Microsoft's Windows Azure and Disaster Response

Tech Soup Blog

What few are aware of, however, is that the Windows Azure platform also has the capability of serving communities that have been affected by disasters. Recently, the folks at Microsoft ,with help from public sector and nonprofit partners including TechSoup, have been examining and refining the use of an Azure-based disaster and emergency response portal. cloud Microsoft disaster response disaster recovery disaster cloud computing Windows Azure

Tips for Hosting a Virtual Peer-to-Peer Event


When you’re done livestreaming on Facebook, your video will still be available to view for those who missed your live broadcast. Fundraising by Type Fundraising Practices Peer-to-Peer-Fundraising Virtual Fundraising disaster


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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter

“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. It would be easy for community foundations to back away from giving days in the wake of the Kimbia disaster and similar problems that plagued Minnesota’s popular Give to the Max Day in 2013. The foundation had lined up local television stations to broadcast their noon news programs live from the stadium and had scheduled promotions and entertainment.

American College of Preventive Medicine’s Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Social Media in Disaster Response. Description : Social media tools allow for people to connect: broadcasting messages to real time communication, online networking to offline collaboration. Presentations from 2011 presentation disaster emergency haiti preventive medicine response social mediaDate : February 19th, 2011. Location : San Antonio, TX.

Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021. Whether it’s property damage from a natural disaster, or human-caused events like embezzlement, cyber-attacks, or allegations of misconduct, a proactive […].

How a Simple Facebook Strategy Can Turn a Crisis into a Community


In the middle of the process of purchasing a backup generator, thanks to a federal grant, the station turned to the next available medium to continue the broadcast: their website and social media outlets. disaster response facebook KRTS Marfa Public Radio nptech nten Social Media CommunicationsMarfa Public Radio, KRTS , is the little nonprofit that could.

Great reads from around the web on March 21st

Amy Sample Ward

" Red Cross Opens Social Media Center For Disaster Response – TheNonProfitTimes – "The American Red Cross (ARC) has launched a digital operations center and digital volunteer program to coordinate response efforts during disasters, particularly when storm victims are huddled in a basement away from other forms of communication. The launch of a Digital Volunteer program will help Red Cross respond to questions and information from the public during disasters."

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Charitable Giving in a down economy: Performance strategies for any market


While not at the same scale as broadcast media, communicating the needs of your organization, as well as how donors can help today, is important. Lori Collins – SVP, Giving Sciences, One & All.

Supporting the Red Cross: Social Media Road Block

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has issued a roadblock. encouraging radio stations to simultaneously air public service advertising in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Red Cross is asking people to extend the road block to social media space. Here's more ways you can participate. Read more from blogger Kami Huyse (who lives the Houston area), Beth Dunn , Netsquared and the RedCross Blog

How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? | TechPresident

AFP Blog

The volunteers behind 4636 – the Ushahidi crisis map that enabled Haitian earthquake victims to broadcast disaster conditions via text – formed a significant portion of the humanitarian response to the quake. How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? TechPresident : Compared to similar efforts put to use in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, not as consistently.

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What we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake

NCE Social Media

It is how some of the major charities providing relief and news outlets are broadcasting their stories and information. What steps do you need to take to make sure your agency is prepared for a natural disaster like this. There are several things we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake that are socialmedia-related. With the recent Haitian earthquake, texting donations has garnered new media focus.

What Will Be The New Normal For The Event Industry?


The numbers will need to be adjusted to match what is allowed in each jurisdiction but it is possible to host an event with a small number of physical attendees/participants and broadcast the happenings online to a much wider audience.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). 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.

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

The revolution may not be televised, but no matter where you are, you can now have a front row seat to the broadcast. Over the past few years, the use of social technologies during disaster response has become a central component to news and information delivery. “The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not. Be as we have seen in events around the world, the revolution will be tweeted, photographed, mapped and posted to our status.

