Harry Potter Alliance Raises Awareness About Darfur

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The Harry Potter Alliance is celebrating the release of the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with house parties to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur According to the Alliance, the world of Harry Potter is more like our world than we might think: "Genocide, Poverty, AIDS, and Global Warming are ignored by our media and governments the way Voldemort's return is ignored by the Ministry and Daily Prophet. Harry Potter Darfur

Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

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The talk was also sponsored by Facing History, Facing Ourselves , Human Rights Watch , the Museum of African Diaspora , Marines' Memorial Association , Bay Area Darfur Coalition , Amnesty International and Stacey's Independent Bookstore. Send a Million Voices for Darfur e-card to Bush.

Reading & Blogging for Darfur with Maw Books Blog

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In a time when the conditions in Darfur are worsening , Maw Books Blog is leveraging her more than 20,000 monthly visitors to raise awareness about Darfur. For the month of September, blogger Natasha Maw will be Reading & Blogging for Darfur.

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

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I just have to do what I can. " -- Jerry Fowler, Executive Director of the Save Darfur Coalition , during an interview on the Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast. One of the reasons I think the issue of genocide in Darfur, and in other places, hasn't reached the mainstream consciousness, is that it is hard to find actions that make concerned citizens feel like they are having an impact. Tell China to, "Extinguish the Flames of Genocide in Darfur."

Not On Our Watch: The Least Depressing Book About Darfur You'll Ever Read

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It isn't often that you can't wait to keep reading a book about genocide, but that is how it was while I was reading Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. Raise awareness 2.

Second Life: Issue Awareness Raising Campaigns

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But wanted to capture some quick thoughts related to a couple of recent awareness raising activities taking place in Second Life or recently launched. The event will also feature a virtual replica of "Our Walls Bear Witness - Darfur: Who Will Survive Today????,

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whitewater widgets yak shack December 6th, 2006 A billboard of protest As I was posting yesterday about Save the Children’s ‘Yak Shack’ venture into the virtual world, Beth Kanter was writing about awareness raising in Second Life.

How Can Changebloggers Make a Greater Impact Online and Offline?

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October 15th was Blog Action Day , a day for bloggers, podcasters and vloggers to write about and raise awareness about an issue. Here are a few examples of some month-long and two-week long online events: Maw Books Blog ran a Blogging and Reading for Darfur campaign last month.

Join Stop Genocide Now's 14 Day Challenge

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While thousands of people board planes to visit family and friends during the holidays, Gabriel Stauring and Stacey Martino from Stop Genocide Now will be traveling to the Darfur/Chad border. As part of this awareness-raising campaign, they have issued a 14-Day Challenge.

"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

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According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site , the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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They've organized an international Olympic Torch Relay which began on August 9 in Chad, near the Darfur border, and will finish in China in January. As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda. olympics China human rights Tibet Burma Darfur

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Mobilizing Donors and Activists in an Overwhelmed World

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On Friday, I was on a "Darfur Activist" conference call produced by ENOUGH , the Genocide Intervention Network , STAND and the Save Darfur Coalition. Many people feel like they can't change issues like the genocide in Darfur, they feel too big.

When Viral Campaigns Fail and Social Media Mobs Rule

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They worked with an agency to develop a series of ads that jived with the company’s sense of humor, their passion for raising awareness about Tibet and the Brazilian Rainforest coupled with discounts of Tibetan food in Chicago and Brazilian bikini waxes in NYC. Comments flooded in – “I guess Groupon decided to do a funny commercial about Tibet because Darfur would be in bad taste? When startups and corporations do good in the world, everyone loves them.

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How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples

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Online video has become an increasingly popular tool used by non-profits to raise awareness. These campaigns encourage visitors to get involved by recording and contributing their own videos or photos: 24 Hours for Darfur has collected over 900 personal video appeals from celebrities, politicians, Darfurians, and citizens around the world. The campaign aims to strengthen Darfur advocacy and enable individuals to send their appeals to political leaders.

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

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I thought that if people who have been through that kind of horror can display such depth of human understanding and compassion, when genocide happens in Darfur or anywhere, I feel it is my moral obligation to do everything in my power to stop it. Darfur.

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

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An organization dedicated to “never again” a genocide — such as those in Europe, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur — must raise awareness and advocate with as much energy as it raises money. Flickr Photo by Canolais.

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Today is World Refugee Day: Give Refugees a Hand

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Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day , a day to raise awareness about refugees' rights, and to honor their experiences. You can also find a list of World Refugee Day activities happening all over the world on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog unhcr refugee World Refugee Day

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USHMM : Crisis in Darfur - Visualized destruction in Darfur that was being publicly refuted - 50% increase in traffic to site - International visits went from 23-52%.

Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring

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And here I was in this small town in Ohio, the white father of a 9-month old African-American baby, becoming aware of my own racism. We see the tragic consequences when fear and hatred win out over the Golden Rule in places like the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, Darfur, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.)

