Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Connection Cafe

In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. Find a charity with a proven track record of success in providing disaster relief and one that has worked in Haiti. Do Not Give To The Haitian Government – Haiti is known to be a corrupt country. If that isn’t enough reason not to give directly to the Haiti government, then consider the fact that contributions to foreign governments are not tax deductible. Author: Jordan Viator.

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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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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. Reports of violence and of peace efforts could be placed via the web or mobile phone. Examples from Haiti. 100% of donations went directly to disaster relief.

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.

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Mobile donations and dating – The world has changed

Connection Cafe

Of all the communication technology the mobile phone is probably as disruptive as any. 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.

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The humble donation form has but one purpose: to capture a gift. When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten donors, I’m heartbroken. To that end, here are 7 of the most revenue-draining donation form sins we need to keep fighting.

Mobile Giving: How Your Organization Can Start Collecting Text Donations

Mobile Commons

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. Mobile Giving Insider did a nice job cataloging and summarizing the many campaigns that sprung up in the first 24 hours after the earthquake: Text HAITI to 25383 to donate $5 to International Rescue Committee. Text YELE to 501501 to donation $5 to Yele.

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7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies


moment in January, 2010, when an outpouring of donations followed the devastating Haiti quake. But what you may not have anticipated was that $41m of these dollars flowed through mobile phones via “premium text messages.” As it turns out, The Red Cross used but one of several common methods to generate revenue from mobile phone owners. Text message donations. Donors send a text message to this number indicating that they would like to donate.

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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 : Contributors to the “Text to Haiti” earthquake relief campaign were spur-of-the-moment donors who often induced friends and family to give, too, new research finds Report is first in-depth study of mobile giving WASHINGTON, DC – Charitable donations from mobile phones have grown more common in recent years.

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Text to Give TweetChat on October 5

Tech Soup Blog

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. Event Fundraising Twitter mobile phone mobile phones TechSoup TechSoup Event SMS text short message service texting

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Apps for Disaster Planning

Tech Soup Blog

One of the big additions to the guide is a section on backing up a mobile phone or tablet. To supplement this section, we compiled the best disaster preparedness apps from TechSoup donation partners, government agencies, other nonprofits, and more. Apps by TechSoup Donation Partners.

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. At the time of the Haiti earthquake, very few people in the country were using Twitter, but it was enough to get news of needs out to the world.

New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know


58% of Americans now own smart phones, and this number is only expected to continue to grow with the advent of cheap alternatives. According to a recent study by the folks over at npENGAGE , 84% of nonprofit donation landing pages are optimized for mobile. Image courtesy of iThemes.com.

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What we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake

NCE Social Media

With the recent Haitian earthquake, texting donations has garnered new media focus. While popular in Europe for some time, texting donations has finally broken through as a promising fundraising tool here. The Red Cross has collected more than $22 million in donations via text messages in one week. Can you call a cell phone if phone lines are down? Take a moment and think what you would be doing right now if your agency was in a situation like Haiti.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Donate to Organizations Providing Relief. You can text SANDY to 80888 to make a $10 donation to be evenly distributed among the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, and the Salvation Army. Network for Good has a list of relief organizations accepting donations as well.

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

Amy Sample Ward

A similar example is that of an Atlanta city councilman who chose to post a message to Twitter asking for a medic to respond to an unconscious woman on the street rather than to dial 911 when his mobile phone battery was very low.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


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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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile


83% of adults have cell phones or smartphones. 35% of users have accessed the Internet via their phone, according to a December 2009 report by Pew. So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? The carriers are allowing individuals to donate $10 up to three times, and 100% of the donations will reach the Red Cross Foundation.

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


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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The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

In 1999, Blackbaud pioneered the nonprofit technology market by introducing reliable, secure, and donor-friendly online donation forms. For example, 65% of charities still do not pre-select a mid-range gift on their donation forms even though the data shows this approach performs better.

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Reach Out and Charge Someone

Connection Cafe

As we all know, text-to-give has proven successful(ish), especially around disaster relief like last year’s Haiti earthquake. Mobile applications have also begun to surface to empower peer-to-peer fundraisers to check their progress and send appeals straight from their phone. Did you know that you can download an app that will allow you to pay for your coffee with a quick scan of your smart phone? Author: Noel Beebe.

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Latest Resources to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims


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. 100% of the donation goes to the American Red Cross. TELUS , a Canadian phone company donated $100,000 to relief efforts and set up text to donate campaign for their customers.

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Phishing Scam: Habitat for Humanity fundraising

Robert Weiner

It plays Habitat's name, Haiti relief, and pure greed -- it claims you can earn big tax-free commissions as a fundraiser. This is demonstrated in our role as a corporate sponsor for the HAITI RELIEF PROGRAM with money raised going towards helping displaced and disabled children and their families. FULL NAME : FULL ADDRESS : CITY : STATE: ZIP CODE/POSTCODE: PHONE NUMBER (S) must be valid) would be called to confirm. I received the following phishing email today.

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CDI's Plan to Restore Communications to Chilean NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

In some ways, the impact of the recent earthquake in Chile wasn't as immediately obvious as that of the earthquake in Haiti. After their hugely successful text messaging campaign for Haiti , the Red Cross has set up a similar campaign for Chile: simply text "CHILE" to 90999 to make a ten-dollar donation. Checking with everyone had required several hours of driving, as many homes are without phones or electricity.

