In Case of Emergency: Showing Consideration for Donors, Volunteers And Colleagues When Disaster Strikes


One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that it’s important to recognize when others are having a very different life experience than I am. And for those donors, volunteers, and colleagues in the disaster zone?

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. 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.


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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Prepare Your Organization for Any Disaster. Help prepare your organization for any type of disaster with our disaster planning and recovery guide. Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition. How the Cloud Can Make a Difference for Disaster Relief. Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way. Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Webinar Recap. Disaster Recovery, Knowledge Sharing, Cloud Computing, and More.

How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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. The police and fire department can save your life in an emergency, but they do not have the time or resources to help you clean out your home,” said Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, president and CEO of VisionLink.

Bloomerang Gives Back in 2021


Our employees nominated more than 60 organizations and our selection committee chose five organizations that reflect the rest of our core values , lift up underserved communities, and support those impacted by recent natural disasters. Life At Bloomerang

7 Ways to Support Ukraine Now

Saleforce Nonprofit

Save the Children focuses on responding quickly with life-saving humanitarian aid to children who are fleeing their homes and, in the process, are exposed to injury, hunger, and freezing temperatures. Education Nonprofit Disaster Relief Human Services Leading Through Change

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


In the aftermath of that quake, as well as flooding in Pakistan, fires in Israel, flooding in South and Central America, and countless other incidents, technology played a critical and often-life-saving role, and remains at the center of the ongoing advocacy and long-term rebuilding work in Haiti. We'll also consider what this means for the other work humanitarian aid agencies are engaged in and how their disaster response work can strengthen and reinforce their core missions and programs.

Bloomerang Helps Nonprofits Raise $8.1B in 2021


Bloomerang ended 2021 by announcing donations totalling $25,000 to five nonprofits that reflect company core values, lift up underserved communities, and support those impacted by recent natural disasters. Life At Bloomerang News & PR

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

Saleforce Nonprofit

Indirectly, many children’s lives are impacted as more households get pushed into poverty, schools are closed, and strained health systems and by disruptions to life-saving health care like immunizations. Donor Experience Fundraising Nonprofit Disaster Relief India Leading Through Change

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How Salesforce is Powering the COVAX Country Engagement Platform

Saleforce Nonprofit

Learn more about how Gavi is helping more children across the world with life-saving vaccinations. Mission Driven Companies Nonprofit Pro Bono Disaster Relief Health Leading Through ChangeBy: Cyril Treacy, VP, Industry Advisors & COE at Salesforce.

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

Saleforce Nonprofit

Despite moving quickly, Allied Airlift 21 recognized that they were collecting sensitive, personally identifiable information, and keeping that data secure could mean the difference between life and death. Nonprofit Disaster Relief Human Services Veterans

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth Kanter

I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Simultaneously, I was struggling with burnout related to work-life imbalance and feeling overwhelmed by all the digital technology in my personal life and professional work. For folks that are interested, I have a free Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World starter kit that walks through this process in more detail.

Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

Connection Cafe

I love when my life and my work collide. As a corporate social responsibility professional working in philanthropy and volunteerism every day, nonprofits, their leaders and the work they do are a huge part of my life. For, a mere 20 miles away in the atrium of another building, sits an exhibit focused on bringing the work of many nonprofits to life through photography.

Post Tornado, the Library Is Open in Joplin

Tech Soup Blog

I know she barely scratched the surface with those incidents, since that particular hospital was designated as a place for only life-threatening cases. disaster response disaster recovery library disaster librariesToday I chatted with Jacque Gage, the Library Director at the Joplin Public Library. in Missouri. I invited her to share how her library and community are. faring after the devastating tornado hit her town this weekend.

Real Time Charitable Giving | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

Real Time Charitable Giving | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project : Yet while their initial contribution often involved little deliberation, 43% of these donors encouraged their friends or family members to give to the campaign as well. In addition, a majority of those surveyed (56%) have continued to give to more recent disaster relief efforts—such as the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan—using their mobile phones

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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.

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day


Refugees International ’s website, there are currently over 65 million people across the world who are displaced by war, conflict and persecution, and tens of millions more who have been displaced by climate events and natural disasters. Their mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.

Who Created the Exhibitions that Changed Your Life?

Museum 2.0

I'm kneedeep in the final run-up to the opening of Operation Spy at the Spy Museum, but in the fleeting moments between disasters and near-disasters, I'm thinking about AAM. One of the most arresting sessions I attended last year was Exhibitions that Changed My Life. And yet exhibit designers are often brought to the table to breathe life into a topic. The exhibition that has most changed my life was Into the Light , which was mounted there in 2002 and 2003.

How to Use UTMs to Leverage Donor Acquisition for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One talked about species extinction, and the other talked about the prevalence of natural disasters. The one talking about natural disasters was responsible for 80% of your donors, and 10% of those donors went on to become regular givers when you asked them 2 weeks later.

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What we know so far: NFTs, Twitch, and Tiltify


Disaster Girl Meme ” (sold for $500k). Most concerning of all, they’re an environmental disaster. Some nonprofits have already raised millions on Twitch, including Extra Life (Children’s Miracle Network), which raised $14 million in 2019. Read time: 6 minutes.

