Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

I’m joining a panel to talk about the response for support after the Haiti earthquakes last year. Examples from Haiti. Let’s look at a couple of the main examples from the Haiti earthquake response. 100% of donations went directly to disaster relief.

PQMD: Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Planning


Lori Warrens, the executive director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and others are on-site today planning the upcoming Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) Conference to be held at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta this July.

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What's Different One Year After Haiti? | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What’s Different One Year After Haiti? The earthquake occurred at 4:53pm EST and the epicenter was 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nonprofit organizations responded to the disaster and so did their supporters. Ten charities raised 75% of all those donations. The Chronicle has a very good breakdown of what organizations raised and what has been spent so far.

Earthquake in Haiti


As with many other individuals and organizations, we extend our support to the people of Haiti as the magnitude of the disaster becomes apparent. Based on our experience in disaster relief, I would remind readers that most relief organizations need monetary donations more than anything. Donated goods, unless explicitly requested, are often a burden to the relief supply chain.

Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising by Michael Hoffman. So how can we put the interest in video to work for our organizations, specifically your year-end fundraising? In 2010 much of their focus was on responding to the earthquake in Haiti.

Tragedy in Haiti - How can I help?

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I am saddened by the news and images coming from Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit yesterday. I've listed below a few organizations that are providing relief to Haiti, and the Huffington Post and CNN have a list of resources as well. Author: Jill Ward.

Crisis Mapping in Haiti from Ushahidi, Donate by Texting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues at Ushahidi have already swung into action and are mapping crisis information from Haiti. They also have a list of charitable organizations/ngos doing work in Haiti that need donations - like Partners in Health. 3 million has already been donated.

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

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I have a rough time donating to nonprofits. 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. What if I decided that, every single day, Id devote a little bit of time and a little bit of a care to a different nonprofit organization? In the past year, with the help of donations from his fans, Carlo has donated over $4,000 to charities across the nation.

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CANADIAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION | Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in Canada

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CANADIAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION | Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in Canada: "Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in CanadaMobile Giving Foundation Canada Enables Leading National Non-Profit Organizations to Drive General Public Donations via Mobile PhonesOTTAWA, Feb.

Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

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Like many people, I donated both on the Web and for the first time via text to the Red Cross. Here you will find opportunities to donate your tech skills to Haiti. The Matcher — We’ve engineered a system that matches faces of missing people to faces in photos coming from Haiti.

Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without


The median online gift among donations of $1,000 or more was $1,200, and forty-three percent of 2011 donations were between $1,000 and $5,000. With that type of growth you’d be silly not to spend time focusing on improving your organizations online fundraising program.

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7 Tips to Help Your Organization Make the Biggest Difference for the Haiti Relief Efforts

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The past 36 hours have been crucial for disaster relief organizations across the world as they reach out to supporters requesting donations, volunteers and general support for the efforts to help Haitians in need. Hijack your homepage to make Haiti the focus if it is a significant fundraising effort. Use clear calls to action to donate and share through social media or TAF. Particularly note any past work in Haiti or any teams already on the ground.

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

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When I posted about How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivor s on Tuesday evening, there wasn't much information out yet about how to help, but now there are lots of posts and articles with lists of organizations you can donate to like: Helping Haiti. donate safely; 3.

Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst


Do they feel that one day Twitter and Facebook are going to bring in the big bucks and build a huge base of activists that will come to your organization’s rescue when you need their help the most? Perhaps around passing one of the most important legislative bills in your organization’s history? It makes for a good news hook and can help fire up a campaign, but how much has organizing around social media truly moved the needle around key legislative battles?

Support IPPF’s mobile health clinics and teams in Haiti!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  Photo from International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region showing the complete devastation of its PROFAMIL Haiti clinic. PROFAMIL Haiti has provided sexual and reproductive health services in Haiti since 1984. 

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors


The only vertical experiencing a decline from 2010 to 2011 was International Affairs organizations. Looking to help your organization get better at raising money online? If your organization is new to online giving: Look at Web Traffic.

Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've had some posts in pipeline following up on social media metrics and the Chase Community Giving Contest second phase, but wanted to share these two stories from Haiti from on the ground and a bird's eye view. Give money or pass this donation link around: [link] love, Luke.

TechSoup Partners Provide Aid to Organizations in Haiti

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Many nonprofits, including several of TechSoup's member organizations, are working hard to bring aid to earthquake victims in Haiti. It's dangerous work, and these organizations will need a lot of help to get operations in Haiti up and running (or up and running again, as many of our member organizations had offices in Haiti before the quake).

Text Message Donations for Haiti Reach $8.5 Million

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Americans have donated $8.5 million to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund through text messaging alone since the earthquake. And even more money has been raised through text messaging for other relief efforts, including Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. Click the map or visit this website (updated hourly) to see a state-by-state breakdown of donations made to the Red Cross through text messages.

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Text Message Donations for Haiti Top $37 Million

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Donations via text message for Haiti relief efforts have surpassed $37 million , more than quadruple the amount when we posted about SMS donations originally. There are also lots more organizations accepting donations via text messaging through mGive , who set up the SMS donation platform. Click through for an updated list of text messaging codes and the organizations who receive them, followed by participating carriers.

