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Supporting Vulnerable Human Rights Defenders in the Congo

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Patrick Ball, Benetech's Chief Scientist and Vice President of our Human Rights Program, is spending much of this year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Patrick is working with a UN human rights project. According to news reports Chebeya was found dead in his car early the next morning.

Télécoms Sans Frontières’ Works in the Congo

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

At present, aid organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, MSF, Oxfam, Save the Children or ACF are working to provide help to those who have lost everything after fleeing the fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It’s always nice to see techies doing front-line work. Check it out

Raising Hope for Congo

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The conflict in the Democratic Republic Congo has received scant attention from policymakers and the news media even as over 5.4 Fortunately, new organizations are now leading the charge to bring attention to the horrors being perpetrated in the ongoing crisis in eastern Congo. million people have died in the past 10 years.

Training Human Rights Defenders in the DRC

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I have just completed two 2-day trainings of human rights NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Crowdsourcing Crisis Information: Tracking the Eastern Congo Conflict / Democratic Republic of Congo

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Via GlobalVoices , information about the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 1 million people have fled the province of North Kivu. Newsfeed here.). An interesting, and hopefully valuable, effort to mitigate the situation is the "Ushahidi" web site for reporting of incidents of violence and abuse.

13 Women Changing the World

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Today I saw a blog post on Twitter about 10 Men with the Capacity to Change the World. and 2. Halle Butvin Founder and Director, One Mango Tree.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

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Gorilla Doctors provides life-saving medical care to mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Social Media: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

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Justin has an MBA from the University of Colorado and has worked a variety of jobs ranging from organic farming, to starting a human rights nonprofit in Congo, to launching an artisan roasted-nut company in Colorado. Don''t worry though, we can help you change that. Register here to get the party started!

Benetech: President's Update

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Benetech President's Update Winter 2011 I’m pleased to provide you you a detailed update on Benetech for the first time in two years.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

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Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members. Name: Marianna Moneymaker. Title: Online Outreach and Production. Website: www.witness.org.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Today I’m in San Antonio, Texas, for the American College of Preventive Medicine annual conference. Citizen-Powered Response. Direct Content.

Webinar: Converting Prospects to Multichannel Gold

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In addition to working a variety of jobs ranging from picking organic peas to writing a book on using military networks, Justin has a passion for international development and indigenous rights from studies in Brazil and South Africa where he helped start a human rights nonprofit for Pygmies in Congo. If so, this webinar is for you.

How to Find Your Way to Have Fun and Do Good

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Your Have Fun What do you find fun, amusing and joyful? How you like to play? My Have Fun What I find fun, amusing and joyful. How I like to play.

Activating Your YouTube Audience: Recording and links

NTEN

Come Clean for Congo. Watching videos online is no longer a passive experience! In fact, you can now use YouTube features to drive actions and donations , create "Choose Your Own Adventure" style experiences , and make your video the talk of the web (quite literally). You can watch the full presentation here: Session Slides .

Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

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At this point, I'm not able to not do anything about that. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists around the world. Tweet Share.

Nonprofit Leader Spotlight

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Lisa was mobilized when she first learned of the millions in Congo that had died from a war that was so rarely mentioned in the U.S. press.

YouTube Launches Video for Change

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The first contest is "Come Clean 4 Congo" where Enough is asking the community to create a compelling video about the "conflict minerals" used in cell phones and the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo –- the deadliest war since World War II. YouTube plans to launch the Video for Change campaigns four times a year.

Ripples of Genocide podcast and online exhibit

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum recently launched an online exhibit, Ripples of Genocide: Journey Through the Eastern Congo. The exhibit describes the devastation occurring in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A teacher's guide is included on the site as well.

