tanzania, Renu & Maggie’s schools in Kathmandu & Surkhet, Nepal, and Suraya’s women’s shelter in Afghanistan. Show some love in the next fews at To Mama With Love , a creative social fundraiser that leverages the emotional connection we feel with our own mothers or our own pride of being a mom.

What Do Good Books Did You Read in 2010?

Have Fun - Do Good

Each year I post a list of my favorite Have Fun Do Good Books for the year (even if they weren't actually published in that year). As I'm beginning to draft my list for 2010, I would love to know what do good books you read and loved in 2010. I'm always looking for good book suggestions, plus, I have to pick the next book for my "social changey" book club to read in December, and am looking for ideas. I've listed some of the books I'm considering below (I haven't read them yet).

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Giving Circle Book Group: Books by Women Visionaries and Their Organizations

Have Fun - Do Good

Brodsky documents the inside story of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). According to their site, "RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977." I've posted a couple of times about giving circles, groups of people who get together to learn about an organization's work, and pool their donations to have a greater impact.