Special Data Processing Offer for Haiti Relief Organizations

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As the tragedy lingers on in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the generosity of individuals, organizations, and nations around the world has brought a glimmer of hope for the stricken nation. For organizations providing assistance and relief to the Haiti effort and use Raiser's Edge, O-matic will be donating their Import-O-Matic software to expedite your data processing. For more information check out their special Haiti relief page.

Making the most impact for Haiti relief: Avoiding Fundraising Fraud during Crisis

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In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. In less than a week, nonprofits using Convio systems have raised over $100 million through email appeals, websites and social media outreach and many other organizations are raising record amounts. And while every donor should take measures to be as savvy as possible when it comes to giving to organizations, there are many resources available to make this a simple task. Author: Jordan Viator.

How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

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Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti , I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010.

Mobile Giving: How Your Organization Can Start Collecting Text Donations

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As disaster relief organizations across the country set out to raise funds for supplies and aid to Haiti, they turned to mobile phones and text messaging as a quick and easy way for people to give money. The response of generous donors across the country was a watershed moment for mobile fund raising with millions of dollars raised by almost 10 different organizations. Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

The Good News Story in Haiti


The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably heartbreaking. Organizations are using social media to raise more money faster than ever before. President Obama sends his first "tweet" for the Red Cross at their headquarters Monday.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. Ever since the American Red Cross and Humane Society adopted a texting campaign to raise awareness and collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, other nonprofits have followed suit and to great success.

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Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake


I want to provide some updated findings for the entire year, as well as discuss the importance of online donations to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. 2009 proved to be another important year for online giving by nonprofit organizations. Steve MacLoughlin, Blackbaud.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti


Whether we look at mapping tools, fundraising, or missing person systems, the social media response to the January earthquakes in Haiti all leverage the powerful technology we can hold in our hands: our mobile phones. 100% of donations went directly to disaster relief.

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Ushahidi, an open source project originally deployed in Kenya to report post-election violence has since been downloaded and deployed for many other events and disasters, including Haiti, Chile, and Japan. They don’t necessarily think they need an organization in order to make an impact.

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers


The chart below summarizes data compiled from 242 nonprofit organizations that had requested BoardAssist’s counsel in selectively adding to their boards and were actively engaged in the search process on January 1, 2017. How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards?

Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help!

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TechSoup is united with the world in wishing a quick recovery to the people of Haiti after last week's devastating earthquake (and continuing aftershocks). I am a volunteer board member of Haiti Soleil.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals


They will increase awareness of your organization and expand your constituency. They are valuable not only as individual donors but also in the ability to recruit their friends to donate.

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Latest Resources to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims


Frogloop compiled a list of resources of nonprofits, companies, and do-gooders who are using their tech-savvy and organizing skills to raise money and help locate missing people. American Red Cross Text to Donate. The American Red Cross , who made mobile fundraising history after the Haiti earthquake is doing a terrific job in getting the word out about their texting to donate campaign to help with relief efforts. TEXT REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

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How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud | Nonprofit.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 20th, 2011 Nonprofit organizations are a big target for online credit card fraud. But there are some things that organizations can do to protect themselves and donors. Here are steps organizations can take: 1. Don’t use a blank gift amount on your donation forms.

Mobile donations and dating – The world has changed

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million people used their cell phone to donate. 77 percent of respondents were aware of the Haiti text-to-donate efforts. 17 percent of Gen Y respondents and 14 percent of Gen X made a donation to Haiti relief efforts via text message, and 3 percent of both Boomer and Mature respondents made a donation to Haiti relief efforts via text message. Much like mobile fundraising – donation expected immediately.oh Author: Tad Druart.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

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The Red Cross led the nonprofit texting revolution back in 2010 when it launched a successful mobile campaign to ask for donations for the earthquake victims of Haiti. The organization gave away free buttons, sunglasses, and bags to customers who opted in to its SMS program.

Emergency Response Guide

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Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Being prepared for an unforeseen surge of donations is something every nonprofit should be positioned for, and the swell of attention doesn’t need to come only from a natural disaster. But don’t let that inhibit your creativity to turn this concentration of awareness into something positive for your organization. Author: Kent Gilliam.

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eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media


Are enewsletters still worth your organization’s time? Check out the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN which surveyed 40 nonprofit organizations and analyzed all of this data and more. The study said that the International sector drove this growth, which experienced a 163% increase in donations spurred by disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the flooding in Pakistan. Are you donation pages optimized for the user?

Text to Give TweetChat on October 5

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In the nonprofit realm, the Red Cross' text message donation platform offers the best real-life illustration to the power of SMS. When following the January 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, the Red Cross quickly mobilized a text donation campaign that raised an astounding $32 million. The preceding facts and figures speak to the power of text messaging as a fundraising tool worth examining for your organization.

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How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers


The chart below summarizes data compiled from 220 nonprofit organizations that had requested BoardAssist’s counsel in selectively adding to their boards and were actively engaged in the search process on January 1, 2016. How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards?