Darfur: An Atrocity That Needs No Exaggeration

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The Op-Ed notes the recent ruling in Britain against the Save Darfur Coalition for overstating the number of dead in Darfur. Britain's Advertising Standards Authority found that Save Darfur's estimate of 400,000 killed in the conflict is based on flawed research. Whether the number killed in Darfur is 400,000, or 200,000 or 100,000, these are crimes that must be stopped and perpetrators held accountable.

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Daily DoGooder: This is Darfur: Guisma’s Story


Change the world, one video at a time.This is Darfur: Guisma’s Story | 2:19 i-ACT This is the first in three episodes that tells the story of the horrors of Darfur, through the eyes of a real child, Guisma. The video makes it personal, allowing people to connect with something as huge as genocide by [.]. Daily DoGooder


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The Save Darfur Coalition’s "Be A Voice For Darfur" - A Stellar Example of A Multi-Channel Campaign

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Be A Voice for Darfur is an excellent example of multi-channel campaign designed to bring attention to the appalling genocide in Darfur. The genocide in Darfur continues - now in its sixth year and at the price of nearly half a million lives. As the Obama administration ushers in a new era of foreign policy, this nation has an opportunity - an obligation - to aid our global neighbors in Darfur. Darfur Voices. Save Darfur Coalition. Team 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. People from the Bay Area Darfur Coalition were handing out info. about events happening on April 30th to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur. Send a Million Voices for Darfur e-card to Bush. darfur genocide rwanda bloggers

Darfur Documentary on HBO December 6

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Thursday, December 6, from 8:00 – 9:45 pm ET/PT, HBO will screen a documentary by Paul Freedman about Darfur, Sand and Sorrow. After the film's screening, you can discuss the film, and learn what you can do to help, on a conference call with Darfur activists John Prendergast , Samantha Power , and Nicholas Kristof. If you don't have HBO, like me, you can watch a live stream of the full film on the HBO web site December 7-9.

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. Her campaign is a combination of reviewing books and movies about Darfur on her blog, as well as contributing money to organizations like the International Rescue Committee for the books she reads, and the posts she writes.

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

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."

Train for Humanity is looking for new participants!

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All funds from phase two will go directly toward supporting the Darfur Peace & Development Organization’s (DPDO) school project. DPDO supports the operation of fifteen elementary schools in North Darfur and they are responsible for teacher salaries and providing classroom supplies (Total Enrollment: 8300 students; Teachers: 160 plus 56 support staff). Follow the updates from Train for Humanity on Darfur.

Sudan Activist Conference Call: What You Can Do to Make a Difference in Darfur

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When you hear about what is going in Darfur, do you feel like you want to do something, but you don't know what to do? In an effort to understand why the violence there is still happening, and what I can do to help, I've called in for two of the monthly conference calls for Sudan Activists produced by ENOUGH , the Genocide Intervention Network , STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition , and the Save Darfur Coalition. What You Can Do Participate in the Darfur Fast on December 5.

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Net Neutrality & Darfur: Two Reasons to Call Your Rep. Today

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According to SaveDarfur.org , "Later today the House of Representatives will vote on whether or not to provide critical funding for humanitarian aid in Darfur." They are asking that you call your Representative today and ask that he or she vote for the Obey/Hyde/Lantos amendment which would add $50 million in humanitarin aid in Darfur. I'm calling to ask Congressman/woman __ to support the Obey/Lantos/Hyde Amendment to add $50 million dollars for humanitarian aid in Darfur.

Amnesty International Launches Eyes On Darfur: Satellite Cameras Allows Public to Monitor Villages

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Amnesty International is asking its supporters to monitor 12 villages in Darfur via satellite that they have deemed "vulnerable" to attack on its new site, Eyes on Darfur. TOP: Angabo, Darfur. BOTTOM: Angabo, Darfur. darfur Amnesty satelliteNo one likes to feel like they are being watched, especially if they are doing something wrong.

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. Darfur activism book Don Cheadle John PrendergastWe want to show that it is possible to care enough to change things. We want to remove all excuses and impediments to individual action, because such actions--collectively--do make a difference -- Not On Our Watch.

When pictures speak a thousand words

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Thanks to Britt Bravo for tipping me off (via Netsquared ) about Amnesty’s Eyes on Darfur website, where it is asking supporters to monitor 12 villages in Darfur that they have deemed “vulnerable&# to attack via satellite. Meant to blog this last week, but other (actually, quite important) stuff got in the way.

