Activating for Hurricane Laura


With one of the highest 24-hour intensification rates, Hurricane Laura will be a tremendously serious storm, and another of nearly 300 named disasters from which we build expertise and readiness to offer help.

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time


Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin. The goal is to provide the public, media outlets and participating organizations with locally vetted information about the hurricane’s impact from those living in the storm's path.


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Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm


We know our friends over at the Red Cross have been expertly using social media for disaster response for years now, but this weekend, with Hurricane Irene set to touch down all along the east coast, we saw many other organizations and government entities reaching out via social media, as well. For Hurricane Irene, the Red Cross used volunteers to listen as well as respond in the social media space, to ensure 24 hour coverage during the storm.

The power of social media for Hurricane Sandy

ASU Lodestar Center

With charity events, it all comes down to public awareness. Any donations that were dropped off at A Family Storage would then be moved in a Cool Box container up to Hurricane Sandy relief centers. To market our event online, we decided to use the power of social media to spread awareness of our charity event, specifically Facebook. We chose to target users who had liked “Charity”, “Charity Events”, “Non-Profit”, “Hurricane Sandy Relief” and many similar variations.

Mental Health Matters More Than Ever Before

Charity Navigator

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For nearly 40 years, our doors have remained open, through snowstorms and hurricane aftermaths, on Saturdays and even on Christmas Day, but this was different.

Lessons from 2019 to maximize future disaster giving decisions


Putting this best practice into action, in 2019—two years after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico—the Amgen Foundation awarded $257,500 to the University of Puerto Rico for rebuilding efforts. .

Visionlink Supports Dorian Response


Visionlink systems are fully engaged with Hurricane Dorian response. Visionlink offers advanced, expertly-designed solutions including volunteer, gifts-in-kind, situational awareness, client intake, case management, and other modules for disaster response. The National Shelter System is being used to help manage dozens of shelters in Florida--and states north, as Dorian continues along its predicted track.

Beyond Survival: Post-Disruption Nonprofit Digital Strategy


Very soon technology will improve donor participation and retention by making it ridiculously easy to give…Technology will allow donors to do what they want to do anyway…We’re two decades into the internet era; why is it still easier to buy a book about hurricanes than help a storm’s victims?

Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Some programs focus marketing efforts on the event experience or awareness building. Early in my career, I worked on the Race for the Cure in Houston when a hurricane swept through 10 days before our event. Our mission to end cancer is equally important as the hurricane relief efforts.

Katrina IT Musings

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She did a lot of work on the hurricane aftermath (she's an expert on hazardous waste, and a gazillion other things). The two places I looked for mechanisms are the (1) United Nations APELL program (Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies on a Local Level) and (2) the U.S. Any IT setup has to be distributed as we saw so many single point data sources taken out by Hurricane Katrina, with no alternate location for getting same data stream.

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

SXSWcares , co-branded as SXSW4Japan, was a campaign that rallied the SXSW community to raise awareness and harness support for disaster relief. Meanwhile, bloggers Leigh Duncan and Deb Ng were starting a grassroots effort to raise awareness and support for the Japan disaster too. This included SXSW organizers, the Red Cross, Hurricane Party, the Hanson Brothers, and many more to promote the campaign.

Tech Policies for Virtual Teams: A Leader’s Responsibility

Non Profit Quarterly

So, what do you do in case things go wrong, whether it’s with a technology system, or there’s a hurricane that wipes out your office or whatever? This webinar was recorded on September 24, 2020. Jeanne Bell: All right. Good afternoon, everybody.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Expert guests include: Jody Dilday ( @jdilday ), executive director of Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas ( @SPSFNWA ), has spent her career raising awareness and support for nonprofit organizations. Jody was introduced to blogging while on assignment with the public affairs team assigned to the Houston Astrodome during the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

If we go higher than this, we are looking at huge rises in sea levels, complete collapse of ocean ecosystems and more and more unpredictable extreme weather events like hurricanes and tsunamis. How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact. by Zoe Allen.

Mobile Fundraising: A Complete Overview — Pt. 2 of 3

NonProfit Hub

Health and wellness advocacy groups often use mobile fundraising as a way to raise awareness as well as money. Since its inception, mobile fundraising has been used to bring aid to those in need in the wake of natural disasters, from hurricanes to earthquakes to wildfires and everything in between. Environmental awareness.

