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.


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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.

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 ?

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. 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. 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.

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

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

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Government agencies, such as FEMA , also used Twitter to get the word out about the storm starting a week before it hit. 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. Recovers.org is a simple tool that helps affected communities create websites to organize disaster recovery efforts.

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.

Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now


7, 2015 – From now through October 31st, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center ( www.ITDRC.org ), Humanity Road ( www.HumanityRoad.org ), and VisionLink ( www.VisionLink.org ), 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. –

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? Competitors, supply chain, partners, government? ›

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.

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

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Like other areas of disaster relief , wildfires, particularly in California, have becomes an increasingly common occurrence. But, when you examine disaster-related funding in the last five years, funding directed at wildfires is $13.1 So how can we explain the different levels of support for varying types of natural disasters? Some disasters, like wildfires and an active volcano, have a long time frame. Lessons can be learned from all different types of disasters.

The Power of the Crowd: A New Frontier in Disaster Response

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In times of disaster, social media can provide an on-the-ground view of what's happening, who needs help, and where they're located. The authors come from varying sectors, including NGOs, government agencies, academia, and business. More on Technology and Disaster Relief. For more resources and products around disaster planning, check out TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery page. disaster recovery disaster relief tsdisaster maps Ushahidi

Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal

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Particularly in the last several years, in the wake of the financial crisis, organizations have struggled with a variety of challenges related to government support. In the United States, we rely on government to provide key economic supports. We expect the federal, state, and local governments to play a role in educating our children, helping communities rebuild after natural disasters, and improving our collective quality of life. embedded in government contracting.

Data Digest: Global Open Data Initiative, OpenData Latinoamérica, Big Data for Disaster Response

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It aims to share principles and resources for governments and societies on how to best maximize open government data opportunities. Through identifying successes, it will provide a roadmap of policies and institutions that governments can use to create meaningful new open data initiatives. Big Data for Disaster Response: A List of Wrong Assumptions. Open Source disaster recovery data big data

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. One of the many challenges this presents is the ability of first responders and governments to monitor this information and act on it in a timely manner. "We can help prevent emergencies from becoming disasters," said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

UNICEF Shares How You Can Support India Today Amidst the COVID-19 Surge

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UNICEF India has been integral to operational planning and on-the-ground implementation of vaccine campaigns and has been the key agency working with the government on cold-chain management and vaccine procurement.

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Best Practices for Securing Data in Humanitarian Crisis Situations

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Whether involved in humanitarian response in conflict or disaster situations, development work, human rights, or peace-building, our international nonprofit customers have some of the most complex nonprofit missions on earth.

URL Shorteners: Blind(ly) Heading Towards Disaster?


has been seized by the Libyan government for failure to comply with Islamic law. 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. Social networking has forced nonprofits to be comfortable with two-way communications, transparency, and adapting to short social conversations using limited character counts.

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


The magnitude of the destruction and the heart-breaking images have remained with us as organizations, governments, and private individuals have struggled beyond the immediate aftermath to effect long-term change and economic impact within Haiti. Nonprofits, government agencies, and private citizens increasingly rely upon social media for news, updates, and reliable on-the-ground information in the wake of serious incidents.

How Salesforce is Powering the COVAX Country Engagement Platform

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Ending global pandemics will take the world’s leading governments, health authorities, corporates and nonprofits all working together, and the COVAX facility is a powerful example of how we can win this race, we all need to run faster as a team.

Recovers.org, a Marketplace for Disaster Relief - Businessweek

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Recovers.org, a Marketplace for Disaster Relief - Businessweek : O’Neill’s startup, Recovers.org, has set up websites in four New York City boroughs to manage relief efforts and prevent the logistical chaos that often follows catastrophes when well-meaning volunteers overwhelm government officials and relief organizations.

Veterans Leverage Their Pro Bono Skills to Rise to the Call of Duty from Afar

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When the Afghanistan government fell to the Taliban just days after the U.S. Government. Nonprofit Disaster Relief Human Services Veteransand coalition forces withdrew their troops, Afghan allies that served alongside the U.S.

4 Steps for Starting an Employee Relief Fund

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As an industry, we have typically thought of disasters in the natural sense, however after 2020, we have had to take a completely new stance on what disasters can look like. It is not ideal to wait for disaster to strike to establish your employee relief fund (but it can be done).

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NNTSP Applies Relief Work for Hurricane Sandy

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provides the software to run the National Donations Management Network along with programmatic support for disaster relief domain expertise. Aidmatrix is taking needs from NNTSP members and publishing them, as well as partner NNTSP video blogs and other accounts, on government and industry portals that use Aidmatrix’s technology to publish real-time relief data. Microsoft disaster recovery disaster relief

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations


Thousands of COVID-19 volunteers and donated essential supplies are matched with states’ needs through an innovative pro bono tech and volunteer partnership BOULDER, CO, April 9, 2020 – Americans are no strangers to disasters.

