Building a Disaster Recovery Plan


Disasters happen regularly and can take many forms. If your nonprofit has not begun to build its digital resilience by moving systems to the cloud, implementing backup systems, and having a disaster response and recovery plan, it's very important that you begin to do so now.

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

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Vanguard Charitable Survey: More Than 1 in 3 Donors Contributed to Disaster Relief Efforts

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More than 1 in 3 American donors gave half or more of their charitable contributions to disaster relief efforts in the last year, such as the Ukraine humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 relief, and natural disasters like wildfires. News/Stats/Studies Disaster relief Vanguard Charitable

Corporate Sponsors Team Up with Country Star for Disaster Relief Efforts

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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

An Introduction to Disaster Fundraising for Nonprofits


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

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.

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.

Disrupting the Space of Disaster Philanthropy: A View from the Front Lines

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I am the CEO of After the Fire USA (ATF), a leading nonprofit in the space of megafire, climate change, and disaster recovery. We help communities navigate the complexities and stages of recovery post-megafire disaster.

Coalition of Nonprofits Calls for Restoration of Expired Tax Relief Provisions

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Several leading national nonprofit organizations are calling on Congress and the president to immediately provide the tools charitable nonprofits need to provide relief to millions of people across the country impacted by devastating natural disasters.

Lessons from 2019 to maximize future disaster giving decisions


Earlier this month, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released the eighth edition of our annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report. global disaster-related?philanthropy,?analyzing?funding Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy ?

New Report Finds At Least $1 Billion Given by Wealthy Donors, Corporations, and Foundations for COVID-19 in 2021

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Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining two years of giving, that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021.

3 Ways Your Company Can Quickly Help Others After Disasters


The post 3 Ways Your Company Can Quickly Help Others After Disasters first appeared on Givinga It’s no question that purpose is profitable; the research shows that consumers reward brands actively engaged in supporting meaningful causes.

Apps for Disaster Planning

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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.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

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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.

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.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

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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.

What 10 Nonprofits Are Doing to Aid Ukraine and Its Refugees

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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.

How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

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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.

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.

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.

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

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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

Fundraising in Times of Crisis: What 2020-2021 Giving Trends Tell Us About 2022 and Beyond

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Nonprofit Technology Planning for Disasters (and Turnover)

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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.

The Single Most Important Thing to Prepare for Disasters

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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

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

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" 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.

Microsoft HelpBridge: A Disaster Response App

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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.

Technology for Resilience: The Future of Disaster Relief

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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.

Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund now accepting funding applications

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

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

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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

An Inside View of Harnessing Technology to Support Disaster Relief

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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

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Pledge $300M to CEPI for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

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How To Create a Business Disaster Recovery Plan

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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.

Upcoming Free Webinar This Thursday! Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit or Library Tech

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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

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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.

Corporate Responsibility’s Role During Disaster Response

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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.

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.,

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How You Can Help with Disaster Relief

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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.

TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

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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.

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

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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.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 1

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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.

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

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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.

The Social Media Response to the Disaster in Haiti

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I have a guest post up on the NTEN blog discussing some of the ways social media was put into action as soon as the earthquakes struck in Haiti: When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. But the way we think about and turn to social media in a time of disaster is changing. The disaster in Haiti is a perfect example of these changes: the impact of the Real-Time Web and the power of our phones.

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