Hurricane Sandy Situational Map

VisionLink

Because of the severity of Super Storm Sandy, the VisionLink team has launched a real-time situational map at [link] : Open Red Cross Shelters NOAA projection of the storm path Geo-located Twitter data about the storm Power Outage KML East Coast Traffic Routes As the hurricane continues to move along the East coast and as conditions improve or worsen depending on your location, please be sure to stay safe until the storm has passed.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Legacy Community Health Center. Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Hurricane Harvey is a destructive monster and it is going to require generous support from people like you and me to help with the recovery efforts.No

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

VisionLink

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.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. Then, I look for local charities on the ground, many times there is a local community foundation that is stepping up. Proceeds will go to community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Social Media Outcomes Is Easier than Measuring Hurricane Strength

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While my family and their home dodged a bullet, like millions in NYC, other locations had catastrophic flooding and there was a loss of lives. We learned that it predicting the path of hurricanes is a more precise science than the measuring their destructive force. Source: Nasa.

Mobile Commons Provides Polling Place Locator in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many polling places throughout both states had to be moved. That meant that many citizens weren’t sure where to go vote – an especially large problem when so many communities had no power.

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: (More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5)

AFP Blog

PHILANTHROPY 2173: (More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5) : More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5) Still more examples of technology communities' contributions to, and use of social media by, hurricane #Sandy relief efforts. Earlier posts from yesterday and this morning

Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle

AFP Blog

Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle : A community campaign to replace the tree canopy Galveston lost to Hurricane Ike is in the running for a $50,000 project award from Tom's of Maine.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

Everyaction

We had all these amazing volunteers and food trucks and chefs who had managed their own businesses but lost so much after the hurricane and decided that they wanted to offer their time and resources to WCK. We had over 20,000 volunteers in Puerto Rico alone, most of whom were Puerto Ricans who had been impacted by the hurricane themselves. We actually had a Puerto Rican chef impacted by the hurricane who came with us to Guatemala to cook with us.

In a Second Go-Around, Response to 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Is Muted - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

In a Second Go-Around, Response to 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Is Muted - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "If the 2014 "ice-bucket challenge" was a roaring hurricane of YouTube videos and cold soakings, the 2015 version might be described as a tepid sprinkle. The campaign, which the ALS community hopes to make an annual event — with the tagline "Every August until a cure" — has generated $500,000 in donations this month for the ALS Association, officials said Wednesday.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina , about 22% of total funding went to the American Red Cross (ARC). 82% of that funding came from corporations, where 18% was sourced from independent, community and public foundations. Click here to read part 1 of this series.

Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

VisionLink

Voluntary relief agencies play a vital role in whole community recovery. Survivors needing assistance with home cleanup in South Carolina may call: 1-800-451-1954 About VisionLink VisionLink has been supporting communities since 1991.

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts.

Portraits of the People: Northeast America and Sandy

VisionLink

It helps us see what other members of our extended community are going through, and a reminder that each of us could find ourselves in this situation sometime in the future, if it is not already part of our past. Disasters demonstrate the connections within and among community.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts. Influence Topics Audience Research Collaboration Communication Data & Visualizations Events Government Internet Strategy Jobs Online Community Performance Measurement Recommended Reading Social Media Tips & Trends Tools & Software Get Email Updates Stay in touch with Forum One Forum One Communications 2200 Mt.

MSNBC Reports: Mobile technology used as a safety tool

Mobile Commons

Click here for more on how we are using technology to keep our communities safer during the hurricane. Earlier today, Mobile Commons CEO Jed Alpert gave an interview on MSNBC to talk about what we’ve done to both help New Yorkers prepare for and recover from Irene. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy. Company News Press

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

Connection Cafe

million, while hurricane-related funding totals $480.6 Whether it is a hurricane or an earthquake, some disasters can happen quickly, and thus be easier to recruit support for immediate recovery and long-term rebuilding.

DoSomething.org Uses Text and Picture Messaging to Connect Teens in the Wake of Sandy

Mobile Commons

During the peak of Hurricane Sandy, DoSomething.org created a mobile campaign to keep their constituents connected.

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. But that doesn’t mean the important, ongoing charitable work in communities suddenly becomes less urgent. Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

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. Accessible Technology Acquiring Technology Office and Productivity Running Your Organization blog online community nonprofits nplive community

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts. Influence Topics Audience Research Collaboration Communication Data & Visualizations Events Government Internet Strategy Jobs Online Community Performance Measurement Recommended Reading Social Media Tips & Trends Tools & Software Get Email Updates Stay in touch with Forum One Forum One Communications 2200 Mt.

My Organization is in “the cloud”! – What does that mean?

3rd Sector Labs

A small organization serving a local community may be very happy with their locally installed donor management system, and may not want to expend the time and effort to transition to newer cloud-based CRMs.

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

Each of them is trying to understand how to best serve their companies, their colleagues and their communities while staying at a comfortable lead ahead of others in the field or, at the very least, to keep up with new ideas.