Disaster relief calculator, developed at URI, is adopted by U.S. international relief agency | Business Notes - Business | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal - The Providence Journal

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Disaster relief calculator, developed at URI, is adopted by U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, the federal government’s international relief agency international relief agency | Business Notes - Business | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal - The Providence Journal : Students at the University of Rhode Island have developed a program that helps donors see how to aim their generous impulses to the most effective actions.

FEMA Partnership Day


This is an annual event designed to bring together governmental disaster agencies, non governmental agencies, faith-based organizations and private sector providers who support disaster responders. Partnership day serves to familiarize everyone with the agency capabilities and technologies that are available when disasters strike. Visionlink attends due to our work with both government and non profit disaster agencies. Join us at the FEMA NVOAD Partnership Day!

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm


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. Government agencies jumped into the social space on both Twitter and Facebook.

What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

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She tells me that big data is not surprisingly mostly collected by companies and to some extent also governments. operates hubs for data sharing among data analysts, government program planners, the UN, private sector companies, and civil society people to develop tools that recognize signals in the ‘ data exhaust ’ of big data. Big Data in Disaster Relief. Databases disaster recovery data visualization data big data disaster relief tsdisasterplanning

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4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

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Cross-sector collaboration was apparent in other sessions as well, from disaster relief to cause marketing to the kick off session for the Corporations and Foundations track. No matter your type of organization or the role you see yourself playing in philanthropy today, it is essential for you to consider other organizations or government bodies that can be your allies tackling the large issues we face today as a philanthropic community.

NGOs Overcoming the Education Curve to Embrace Cloud!

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– public Internet use, availability of government services over the. Just as government agencies offer services and make transparent their. data in various e-government. serves as a safety net when organizations face a major disaster that. Acquiring Technology International cloud Microsoft disaster recovery data cloud computing

Please Join VisionLink In Welcoming Aaron Titus To Our Proud Family!


As the new Disaster Product Manager for VisionLink, Aaron comes from an extensive and distinguished background. As a former member of the New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NJ VOAD), Aaron coordinated Hurricane Sandy and Irene response efforts for Mormon Helping Hands. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

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Forum One Staff Share OpenGov Ideas

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On January 21, 2009, the White House issued the Transparency and Open Government Memorandum. The memorandum instructed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide guidance to executive departments and agencies on implementing open government. The memorandum outlined the three pillars of open government thereby narrowing the discussion to transparency, participation, and collaboration. Disaster Response. International Disaster Community of Practice.

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Announcing the Third Impact Lab on Climate Justice

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Today, people of color and low-income communities are more likely to be impacted by natural disasters, live close to hazardous waste, and die of environmental causes. Her focus area over the last 15 years has been community engagement to tackle social and disaster related challenges. “I

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. Volunteers can identify the disaster event they would want to volunteer for. Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations.

Global philanthropy responds to the Ukraine crisis


The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) head Filippo Grandi described this humanitarian disaster as “the fastest-moving refugee crisis we have seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War”. Governments have also directed hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance for Ukraine.



The Strategic Advantage team at VisionLink concluded a three-day engagement in the Washington DC area last week — a significant convening of the top executives of public and private industry leaders in the fields of technology, social media, crisis management, multiple levels of federal government and academia.

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Impact and Interoperability: How Technology Powers Collaboration

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When the Afghanistan crisis reared its ugly head again this year, a group of veterans, active-duty service members, former government officials, civil servants, and nonprofit organizations came together to work online to help individuals and families evacuate the country.

Empowering Young Voices Globally in the Fight for Climate Justice

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Businesses cannot remain offstage, with 68% respondents declaring CEOs should step in when the government does not fix societal problems, and must lead with action on issues like sustainability.

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Six Ways to Support Refugees on World Refugee Day

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A refugee is a person who is forced to flee their country due to war, persecution or because their home government cannot or will not protect them. This blog was updated on June 20th, 2021.

Giving Trends in Mexico: Millennials and Gen Z Drive Rise in Online Giving

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Our government is discussing providing free wifi throughout in Mexico City which is a very good sign for crowdfunding and even better for NGOs funding. The top three causes are medical expenses (25%), start-up costs for a social enterprise (25%), and disaster relief (23%). 78% donate in response to natural disasters. ? An Interview with Fanny Villiers , Directora General of Donadora – an official partner of the Global Trends in Giving Report ( en español ).

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Starting your ESG Reporting Journey


I literally don’t go a day without seeing something new pop into my inbox about Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). While not a new concept or strategy, Environmental Social Governance programs are on the rise.