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A History of How Modern ESG Came to Be


You can read more on the protests of the 60s and 70s at American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s online exhibit, “Speaking and Protesting in America”. . This disaster in particular lead to the founding of the Coalition of Environmentally Responsible Companies, also known as CERES.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). 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.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals


Every fundraiser knows the role that social media users played in delivering dollars to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti and to Planned Parenthood for mammogram screenings in the wake of the Komen Foundation’s withdrawal of funding, but actually how social media delivers such results has been a bit of mystery.

What Will Be The New Normal For The Event Industry?


The numbers will need to be adjusted to match what is allowed in each jurisdiction but it is possible to host an event with a small number of physical attendees/participants and broadcast the happenings online to a much wider audience.

Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

Connection Cafe

All but three verticals (Association & Membership, Public Broadcasting Stations, and Team Events) had a growth rate greater than 10 percent. The vertical most impacted by the Haiti event was the Disaster & Relief vertical, growing 38 percent from 2009 to 2010. Independent of the Haiti event, however, Disaster & Relief still grew at a healthy 23 percent from 2009 to 2010. Author: Jill Ward.

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Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

Trends for International Relief and Public Broadcasting are mixed but trending upward since FY2014. Three sources drive nearly all direct acquisition of sustainers: canvassing (face to face and door to door), broadcast (direct TV or radio), and digital channels (email, digital ads and general website).

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


and discover how to reach your audiences more directly through social and digital media, while still landing placements through the national press or your local newspapers and broadcast stations. AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit. AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit. The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way.

TechSoup joins the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Tech Soup Blog

" This seems interesting considering that "downer news," more specifically disaster imagery, has always driven up donations. Before the age of computers and social media, the broadcasting of live imagery from Ethiopia culminated in Live Aid, one of the most successful charity events at that time. TechSoup joined the viral phenomenon that's been making waves in the past couple of weeks on the Internet.

COVID Had Devastating Consequences for Food Security. Here’s How the Media Covered It in 2020.


From January to March of 2020, articles focused on food insecurity received scant engagement on Facebook and only broke through during natural disasters, such as flooding and locust swarms in East Africa, that affected food insecurity on a regional scale. Read time: 6 minutes.

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Top 25 List - December 2008

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Public Broadcasting Service. Public Broadcasting Service. It’s a possibility that we’ll see them on the list again and it may be a case that their traffic is disaster driven. I compiled this list using the same methodology I used for my October 2007 list. Unfortunately, I still can’t compile a list of nonprofits outside the US.

Alexandra Rampy, Guest Post: The Cool Factor About Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Objective : Provide lifesaving assistance during the natural disasters that occurred in China and Myanmar. To see the latest campaigns (including combining broadcast television commercials with a mobile call to action ), check out their blog. Courtesy of Alexandra Rampy, publisher of SocialButterfly Mobile. What do we do with this one word? We CAN do so much.

Grandcentral Redux or a Requiem for CVM? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This service is going to be a big hit for the smaller nonprofits that need a disaster recovery solution for their telephony needs. Grandcentral can probably step in temporarily in the face of a larger disaster.

Blackbaud Index for February 2011


These organizations are defined by Giving USA as museums of all kinds, historical societies, humanities organizations; and media and communication charities, including public broadcasting.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

It wasn’t yet my turn to drive, and I’d have been broadcasting observations all morning, with nothing better to contribute. Could you illustrate your expertise & readiness regarding housing, nutrition, mobility, or animal care in the face of disaster? Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. I recently stood at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near Ground Zero, looking up to read the timeline on the wall.

Interview with Brooklyn Museum's Shelley Bernstein

Museum 2.0

can really provide content for audiences who use those sites—AND it provides a way to broadcast on your own site. Even when it’s kind of a disaster, I try to be methodical about it instead of just ranting. Let’s say you wanted to find a model museum using Web 2.0 to support programs and exhibits. A place that blogs, that engages in social networking sites, that tries experiments, and reports about all of it honestly.