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Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Google and Microsoft sent me mobile phones in response to my complaints about the Apple iPhone in-app donation policy. The topic we explored was mobile fundraising, ranging from best practices, integration and why applications on phones haven’t taken off.

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Have You Met Mobile?

Connection Cafe

Sure, he raised over $20 million for Haiti and an impressive array of non-profit organizations including American Red Cross , Oxfam America , Salvation Army , Habitat for Humanity , International Rescue Committee , and the United Nations Foundation used his services. Author: James Young.

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Five Simple (and Fun) Ways to Promote Nonprofits on FourSquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Add their address, phone and Twitter ID (search their website and Google to see what their Twitter ID is). For example, yesterday I checked-in to Lowe’s who is donating $1 million to Haiti relief (forgot to mention they are donating the funds to the Red Cross). FourSquare is definitely starting to catch on with enterprising techie folks that love to be early adopters. That’s a good a sign.

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Sorry, You Can't Say That: Text Message Censorship


Since the earthquake in Haiti, we've seen an explosion in interest for all things mobile. Donations via text messages , tweeting real-time updates , mapping need and resources : all examples of stories that captured our sector's attention and got people talking about mobile. While it's unlawful for any landline phone carrier to censor your telephone conversations, T-Mobile argues that the same protections do not extend to mobile phones.

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If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

International phone lines were jammed & I couldn’t reach my husband where he was working in France, to let him know I’d flown to LA, and I’d made it. Suddenly, it was odd to see a single update that wasn’t related to Haiti. The line to donate blood.

Nonprofits Should Consider SMS Fundraising With Eyes Wide Open

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Haiti crisis demonstrated that text to give fundraising can be a powerful tool, particularly as an "early responder" fundraising technique in disaster. Photo by OxMour. Maybe I'm jaded.

Text-to-Give TweetChat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile phone ownership is reaching a critical mass worldwide. Most people bring their phones with them everywhere , making it easy to tap into the potential impulse nature of giving. Also, a credit card is not needed to make the donation as payments are billed directly through the cell phone carrier. That's only 210 $10 donations to break even. Check out Mobile Giving Foundation's list of organizations you can donate to using your mobile phone.

Consumer Attitudes Toward Mobile Giving


Early last year, mobile giving evolved from an emerging technology to mainstream awareness with Haiti earthquake relief, raising approximately $45 million for victims of that natural disaster. First, 50 percent of respondents were aware of mobile giving, and six percent of those surveyed had performed a donation via their mobile phone at some point. Smartphone users outpaced feature phone users 59 to 46 percent in terms of awareness. Donation Thresholds.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There has been an explosion in size of nonprofit sector over last twenty years, huge increases in donations and number of organizations, and yet needle hasn’t moved on any serious social issue. I offered to connect the community supporting my work with your efforts in Haiti.

5 Online Fundraising Tools: Tools 4 Your Mission Part 2/3

Tech Soup Blog

Working primarily as a Facebook app, Causes automatically publishes any user’s interaction on their friends’ newsfeed, spreading awareness with each "like," "share," donation, or petition signature, or if they’ve joined the cause. get a donation.

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Measuring the Return on Relationships

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We spent $1,200 to send out 500 pieces of mail in our direct mail campaign and we netted $4,500 in donations. We spent $50,000 to host our annual fundraiser and we received $200,000 in donations. phone call) over the years?

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

Tech Soup Blog

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. In 2014, 911 also introduced a texting service in addition to its traditional phone service in certain states.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


1] And not just that, according to Gartner Research, by 2013 mobile phones will take over PC’s as the most common web access device. [2] Now imagine if you had a simple mobile rendering that will allow them to easily view your web pages on their mobile phones.

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10 Nonprofit Text Alert Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not to be confused with Text-to-Give campaigns (Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross), text alert campaigns are when individuals opt-in to be alerted of breaking news or calls to action via text message. Not only that, after you subscribe from their website you are sent to a page that prompts subscribers to then follow the ASPCA on Twitter, fan them on Facebook, make a donation, etc. Check out their “Donate Now&# page on their mobile website.

Mobile Commons Helps Non-Profit Organizations Responding to the Chile Earthquake

Mobile Commons

The following organizations are running Chile Earthquake Relief programs, powered by Mobile Commons: Text LIVE to 25383 to donate $10 to AmeriCares. Text QUAKE to 25383 to donate $10 to Catholic Relief Services. Text CHILE to 25383 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity. To complete your mobile donation, simply reply YES to confirm a one-time donation. Your donation. will appear on your mobile phone bill. All donations are tax-deductible.

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads


Who could have predicted that one of the most popular iPhone applications would be one that turns the phone into a flute , or that a first-aid app would save the life of man trapped in the rubble in Haiti? Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions.

Online Engagement and Giving: Making the Most of Real Numbers


According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the amount raised or pledged for Haitian relief efforts, including corporate donations during that period was $575.4 Here are some of the other data points and trends that research and system performance revealed in 2009: More than 111 million consumers planned to donate online to charity in the last quarter of 2009.1. 39% of consumers reported making an online donation after visiting a charity website.

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Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools


"Citizen journalists" throughout the country collaborated to collect information about this violence; they received incident reports from thousands of citizens via web and mobile phone, collated the data, and displayed it on a Google Maps mashup. Jim Craner , MapTogether.

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