How 'Crisis Mapping' Is Shaping Disaster Relief in Nepal

AFP Blog

How 'Crisis Mapping' Is Shaping Disaster Relief in Nepal : "Answering those questions is the goal of crisis mapping, which has become an important assist to first responders in Nepal as they try to untangle logistics and respond to needs for medical care, shelter, and food and water since calamity struck last Saturday." 'via

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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap helps Nepal earthquake response | Opensource.com

AFP Blog

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap helps Nepal earthquake response | Opensource.com : " One interesting effort has been from the crowdsourced mapping community, especially on OpenStreetMap.org, a free and open web map of the world that anyone can edit (think the Wikipedia of maps.) The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), an NGO that works to train, coordinate, and organize mapping on OpenStreetMap for humanitarian, disaster response, and economic development, has mobilized " 'via Blog this

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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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Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give? : Goats and Soda : NPR

AFP Blog

Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. But the magnitude of mini-campaigns for the Nepal disaster is unprecedented, says Amy Sample Ward, CEO of a nonprofit technology organization called NTEN." 'via Is That A Good Way To Give? Goats and Soda : NPR : "Crowdfunding was widely popular in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. via Blog this

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Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 2,400 people and injured about 5,900, residents so far (as reported in the NY Times on Sunday). Please donate to help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims now. earthquake in Nepal.

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Nepal Earthquake: How You Can Help

Tech Soup Blog

We at TechSoup are deeply saddened at the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Here are some ways to give: Charity Navigator compiled a list of vetted charities that are helping with relief efforts and allow donors to designate their donations specifically for this disaster.

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

Giving during episodic events, such as to the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal, is truly extraordinary. Human service organizations are well versed in collecting and tracking disaster response donors.

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. Drones in Nepal.

Charities Raise Money with Text to Donate for Nepali Earthquake Relief

Mobile Commons

This past April, the country of Nepal suffered a 7.8 Disaster relief organizations and charities across the globe are all trying to raise money in order to come to the aid of victims of the earthquake and help rebuild the affected areas.

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Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

Connection Cafe

When there was a flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster, people made a conscious decision to give to causes that were there to help others in need. Every single major disaster or incident since then demonstrates that the Internet is a first response channel of choice for donors.

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

Byte Technology

There isn’t a spot on earth immune from natural or manmade disasters.

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The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

Connection Cafe

25% of the country’s population has proven to be unreachable through technology so far, and therefore is excluded from enjoying the benefits of initiatives like disaster relief funding delivered via cell phones.

How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind

Tech Soup Blog

However, drones are also being used for humanitarian purposes, such as delivering aid, tracking environmental conditions, and helping out in disaster relief. Assessing disaster-stricken areas. Drones being used in disaster situations include the following.

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

Tech Soup Blog

This charity also has offices in India , Nepal , and Tanzania operates its own projects and supports partners in Tanzania, India, and Nepal and works on behalf of children in places like the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, China, and Bangladesh.

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How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

Tech Soup Blog

" Ushahidi has since supported critical information gathering to provide a picture of human needs for many natural disasters, political violence, and human rights violations.