How Text Messaging Has Revolutionized Giving


When Hurricane Sandy hit, they launched a successful text-to-give campaign and realized that social media is the perfect companion to texting. Text messaging can help nonprofits meet their fundraising goals and raise awareness of the causes they support. Most of our board placements love nothing better than joining a board where they can be a voice of change. Perhaps that voice in 2017 will be to help your nonprofit adopt text messaging as a new way of fundraising.

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[Opinion] Millennials and the Fight Against Hate


Delayed help to Puerto Rico after devastating hurricanes. Just writing that word makes me a little nervous and a lot uncomfortable. Hate defined is “intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury.”.

Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

Connection Cafe

Catchafire : Time-sensitive requests for short-term projects in our active, virtual volunteer pool can assist with items such as email marke ting setup to spread awareness about health and safety, consultation on remote best practices, and much more.

Alexandra Rampy, Guest Post: The Cool Factor About Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first example was using mobile to raise awareness and increase a call to action. Objective : Provide a home site for of CDC’s mobile information about hurricane preparedness and the flu season. Due to the increasing amount of dangerous hurricane like Katrina, Gustav and Ike, the CDC recently created a mobile Web site to further assist during times of emergency. From these examples, we’ve seen how mobile technology can be used to: Raise Awareness.

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth Kanter

She also gave an example of young patient activist, Sara Ringer , who has a passion for spreading awareness and accurate information about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A campaign that raised awareness and donations for ALS to epic proportions. Click for Twitter Transcript.

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact


If we go higher than this, we are looking at huge rises in sea levels, complete collapse of ocean ecosystems and more and more unpredictable extreme weather events like hurricanes and tsunamis. How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact. by Zoe Allen.

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata


BUT, what if we did invite the public to provide situational awareness such as telling us about the elderly people on a hill? " Macon Phillips, special assistant to the President and director of new media for the White House, was a volunteer during Hurricane Katrina. In the five years since Hurricane Katrina, social media has exploded, and its potential for use in crises was clear after the Haiti earthquake. By Wendy Harman, Social Media Director, American Red Cross.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day. A number of nonprofit organizations are promoting Valentine's Day giving opportunities, here's a few: A Day for Hearts is an opportunity to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, a lethal constellation of birth defects of the heart that affect millions of newborn infants and children worldwide. Give a copy of Love Letters from the South , a beautiful photography book that pays tribute to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Cleaning Off My Desk for the New Year

Have Fun - Do Good

According to a study by the journal, Political Psychology , students who were already "community-minded" were not affected by community service requirements at their school, but students who were more "self-interested" developed a, "willingnes to donate their time to charity as well as a greater political awareness."

NetSquared: In the Beginning

Tech Soup Blog

Pope John Paul II died, and Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. These innovative tools are meeting the fundraising, grassroots mobilization, volunteer engagement, and issue awareness needs of many organizations." In the beginning, TechSoup’s Marnie Webb, Daniel Ben-Horin, and Billy Bicket created NetSquared to "remix the web for social change." " The year was 2005. TechSoup was then called CompuMentor. The Iraq War was raging.

Meet Connie Reece: Using Social Media to Strike Back At Ike

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Based on Austin, Texas, I caught up with Connie to find how she is using Social Media raise money for victims of Hurricane Ike and other recent social media fundraising causes. Through Twitter, I became aware of your work with social causes. This month we organized a HAM-up Tweetup (HAM because September is Hunger Awareness Month) to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Connie Reece.

Why Celebrity iCloud Hacking Should Matter to Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

In TechSoup's disaster planning and recovery guide , we recommend a 2x2x2 strategy for your mission-critical data, whether you're preparing for a hurricane or for a hacker. Many people aren't even aware that the Find My iPhone feature on iPhones and iPads is regularly syncing your data and your location with the cloud.

How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But donating money to a charity, even a small amount (or in-kind items ) can certainly help with part of the need and raise awareness in others. It's also one of the worse months for hurricanes and the Red Cross has made it easy to give a donation with your cell phone through its text 2 give program. September is Hunger Awareness Month so why not give a donation of canned goods and cash to your local food bank?

An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

September is Preparedness Month: We know that September is usually a bad month for hurricanes and other natural disasters. Gear Up For Giving from the Case Foundation is a month-long series of social media tutorials, to help nonprofits and their supporters understand how to use key tools and techniques to create awareness, catalyze civic action and cultivate new supporters and donors for their causes. Chinese Buffet by Drunken Monkey.