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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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. Send a Million Voices for Darfur e-card to Bush.

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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. Images used with permission from Amnesty International. TOP: Angabo, Darfur.

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. book blog fundraiswer Darfur

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. Darfur Voices. Team Darfur.

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."

Peace Games & International Efforts

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Speakers: Douglas Thomas, USC Center on Public Diplomacy Hardy Merriman, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Stephen Friedman, MTV U Douglas Thomas: We're closet gamers. Darfur Is Dying was the result. The founder and creator of game consulted people in Darfur. Darfur is Dying was created at last year's GFC. Hardy Merriman - International Center on Nonviolent Force more power - strategic nonviolent theory.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

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Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur. Tags: Community CRM International Newsletter NPTech NTEN Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel.

5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. She has traveled the world to do international public health work on maternal health, child survival, human rights, family planning, STD and HIV prevention, and malaria prevention and treatment.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet. As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda.

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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.

President's Update: Summer 2008

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Human Rights Patrick Ball recently spent a month at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he held office hours and helped prosecutors use quantitative data and statistical analysis to pursue war crimes cases.

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

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. Amnesty International. Oxfam International.

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. Write to the woman I am sponsoring through Women for Women International , each month.

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. I am hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants this week.

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

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Coordinate all internal efforts. An organization dedicated to “never again” a genocide — such as those in Europe, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur — must raise awareness and advocate with as much energy as it raises money. Flickr Photo by Canolais.

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Today is World Refugee Day: Give Refugees a Hand

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million refugees outside their countries, as well as 26 million others displaced internally by conflict or persecution at the end of 2007." Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day , a day to raise awareness about refugees' rights, and to honor their experiences.

What Are Your 2009 Have Fun Do Good Resolutions?

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Continue learning about why genocide happens and how I can take action by following blogs like the Genocide Intervention Network , ENOUGH , Stop Genocide on Change.org , Darfur: An Unforgivable Hell on Earth , and Human Rights Now.

Tools Galore in Online Communication - Women Who Tech 2009

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USHMM : Crisis in Darfur - Visualized destruction in Darfur that was being publicly refuted - 50% increase in traffic to site - International visits went from 23-52%.

Second Life Do-Gooders

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Like in January when Mia Farrow spoke in Second Life about Darfur at a virtual event sponsored by the U.S. Some of the 31 tenants at the Nonprofit Commons include Idealist.org , International Rescue Committee , FightHunger.org (UN World Food Programme), and CARE USA.

YouTube Launches Nonprofit Program

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Check out their participating partners' YouTube channels: 24 Hours for Darfur • American Cancer Society • Autism Speaks • 92nd Street Y • Asia Society • Strong American Schools’ ED in ’08 • Friends of the Earth • International Rescue Committee • March of Dimes • YouthNoise • The ONE Campaign • The Clinton Global Initiative • World Vision Australia Youtube nonprofitJust got a press release this morning announcing the launch of the YouTube Nonprofit Program !

Nonprofit Blog Highlight: Global Fund for Women

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That's an excerpt from a speech given by Muadi Mukenge the Global Fund for Women's Program Officer for Africa, at the Darfur Day of Conscience. women international philanthropy blog

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Join the 29-Day Giving Challenge: Change Lives One Gift at a Time

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I donated to a Relief International health clinic in the Zam Zam refugee camp in Darfur that trains indigenous doctors, midwives, and community health workers. Visit 29-Day Giving Challenge.

Writing to Change the World

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She also won the 2005 National Magazine Award for Reporting for her article, " Dying in Darfur ," in The New Yorker. So I will intern at the Loft , prolly with young writers or spoken word.

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

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A third, similar test for a major international aid organization found no statistical difference between an institutional appeal and a story-focused appeal. Before coming to M+R, Steve served as the Managing Director for Internet Communications at Amnesty International USA, where he developed an email strategy that nearly tripled Amnesty’s list in less than three years and helped grow Amnesty’s online fundraising program, even in the midst of the September 2008 stock market crash.

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Serious Games Initiative

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The Darfur is Dying game probably caught your attention. Founded at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, it explores these intriguing questions: What public policy and management issues or challenges are most amenable to computer-based gaming techniques? It caught mine as I'm interested in the role of play in problem-solving, what ever the scope of the problem.

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A Means to an End

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He had been at a meeting of international grant makers, funders, and other philanthropic types. Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail.

Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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This week's Solutionary Woman is 24-year-old Heddy Nam, the Associate to the Chief Operating Officer of Amnesty International USA and co-founder of Never Again , an international network of young people working for peace. Describe the work you do for Amnesty International.

A Means to an End

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He had been at a meeting of international grant makers, funders, and other philanthropic types. Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail. It goes like this: 30, 40, or 50 percent of all IT projects go bad. The rest — the ones that actually succeed — well, they go “slightly bad too.&# At least some of them do.

A Means to an End

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He had been at a meeting of international grant makers, funders, and other philanthropic types. Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail. It goes like this: 30, 40, or 50 percent of all IT projects go bad. The rest — the ones that actually succeed — well, they go “slightly bad too.&# At least some of them do.

A Means to an End

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He had been at a meeting of international grant makers, funders, and other philanthropic types. Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. The failure statistic is often cited, usually with a moan and a wail. It goes like this: 30, 40, or 50 percent of all IT projects go bad. The rest — the ones that actually succeed — well, they go “slightly bad too.&# At least some of them do.

Notes from Care2/OneWorld/Interaction Fundraising Seminar - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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$100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Currently in the lead as of Wednesday afternoon are: True Majority American Friends Service Committee Union of Concerned Scientists Refugees International But like all elections, everything can change in the final week.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

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Some highlights: In 2004, Natalie Portman, then a 22-year-old fresh from college, went to Capitol Hill to talk to Congress on behalf of the Foundation for International Community Assistance, or Finca, a microfinance organization for which she served as “ambassador.”

Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

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Handicap International. Save Darfur. The Solidariti Blog is written by Priscilla Brice-Weller who has worked for the not-for-profit sector in Melbourne, Austraila. She is the online campaign coordinator for a national grassroots organization, ANTar , that supports indigenous people. Her recent blog post, called web2.0 goodness , caught my eye. She writes about a nonprofit portal in Myspace called Nonprofit Organizations MySpace.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Oxfam America and HSUS: Not just Talking about Social Media, Using It

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She acknowledged it can be very time consuming, and reiterated a suggestion See3 often makes to our clients: get interns and volunteers!

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More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad. Camp Darfur is connected to real world mock camps that are erected in public spaces all over the United States to raise awareness of Sudan.

The Philanthropic Web, Questions and Answers

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Amnesty International, Sierra Club, I’m not kidding, in case you don’t know that’s why they do these things. Jacob Colker, The Extraordinaries: It’s about creating new tools and breaking the total thinking of just – call your congressman and sign a petition and that’s going to save Darfur. On October 20, Social Actions hosted a lunch for partners in the Bay Area. Below is the video and transcription of the question and answer session that followed Peter Deitz's presentation.