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. 100% of donations went directly to disaster relief.

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. by Symantec (Android, iOS) before disaster strikes.

Iowan helps provide high-tech eyes of disaster relief in Philippines | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

AFP Blog

Iowan helps provide high-tech eyes of disaster relief in Philippines | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs : Harwath is one of four Global DIRT members currently on the ground in the Philippines. Harwath’s specialty with his background in video is to help serve as the eyes of disaster response advance planning for any nonprofit, non-governmental agency or nation that wants to lend help.

Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn. What New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has to say about ways volunteers can drive recovery after a natural disaster.

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Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled a list of organizations to which you can donate to support these efforts as well as some disaster recovery resources. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating typhoon in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts.

The Guardian Reports on TechSoup Global/Guardian Charity Data Seminar

Tech Soup Blog

seminar that TechSoup Global hosted in collaboration with The Guardian. Some key highlights : Marnie Webb, co-CEO and Paul van Haver, director of global services at TechSoup Global, highlighted the need for charities to help transform the way they engage with and.

NNTSP Applies Relief Work for Hurricane Sandy

Tech Soup Blog

Earlier this year, the Network for Nonprofit Technology Solution Providers (NNTSP) organized as part of TechSoup Global, combining their resources to create a national network of local technology capacity-builders serving the nonprofit sector. provides the software to run the National Donations Management Network along with programmatic support for disaster relief domain expertise. National Donations Management Network D.C.

NetCentric Advocacy: The end game of networks

Network-Centric Advocacy

» August 16, 2007 The end game of networks Is it possible that the end game of decentralized terror strategy demands counter terrorist activities pursue peace, coalition work and better disaster planning? To elimate terrorism nations must abandon war, war machines and unilateral action? a superficial or simplistic understanding of the intricately complex global Islamic extremist revolution arguably lies at the heart of our uneven performance thus far in the war on terrorism.

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. PortLight “Inclusive Disaster Relief” SPCA of Texas.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

Lambda Legal Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. National Immigration Law Center. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm

NTEN

We know our friends over at the Red Cross have been expertly using social media for disaster response for years now, but this weekend, with Hurricane Irene set to touch down all along the east coast, we saw many other organizations and government entities reaching out via social media, as well. The National Hurricane Center used their twitter account (separated by coast line, to @NHC_Atlantic & @NHC_Pacific) to post updates and weather advisories as the storm progressed.

Red Cross - FEMA Shelter Data Exchange

VisionLink

Pleased to report that the VisionLink team, and on behalf of FEMA a team from IBM Global Services, are completing their work building a two-way, automatic data exchange between the National Shelter System deployed by the American Red Cross, and the Shelter System deployed by FEMA.

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Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Social media in disaster response. National Theatre screws up, what we can learn from mistakes. Using Twitter for a Global Conversation. Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York.

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

Founded by the United Nations , WHD advocates for the "safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises.". To mark the courage and strength of the brave men and women working on the front lines of conflict and raise awareness for those affected by disasters around the world, we’re highlighting 10 nonprofits that are making a difference by driving action and support for aid efforts.

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

Frogloop

Facebook Global Disaster Relief page : all kinds of information and helping opportunities. NE Options: Virginia Disaster Relief Fund. We hope all of our readers on the East Coast are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I usually take a three-prong strategy for disaster relief. I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support. For example, Global Giving.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. Impact National Conference / Amherst, MA / Less than $200. 2016 National Nonprofit Leadership Conference.

Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colleague Brian Reich said he would like to see a networked approach to the disaster relief , “A few respond quickly and raise funds, others use the awareness that comes from a disaster to educate, over time you have others who focus on keeping people connected as new issues arrive.

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3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

Connection Cafe

Your nonprofit’s mission is likely the same as it was when your organization began; to make an impact and to effect change, whether locally, nationally or globally. You’ll be able to free up internal resources and worry less about what to do if disaster strikes when a server dies.

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New Customer 211 San Diego Presents at AIRS

VisionLink

For that matter, if you have not yet registered for the conference, here are 7 more reasons to do so: Managing Disaster Relationships Presenter: Thomas Bennett, 211 San Diego, California This course will provide an overview of governmental organizations and agencies for which they should develop and maintain relationships. Communication is a broad science and imperfect art but, these 6 principles of Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication will guide your planning ahead of disaster.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Trend watch summarizes key global trends that make this time in history seem uncertain, chaotic, and toxic beginning with online and the rising numbers that exist inside a filter bubble that serves them information, ideas and news (some of it fake!)

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50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster. Because in a global society all our human rights need to be fought for and protected. is the only developed nation in the world without paid maternity leave. National Anti-Vivisection Society.

Microsoft's Fight Against Child Porn

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This latter category included such great projects as Tech Soup Global, which distributes donated Microsoft products at a deep, deep discount (a service we’ve used at Benetech for years) as well as support for the efforts of NetHope in disaster relief. NetHope is the organization of the CTOs/CIOs of the major global humanitarian NGOs, and gets a fair amount of support from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech companies.

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50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster. Because in a global society all our human rights need to be fought for and protected. is the only developed nation in the world without paid maternity leave. National Anti-Vivisection Society. Because you can judge a nation by how it treats their animals. National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy. National Coalition for the Homeless. National Geographic Society.

URLs for Haitian Relief Agencies

VisionLink

Staff members from less-affected regions of Haiti are mobilizing, and World Vision''s global experts are expected to arrive in the disaster zone as soon as possible. • United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is the UN''s humanitarian fund responding to emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti. Episcopal Relief & Development has committed to providing Haiti both long and short-term support in the wake of the disaster.

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Schwab Social Entrepreneurs Summit 2007

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The event here in Zurich is the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Summit, where roughly a hundred social entrepreneurs get together with global leaders to advance the movement. On Monday we were joined by a dazzling array of global leaders who are interested in social entrepreneurship.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mission: To ensure corporations respect human rights in their global operations. Mission: To provide free surgeries to the world’s neediest nations on the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.

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The #FutureOfBusiness WILL Radically Change Everything As We Know It

SocialFish

Economic, global, technological and consumption events have and are making business rethink the tried and true. With the highest debt load in its history, the most powerful nation on earth was, itself, left powerless. Global rationalization has brought with it a new mindset.

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Data Digest: African Students Using Open Data, Social Impact Bonds, Digital Smoke Signals, and the Data Dilemma

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Actions and messages were contextualized based on the issues and discussions taking place at both the global and local level. This morning, I had the huge honor of presenting the keynote at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, ON.

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Nonprofit Mapping 101: Use Maps to Tell Your Org's Stories

NTEN

Combining maps with data can take you even further: Humaninet uses GIS to help disaster response teams; Movesmart.org helps people find apartments in Chicago; Map Kibera is adding a level of detail to one of Africa's largest slums even Google Maps can't offer.

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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

President, Global Hematology and Oncology, Celgene. She was one of the first patients to use video blogging through her nationally recognized YouTube channel to share her story and educate people about life with IBD. Click for Twitter Transcript.

Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global donation partner, Cisco , is starting to talk about an alternative to cloud computing, the paradigm that relies on huge data centers to do all our processing. Disaster Relief in Eastern Europe.

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Not Business As Usual!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have a global economic meltdown. And we have this thing called the global climate crisis. When disaster strikes and people need water and shelter, they are not usually in a position to pay for that service. We have political leaders with an active interest in changing the status quo— for finding innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing our cities, states, nation and the world.

Why You Didn't Hear About Cyclone Ivan's Destruction in Madagascar and How To Help Support Relief Efforts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Joan sent us a note tonight thanking us, but also letting us know of a terrible natural disaster in her country: Hey Harry and Beth, I just celebrated my 26th birthday today! collided with the island nation as a borderline Category 3/Category 4 storm.

Who Will Be the Next $100,000 Purpose Prize Winner? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Each year they give prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 to 15 people over the age of 60 creating new and innovative ways to tackle tough social problems, from reforming education to improving healthcare, curbing global warming to ending poverty.

TechSoup joins the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Tech Soup Blog

From local athletes and community members in Boston it quickly became a national movement. " This seems interesting considering that "downer news," more specifically disaster imagery, has always driven up donations.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

She’s one of our great forward-thinking people at TechSoup Global. She just did a presentation to the Gates Global Libraries Working Group in November 2013 on the top tech trends for libraries.

Forum One Staff Share OpenGov Ideas

Influence

The competition would progress through in-person competitions to a national competition. Disaster Response. In coordination with its global, regional, and local disaster response partners, the Department of State should maintain a standing directory of point of contact information for governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations by country. International Disaster Community of Practice. International Disaster Response Data Set for Data.gov.

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The first two arrows point to the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina disasters. You’ll find that there is an even more stark comparison between the two terms during times of disaster. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters. Tagged: charities , disasters , giving , giving season , Google Trends , nonprofit Relevancy Ranking ( 3 votes, average: 4.33

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The first two arrows point to the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina disasters. You’ll find that there is an even more stark comparison between the two terms during times of disaster. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters. Tagged: charities , disasters , giving , giving season , Google Trends , nonprofit Relevancy Ranking ( 3 votes, average: 4.33

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The first two arrows point to the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina disasters. You’ll find that there is an even more stark comparison between the two terms during times of disaster. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters. Tagged: charities , disasters , giving , giving season , Google Trends , nonprofit Relevancy Ranking ( 3 votes, average: 4.33

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The first two arrows point to the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina disasters. You’ll find that there is an even more stark comparison between the two terms during times of disaster. The lesson is: Yes, you are a nonprofit but use the word charity if you’re the kind of nonprofit that is sought after during disasters. Tagged: charities , disasters , giving , giving season , Google Trends , nonprofit Relevancy Ranking ( 3 votes, average: 4.33