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Daily DoGooder: Solid Women


Change the world, one video at a time.Solid Women | 3:56 Fonkoze By passing the familiar, moribund impression of Haiti as devastated country in the wake of a natural disaster (two years ago this day), this video presents the stories of five women rebuilding their life and community.

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Reinventing Our Battered World through Kindness and Curiosity

Social Velocity

In his career journey but also in his personal life, what James is truly about is shifting our Western, capitalist financial system from an extractive and dehumanizing one to one that invests in a more equitable world.

Leveraging Engagement to Sustain Our Organizations

VQ Strategies

Just this week, Points of Light released its Civic Life Today: A look at American Civic Engagement Amid a Global Pandemic report, which states that: Prior to the pandemic, voting and donations to nonprofits were the primary ways people participated in civic life.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Making Philanthropy a Lifestyle, 365.

ASU Lodestar Center

At this point in my life, I only give money to one nonprofit organization, and I do that through automatic monthly payments, with little thought at all to the whole process. Though, after reading Carlo's story, I am certain I can make a change in my own life as well. This is one thing that I really need to work on in my own life as well. For example, I think it's important to donate to Japan and Haiti and other places that have suffered from natural disasters.

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Grave Work

Non Profit Quarterly

Whether the tasks power autonomous weapons systems raining disaster down on slum districts or else power geographic data for humanitarian agencies that provide aid to such disaster zones is knowledge not available to the workers.

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Commitment to funding Native self-determination 


We partner with hundreds of reservation-based programs, improving quality of life for 250,000 Native elders, families, and children each year. . PWNA provided $8,000 in disaster relief funding to heat the center so that Crow Creek tribal schoolteachers could tutor students.

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Michael Brackney's Legacy


Family, friends, the American Red Cross, and the field of disaster relief lost an amazing man this past weekend. From VisionLink''s perspective, Michael was unusually able to transfer and communicate operational vision to guide our technical work in support of the Red Cross and disaster relief overall. Cheers to his life. As one of his colleagues said of him, "he was one of the most generous people in an organization known for its generosity."

Coordinated Assistance: 400 Members Strong


More than 400 disaster relief agencies, making up the nation''s first and largest partnership of independent relief organizations, uses VisionLink technology to support their work. Born of the lessons from 9/11, the Coordinated Assistance Network helps disaster survivors gain access to coordinated and coherent support services. When disaster strikes, you will be thankful you did.

What actually happened: Apple Mail Privacy Protection


Or keep emailing every subscriber who shows signs of life? Decluttering for Deliverability: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Email List. Read time: 8 minutes. About this time last year, we all started talking about Apple’s new Mail Privacy Protection , a.k.a. Apple MPP, a.k.a.

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Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Serving The LGBTQ+ Community


MADRE works in communities that war or disaster have rendered difficult to fund and challenging to reach. Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

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5 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The actual giving experience for recurring donors is often better too, since the organization needs to work for the repeat support each month (not dissimilar to other subscription services in your life). Perhaps my favorite, the partnership between Sweetgreen (a popular organic restaurant) and World Central Kitchen (an organization that provides meals in the wake of natural disasters) fed frontline medical personnel and vulnerable communities through COVID-19.

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How to Help: 3 Nonprofits Contributing to the 2021 Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts


All donations are currently being routed to provide immediate support, which is a natural extension of Hope for Haiti’s mission to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children. On August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2

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Fundraising Strategies for Difficult Times


Regional situation, like a natural disaster or widespread unrest? In real life, that looked like appeals that asked donors to give in support of their work instead of asking them to give to support the nonprofit through the pandemic. Focus on how donors will help real-life people!

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Flying High: Some Truly Creative Ways that Drone Technology is Being Utilized

Byte Technology

Of course there’s still the fun and frivolous uses, but more and more we are seeing the technology entering the realm of life-saving pursuits, strategic military and industrial applications, and so much more, to the point where entire niche markets are being spawned that leverage these flying machines for big business. Equipped with a float, camera, microphone and life preserver, they can give a victim precious time to survive until emergency personnel arrive.

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Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle

Beth Kanter

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. In fact, we partnered with CDP last year on our first-ever baseline data on disaster giving. Image Source: ntegrity.

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Spotlighting Mental Health in the Nonprofit Sector

Saleforce Nonprofit

I’ll start with myself: I’ve been working for nearly 30 years in the nonprofit sector, and I have struggled with anxiety my entire life. These real life heroes are giving of themselves to provide hope to people who need it the most. Let’s talk about nonprofits and mental health.

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


The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. NRDC works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. It acts politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site


It’s really no different than real life in that people want to get to know who you are, what you stand for, how you’re changing the world and what they can get by connecting with you. For example: If you’re a nonprofit that focuses on disaster-relief efforts in places like New Zealand, then you may want to connect with the Red Cross and begin building a relationship with it. Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious. Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster. Because life begins after high school and it really does get better. Because our veterans have earned their benefits and the right to a better life after the battlefield. Because it is good to be reminded how fortunate we really are and how little it takes to save a life.