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. and Sahana Foundation (which hosts a free open source disaster management system), have changed the way disaster relief is being done all over the world. This is a group of largely self-organizing digital volunteers who use Twitter to respond to all of the major disasters around the world.

The Green Side of Cloud Computing Campaign: Security

Tech Soup Blog

The theme for this week of TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative campaign, The Green Side of Cloud Computing , is security in the cloud. Richard also covers the important area of disaster recovery, a field much talked about in cloud security, which essentially means whether or not your critical data is secure and accessible in an emergency. Tags: Green Office GreenTech Physical Security Privacy Running Your Organization Security Security Software Using the Web and Internet

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Why Your Organization Needs Telecommuting – When the Commuter Train Shuts Down

Tech Soup Blog

The end game is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it is more about facing the reality that without this flexibility, your business and team are vulnerable to disasters like yesterday morning's commute on the Bay Bridge. Connecting to the Internet Green Office Office and Productivity Running Your Organization Staff Tech Planning Telecom Services Green IT telework cloud computing nonprofits distributed team Audio Conferencing BetterWorld Telecom nonprofit

Nancy Jo Craig’s Lifetime Achievement Award In Nonprofit Computer Refurbishment

Tech Soup Blog

Nancy Jo's and CACRC's work in frontline disaster relief was featured in Sundance Channel's "Big Ideas For A Small Planet" series. Acquiring Technology GreenTech Recycled and Refurbished Computers Green IT refurbished computers Each year the International Computer Refurbishers Summit awards a lifetime achievement award. This year the award went to Nancy Jo Craig who runs the nonprofit Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

TechSoup Global Cloud Survey Results and Cloud Donations for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Find a recent TechSoup webinar on backup and disaster recovery presented by Sam Chenkin of npCloud. Sam explains a bit about cloud computing and disaster recovery basics, and outlines the different types of cloud storage and products designed to help NGOs prepare for disaster recovery. GreenTech cloud Green IT libraries NGOs NGO cloud survey

Ushahidi BRCK: Bringing Internet to the Developing World

Tech Soup Blog

It is a nonprofit tech company that develops free and open-source software for information collection, visualization, and crowdsourced interactive mapping to help mitigate disasters. Connecting to the Internet Digital Divide GreenTech International Networks Green IT WiFi tsgreentechnology BRCK Ushahidi Here’s some news on a now famous NetSquared alumnus project. Ushahidi is an NGO headquartered in Kenya.

Reinventing Our Battered World through Kindness and Curiosity

Social Velocity

That was the takeaway from the session, “Best Practices for Equitable Philanthropy: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” led by Sally Ray and Tanya Gulliver-Garcia from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

NetCentric Advocacy: Celebrities have favorite issues. (Govcom issue map crawling looktothestars.org)

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Worth a look: Social Data in images | Main | Communicaiton Coordination in the middle of Choas » January 08, 2008 Celebrities have favorite issues. In order of importance, celebrities endorse issues focusing on children, health, AIDS, family/parent support, poverty, disaster relief and human rights, according to looktothestars.org.

NetCentric Advocacy: Communicaiton Coordination in the middle of Choas

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Celebrities have favorite issues. mashups » January 10, 2008 Communicaiton Coordination in the middle of Choas While our campaigns will never get to the intensity of the coverage the Tsunami there is lots of interesting ground experience to tease out of Communicating Disasters: An Asia Pacific Resource Book. Good communication in a disaster zone depends on many factors.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your gift will be used where it’s most needed to help families turn crises of poverty, conflict or disaster into opportunity to build better lives. Natural Resources Defense Council :: Green Gifts. Holiday gifts that protect the environment, NRDC Green Gifts are guaranteed to bring joy to your loved ones while protecting Mother Earth. November 27, 2012 is the first ever #GivingTuesday.

NetCentric Advocacy: Oil Spill: Networked Volunteers and Failing to plan for the connected age.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Twitter in the Wildfires | Main | Draft: The story of my inbox for the last month….Not It is the same situation we are going to see play out again and again in disasters, pandemics and campaigns. Link: Green Wombat: San Francisco oil spill is a tech disaster. The masses may be wired but California authorities disaster response was strictly 1.0,

14 Nonprofit Books Recommended by Top Industry Experts

Classy

By Alison Green and Jerry Hauser. Written as a business fable, this book identifies the insecurities and flaws that can spell disaster not only for the corporate world, but for all kinds of teams. At Classy, one of our core values is to always be learning.