Priming the widget response network for action

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Nigel blogged after listening to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Darfur and Chad Appeal over the weekend. Incidently, the Appeal for Darfur and Chad has raised around £3m since its launch last Thursday, and for the first time ever in a DEC appeal, more has been raised online than by phone, according to this article in Professional Fundraising. Blending the use of social tools around the current focus and concerns of your work colleagues’ and activists is a must.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth

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Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth: "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has joined with Google in an unprecedented online mapping initiative.

Interactive Activism: Stop Genocide Now

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I just got an email from Stop Genocide Now alerting me that they're sending two citizen journalists back to the Chad/Darfur border for 14 consecutive days of reports starting Dec 21, 2006. I'm trying to clear the decks before I take off a few days. They will file text, video, and photographic reports. You can follow the reports on their blog. The video above is from their trip last year and gives you a taste of what to expect

Washington Post: Fundraising Via Email Is Way More Effective than via Social Networks


It seemed too early to tell, but then, when we checked back about a year later, we found this interesting and profound story about the nonprofit group "Save Darfur." But it took Save Darfur over a year to raise about $28,000 from those Facebook Cause "friends," -- and almost two years to raise their current total of $78,000. In only 10 days, Save Darfur raised more than $415,000 through an email series. "Show me the money."

How Can Changebloggers Make a Greater Impact Online and Offline?

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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. For the month of September, Natasha Maw read and blogged in an effort to create awareness, and raise funds for Darfur. Her campaign was a combination of book and movie reviews about Darfur, as well as fundraising for organizations serving the people of Darfur.

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. You can see a video of stories they collected from refugees on the Darfur/Chad border during their last trip here. Today's action is to talk to at least five friends about the situation in Darfur and invite them to spread the word and participate. Darfur blog genocide video

Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

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Last year when Myspace announced that it would be launching a redesign, I was very intrigued. Even more so when they released a video last September teasing what the new Myspace would look like. The design was good – very good, in fact. For months I was anxious, excited even, for the new Myspace to launch. For those who don’t know the history, the @ NonprofitOrgs brand launched on Myspace in February 2005.

Olympic Protest Campaigns: Which is More Effective?

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To protest China's financial support of the genocide in Darfur, actress Mia Farrow is hosting a daily webcast report from a Darfurian refugee camp during the first week of the Olympics (August 8-15). They are asking people to Switch Over to Darfur , and watch the webcasts when sponsors' commercials air.

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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. Lisa of ENOUGH writes in, Tell Companies Sponosoring the Chinese Olympics that Darfur is Not 'Business is Usual' , " we believe that the more voices that are raised, the more hope there is for peace in Darfur. As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda.

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"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. For additional titles and ways to take action, read Martha Bixby's post Make a Difference for Darfur this April on Change.org , and Chris Michael's post, April: Genocide Prevention Month on The Hub blog. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

Second Life and Alzheimer's Exhibit Coming to Second Life

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Amoration tackles a wide variety of creative ventures for corporations, like Telus and for a host of activist and nonprofit groups like Betterworld Island, a group which has created the powerful Camp Darfur simulation you'll hear Evonne mention in the interview. Mia Farrow and Darfur event scheduled for last week was cancelled due to a fire in the Cambridge, MA building.

How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples

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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. Online video has become an increasingly popular tool used by non-profits to raise awareness.

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. Anyone could call in and hear an update about developments on the ground in Darfur and Congo, and upcoming legislation, events and campaigns. Many people feel like they can't change issues like the genocide in Darfur, they feel too big. Darfur activism philanthropy advocacy social change

BlogHer Acts: How Should BlogHers Change the World?

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You can read my answer to the first question in my post on BlogHer, " BlogHers Act: We Need to Be A Witness for Darfur ". Bloghers Act , Bloghersact , Blogher , politics , women , election , social change DarfurYesterday BlogHer launched a new, year-long initiative to use the power of its 11,000+ members for positive change. How exciting is that! They want your answers to the following questions by June 15 : 1. What is the global issue BlogHer's members should focus on this year?

Buy a Song, Support a Cause

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raises money for Amnesty's Darfur work. In 2004, Band Aid 20 re-recorded, "Do They Know It's Christmas," to fund famine relief in Darfur. Remember during Christmas 1984 when everyone got the 45, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" recorded by Band Aid? Profits from the record raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia. The single was quickly followed by the American version, "We Are The World," in the spring of 1985. It also raised money for famine relief in Africa.

Internet Strategy, Genocide Prevention

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Mark highlighted these five online actions as core to the Genocide Intervention Network's success: Background research: Compare data from multiple online sources to identify, assess, and prioritize emerging genocide threats, and to learn the specific actions of individual policymakers in response, such as individual actions (or lack thereof) on the Darfur crisis. See the Darfur scores for example.

