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

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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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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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Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm

AFP Blog

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm: "Telethons were struck up. 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 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.

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Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Geoff Livingston, my colleague at Zoetica, has a post in Mashable today on Five Social Media Lessons from the Haiti Earthquake Relief. He describes how with the widespread adoption of social media in the non-profit sector, people’s ability to act and support communities in need like Haiti has only been increased. Here you will find opportunities to donate your tech skills to Haiti. 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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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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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. What’s important to note here is that unlike wiki or websites, the direct forms of content creation, with Ushahidi citizens only needed to know the number to which they send reports from their phone. Examples from Haiti. The Haiti earthquakes were no exception.

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 disaster in Haiti is a perfect example of these changes: the impact of the Real-Time Web and the power of our phones. Reports of violence and of peace efforts could be placed via the web or mobile phone. The Haiti earthquakes were no exception.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Maps, helicopter overflights, satellite imagery, field reports from first responders, as well as phone calls and SMS messages from the general public. statistics crisismapping Haiti crowdsourcing patterns Ushahidi humanitarianThanks to commenter Differance bringing up in response to to our last post on this topic that made me want to take a new tack.

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). Our own Tim Suttle was there only a couple of weeks ago volunteering for a local organization: Just last week I was in [Haiti] to setup a computer lab at a library (Bibliotheque du Soleil). I am a volunteer board member of Haiti Soleil.

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

NTEN

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. Using this simple method, your nonprofit advertises the availability of your designated fundraising phone number to potential donors.

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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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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

AFP Blog

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop: "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 Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two

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Text to Give TweetChat on October 5

Tech Soup Blog

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 textingDid you know that text messages are reported to have an open rate of over 90 percent according to a number of reputable marketing studies?

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The Text Effect

AFP Blog

The Text Effect: "Cell phone users have made the Haiti relief effort the most successful mobile giving campaign in history.Four or five years ago, the idea of raising literally millions of dollars via text message would have been ludicrous.Now, Michael Nilsen with the Association of Fundraising Professionals calls texting a quantum leap in fundraising.'Giving

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. Android, iOS, Windows Phone) connects you with friends and family during a large-scale disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane. Although the National Institutes of Health's Wireless Information for Emergency Responders/WISER (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone) is actually designed for hazmat teams and other first responders, its wealth of information makes it noteworthy.

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. Thousands of people - with the aid of their computers, mobile phones, and online applications - were able to do important work to save lives and bring resources where they were badly needed, without needing to travel. Not surprisingly a number of Voluntweeters had some type of personal connections to Haiti - a friend or relative who was there.

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Once you've downloaded the app, all this information is accessible regardless of whether you have phone service or internet access during an emergency. J-ResQ allows anyone in a disaster situation to easily record and send a voice message and email from their mobile phone, telling friends and family about their status. about The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi being used in response to the Haiti earthquake. Using cell phones as tools for emergency preparedness.

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 HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

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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. Author: Tad Druart.

What we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake

NCE Social Media

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. There are several things we can learn from the Haitian Earthquake that are socialmedia-related. 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.

New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know

TechImpact

58% of Americans now own smart phones, and this number is only expected to continue to grow with the advent of cheap alternatives. We’ve all heard about the $30 million dollars the Red Cross raised through mobile in just a few hours in the wake of the Haiti natural disaster. Image courtesy of iThemes.com. The mobile revolution is a well covered phenomenon that has captured the imagination of an entire generation of technologists from around the world.

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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. Ushahidi, an open source project originally deployed in Kenya to report post-election violence has since been downloaded and deployed for many other events and disasters, including Haiti, Chile, and Japan.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

The Cell Phone Solution: Easy Emergency Preparedness for Nonprofits. Lessons From Haiti: Uses of New Media in Disaster Recovery Efforts. The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi Using Technology to Help in Haiti. Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help! TechSoup Partners Provide Aid to Organizations in Haiti. Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile

Frogloop

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 donation will appear on the donors cell phone bill. At the very minimum, nonprofits should be collecting cell phone numbers.

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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. I’m also in a steep learning curve with my two new mobile phones – the Windows 7 phone from Microsoft and Nexus S Android from Google. What phones and apps are they using?

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Latest Resources to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Frogloop

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. TELUS , a Canadian phone company donated $100,000 to relief efforts and set up text to donate campaign for their customers. Looking to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and Tusanmi, but don’t know where to start?

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The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

There are 7 billion people on Earth and 5 billion of them have a mobile phone. SMS text-to-give in the United States experienced a major spike following the Haiti Earthquake in 2010 but has never achieved inflated expectations. 2019 marks 20 years since online giving first began in any significant way. In 1999, Blackbaud pioneered the nonprofit technology market by introducing reliable, secure, and donor-friendly online donation forms.

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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. With a reach of up to 2,000 mobile phones, it’s ideal for smaller organizations. The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”.

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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. With a reach of up to 2,000 mobile phones, it’s ideal for smaller organizations. The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”.

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How Digital Democracy Empowers Marginalized Communities

Tech Soup Blog

These may include things like mobile phones, cameras, or even drones. For example, in post-earthquake Haiti, Dd trained and empowered local women to track and document incidents of gender-based violence. In her talk, Jacobi noted: "Traditionally marginalized groups like indigenous populations or the grassroots women in Haiti, when they are just telling their own stories, often they are not listened to.

The Latest in Mobile (Giving) Campaigns

Frogloop

Susan was responsible for the record breaking Haiti SMS text campaign that brought in over $30 million via mobile phones. Recently, the Progressive Communicators of Washington, DC (PCDC) held a panel discussion on Mobile Communications for Progressives at the World Wildlife Fund here in DC. The purpose was to bring together some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of mobile campaigns and to find out what is working for nonprofits.

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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. I wasn’t eavesdropping): Applications seem like a pretty cool way to present specialized experiences on the phone, especially now that applications can push messages out to you. Author: James Young.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He turned and pointed a finger at Wendy Harman from the Red Cross who was also in the room and said, “When the Haiti earthquake struck, I contacted the Red Cross. I offered to connect the community supporting my work with your efforts in Haiti. Something amazing happened. Wendy Harman engaged with Shawn in the comments of his post and later by phone or email. Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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

NTEN

Since the earthquake in Haiti, we've seen an explosion in interest for all things 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. 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. The time for mobile is clearly now.

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Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Beth Kanter

By aggregating texts, tweets, photos and descriptions from mobile phones, smart phones and desktops, Ushahidi created crowdsourced maps that made incidents of violence, election fraud, and abuse plainly visible on a broad scale.Since that catalytic moment in 2008, Ushahidi has grown into a mapping platform used in crises across the world, supporting 35,000 maps in 30 different languages. Recognizing remarkable creativity and effectiveness by non-profits across the globe, the John D.

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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. Allison Fine makes another good point: " It seems to me that relationship building with a first engagement being a cell phone number is going to be inherently difficult." . Photo by OxMour. Maybe I'm jaded.

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5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

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. Individuals are also more accessible on these platforms than they would be by email, mail or phone. The report attributes it to giving in support of Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

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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