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How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Mobile Commons

The SMS alerts remind people showing symptoms to seek treatment early, avoid physical contact with others, and cooperate with community health workers. In Sierra Leone particularly, Internet access is sparse and communities are often isolated.

Brooklyn Recovery Fund Turns a Nets Game into a Chance to Support Sandy Victims

Mobile Commons

The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is using a new text campaign to turn mobile donations into a mobilized community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Nonprofits can apply for funds at the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s website.

An Inside View of Harnessing Technology to Support Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Applying technology to disaster relief has evolved by leaps and bounds since I joined 2,000 people, most of whom I'd never met, to tackle the problem of creating a single searchable database of every person displaced by Hurricane Katrina in the days after the disaster.

Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ashley Sullivan, Community Engagement Specialist for The Jane Goodall Institute , underscores that storytelling is key to getting seen on Facebook. “As They put around $200 to advertise their video to maximize its reach, given Hurricane Harvey’s prevalence on social media.

#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 3

Connection Cafe

Dr. Ruesga began by acknowledging the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Foundations tend to reinvent the wheel rather than building upon others’ efforts, and are generally unaware of how to truly relate to the people and communities that they aim to serve.

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

"We're a community space; we're here for everyone, and our services and resources are free of charge." The library is a natural place for community members to obtain information on disaster preparedness. Helping Communities Rebuild Through Outreach.

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. Many of them were really driven by the community.

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). Hi Jim, I think you phrased an interesting question about the IT community's role in helping. The IT community would be more with the "U' part of this from my perspective. 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.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Yes, they chose to stay in their incredibly vulnerable housing during a hurricane (theoretically Katrina, or something a lot like it,) and they choose to leave the evacuation center to go back home. You get to walk out of the film feeling OK about the whole thing because that plucky community decided to make their own way, rather than depend upon the outside help that is portrayed as sterile, impersonal, other (not that it isn't, but I think you're getting my drift.)

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How to Identify the Right Partner for Employee Matching Gifts Programs

Connection Cafe

If your organization has a large presence in a particular community, consider filtering that list even further so you can direct funds to nonprofits in your local area, where employees can see the impact of the matching program first hand.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Yes, they chose to stay in their incredibly vulnerable housing during a hurricane (theoretically Katrina, or something a lot like it,) and they choose to leave the evacuation center to go back home. You get to walk out of the film feeling OK about the whole thing because that plucky community decided to make their own way, rather than depend upon the outside help that is portrayed as sterile, impersonal, other (not that it isn''t, but I think you''re getting my drift.)

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Upcoming Free Webinar This Thursday! Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit or Library Tech

Tech Soup Blog

With this year being the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, it's a good time to make sure your organization is prepared to remain resilient and keep the doors open to serve your community - whether you face a natural disaster or a simple server failure.

WBUR Makes a Mobile Map of Coyote Sightings in Boston

Mobile Commons

WBUR, NPR’s news station in the Boston area, wanted to help the community by providing residents a resource they could use – a map of where coyotes had been seen. Text Irene to 877877 to Report Hurricane Damages. After a winter filled with coyote sightings throughout the Boston metropolitan area, citizens were concerned about what all the wildlife meant for them.

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

NonProfit Hub

Within faith-based organizations, you have churches, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship, but you also have ministries that provide useful services to communities in need. Many of the arts and culture events that happen in your community have been funded primarily by donations.

The Davos Blur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

James Moody of Australia’s national research organization was talking about an idea of a humanitarian license for patents that has been floated by the YGL community. The Davos scene is nonstop: it starts with breakfast meetings at 8 am and ends typically after midnight.

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10 Things to Know When Moving To A More ?Capable Software Platform

VisionLink

Hurricane Katrina was such an event for VisionLink, as was the more recent tornado through Joplin Missouri, which caused a 400% increase in system demand. Look for long-term evidence that the provider can rise to the occasion so that when a crisis hits your community your core technology will not fail. We have helped move millions of records from one software solution to another.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As Hurricane Sandy was barreling up the Atlantic coast of the United States, a husband and wife in their early 90s, frail of body and mind though resolute (some would say stubborn) of spirit, finally gave in to the pleadings of their family.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Another direct content example is that of the number of websites that emerged post-Hurricane Katrina. This proved to the Ushahidi team that their tool would be valuable to communities around the world. link] Hurricane_Katrina_disaster_relief.

#NTENThanks: A Month of Purposeful Graditude

NTEN

flickr: hellojenuine Starting the month on the heels of a hurricane ( here's how you can help ), those of us safe and dry at NTEN World headquarters head into November with more than ever to be thankful for. NTEN would not be possible without our community.

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The Single Most Important Thing to Prepare for Disasters

Tech Soup Blog

On this 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, we polled a variety of smart NPtech cognoscenti on the single most important thing charities need to do to prepare for a disaster. The Red Cross has excellent free mobile apps that are specific to first aid, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other disaster cases. Sarah Washburn — Director of Community Engagement, Caravan Studios.