Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

VisionLink

After escaping he was left homeless and living on the streets of Haiti until discovered by Haiti Mama , a nonprofit organization committed to connecting homeless children with their families. Most orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti are not as fortunate. The current state of the social welfare system is largely inadequate for the disproportionately high need in Haiti.

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Tragedy in Haiti - How can I help?

Connection Cafe

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.

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Haiti and Mobile Grassroots Giving

Connection Cafe

I feel inspired by the outpouring of support for Haiti we've seen this past week. As we know, you can donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief by texting “Haiti” to 90999. Author: Amber Wobschall. I am struck this Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Social Media Response to the Disaster in Haiti

Amy Sample Ward

I have a guest post up on the NTEN blog discussing some of the ways social media was put into action as soon as the earthquakes struck in Haiti: When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. 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.

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Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch

AFP Blog

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch : "Back in March 2010, when the devastating earthquake in Haiti was still making headline news, UN member states pledged over $9 billion for Haiti’s reconstruction – including $5.3

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Support Disaster Relief in Haiti

NetWits

The images coming out of Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake are heartbreaking. It is comforting to know that so many nonprofit organizations are already helping on the ground and more relief is on the way. People are using the Internet to stay informed about the disaster, help communicate what's happening, and to donate to charities. The volume of online donations on January 13th was 3 times that of December 31st and growing

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Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm

AFP Blog

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm: "Telethons were struck up. Traditional commercial messaging campaigns on TV, radio, and telephone were launched, but in 2010, a new medium was quickly alighted upon by those innovators in the sector: the mobile giving phenomenon. And as the following stats show, when a crisis occurs, it now pays to have access to a world of people with cell phones, iPhones

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Earthquake in Haiti

VisionLink

As with many other individuals and organizations, we extend our support to the people of Haiti as the magnitude of the disaster becomes apparent. The scope of this disaster, and the lack of basic infrastructure in Haiti means that recovery will be a very long and highly challenging effort. Our staff is working with various disaster-related VisionLink customers to provide appropriate technology, including offers for contributed solutions.

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Do you want to change the world? Prove it.

Connection Cafe

Such is the call of a recent integrated marketing campaign launched by Mission of Hope, Haiti (MOH). For the past fifteen years, MOH Founders Brad and Vanessa Johnson have indeed been changing the world, dedicating their lives to save tens of thousands of children in poverty-stricken Haiti.

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Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center

AFP Blog

Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center : Mobile Phone Data Helped Aid Groups Target Quake Relief in Haiti, Report Finds A new report from Columbia University and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, offers evidence that in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, anonymous cell phone data helped aid groups target emergency supplies to those most in need, BBC News reports

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onPhilanthropy: Articles: Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering

AFP Blog

onPhilanthropy: Articles: Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering: "Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti SufferingWednesday, January 13, 2010By: Susan Carey DempseyThere is little good news out of Haiti today, as it continues to assess the damage and begin to help the survivors of the 7.0

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Sees Mobile Giving Gaining Ground in Europe

AFP Blog

Haiti Earthquake Relief Sees Mobile Giving Gaining Ground in Europe: "n the wake of the recent Haiti earthquake, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and its research partner, Lightspeed Research, have released the results of the latest Consumer Briefing reports into mobile giving in the UK, French and German markets, demonstrating that people are increasingly turning to mobile as a way of

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Haiti Quake Shook Mobile Giving Awake- The NonProfit Times Dec 20, 2010

AFP Blog

This one is from Nonprofit TimesHaiti Quake Shook Mobile Giving Awake- The NonProfit Times Dec 20, 2010: "Haiti Quake Shook Mobile Giving AwakeWithin 42 minutes of last January’s earthquake in Haiti, the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), in Issaquah, Wash., We are posting some selected articles from December that may have been missed.

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Nothing But Net - Aid for Haiti Gets Webby

NetWits

Like all of you, I've been terribly saddened by the catastrophic earthquake that rocked Haiti last week. Watching the nonprofit community step-up and shine in this time of need reminds me why I love working in this sector ( check out all these amazing orgs that are helping in Haiti The suffering appears overwhelming, but so has the outpouring of aid and support for the Haitian people.

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Haiti mobile giving may spark surge in overall SMS contributions

AFP Blog

Haiti mobile giving may spark surge in overall SMS contributions: "Manis, a former senior vice president at premium SMS aggregator m-Qube who left after it was acquired by VeriSign, said the huge spike in mobile giving after the Haiti earthquake represents a confluence of multiple factors.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here you will find opportunities to donate your tech skills to Haiti. They have created a Haiti support page to harness the power of the crowd to help locate and identify missing persons with just a few minutes of your time. . Tweet from kateatyrownrisk.

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New technology tools help Haiti earthquake relief - NashuaTelegraph.com

AFP Blog

New technology tools help Haiti earthquake relief - NashuaTelegraph.com: "Volunteers have built and refined software for tracking missing people, mapping the disaster area and enabling urgent cell-phone text messaging. Organizations including the International Red Cross, the United Nations, the World Bank and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency have put the systems to use.".

