Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti


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. The organization found Jacky''s maternal aunt and after four long years Jacky was reunited with his mother. Most orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti are not as fortunate.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

NonProfit Trends

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. The Chronicle has a very good breakdown of what organizations raised and what has been spent so far.

One Organization’s Quest for Good

NonProfit Hub

Library For All co-founder and CEO Rebecca McDonald was living in Australia when tragedy struck Haiti in 2010. A massive earthquake caused chaos in Haiti and killed over 100,000 people. Although McDonald had never been to Haiti, she had recurring dreams about the country. Those dreams had so much of an impact that McDonald and her husband ended up selling all of their belongings to go to Haiti and help rebuild the country. How These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start.

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. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving.

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.

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. Organizations such as the Mobile.

New technology tools help Haiti earthquake relief -

AFP Blog

New technology tools help Haiti earthquake relief - "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.

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.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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. Include a clear description in news articles and relevant forms of the role your organization will play in the relief effort. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

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.

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.

Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

Connection Cafe

Overall, 79 percent of organizations included in the report raised more in 2010 than 2009, while 21 percent saw declines in their online fundraising. The increase in people engaging online means organizations need to ensure their communications and fundraising asks match the channel preferences for their constituents if they hope to maximize the value of each relationship. What about Haiti relief? Author: Jill Ward.

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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. 

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.

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?

TechSoup Partners Provide Aid to Organizations in Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

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).

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


With that type of growth you’d be silly not to spend time focusing on improving your organizations online fundraising program. 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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Special Data Processing Offer for Haiti Relief Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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


No matter how well an organization is doing with its online fundraising, it will eventually hit plateaus and declines. Turning periods of low online income into more profitable times is a skill that will keep your organization afloat during both foreseen and unforeseen dips.

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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. 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.

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. The nonprofits above are featured throughout the month of January on the Nonprofit Organizations Twitter Profile , the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page , the Nonprofit Organizations YouTube Channel , the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace , and the Web 2.0

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.

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.

American College of Preventive Medicine’s Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

This session explores some of the ways individuals and organizations have used social media in crisis situations, like the earthquake in Haiti, and how various tools and platforms have developed to match the specific needs of rescue or service efforts. Presentations from 2011 presentation disaster emergency haiti preventive medicine response social mediaDate : February 19th, 2011. Location : San Antonio, TX. Topic : Social Media in Disaster Response.

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.

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.

The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi Using Technology to Help in Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

In a time of tragedy, it's comforting to see organizations using technology to deepen their ability to help those in need. 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. Organizations can set up missions and volunteers can complete them from the web interface or iPhone. OPTION B: Help sort through news images coming out of Haiti.

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. Earlier this week, I introduced a series of blog posts discussing the Good News Story in Haiti. I'm hoping that Haiti has helped bridge this gap.

Fab Lab Sets Its Sights on Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

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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. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving.

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

Text Message Donations for Haiti Reach $8.5 Million

Tech Soup Blog

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. All donations are added to customers' phone bills or debited to their prepaid accounts and 100% of the donations go to the specified organization. Americans have donated $8.5

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Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations Are Helping To Take the Bite Out Of Malaria. To draw more attention to World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners are sharing their vision of a world in which mosquito bites are no longer fatal. Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSROs) provide doctors, nurses and community healthcare workers with the tools they need to treat more patients and improve the standard of care in their community.

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Text Message Donations for Haiti Top $37 Million

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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? So, even though I probably wont be donating to a different organization every single day of the week, he definitely shows me how we can all make our lives philanthropic, too.

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