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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

Human service organizations are well versed in collecting and tracking disaster response donors. Codify Your Coding. Holding a telethon?

Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

Connection Cafe

After working at the Red Cross for nearly 4 years, I learned a long time ago that real disasters aren’t always the ones you see coming.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Whether it’s direct or indirect content, why do citizens turn to social media in moments of need or disaster? Social Media in Disaster Response.

An Inside View of Harnessing Technology to Support Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Technology Challenges in Katrina Disaster Relief. disaster disasterorgOn this 10th anniversary of Katrina, how far have we come?

Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

Connection Cafe

As the East Coast starts cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, those of us … Annual Fund Stewardship Disaster Giving disaster relief

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. Then the key disaster preparedness concern becomes communication, not system and data preservation. disasterHave a plan, of course!

The Five Stages of A Social Media PR Disaster

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Beth on Pinterest. Be human. Be Nimble. Even if you are a small nonprofit with limited resources you are immune. Failure

TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

Unfortunately, many of the nonprofits that will help communities recover have themselves been affected by the disaster. About TechSoup Japan.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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

When Fundraising Disaster Strikes, What Should You Do?

Tech Soup Blog

Disaster Planning and Recovery. We advocate that all organizations have some type of disaster planning in place for such occasions.

How Does Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Compare to Other Disasters?

NonProfit Trends

Disaster fundraising for Hurricane Sandy appears to be lagging other major events, but there is a lot more going on here than initial appearances. Research & Trends Disaster Giving fundraising Hurricane Sandy Online Fundraising online giving

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. cloud Microsoft disaster response disaster recovery disaster cloud computing Windows AzureHow, You Ask? Second Harvest in Japan.

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Keys to Following Up with Disaster Response Donors

Connection Cafe

Convio acquired StrategicOne earlier this year, and they have done significant analytics on disaster donations with some hefty data sets to look at, so Katie Beth had some excellent suggestions. A disaster happened and an organization receives a sudden, spontaneous burst of giving. Author: Molly Brooksbank. Is it working?”

Technology for Resilience: The Future of Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

The Red Cross identified seven emerging technologies for disaster relief: Drones. How can they support disaster relief? 3D printing.

Jungle of Trolls: Coping with Social Media Disasters, Controversies, and Blunders

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Kayla L. McKinney , Project Specialist. ASU Lodestar Center. A few weeks ago, we at the Center had a fiasco on our hands. Speak out!

URL Shorteners: Blind(ly) Heading Towards Disaster?


If you thought email radically changed the way nonprofits communicated with constituents online, then social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter may have challenged you even more. As part of this communications evolution, nonprofits have grown accustomed to relying on url shorteners such as and However, just today

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6 Cloud Security Features Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About


Disaster recovery. Image courtesy of Security Intelligence Blog. So today, we are addressing some common cloud security concerns. IT Support.

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Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

project has a slew of resources for both responders and those affected by disasters. social media disaster recovery mapping mobile phone apps

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Preparing for Disaster. Learn more about how Windows Azure has been used for disaster and emergency response here. The U.S. S.O.S.

[Infographic] 2013 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

Research & Trends charitable giving report Disaster Giving fundraising Online Fundraising online giving billion in total fundraising.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Prepare Your Organization for Any Disaster. Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition. Donate to Organizations Providing Relief.

Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way

Tech Soup Blog

The January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti showed some of the astonishing potential for volunteer-based digital disaster relief.

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. disasterRobots.

Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index

NonProfit Trends

Disaster Giving Giving both online and offline towards disaster relief had a significant impact on the nonprofit sector in 2010. Online giving in response to Haiti was higher than all previous disasters and demonstrates that the Internet is a first response channel of choice for donors. All Rights Reserved

7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need


The first days following a disaster like Hurricane Sandy or other emergencies can be crucial for organizations as they reach out to supporters and request help. Email Marketing Online Fundraising Web Design Disaster Giving disaster responseHere are 7 tips for engaging with your supporters during a time of need.

4 Steps To Assessing Your Data Protection Plan


Tech backup cloud data recovery disaster recovery storage Image courtesy of GRT Corp. How much time goes into maintaining your backup system?

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

SXSWcares , co-branded as SXSW4Japan, was a campaign that rallied the SXSW community to raise awareness and harness support for disaster relief.

LivingSocial Deal Contributes $2 Million to Japan Disaster Relief

AFP Blog

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. Here Are Our Top Ten Disaster Preparation Strategies.

Upcoming Webinar on May 31: Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time, Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud. This webinar will cover disaster recovery solutions and products that can help you protect your organization's data. You may have recently read about TechSoup’s partnership with the Network of Nonprofit Technology Solution Providers (NNTSP).

Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Webinar Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Wondering how the cloud fits in with your nonprofit or library’s disaster recovery plan? Sam Chenkin, product manager for npCloud, discussed all of this and more in our recent webinar, Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud. Disasters Big and Small. Curious about how and when to back up your organization’s data?

They Gave to Our Disaster Fund, Now What?

Connection Cafe

In the wake of a disaster, like the recent Superstorm Sandy, many people … Stewardship Disaster Giving Hurricane Sandy

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness


At the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference this Spring in Washington, DC, we’ll be leading a panel discussion to further explore ways in which social media and technology tools can be used effectively in responding to natural disasters. This allowed individuals to begin informing family and loved ones of their whereabouts and condition.

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Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata


Unfortunately, this isn't Domino's Pizza and disaster response can't work as if it is. The American Red Cross is now looking into how best to give the public an increased role in disaster response. "We can help prevent emergencies from becoming disasters," said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

Tech Soup Blog

Domestic relief organizations of all kinds are no doubt mobilizing to support disaster recovery (read Molly's post 7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need ). What portion of it may be attributed to the disaster-based fundraising? There is ample data available on the impact of a disaster on overall fundraising.

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.

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.

Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

Connection Cafe

Every single major disaster or incident since then demonstrates that the Internet is a first response channel of choice for donors. elections.

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Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now


Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies BOULDER, Colo. – All services are free.

Red Cross launches mobile app on disasters | The Jakarta Post

AFP Blog

Red Cross launches mobile app on disasters | The Jakarta Post : "The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has launched an Android-based mobile application that helps users anticipate natural disasters and share disaster-related information.