An Introduction to Disaster Fundraising for Nonprofits


The post An Introduction to Disaster Fundraising for Nonprofits appeared first on Bloomerang. Fundraising

Good360 to Receive $2 Million in Donated Appliances from Lowe’s to Support Disaster Recovery

NonProfit PRO

Corporate Relations & Engagement Disaster Relief News/Stats/Studies Disaster recovery Donations Good360 Lowe's


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

In Case of Emergency: Showing Consideration for Donors, Volunteers And Colleagues When Disaster Strikes


I’ve also seen how this relates to times when donors, volunteers, and colleagues are dealing with a disaster in their region. . And for those donors, volunteers, and colleagues in the disaster zone? COVID-19 / Coronavirus Disaster Fundraising Self-Care

CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)


Visionlink is excited to begin supporting the work of Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort, or CADRE-- a leading network of organizations that provide community services essential in times of disaster. They will be deploying Visionlink's Disaster Suite to work to coordinate this important work and are already to extend this solutions to other VOAD members in California.

Disaster Relief Donations: Help Nonprofits Help in a Crisis


When disasters strike, it’s comforting to know there are people on their way to help. Government agencies are often dispatched to address disasters, but so are many disaster relief nonprofits who lend a hand alongside governmental relief efforts.

New data for strategic disaster philanthropy 


For the next 700 words, I invite you to remember the disaster events that occurred in 2019, just months before the pandemic outbreak. . In 2019, millions of people around the world were affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. disasters; the U.S.

Corporate Sponsors Team Up with Country Star for Disaster Relief Efforts

NonProfit PRO

Country superstar Alan Jackson wanted to raise money for tornado disaster relief that devastated his hometown, so he teamed up with two corporate sponsors for his first in-person concert in more than a year. Celebrities Disaster Relief Events

Apps for Disaster Planning

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup recently updated its disaster planning and recovery guide, The Resilient Organization , to include the new ways nonprofits, charities, and public libraries are using technology. To supplement this section, we compiled the best disaster preparedness apps from TechSoup donation partners, government agencies, other nonprofits, and more. Android, iOS, Windows Phone) connects you with friends and family during a large-scale disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Prepare Your Organization for Any Disaster. Help prepare your organization for any type of disaster with our disaster planning and recovery guide. Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition. How the Cloud Can Make a Difference for Disaster Relief. Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way. Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Webinar Recap. Disaster Recovery, Knowledge Sharing, Cloud Computing, and More.

Why the Most Advanced Disaster Relief Software Saves You Time & Money


Visionlink announces new disaster relief and disaster operations modules, and now all listed on one page to share with your staff and stakeholders. Built by disaster experts — this matters when everything is going wrong and everyone is under duress.

How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

I thought it would be interesting to look at some recent examples of emerging technology for disaster relief in action. Earlier this year, I attended an event organized by the Red Cross to brainstorm and develop ideas surrounding emerging technology and disaster relief. The Red Cross identified seven technologies that could be used in disaster relief: Drones. Of all of these technologies, 3D printing has had the longest history of being used for disaster relief.

Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund now accepting funding applications

Charity Village

The post Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund now accepting funding applications appeared first on CharityVillage.

Fund 52

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

My contribution to the panel is to provide context about the use of social media in emergency and disaster response as well as an overview of some of the tools we saw deployed last year and we may see in the future. Whether it’s direct or indirect content, why do citizens turn to social media in moments of need or disaster? 100% of donations went directly to disaster relief. Social Media in Disaster Response. link] Hurricane_Katrina_disaster_relief.

Using Geospatial Maps in Time of Disaster


Geospatial mapping is an increasingly hot topic in large-scale natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma Tornadoes. As technology continues to advance, data mapping is moving from being a powerful tool for specific cases to being a new norm in all disaster relief. VisionLink President & CEO Dr. Douglas Zimmerman discusses these important shifts in disaster mapping and partnership-building in the Mapping Disasters article of Apogeo Spatial Magazine.

Nonprofit Technology Planning for Disasters (and Turnover)

John Kenyon

Every year we face natural disasters from fires to hurricanes to earthquakes to tornadoes and flooding. We never know when disaster may strike. Turnover & Disaster Planning similarities. A good transition/disaster plan includes, but is not limited to: Documentation.

