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

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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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.

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.

Train for Humanity is looking for new participants!

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Phase two will run for six months from March to August 2009 and we are asking potential participants to make a commitment to raising at least one thousand dollars. All funds from phase two will go directly toward supporting the Darfur Peace & Development Organization’s (DPDO) school project. Follow the updates from Train for Humanity on Darfur. Tags: sports train for humanity socialchange organization otherblogs darfur

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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."

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. Raise awareness 2. Raise funds 3.

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. Blending the use of social tools around the current focus and concerns of your work colleagues’ and activists is a must.

nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

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lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. dan Says: December 31st, 2006 at 10:12 pm I think the virtual Camp Darfur showed more of the qualities for SL success that you & Rik are advocating.

How Can Changebloggers Make a Greater Impact Online and Offline?

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October 15th was Blog Action Day , a day for bloggers, podcasters and vloggers to write about and raise awareness about an issue. 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.

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. 4 days…96 hours…5,760 minutes. Yep, #bbcon 2015 is really almost here. I don’t know about you, but I’m more excited for this year’s conference than I have been for any in years past.

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

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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." In only 10 days, Save Darfur raised more than $415,000 through an email series. "Show me the money."

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. As part of this awareness-raising campaign, they have issued a 14-Day Challenge.

Buy a Song, Support a Cause

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Profits from the record raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia. It also raised money for famine relief in Africa. 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.

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. As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda. olympics China human rights Tibet Burma Darfur

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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. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

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. Many people feel like they can't change issues like the genocide in Darfur, they feel too big.

President's Update: Summer 2008

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The project has been so successful at raising student reading skills that they hope to provide similar services to their non-disabled students as well. Our newest human rights project is looking closely at the human rights challenges in Darfur.

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

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Many nonprofits already use social media, including mobile, to raise money among individual donors. His first Facebook campaign raised $250,000 in 2005 for Genocide Intervention Network, now known as [link]. Flickr Photo by Canolais.

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How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples

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

When Viral Campaigns Fail and Social Media Mobs Rule

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They worked with an agency to develop a series of ads that jived with the company’s sense of humor, their passion for raising awareness about Tibet and the Brazilian Rainforest coupled with discounts of Tibetan food in Chicago and Brazilian bikini waxes in NYC. 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.

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

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Perhaps it is because my generation was raised reading The Diary of Anne Frank and watching dozens of movies about the Holocaust. As part of the anti-genocide moment, we raise both money and political will for civilian protection initiatives around the world. Darfur.

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%.

Today is World Refugee Day: Give Refugees a Hand

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Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day , a day to raise awareness about refugees' rights, and to honor their experiences.

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. Since its launch in October 2007 it has already raised over 1.7

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Notes from The Seven Things Everyone Wants: What Freud and Buddha Understood (and We're Forgetting) about Online Outreach

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Two of their staff members recently returned from Darfur and are putting together a video to raise awareness about it. They are collecting questions from supporters about Darfur to include in the video. * Think about the last time you did something for a cause.

Activating the Activists with Social Media

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In your status updates, use the news feed to raise awareness. The Save Darfur Coalition asks to organize events, vigils.

A Second Life for nonprofits? | Beaconfire Wire

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American Cancer Society raised $40,000 with a virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life. Commonwealth Island in Second Life consists of a “rugged, coniferous island housing several nonprofits, including Greenpeace and ACLU&# There’s an education campaign to help end the genocide in Darfur in “Camp Darfur&#.

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

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You might guess that version 2 would raise more money. The institutional version raised more than 4 times as much from almost twice as many donors. Based on our studies, we've concluded that stories can help you raise money — if you use them right. Steve has also been a consultant and strategist for the Save Darfur Coalition, American Cancer Society, U.S.

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A Means to an End

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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.

Notes from Google Earth Outreach at Net Tuesday

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He began the talk by telling the story of the first time Google Earth was used for awareness raising by Rebecca Moore, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach.

Vote for the First Anti-Genocide Hotline on Reddit

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net/OneMinute Prior to this action, we used Collactive twice to promote particular op-eds (one in the Boston Globe and one in the LA Times) that aligned with our positions on how to stop genocide in Darfur. We had our members email the articles, via Collactive (which steps you through the process), and quickly raised them to the "most emailed" spot on the home page. See the full alert here.

A Means to an End

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Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. I fear that it will drive us to tiny measures, to secondary goals, easily measured, and easily met, and that will drive us to tunnel vision, all the while ignoring the true goals, the real ends — declaring the success of a fund-raising campaign and forgetting why we were raising the money in the first place.

A Means to an End

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Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. I fear that it will drive us to tiny measures, to secondary goals, easily measured, and easily met, and that will drive us to tunnel vision, all the while ignoring the true goals, the real ends — declaring the success of a fund-raising campaign and forgetting why we were raising the money in the first place.

A Means to an End

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Nevertheless, at this meeting, these folks were busy patting themselves on the back about their successes with Darfur. I fear that it will drive us to tiny measures, to secondary goals, easily measured, and easily met, and that will drive us to tunnel vision, all the while ignoring the true goals, the real ends — declaring the success of a fund-raising campaign and forgetting why we were raising the money in the first place.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Facebook Platform – Opening Up

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Project Agape, a company that built the first causes application for Facebook, has surpassed 1 million users to their application and raised over $100,000 — in about 1 month.

Facebook Causes and Effects | Beaconfire Wire

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And more relevantly for non-profits, we’re seeing applications like Project Agape’s Facebook Causes that let you build a community and raise money using one of the 800 lb gorillas of social networking.

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

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It’s easy to imagine that the academic research may eventually serve as the building blocks for a unified theory of how to raise money. Hollywood celebrities have become central players on deeply political issues like development aid, refugees and government-sponsored violence in Darfur.

Changing the Present, Give Meaning, and Personal Fundraising Campaigns

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According to Liz Strauss, of the Successful Blog , in the week since his launch, he has received 15,000 hits and raised over $3,000 towards his goal from 123 contributors. Stop the genocide in Darfur, that???d Last week I blogged about an Ipod/Toilet paper holder over at Netsquared.

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

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This shows the viral potential of raising awareness in the social networks. Tim says MySpace is not good for fundraising, although we have seen some examples of orgs running successful fundraising campaigns, such as Dollars for Darfur.

The Move On Model: Inciting Visitor Social Action

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section about the genocide in Darfur, which includes information about direct action, as well as connection to a variety of social networks, blogs, and content about the situation.

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Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

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Save Darfur. She also points to a recent article in the Australian press about nonprofits in Melbourne raising money in my space called It's MySpace, my charity, your money. 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.

Best of Beth's Blog 2008: Finding The Top Ten Posts In Less Than Five MInutes!

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How Long Does It Take for 250 Super Connected Gnomedex Geeks to raise $2,500 for Cambodian kids? Be A Voice for Darfur: Great Example of A Multi-Channel Campaign. One of the things I've been wanting to do for a while is review my blog content for the year and select the "Top 10" posts or the "best of" posts. Once a year in June, I do an overall benchmarking and ROI analysis of my blog using particular metrics.