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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. Slides.

Crowdsourced data is not a substitute for real statistics

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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. statistics Haiti crowdsourcing texting Ushahidi correlation human rights SMS

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. How will you gather information about the results of your efforts? Why not?

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. How can we do that?

More on Using Crowdsourced Data to Find Big Picture Patterns (Take 3)

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You're absolutely right that information quality comes from people and that data's fitness for a particular purpose is very contextual. To continue in this direction, let’s look at how people use this information. The people who are in most need of information about humanitarian disasters are the organized responders. Success!

Lessons From Haiti: Uses of New Media in Disaster Recovery Efforts

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magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. read more. Tools

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. Tweet from kateatyrownrisk. It uses their new researcher tool.

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. Disclaimer: I'm on the board).

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. 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. Author: Jordan Viator. Doubtful.

Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm going back to Haiti in the next few days and need help to give hands-on help to our kids and the townspeople. not good. Crying.

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

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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.

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


We found that organizations enforcing a retention strategy were able to keep 15 percent of their new Haiti-related donors the following year.

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

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on What Gives Our Prayers and Thoughts are with the People of Haiti on the Boho Magazine blog Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath.

Online Giving Potential: How to Bounce Back From Months of Decreased Fundraising


Listen to his or her feedback, since it might include valuable information that your organization is not yet aware of. Ask Carefully.

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Blackbaud Index for February 2011

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This increase is especially noteworthy considering the substantial giving to Haiti in the prior year period.” This decrease continues a trend from January and is attributable to the large amount of Haiti relief giving in 2010. This makes them less sensitive to small timing issues or large fluctuations over a short period of time.

Hackathons Aim to Improve Aid Distribution and Coordination in Haiti


Crisis Camp DC participants work hard to develop applications and tools for relief workers in Haiti. These preliminary efforts paid off.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake


To learn more about 2009 online giving trends, I have posted some additional information, graphs, and insights on SlideShare at: [link].

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti


When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. The Haiti earthquakes were no exception.

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors


For more information, download Blackbaud’s free 2011 Online Giving Report. Download the report now! . Start by scrutinizing your web traffic.

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 more information check out their special Haiti relief page. read more.

The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi Using Technology to Help in Haiti

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The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi , two past NetSquared challenge winners, are working hard to help bring relief to people affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti. The Extraordinaries has set up a Haiti Earthquake Support Center for identifying photos of missing people in Haiti. The Extraordinaries is a great idea. read more.

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

Amy Sample Ward

Download the full white paper or share it using this link: [link] Below are notes from my remarks. The internet is not new. And so on.

Emergency Response Guide

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This information was originally posted by Convio's Molly Brooksbank in March of 2010. Author: Kent Gilliam. Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Convio wants to help you. Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now. Read Molly's pos

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How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals


Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials.

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


Kinvey mBaaS Savings Calculator will provide you with an estimate of how much your app should cost based on the information you provide.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

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SMS is a great way to spread information and educate the people you want to reach most. In the U.S. Back then, only 27 percent of the U.S.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006. You can register here. In Education. In Health.

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Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back


Haiti-related giving had a big impact on online giving trends. I can't believe it's almost March. You can download your FREE copy here. in 2010.

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


The magnitude of the destruction and the heart-breaking images have remained with us as organizations, governments, and private individuals have struggled beyond the immediate aftermath to effect long-term change and economic impact within Haiti. Within days, DigiCel set up a short code to which free messages could be sent for assistance.

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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile


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? “Increasingly, especially with major events like Haiti, carriers waive these fees for the halo effect of social marketing. Livingston is right.

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Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

More information here. The book is a great read for nonprofit leaders of all generations. Be open, transparent and solicit feedback. Books

Apps for Disaster Planning

Tech Soup Blog

Developed by the Pacific Disaster Center, Disaster Alert (Android, iOS) shows global hazard information via a map that updates in real-time.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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One of the most innovative things about Ushahidi was that it was a platform for crowdsourcing information. Ushahidi got its start in early 2008.

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2010 Online Giving Trends

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Haiti-related giving shaped 2010 trends January 2010 had the largest percentage of online giving for the entire year. This change can almost single handedly be attributed to giving to Haiti relief efforts. With some basic information an organization can start benchmarking their own performance against their peers in the analysis.

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New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to see larger version. So, I’ve been practicing by creating visual notes. Sometimes easier said than done!). Encourage brainstorming.

New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

This rebound was led by an enormous 163% increase in the International sector due to emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Pakistan. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up. Read the post below or visit SSIR to read and comment with that community. Both of them involved celebrities.

Romancing the Donor

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Author: Cheryl Black. But we all know that you can’t build a relationship on one day of hearts and roses. The same is true for donors. Program.

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25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

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Earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and New Zealand along with floods and landslides in other parts of the world drove donors to give online. Blackbaud and the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council have been working together to publish trends and best practice information in this area. billion online in 2010. All Rights Reserved

How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving?

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The year-over-year growth was in large part due to the tremendous amount of online giving towards the Haiti Earthquake.

How Digital Democracy Empowers Marginalized Communities

Tech Soup Blog

For example, in post-earthquake Haiti, Dd trained and empowered local women to track and document incidents of gender-based violence.