NetCentric Advocacy: Empires built on the suffering of the Poor: Studies Spotlight the Moral Dilemma of Climate Change Debate

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « If the poorest and most abused peoples had a network would anyone watch? Climate change exposes the poor to greater and greater risk and disaster. Climate change exposes the poor to greater and greater risk and disaster. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

NetCentric Advocacy: The end game of networks

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work | Main | open source intelligence is frequently undervalued and underutilized. » 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? NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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Following Through on Climate Commitments After COP26

Saleforce Nonprofit

During the COP26 meetings, the Malala Fund presented its Gender-Equal Green Learning Agenda , which recommends leaders use education as a powerful tool to address the climate crisis by adding climate issues to all school curriculums and vocational training.

NetCentric Advocacy: Twitter in the Wildfires

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Empires built on the suffering of the Poor: Studies Spotlight the Moral Dilemma of Climate Change Debate | Main | Oil Spill: Networked Volunteers and Failing to plan for the connected age. » November 08, 2007 Twitter in the Wildfires Networked culture and Public Television in a disaster. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Young philanthropists go high-tech to reach lofty giving goals | Reuters Money

AFP Blog

Young philanthropists go high-tech to reach lofty giving goals | Reuters Money : "Nor does Greene have a huge bankroll to back his pet project, a new website called WorldPennyJar dedicated to disaster relief, health, education and the environment. Yet Greene is light-years ahead of many in his age group to grasp how high-tech will change giving in the 21st Century. To explain WorldPennyJar, Greene produced a 4-minute video and posted it to attract donations

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NetCentric Advocacy: At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate - washingtonpost.com

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « The Machine is US. For scientists, global warming is a disaster movie, its opening scenes set at the poles of Earth. For scientists, global warming is a disaster movie, its opening scenes set at the poles of Earth. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Dear COVID-19, I’m Breaking Up With You

Blue Fox

Their 24 members estimate Together’s coalition could advance investments in green infrastructure to the tune of 10,500 new jobs across 10 Bay Area counties, improving the environment and access to nature for 7.7 A Letter From Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan I’m over it. COVID-19.

Ask the Experts: The Best Security Tips for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And ignoring it can lead to innumerable headaches, stress and even disaster down the road. Don’t wait until disaster strikes: know exactly what you have to do—such as contacting your host server or a WordPress expert you have on retainer—and create a list that spells out the steps you need to take and when you need to take them. You know that little green lock that appears in the address bar of your web browser?

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis

Saleforce Nonprofit

For example, humanitarian organisations like Oxfam are delivering disaster relief to people whose homes have been destroyed by severe weather, innovating drought-resistant agricultural crops, and training farmers in new techniques to improve the resilience of local and global supply chains.

Profile of ESRI Founder Jack Dangermond

Tech Soup Blog

We have dozens of donated and discounted green products on TechSoup and from time to time, we like to have a deeper look at our green product donor companies.

Why Instagram Is A Great Platform For Nonprofits (And 7 Accounts That Are Crushing It)

Achieve

goes green – and we don’t just mean through the past 32 years they’ve spent working to advance biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods around the world. Their Instagram feed is rich with lush, green rainforest landscapes.

How an Effective Partner Ecosystem Strives for Collaboration Over Competition

Saleforce Nonprofit

Are we doing enough on the front end to prevent personal and professional disasters from happening?

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Finding Green Businesses : The web has effectively replaced the paper Yellow Pages as a way to find local businesses and services. The Yelp and Around Me apps are popular ways to find restaurants, coffee shops, or hotels wherever you are, but what about green-rated businesses? Greenopia has transformed its printed, local guides into a dynamic, nationwide mobile application that lets you find local, green-rated businesses in any category.

