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. Wikipedia was a popular resource and established as a citizen-driven information source. That’s why the Atlanta councilman used twitter! Examples from Haiti.

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

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com 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. Showing Fundraising to Outcomes Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised over $68 million in the US to support their important work in Haiti. How will you gather information about the results of your efforts?

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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.

Blackbaud Index for February 2011

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for February 2011 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 15th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector.

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

Amy Sample Ward

The real-time web is a paradigm based on pushing information to users as soon as it’s available, instead of requiring that they or their software check a source periodically for updates.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials. They belong to the major social networks—Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn—and are the few that deliver messages to the many.

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If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

Yes, I know that this wasn’t possible: no iPhone could have been on the hotel nightstand, and Twitter didn’t exist. And I’d have used Twitter that morning and in the surreal days to come. I felt starved for information like I’ve NEVER felt since.

Leveraging Twitter Influencers to Drive Social Good – a Success Story from Free The Kids

Connection Cafe

One of the most recent examples I've seen that exemplifies this concept is from the organization Free The Kids that used its influencers earlier this year when the earthquake in Haiti struck. million + Twitter followers. Author: Jordan Viator.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

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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A Twitter follower is worth $0.24

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All communications were strictly limited to my blog, Twitter and Facebook. Two donors were former colleagues who also have Twitter accounts. I counted most on Twitter followers to spread the word. Flickr Photo by Sugarpond.

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

NTEN

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. Following Haiti’s earthquake, cell-towers remained -- for the most part -- standing, and cellular networks were up and running in short order.

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2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

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. How to use the report We’ve included some helpful recommendations for ways that nonprofits can use the information in the report. With some basic information an organization can start benchmarking their own performance against their peers in the analysis.

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25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

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.

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Social Media for Social Good: An Infographic

Idealware

Social media—through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content—is a powerful and accessible tool. The day following the Haiti earthquake of 2010, CNN ’ s user - generated iReport had 1.4

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata

NTEN

On January 12, 2010, I didn't personally experience the major earthquake that hit Haiti, but I was forever changed by it. I've always evangelized the potential of tools like Facebook and Twitter to create meaningful communities and collaborations, but now realize the true opportunity for all of us who spend our days mixing up cocktails of mission and technology: . We set up the home bases, provide mission-related information, and enjoy all the people who come in to play.

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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. Online tools like Twitter , Ushahidi , Google Person Finder , CrisisMappers , and the work of nonprofit organizations like Crisis Commons.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Crowdsourcing also provided information on gas stations that were still open (and where lines were actually moving). In Haiti, for example, which was not even in the storm’s direct path, Sandy wiped out 40% of the autumn crop. Her twitter handle is @patbrandes.

5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

Follow Jay on Twitter at @gordonjayfrost or reach him by email at jay@fundraisinginfo.com. Every day, someone at a nonprofit is looking for a donor’s address or phone number online, Googling a name for past giving or searching for some biographical information on LinkedIn. Without that information, there is no way to tell how much responsibility nonprofits might have for changes in giving patterns.

The social media for social good landscape

ASU Lodestar Center

Social media, whether it be Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, thrives due to its ability to cultivate connections and promote interactions in real time, regardless of users’ location. posted by Logan Harper , Community Manager. UNC School of Government.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

NTEN

And somewhere on the internet this information is quietly collecting. An iPhone app called Memento compiles the data from your various disparate personal information repositories such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, and brings them back into a diary format, of all things.

Blackbaud Index for March 2011 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for March 2011 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 18th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector. The negative trend continues to show the impact of Haiti giving in 2010 compared to 2011.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

NTEN

The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. We are already seeing this "constructive disruption" of traditional nonprofit business, delivery, information, and networking models already under way, as the upcoming examples illustrate. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

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

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He blogs about his choices, twitters his journeys, and shares stories with his Facebook fans. For more information about Carlo and his mission, check out his blog. To see how Carlo has inspired others, search twitter for #GiveEveryDay. For example, I think it's important to donate to Japan and Haiti and other places that have suffered from natural disasters. What Next — Charles Best is "Character Approved" Twitter Updates Powered by Blogger.

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Nonprofit Technology News for August 2013

Tech Soup Blog

I’ll review some new green IT developments like how nonprofit solar electricity is thriving in Haiti. Green IT: Glad Tidings from Haiti. We’re used to hearing nothing but bad news from Haiti since it was hit by a succession of catastrophic events since 2010.