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NorthJersey.com: Texting donations brings in millions for Haiti

AFP Blog

NorthJersey.com: Texting donations brings in millions for Haiti: "Michael Nilsen, senior director of public affairs for the Association of Professional Fundraisers in Arlington, Va., compared the sudden jump in text fund raising to the way online giving broke into the public consciousness following the 9/11 attacks.“One One of the effects of an event like this is that the way people give jumps

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Social Media Aids Efforts to Help Victims of Earthquake in Haiti - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Social Media Aids Efforts to Help Victims of Earthquake in Haiti - Philanthropy.com: "Social Media Aids Efforts to Help Victims of Earthquake in HaitiBy Caroline PrestonPeople interested in helping victims of the earthquake that wracked Haiti yesterday are being encouraged to text and tweet their donations and publicize their support using the new technologies.

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How Haiti's Earthquake Inspired LinkedIn's Skill-based Volunteer Marketplace | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

AFP Blog

How Haiti's Earthquake Inspired LinkedIn's Skill-based Volunteer Marketplace | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation : It’s not just for landing your next job anymore. In the event of a natural disaster, LinkedIn has a new service--LinkedIn For Good--that will connect people in need with people with the skills to help them. It’s all part of their desire to increase volunteerism, and create social change with human capital

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City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Haiti Earthquake update: Red Cross family finder website up

AFP Blog

City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Haiti Earthquake update: Red Cross family finder website up: "A Haiti Earthquake update. The American and Haitian Red Cross, and the International Committee of the Red Cross has announced a new website to allow loved ones to work to find their lost family members in Haiti, in the wake of the 7.0

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International Red Cross Support in Haiti

VisionLink

VisionLink is pleased to announce that we have been (for several weeks already), supporting the work of the American and International Red Cross in Haiti. We were able to deploy a large scale solution to capture and manage information about the needs of individuals and households in Haiti. A number of Red Cross staff members have just returned from Haiti and I have no doubt they will have enhancements and workflow requests to fine tune the system.

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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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Twitter Strikes Deal To Bring Free SMS Tweets To Haiti - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Twitter Strikes Deal To Bring Free SMS Tweets To Haiti - washingtonpost.com: "Following the disastrous earthquake in Haiti earlier this year, a number of web companies have been setting up special programs to try and do their part to help. Twitter has been one of the most active, as the company has made great use of its social graph to get the word out on how to help through donations and other

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Haiti Support: Songs, Supplies, and SMS Fundraising Update

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

helping Haiti -- from the charity: water offices, Monday from charity: water on Vimeo. Britt Bravo has a terrific compilation of grassroots efforts underway to help Haiti. charity:water offices were transformed into a drop off location for needed items in Haiti.

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Nonprofits of the Month :: February 2010 :: Healing Haiti

Nonprofit Tech for Good

February’s theme is Healing Haiti. The nonprofits below are doing excellent work in helping heal the hearts, minds and bodies of the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti: Twitter: UNICEF. Facebook: Partners In Health. YouTube: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MySpace: Concern Worldwide.

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Text messages are one more way to help Haiti victims - Las Cruces Sun-News

AFP Blog

Text messages are one more way to help Haiti victims - Las Cruces Sun-News: "LAS CRUCES - Nursing student Gonzalo Valdez, 28, sat on a couch in Corbett Center at New Mexico State University on Tuesday and typed a few letters and numbers into his iPhone before returning to his studying.The whole transaction took just about a minute, but Valdez helped provide clean drinking water, first aid

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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.

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Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti

Have Fun - Do Good

When a tragedy like the earthquake in Haiti happens, and the images and stories are so disturbing, it is normal to feel extreme emotions: despair, depression, anxiety that help isn't getting their fast enough, guilt, even denial.

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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. Here's more about their haiti platform.

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Embed this How to Help Haiti Link on Your Site

VisionLink

Here is a link to a White House Web Page that summarizes how your users and Community Operating System visitors can respond to the needs in Haiti. The link takes you to a web page that shows both what will be displayed, and the code which you can embed in your CommunityOS content management page(s) to create the link automatically. link] Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink

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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. 

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Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims

AFP Blog

Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims: "n online crisis mapping tool initiated and operated by Kenyans has been assisting families and friends locate missing persons, following the horrendous earthquake that hit the Haitian capital three weeks ago.The online mapping tool — www.ushahidi.com — is also being

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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. Examples from Haiti. Let’s look at a couple of the main examples from the Haiti earthquake response. The Haiti earthquakes were no exception.

Crowdsourced data is not a substitute for real statistics

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Patrick Ball, Jeff Klingner, and Kristian Lum After the earthquake in Haiti, Ushahidi organized a centralized text messaging system to allow people to inform others about people trapped under damaged buildings and other humanitarian crises. Here's the bottom line: if you have a map of buildings from before the earthquake, you already know more about the likely location of damaged buildings than if you relied on an SMS stream, based on the Haiti data presented.

Supporting the Children of Haiti at SXSW

Influence

The great folks at UNICEF Haiti 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. The great folks at UNICEF Haiti 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where Unicef recorded some videos for the project.

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The Good News Story in Haiti

Influence

The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably heartbreaking. President Obama sends his first "tweet" for the Red Cross at their headquarters Monday. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross.

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

Connection Cafe

Hijack your homepage to make Haiti the focus if it is a significant fundraising effort. Particularly note any past work in Haiti or any teams already on the ground. There are two problems with this: 1 – savvy donors will question where the money is going and 2 – other donors will assume it is going to Haiti. If they are donating specifically to the Haiti effort make that clear. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

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The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti

NTEN

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. The Haiti earthquakes were no exception. Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared.

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Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

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. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving. The response to the Haiti earthquake by online and mobile donors has been awe-inspiring.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

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