President's Update: Summer 2008

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Here are the highlights of this update: Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million over five years Miradi, our new project management software for the environment Human rights: the International Criminal Court, Colombia, Liberia and Darfur Recruiting: Betsy Burgess joins as our first Director of Marketing Landmine Detector Project on ice, Route 66 Literacy revived Bookshare.org for Education awarded $32 million The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S.

When Viral Campaigns Fail and Social Media Mobs Rule


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. But when their campaigns offend, watch out for the mobs. Two recent viral campaign failures demonstrate the dangers of appearing callous to your target audiences and how quickly things can spin out of control if you don’t listen and respond quickly.

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What’s the Secret to Social Media Success? Cute Animal Theory

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Several years ago I created the Cute Dog Theory, a node to a Nicolas Kristof quote about how puppies get more attention than dry statistics about Darfur. What will it take to get the climate some attention? Cute Dog Photos! That’s Sam, grist.org’s office puppy. We know that people would much rather look at pictures of cute dogs than think about downers like climate change. So, grist-.org

New Study: The Power of the Premium: Convincing Prospective Donors to Give


M+R Strategic Services released a new study this week showing promising fundraising results for four nonprofits (Easter Seals, Human Rights Campaign, the Save Darfur Coalition, and The Wilderness Society) that tested premium offers to prospective donors.

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

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We also have a student division: STAND , which has more than 850 chapters around the world, and the students in those chapters actively organize and mobilize their communities and schools to pass legislation, to fundraise, and to really make more noise about genocide in Darfur and genocide in general. My friend and colleague, Adam Sterling, was a 21-year-old student at UCLA when he first heard about the genocide in Darfur, and then he was outraged and decided he had to act. Darfur.

Second Life: Issue Awareness Raising Campaigns

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Actress and activist Mia Farrow will discuss and answer questions about the worsening situation in Darfur and neighboring Chad at a virtual press event in Second Life. The event will also feature a virtual replica of "Our Walls Bear Witness - Darfur: Who Will Survive Today????, the powerful photography exhibition highlighting images of the Darfur crisis by leading photojournalists that were projected onto the exterior of the U.S.

What is a "Nonprofit Blog"?

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I hope you'll add to the list: Change/Wire Dining for Women Ella Baker Center Echoing Green Genocide Intervention Network Global Fund for Women Global Voices' Rising Voices Google.org Idealist NetSquared NTEN People's Grocery Save Darfur Social Actions Spot.us This week in NTEN 's Nonprofit Blogging Affinity Group , a new member asked for a list of nonprofit blogs.

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

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Read Darfur Diaries by Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe and Adam Shapiro. Watched Darfur Now. Cooper of An Unforgivable Hell on Earth said she would continue supporting two women through Women for Women International, volunteer at a women's shelter, start grad school to study public policy and interntional relations, continue her blog about Darfur, and participate in local activism around Darfur.

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Serious Games | Beaconfire Wire

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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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Change.org is Hiring Bloggers for Social Action Blog Network

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Hey all you do-good bloggers! Ben Rattray of Change.org wanted me to let you know that they are hiring bloggers. Positions are part-time, paid and start in June. To apply, go to [link]. I've pasted the blurb below: Hiring Bloggers for Change.org! Want to blog on an issue you are passionate about for an audience of hundreds of thousands of activists and nonprofit leaders? Want to create the premier online space for your issue and become a leading voice for social action?

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: How Does Your Nonprofit Have Fun and Do Good?

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George Irish of Shake the Pillars posts about Amnesty International's "Get in Bed with Darfur" -Putting the Fun Into Human Rights Campaigning. To promote Amnesty International's CD Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, which features musicians' recordings of their versions of John Lennon classics, Amnesty decided to build an outreach effort around the Bed-in for Peace that John Lennon and Yoko Ono carried out in the summer of 1969.

Machinima Festival and NTC Video Contest

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AmaBe Cheeky stars in this one with Zeke Poutine, In Kenzo and the janjaweed of Camp Darfur. NTEN has just announced the first NTC video competition. And the good news is that if you've never created web videos before and don't have the big bucks to hire a professional, there is enough time to learn. In fact, there's an NTEN Affinity Group for video blogging where you can get advice, ask questions, or share what you know. Come join.

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After Clinton spoke we heard from Ann Curry from NBC news who was honored for her coverage of Darfur. Unlike 99% of her news colleagues, Ann has actually gone to Darfur, and more than once.