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector

Idealware

Even if you didn't attend, you can find a lot of notes and material here: [link] or look for Twitter archives at #gov20ne. summits and informal conferences around the country initiated last year by O’Reilly (the publisher) and other partners. Looking at the wordle (word cloud) of those introductions, you can see that data and open information drew many to the conference. and social media technologies to inform, energize and empower the public.

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the final #zoogood Twitter chat of 2010. What is your message and what do you want the audience to do? How do your all your communication channels work together to inform, engage, and motivate?

How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud | Nonprofit.

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Human-based social engineering is just what it sounds like – people at a computer entering stolen credit card information to process a transaction. Tags: Online Giving , Privacy & Security Similiar Articles PCI Compliance Webinar Support Disaster Relief in Haiti Blackbaud NetCommunity 6.15 – Release Preview 5 Myths about Online Giving Blackbaud NetCommunity v5.5

Blackbaud Index for November 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for November 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 18th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector.

Great reads from around the web on January 29th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). JustGiving blog: Seven-year-old Charlie raises more than £100,000 for Haiti! – Read this great case study from JustGiving about Charlie's bike ride to raise money for Haiti relief support. "Charlie

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Great reads from around the web on August 16th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). In Case of Emergency, Update Your Facebook Status | Beth’s Blog – "In January, after the Haiti Earthquake struck, if you were participating on social networks, you couldn’t help but notice the many, many Tweets and Facebook status messages about the Haiti Earthquake.

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What we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake

NCE Social Media

Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter have proven to be a way for people to communicate during a crisis. It is how some of the major charities providing relief and news outlets are broadcasting their stories and information. Take a moment and think what you would be doing right now if your agency was in a situation like Haiti. There are several things we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake that are socialmedia-related.

Give a Little Bit at the Day of Service

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Consult Details: Selecting the right database software or host-site to keep track of our constituents; mine that database of information for maximum return from investors; use better on-line fund-raising techniques. How did the Red Cross system work for Haiti?

Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). Oxfam in Haiti – Google Maps – This is a great example of how you can use a tool like Google Maps to tell a story and provide easy access to information – great job Oxfam! "Oxfam "Oxfam is responding to the biggest earthquake for 200 years in Haiti.

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Great reads from around the web on February 20th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). International Affairs is the only sector that didn’t experience positive growth in 2011, due to the tremendous amount of online giving in 2010 in response to the Haiti earthquake. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Nonprofit 2.0 Reflections: Sharing Practices Around Listening and Free Agents

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She shared some insights about the Red Cross’s social media work leading up to Haiti. She made great points about what they had in place the day before the earthquake in Haiti struck: Robust listening program where staff skims and responds.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

NTEN

The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. We are already seeing this "constructive disruption" of traditional nonprofit business, delivery, information, and networking models already under way, as the upcoming examples illustrate. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

Just Being Ourselves: Storytelling with Social Media

NTEN

One of my biggest takeaways from last year's Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco was this oft-repeated advice on social networking, specifically Facebook and Twitter: you can't make them come to you. We'd long since launched Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages, but our approach seemed like obligation and maintenance rather than active outreach and engagement. And, during the Haiti emergency response over the last month, we've seen some encouraging results.

“I just don’t get that generation.”

Connection Cafe

Of course, I probably wondered why anyone would use Facebook and Twitter at some point and now I use them regularly. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting more information and hosting webinars, but for now, I wanted to introduce the research to you. We already pulled some of the data for a feature research package on mobile giving , particularly related to the response to the earthquake in Haiti. Author: Tad Druart.

“I just don’t get that generation.”

Connection Cafe

Of course, I probably wondered why anyone would use Facebook and Twitter at some point and now I use them regularly. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting more information and hosting webinars, but for now, I wanted to introduce the research to you. We already pulled some of the data for a feature research package on mobile giving , particularly related to the response to the earthquake in Haiti. Author: Tad Druart.

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

If not, you can follow the conversation in real time on Twitter with the hashtag #crowdx. (We’ll Three specific examples that are very different include: Connectipedia : a wiki-based platform that allows anyone interested in philanthropy or social impact in the Pacific Northwest (or beyond) to share research, resources, information, or data about people, places and topics.