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Darfur is Dying ([link] is probably the most well known game created to raise awareness about a specific topic, in this case the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. A contest entry by MTVU and the Reebok Human Rights Foundation, the game puts the player in Darfur as a villager who must perform real-life tasks like foraging for water without being captured by the Janjaweed.

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Notes from The Seven Things Everyone Wants: What Freud and Buddha Understood (and We're Forgetting) about Online Outreach

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Two of their staff members recently returned from Darfur and are putting together a video to raise awareness about it. They are collecting questions from supporters about Darfur to include in the video. * Think about the last time you did something for a cause.

Activating the Activists with Social Media

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In your status updates, use the news feed to raise awareness. The Save Darfur Coalition asks to organize events, vigils.

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Commonwealth Island in Second Life consists of a “rugged, coniferous island housing several nonprofits, including Greenpeace and ACLU&# There’s an education campaign to help end the genocide in Darfur in “Camp Darfur&#. Our nonprofit organization, Amoration, came to Second Life in late 2005 to experiment with new media for education, activism and awareness, and now Second Life supports the rest of our aid and activism efforts!

The Drumbeat of Bad News in the Nonprofit and Philanthropy Sector and A Couple of Glimmers of Hope

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Be A Voice for Darfur is a petition and awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the appalling genocide in Darfur. In the nonprofit and philanthropy world, like the economy in general, the outlook for 2009 is rather bleak. A group of nonprofit and philanthropy pundits have offered their views on the impact of the economy on the nonprofit sector. Lucy Bernholz says: "Two areas of potential impact of the crisis concern me.

Notes from Google Earth Outreach at Net Tuesday

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He began the talk by telling the story of the first time Google Earth was used for awareness raising by Rebecca Moore, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach.

Serious Games Initiative

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The Darfur is Dying game probably caught your attention. promote awareness. It caught mine as I'm interested in the role of play in problem-solving, what ever the scope of the problem. It is part of emerging trend: harnessing the power of the gaming medium for more "serious purposes," that many nonprofits address. From inspiring young cancer patients to fighting poverty to peaceful resistance of oppressive regimes.

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A Means to an End

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Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The successes, it seems, were many — increased public awareness, social networking sites, widgets and mashups, letters to Congress, web site visitors, etc, etc.

Vote for the First Anti-Genocide Hotline on Reddit

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net/OneMinute Prior to this action, we used Collactive twice to promote particular op-eds (one in the Boston Globe and one in the LA Times) that aligned with our positions on how to stop genocide in Darfur. So in that case, we got a two-for-one -- both raising awareness of the issue and flooding a decisionmaker with an important column. See the full alert here.

A Means to an End

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Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The successes, it seems, were many — increased public awareness, social networking sites, widgets and mashups, letters to Congress, web site visitors, etc, etc. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail. It goes like this: 30, 40, or 50 percent of all IT projects go bad.

A Means to an End

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Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The successes, it seems, were many — increased public awareness, social networking sites, widgets and mashups, letters to Congress, web site visitors, etc, etc. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail. It goes like this: 30, 40, or 50 percent of all IT projects go bad.

A Means to an End

Gavin's Digital Diner

Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The successes, it seems, were many — increased public awareness, social networking sites, widgets and mashups, letters to Congress, web site visitors, etc, etc. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail. It goes like this: 30, 40, or 50 percent of all IT projects go bad.

Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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In the US context, we are focused on building an awareness of issues involved in genocide and post-conflict peacebuilding as well as connecting American youth to our partners in other parts of the globe to plug them into cross-national, cross-cultural collaboration.

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We discovered that not only was breast cancer awareness the largest cause-related group on Facebook, it was the second largest Facebook group, with more than 800,000 members. Or even better, give a $1 directly to the Save Darfur campaign and the campaign will give you a ribbon that you can display on your profile.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Oxfam America and HSUS: Not just Talking about Social Media, Using It

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This shows the viral potential of raising awareness in the social networks. Tim says MySpace is not good for fundraising, although we have seen some examples of orgs running successful fundraising campaigns, such as Dollars for Darfur.

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If you want to create awareness or build a constituency for a cause or for a politician, doesn’t it make sense to integrate that advocacy and awareness as much as possible into the daily lives of your potential constituents?

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Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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NOTE: Be aware that much of the discussion that follows was written with a technical audience in mind. Be aware that.xls and attachments are somewhat suspect as it seems that Math, the Open Office version of Excel, can execute VBA code. 2] truth_of_darfur-china_and_2008_olympics.pps

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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However I would contend that there are exciting possibilities for education, awareness-raising, and membership mobilization using virtual worlds like Second Life. For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad.

(Not a) Game Friday: Virtual Worlds 101

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The Exploratorium did the solar eclipse, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is doing all kinds of programs around Darfur.

Nedra Weinreich: Social Marketing Guru

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You can create or simulate an experience that can evoke an emotional response from a visitor, as they have done with Camp Darfur. Nedra Weinreich, Spare Change Blog Nedra Weinreich was one of the first nonprofit tagged blogs that I discovered while browsing the blogher blogroll a few months back. She works with nonprofits and government agencies to bring about health and social change using social marketing.