Webinar: Winning the Story Wars

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Justin has an MBA from the University of Colorado and has worked a variety of jobs ranging from organic farming, to starting a human rights nonprofit in Congo, to launching an artisan roasted-nut company in Colorado. Are you looking for a better way to tell your organization's story? The 5 deadly sins of marketing and how to avoid them.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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In Uganda, a group of young people made incredible, heartfelt postcards filled with glitter and cut up magazine pictures to send to women in the Congo. You can follow Traveling Postcards at travelingpostcards.org , on Facebook , and on Twitter ( @TravelingPost ). How does Traveling Postcards work? Each card is a piece of art in my mind.

What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). She signed up to sponsor two women after seeing a 60 Minutes segment on rape in Congo , where Women for Women was featured.

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. link]. link]. link].

Win a Trip to Report for the NYT with Nicholas Kristof

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Past winners traveled to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Congo. The student reporter will blog and vlog for nytimes.com.

Activating Your YouTube Audience: Recording and links

NTEN

Come Clean for Congo. Watching videos online is no longer a passive experience! In fact, you can now use YouTube features to drive actions and donations , create "Choose Your Own Adventure" style experiences , and make your video the talk of the web (quite literally). You can watch the full presentation here: Session Slides .

See techies from Télécoms Sans Frontières’ help out refugees in the DRC | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Internet Télécoms Sans Frontières’ Works in the Congo 12.15.08 | 3649 No Comments [link] T%C3%A9l%C3%A9coms+Sans+Fronti%C3%A8res%E2%80%99+Works+in+the+Congo 2008-12-16+00%3A57%3A38 Allan+Benamer It’s always nice to see techies doing front-line work. 4) Yahoo! Check it out. No Ratings Yet) Loading. Be nice. No spam.

10NTC: Are Nonprofits the New International Correspondents?

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This evening, I was happy to get away from the hotel for dinner in Atlanta's historic Grant Park neighborhood. read more.

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

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Organization: Women for Women International. Name: Lauren Shopp || lshopp@womenforwomen.org. Title: Multimedia/Online Coordinator. That would be me!

2009 NTC Preview: Roger Burks on Storytelling

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Rational as I wish I were, I know it's not really facts and figures -- or logic -- that does most of my decision-making. The result?

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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congo (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. darfur (31). volunteer (30).

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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congo (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. darfur (31). volunteer (30).

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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congo (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. x) = number of times the term was searched. darfur (17). poverty (14).

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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congo (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. x) = number of times the term was searched. darfur (17). poverty (14).

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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T he program works in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan.

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

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April 8 Watch the HBO special, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo. "[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem. You just have to take the steps that are available to you. I focus on the fact that I don't have to solve it. I don't have to solve the problem. I just have to do what I can. What can you do?

Pull Up a [Virtual] Chair for a Conversation on Health and Population Issues

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Combating Malaria: A First-Hand Account From Congo. Those interested in domestic health, global health, population issues, or international development would do well to join an online conversation series hosted by the Population Reference Bureau. Environmental Change: What Are the Links With Migration? Managing Unauthorized Migration.

Pull up a [virtual] chair for a conversation on health and population issues

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Combating Malaria: A First-Hand Account From Congo. Those interested in domestic health, global health, population issues, or international development would do well to join an online conversation series hosted by the Population Reference Bureau. Environmental Change: What Are the Links With Migration? Managing Unauthorized Migration.

Things We Like (November 2008)

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After you look at the sobering visualization of incidents in the Congo (DRC), you may need another dose of puppies. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. Economy got you down? You need the live puppy cam ! Ushahidi gathers crisis reports from mobile sources, then maps the data. Really?

The Move On Model: Inciting Visitor Social Action

Museum 2.0

The Congo Gorilla Forest , is a special exhibition produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. It depends.

The Right Way to use Social Media for Fundraising: Wildlife Direct

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Paula Kahumbu, Wildlife Direct and PopTech Fellow 09. Last week I wrote about a pair of surveys that looked at social media and nonprofits.

Game Friday: Vocabulary, Poverty, and Meaningful Score Keeping

Museum 2.0

Here's how it works: define a word properly, and the site's sponsors will donate the equivalent of ten grains of rice to the UN WFP. It's just a game.