Microsoft HelpBridge: A Disaster Response App

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft's HelpBridge is a free app available on all the major mobile platforms that connects you with friends and family during a disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane. It also lets you discover and donate to organizations involved in disaster response work, and find opportunities to volunteer. The main HelpBridge function is of course to make it easy for disaster victims to notify loved ones about their location and needs. Apps for Disaster Planning.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

The largest theme that is constant in disaster philanthropy is partnership. Corporations, independent and family foundations, and public charities may identify different areas of partnership, but it is apparent from past and current disaster giving that it is essential to work with others to distribute the immediate help that is needed as well as providing long-term relief. Foundations Center of Disaster Philanthropy Collaboration Disaster Philanthropy partnership

Technology for Resilience: The Future of Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Disaster preparedness is something every nonprofit and public library needs to be on top of — whether you deal with disaster relief directly or not. Sometimes the communities you serve are affected by disaster, and there's also the chance that your own organization could face some sort of disaster. The Red Cross is holding global workshops that bring together tech and nonprofit communities to explore how new technologies can be adopted for disaster relief.

How To Create a Business Disaster Recovery Plan

Find the free stuff

40% of businesses close shop permanently after a disaster, and another 25 percent that does reopen, fail within a year. Without a business disaster recovery (BDR) plan, you run the risk of losing everything you’ve worked so hard to build.

Corporate Responsibility’s Role During Disaster Response

Connection Cafe

Although we never want to see disaster happen, every company needs to plan for it. The unexpected news of a disaster occurring can disrupt the communities that businesses se rve and where their employees and customers work and live in.

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. Eastern for Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit or Library Tech , a free webinar with IT and disaster preparedness expert Lars Eric Holm from CARD.

Social Media for Disaster Relief

Forum One

Social media has become an important tool in helping to plan for, assess, and recover from disasters. Here are some examples of how social media has improved disaster relief. Social media has become an important tool in helping to plan for, assess, and recover from disasters. Whether used by citizens, aid organizations or world governments social media is enabling those providing assistance to organize and mobilize more quickly than ever before.

Navigating Regulatory Requirements for Disaster and Hardship Relief Funds: A Guide for CSR Leaders


Relief funds offer a vehicle to provide much-needed financial assistance to individuals during unforeseen disasters and personal hardships. Events might be natural disasters, serious illnesses or injuries, an impact to the applicant’s primary residence (i.e.,

Fund 79

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

project has a slew of resources for both responders and those affected by disasters. Tweak the Tweet is a layered map that shows the locations of disaster-related Twitter hashtags. is a simple tool that helps affected communities create websites to organize disaster recovery efforts. Check out TechSoup's Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources. social media disaster recovery mapping mobile phone apps

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. Then the key disaster preparedness concern becomes communication, not system and data preservation. disaster

How You Can Help with Disaster Relief

NonProfit Hub

Here’s how you can help with disaster relief efforts today and every day. Another way to help disaster victims is to join the fundraising effort. The federal government sets aside money in case disaster strikes, but their funding decisions are made with the assumption that civilians will help provide financial aid. One of the biggest problems that occurs after disasters is an influx of untrained volunteers. We never know when disasters are going to happen.

Disaster Preparedness: The Math Behind How & Why You Should Invest

Connection Cafe

As we enter the beginning of disaster season, it can’t help but feel like we have already been in disaster season all year long. And while no one can predict when or where a disaster will occur, data continues to back being prepared over-responding after the fact.

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

" Saskatoon Public Library's support is just one of many examples of public libraries supporting disaster preparedness and relief. Educating the Public on Disaster Preparedness. The library is a natural place for community members to obtain information on disaster preparedness. The American Library Association put together this helpful annotated bibliography to help you provide support for disaster preparation and response in your community.

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. Technology Challenges in Katrina Disaster Relief. Big disaster relief organizations have a traditional hierarchical structure with lots of bosses and bureaucracy. disaster disasterorg

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 1

Connection Cafe

If disasters cannot be predicted or planned, is it reasonable to expect a situation where the philanthropic world is prepared to immediately address the pressing needs that surface in affected areas, both short and long-term? Whether it be massive destruction from a hurricane, an Ebola outbreak, or a persistent wildfire, the social sector’s approach to disaster aid has traditionally been reactive, focusing on immediate aid.

TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

Tech Soup Blog

Most organizations don't think about disaster planning until it's too late. Since Hurricane Katrina struck the US in 2005, TechSoup has created and maintained content specific to nonprofits, libraries, and charities on disaster planning and recovery. We have recently revised this content in our Disaster Planning and Recovery page to reflect changes in the way nonprofits and libraries are using technology, namely: Mobile.

Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now


7, 2015 – From now through October 31st, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center ( ), Humanity Road ( ), and VisionLink ( ), are staffing and supporting a free hotline for the survivors of the South Carolina floods. Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies BOULDER, Colo. –

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Donors want to help when disaster strikes, but they often don’t realize how long disaster recovery can really take. Donors often contribute toward disaster relief when the news of the disaster is fresh, but months or even years later, the recovery is still in progress and a variety of needs still require funding. Topics Discussed in This Episode: How to define a disaster, and the increasing number of disasters occurring each year.

Sharing the Experience of Disaster: Colorado Floods


Our hearts and minds go out to all those now beginning the difficult work of recovery--in this flood--and in the other disasters that occur in this nation and around the world every day. Douglas Zimmerman VisionLink (Note, you can learn more from our disaster maps at , register or search for friends and relatives on Safe and Well , or download the Shelter View App , to get up to date information about currently open shelters

2-1-1 Disaster Shelter Resources


Then consider connecting to the National Shelter System to have information about disaster shelters at your finger tips, and for those you serve. Operating a 2-1-1 call center? Information and Referral? Elder care hotline or other similar solution? You can have an account on the National Shelter System, or have access to the XML open shelters data feed. You can use this data feed to drive information in your resource system, to display on maps and more.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

Connection Cafe

Like other areas of disaster philanthropy we’ve explored, how you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations. In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, organizations should focus on outputs. Let me ask you, do you think these outputs are being considered when the immediate outpouring of support comes in right after the disaster? . Let’s talk about impact. .

Microsoft's Windows Azure and Disaster Response

Tech Soup Blog

What few are aware of, however, is that the Windows Azure platform also has the capability of serving communities that have been affected by disasters. Recently, the folks at Microsoft ,with help from public sector and nonprofit partners including TechSoup, have been examining and refining the use of an Azure-based disaster and emergency response portal. cloud Microsoft disaster response disaster recovery disaster cloud computing Windows Azure

Support Disaster Relief in Haiti


People are using the Internet to stay informed about the disaster, help communicate what's happening, and to donate to charities. The images coming out of Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake are heartbreaking. It is comforting to know that so many nonprofit organizations are already helping on the ground and more relief is on the way. The volume of online donations on January 13th was 3 times that of December 31st and growing

Haiti 100

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

This edition of the App It Up project "Cool App Roundup" highlights different ways apps can be used in disaster, crisis, and emergency situations. Preparing for Disaster. The FEMA app includes preparation guidelines for a variety of disasters, including checklists, safety tips, and local shelter maps. Learn more about how Windows Azure has been used for disaster and emergency response here.

Finding the Right Nonprofit Partner Before Disaster Strikes

Connection Cafe

When looking for the right nonprofit organization to build a disaster relief strategy with, there are going to be a few questions you must ask yourself: › Is this for a disaster that has impacted my company directly? Don’t send your used clothes to a community in a disaster.

Preparing for Disaster: Tech Planning 4 Your Mission Part 3/3

Tech Soup Blog

Now let’s look at technology disaster preparedness. Preparing for Disaster. We don’t mean the power-surge-ate-my-blog-post kind of disaster, though. Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) outlining the off-site locations of backup servers, roles and responsibilities, emergency contacts, etc. Here Are Our Top Ten Disaster Preparation Strategies. will be helpful in a disaster, as you’ll already have a list of. disaster.

Rapid Employee Relief in Disasters: How companies can provide timely and compassionate support to employees in their time of need


When disaster strikes, timing is everything, and the best kind of relief is the kind that comes fast. Disaster relief organizations understand that needs begin before the storm arrives, through evacuation orders, and last until homes are rebuilt or are safe to inhabit.

What 10 Nonprofits Are Doing to Aid Ukraine and Its Refugees

NonProfit PRO

Disaster ReliefWhile there are many more notable organizations working on the humanitarian crisis, here is a look at what 10 of your nonprofit peers are doing to support Ukraine.