A History of How Modern ESG Came to Be

sgEngage

This decade also saw the Black Power Movement, American Indian Movement, a further push for women’s rights , rights of farmworkers, and the Green Power Movement. This disaster in particular lead to the founding of the Coalition of Environmentally Responsible Companies, also known as CERES.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that work in international development, disaster relief, or wildlife conservation often do this sort of storytelling in print materials and website articles, but it also works extremely well as blog content. If you are an environmental nonprofit, write about ways in which supporters can green their homes or garden without pesticides. Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that work in international development, disaster relief, or wildlife conservation often do this sort of storytelling in print materials and website articles, but it also works extremely well as blog content. If you are an environmental nonprofit, write about ways in which supporters can green their homes or garden without pesticides. Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Radical Collaboration is Our Best Chance to Fight Climate Change

Saleforce Nonprofit

It’s no longer a question of whether the impacts on the environment of our collective human actions over decades will continue to result in more extreme weather, natural disasters, and economic instability.

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

She was the recent winner of my son's Green Geek Charity Contest and we contributed a small amount to the charity of her choice, SOS Children's Villages. 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! So I had great time eating my favourite chocolate waffle when watching Harry my favourite green geek.

App Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

The App It Up project also rounded up cool apps for nonprofits and libraries in various categories, including: Disaster and Emergency Response. Green Apps. Learn Why Apps are Green. There's a lot that an app can do for you. But getting started can be overwhelming. What apps are already out there? How would apps benefit your nonprofit or library? Does it make sense to build your own app? The resources below will help you get started answering these questions.

Pug Meetups around the world. Why?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Are they green space advocates? Did they raise money for a disaster? This is a social club for pugs & their humans! We love our pugs- all ages, all kinds and we want to meet you and yours. The club holds monthly meetups that generally fall on the first Saturday of every month (barring holidays) at Austin local dog parks. We are usually at Bull Creek, but in the winter months we take field trips to other local dog parks!

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that work in international development, disaster relief, or wildlife conservation often do this sort of storytelling in print materials and website articles, but it also works extremely well as blog content. If you are an environmental nonprofit, write about ways in which supporters can green their homes or garden without pesticides. Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0

5 Things to Look Forward to at MCON 2015

NonProfit Hub

Since its founding, Fashion Project has expanded to serve over 500 nonprofits, helping provide valuable funding for disease research, humanitarian aid, sustainability initiatives and disaster relief. The Art Assignment is a weekly video series produced by PBS Digital Studios, hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green and author/vlogger John Green. This is a guest post by Derrick Feldmann , who is the founder of MCON —the nation’s premier conference on Millennials and causes.

TechSoup's Data Center Move: Lessons Learned

Tech Soup Blog

One of our main considerations in moving was disaster preparedness. In fact, we had two moderate quakes on the very first day of our data center move - a compelling reminder of just how important disaster planning and preparedness is. Check out TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit for tips on how to prepare your organization for any event. Plan for disaster. TechSoup recently completed a data center move.

5 Things to Look Forward to at MCON 2015

Achieve

Since its founding, Fashion Project has expanded to serve over 500 nonprofits, helping provide valuable funding for disease research, humanitarian aid, sustainability initiatives and disaster relief. This post by Derrick Feldmann originally appeared as a guest blog for. Nonprofit Hub.

The Young and Generous: A New Research Report from Network for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr photo from: Just Me Robin Photos "Fried Green Tomatoes anyone?" " My first thought when I opened this email from Katya Andresen , VP Marketing, Network for Good , pointing me to some new research, " The Young and the Generous " (you have to register to download) was about fried green tomatoes. Online giving is tracking to the trends of online shopping and banking, and it is the avenue of choice for donors during disasters.

Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

Have Fun - Do Good

Giving Green on Treehugger Help Haiti Recover on the Ellen DeGeneres Show blog Help Survivors of the Earthquake in Haiti on Charity Navigator Tragedy in Haiti - How Can I Help? Where possible, purchasing materials available locally is also a boon to the local economy in the wake of a natural disaster." It will take a long time for Haiti to dig out from this disaster, and the long-term volunteering needs will become more apparent as the month (and years) pass."

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[VIDEO] Major Donor Stewardship – Strategies That Build Lasting Relationships With Your Most Significant Givers

Bloomerang

Did you hit the green button? We didn’t practice, and all of that equaled disaster.

SXSW: Social Media Nonprofit ROI Poetry Slam - Slides, Links, and Poems (long)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wendy Harman, Red Cross Wendy will share a story about how they used metrics to refine their social media strategy for their Online Disaster News Room Presentation Key Points. increase transparency about disaster response. disclose “process” of responding to disasters. general disaster-interested public. . saw increased press for each disaster based on newsroom. saw exponentially increased hits and links for each disaster.

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