Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sure, technology isn't necessarily air-dropping supplies and ferrying in doctors, but it's raising millions of dollars, helping the right people connect where they're needed, and making all of us distinctly aware that something horrible is happening and needs our attention.

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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. Find a charity with a proven track record of success in providing disaster relief and one that has worked in Haiti. Author: Jordan Viator.

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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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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.” Did a fantastic fund-raising opportunity pass you by? As it turns out, The Red Cross used but one of several common methods to generate revenue from mobile phone owners. Ben Rigby, The Extraordinaires.

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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

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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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. At the time of the Haiti earthquake, very few people in the country were using Twitter, but it was enough to get news of needs out to the world.

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.

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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.

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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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? In the first 24 hours, the Red Cross had raised an estimated $800K via the “text to donate&# campaign.

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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. Hello Prospective Employee, At HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL, we work hard to improve and provide training, technical expertise and support in fund-raising to the national organizations in all the regions of the world. FULL NAME : FULL ADDRESS : CITY : STATE: ZIP CODE/POSTCODE: PHONE NUMBER (S) must be valid) would be called to confirm.

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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.

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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.

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Latest Resources to Help Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Frogloop

Frogloop compiled a list of resources of nonprofits, companies, and do-gooders who are using their tech-savvy and organizing skills to raise money and help locate missing people. 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. Their goal is to raise $10K over the next three days.

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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. This is no surprise, as Susan Murray from the Red Cross was a panel member and non-profits are always looking for additional channels to raise money.

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.

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Get a Special Rate on the 2nd International Fundraising Conference

NTEN

Sessions include: Haiti: How to Raise a Billion Dollars. Fundraising: How We Combine Email, Social _Media, and Phones to Reach. The 2nd Annual International Fundraising eConference is coming up May 11-13, and simply because you're reading this blog, you qualify for 25% off.

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. We all know, for example, that institutions raise far more money in capital campaigns than in regular annual fundraising drives. Obviously, we will raise less. We started raising it.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

Tech Soup Blog

The Red Cross led the nonprofit texting revolution back in 2010 when it launched a successful mobile campaign to ask for donations for the earthquake victims of Haiti. Raise Awareness About an Issue. If you think text message (SMS) marketing is only for businesses, think again.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

Its team had figured out a way for people in a crisis area to send SMS information (text messages) from their cell phones or computers to report an outbreak of catastrophic conditions.

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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

A free agent, as we are defining it, is a person (many times a GenY, but not always ) who is a passionate about a social cause, but is working outside of a nonprofit organization to organize , mobilize , raise money , and engage with others. Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits.

Text-to-Give TweetChat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile phone ownership is reaching a critical mass worldwide. Most people bring their phones with them everywhere , making it easy to tap into the potential impulse nature of giving. Also, a credit card is not needed to make the donation as payments are billed directly through the cell phone carrier. How much you can raise. Check out Mobile Giving Foundation's list of organizations you can donate to using your mobile phone.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

1] And not just that, according to Gartner Research, by 2013 mobile phones will take over PC’s as the most common web access device. [2] Now imagine if you had a simple mobile rendering that will allow them to easily view your web pages on their mobile phones.

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Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm

NTEN

FEMA updated their Facebook account with survival tips, like how to navigate around a flooded city, and information on how to access FEMA on your mobile phone. The Department of Homeland Security used their Facebook status to spread the word with official updates, along with information telling Facebook users how to find shelters from a mobile phone.

Consumer Attitudes Toward Mobile Giving

NTEN

Early last year, mobile giving evolved from an emerging technology to mainstream awareness with Haiti earthquake relief, raising approximately $45 million for victims of that natural disaster. Despite the continued growth of the medium and tens of millions of dollars raised for North American nonprofit organizations, very little research has been performed on consumer attitudes toward mobile giving. 48 percent were interested in a "tally of funds raised".

5 Online Fundraising Tools: Tools 4 Your Mission Part 2/3

Tech Soup Blog

raising money (i.e. When the earthquake struck in Haiti in. 2010, mGive’s services helped to raise upwards of $37 million in three. donations are applied to their phone bill. Fundraising is crucial to any nonprofit’s success, but this labor of.

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Mobile Commons Helps Non-Profit Organizations Responding to the Chile Earthquake

Mobile Commons

NEW YORK – March 8, 2010 – In the aftermath of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile, nonprofit organizations raced to mobilize aid and plan recovery efforts, while also raising resources and funds to support their humanitarian programs in Chile. will appear on your mobile phone bill. “The recent Haiti Relief efforts were breathtaking.

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NPO Evaluation, IE6, Still Waters for Wave

Idealware

Here are a few updates topics I've posted on in the last few months: Nonprofit Assessment The announcement that GuideStar , Charity Navigator and others would be moving away from the 990 form as their primary source for assessing nonprofit performance raised a lot of interesting questions, such as "How will assessments of outcomes be standardized in a way that is not too subjective?"

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Online Engagement and Giving: Making the Most of Real Numbers

NTEN

More than $250 million was raised online for Haitian relief efforts in the first 21 days after the quake through Convio powered emails, websites, and other campaigns (up from approximately $120 million in the same period during Katrina). According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the amount raised or pledged for Haitian relief efforts, including corporate donations during that period was $575.4 Alan Cooke, Convio.

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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. You will be able to use your phone, PC, and browser (sometimes TV) interchangeably and regardless of location. This portal was also launched at the onset of the Haiti earthquake and utilized by relief organizations.

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. You will be able to use your phone, PC, and browser (sometimes TV) interchangeably and regardless of location. This portal was also launched at the onset of the Haiti earthquake and utilized by relief organizations.

The Networked Nonprofit in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ushahidi has had impressive growth over the past 18 months and most visible was its work with Haiti. I asked the group if anyone worked for a fortress (some people raised their hands) and I also asked if those NGOs were ones from the US or new ones created in Kenya.

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5 Questions: How to Make the Most of a Crisis Situation with Cross Channel Integration (Part 1)

NTEN

Between Barack Obama’s much discussed use of texting to mobilize supporters during the campaign to the most recent successes charitable organizations had in raising money via “text to donate” campaigns after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, text messaging is now seen as the “new” must have in any marketing plan for nonprofits. With more than 270 million mobile-phone users in the U.S.

5 Questions: How to Make the Most of a Crisis Situation with Cross Channel Integration (Part 1)

NTEN

Between Barack Obama’s much discussed use of texting to mobilize supporters during the campaign to the most recent successes charitable organizations had in raising money via “text to donate” campaigns after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, text messaging is now seen as the “new” must have in any marketing plan for nonprofits. With more than 270 million mobile-phone users in the U.S.