Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

The largest theme that is constant in disaster philanthropy is partnership. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina , about 22% of total funding went to the American Red Cross (ARC). About 50% of funding at this point for Hurricane Harvey has gone to ARC.

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? This same report shows funding overall for disasters from large U.S.

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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts.

Amazing Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Harvey

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to support the work of National VOAD's Project Comeback in Texas with our multi-agency Disaster Case Management solution, helping more than 700 case managers from 14 nonprofit partners assist more than 12,000 households.

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

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

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

Connection Cafe

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

Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

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

Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

Connection Cafe

Hurricane season kicked off on June 1 and we’ve already got our first tropical depression in the Atlantic. 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.

Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com

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Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com : Here at Blackbaud’s headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, we’ve been closely monitoring Hurricane Irene. We have detailed contingency plans to ensure we’re able to provide support from off-site locations, including our support office in Indianapolis, for down and critical issues during times of disasters.

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

VisionLink

Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary. Volunteers can identify the disaster event they would want to volunteer for. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies.

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.

How You Can Help with Disaster Relief

NonProfit Hub

Hurricane Florence finally made landfall over the weekend, ravaging the Atlantic coast with devastating winds and torrential rain. 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.

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.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. I usually take a three-prong strategy for disaster relief. As we watch reports of a disaster, we can give directly to people on the ground.

Using Geospatial Maps in Time of Disaster

VisionLink

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.

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm | NTEN

AFP Blog

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

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

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We hope all of our readers on the East Coast are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy. I also wanted to share Cynthia Samuels, (who runs the Care2 Cause Channel) terrific compilation of resources on how folks can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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.

Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

VisionLink

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.

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno

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Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno : On Sunday, Baker and Whitmore, both Harvard University seniors, did their own 26.2-mile marathon, here in Boston, while raising money to support those in need who were impacted by the furious October storm. They started a fundraising page on Indiegogo.com and have pledged to give all of the proceeds they collect to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in NYC

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts.

2-1-1 Disaster Shelter Resources

VisionLink

Then consider connecting to the National Shelter System to have information about disaster shelters at your finger tips, and for those you serve. Here''s to only moderate damage from Hurricane Irene. Operating a 2-1-1 call center? Information and Referral?

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

" 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.

An Inside View of Harnessing Technology to Support Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Microsoft HelpBridge: A Disaster Response App

Tech Soup Blog

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. Donate money or requested goods to selected disaster relief organizations.

NNTSP Applies Relief Work for Hurricane Sandy

Tech Soup Blog

Several of the NNTSP partners are combining efforts for a response to Hurricane Sandy. provides the software to run the National Donations Management Network along with programmatic support for disaster relief domain expertise. You can help by making offers of technology devices and other support via Microsoft's ReadyReach Hurricane Sandy Portal , or at: National Donations Management Network Pennsylvania. Microsoft disaster recovery disaster relief

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. For Hurricane Irene, the Red Cross used volunteers to listen as well as respond in the social media space, to ensure 24 hour coverage during the storm.

Please Help: Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Wiki To Prep for Hurricane Ida

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Weather Channel Alerts 2009 was looking like a very uneventful hurricane season. That is until Hurricane Ida slammed into El Salvador killing 91 people as of this writing. He set up a Ning site Hurricane Information Center.

7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need

NetWits

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.

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. 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

TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Text IRENE to 877877 to report hurricane damages

Mobile Commons

While preparing our own homes for hurricane Irene, Mobile Commons is also working to keep other New Yorkers safe. The idea is that this will help people coordinate to stay safe: “Disaster responders cannot be everywhere at the same time.

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. We don’t mean the power-surge-ate-my-blog-post kind of disaster, though. surviving Mother Nature’s wrath: tornado, hurricane, flood, fire. disaster.

Measuring Social Media Outcomes Is Easier than Measuring Hurricane Strength

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While my family and their home dodged a bullet, like millions in NYC, other locations had catastrophic flooding and there was a loss of lives. We learned that it predicting the path of hurricanes is a more precise science than the measuring their destructive force. Source: Nasa.

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio

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Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio : Seventeen West Virginia Office of Technology employees are working long hours in Louisiana lending an IT helping hand following what Hurricane Isaac left behind.

Disasters in the Internet age

AFP Blog

Disasters in the Internet age : "Disasters in the Internet age The Internet -- more than any other tool -- is proving to be a significant means of communication during disasters. She asked whether anyone knew the whereabouts of her three aunts, who were missing since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana Aug.

Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

Tech Soup Blog

As the east coast continues cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, those of us who have been in the industry a while can't help but reflect on what this means for the fundraising sector and think back to the lessons of Katrina. 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?

General IT Safety Tips for Disaster Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

Our thoughts are with those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The following is an excerpt on recovering hardware and IT equipment after a disaster from TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide , currently being updated with additional content and formats. Hardware News Physical Security Troubleshooting and Maintenance disaster recovery

The New York Times Features Text Messaging in “New Tools for Disaster Aid”

Mobile Commons

When Hurricane Sandy arrived two weeks ago, city officials turned to text messaging as a means to deliver crucial information in a time of emergency. In an article entitled “New Tools for Disaster Aid,” The New York Times writes. It’s an obvious tool to use in this kind of disaster.”. In today’s App City column in The New York Times , Mobile Commons’ text messaging solution was mentioned as a key tool used during this time of crisis.

Tips for Disaster Relief Bloggers

Have Fun - Do Good

Here are some of the tips they gave for other disaster relief bloggers: Tips from Grace 1. Most times during a disaster, the survivors do not have power, so your blog isn’t for them, it is for the people on the outside who want to help them.

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

We discussed disaster response within a global company, the changing world of work and how it’s changing volunteering in the workplace, and how companies are expanding opportunities for customers and stakeholders to join their social cause support.

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