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.


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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

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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Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund now accepting funding applications

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Does Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Compare to Other Disasters?


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

The Social Media Response to the Disaster in Haiti

Amy Sample Ward

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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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

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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.

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. –

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

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

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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

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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

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.

Finding the Right Nonprofit Partner Before Disaster Strikes

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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.

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

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

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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.

TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

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As the weeks pass, the disaster recovery is increasingly shifting out of the hands of professional first-responder organizations into the hands of the local NGO community. Unfortunately, many of the nonprofits that will help communities recover have themselves been affected by the disaster. Please share this Disaster Relief Program announcement with organizations in Japan that may need this support. The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred 7 weeks and 4 days ago.

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How Nonprofits Can use Charity Navigator for Benchmarking, Leading to Strategic Growth

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An Urgent Need to Support Earthquake-Hit Communities in Haiti


This post is republished with permission from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. See CDP's What We're Watching page for news on the status of disasters worldwide, along with relevant disaster-related media coverage. Disaster Preparedness

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Tips for Donors on Afghanistan's Complex Humanitarian Emergency


This post is republished with permission from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. See CDP's What We're Watching page for news on the status of disasters worldwide, along with relevant disaster-related media coverage. Disaster Preparedness