#thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath.

Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath

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He goes by the name Hardly Normal and fights to put a face on homelessness by using the internet, social media and InvisiblePeople.TV (content can be intense) to share stories about real people battling with being out on the street. Mark Horvath is a passionate guy with an incredible story.

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Solving homelessness, one tweet at a time

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He spent years of his life homeless and addicted on Hollywood Boulevard — but today, he’s an internet guru, with tens of thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. And he’s using every platform he can get his hands on for one purpose: to end homelessness in our lifetime.

Community Technology Alliance: Helping Address Homelessness with Mobile Technology

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This San Jose, CA-based organization provides technology and services to agencies that work directly with the homeless in their community. Recently, CTA conducted a study on mobile use by the homeless population of Santa Clara County (where CTA is located).

Refurbished Computers for Nonprofit Serving Homeless

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The mission of Transition Projects is to help people to transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | kens5.com San Antonio

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Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | kens5.com San Antonio : DOWNTOWN AUSTIN -- The homeless of Austin have an unexpected advantage during South by Southwest (SXSW) as non-profits help the homeless make the most of music festival by giving them job opportunities.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

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where donated Adobe Creative Suite software empowers homeless people in St. The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 million technology products to 183,000 social benefit organizations in 40 countries across the world.

Veterans AHAR for Homeless Management

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We are pleased to announce another tool for those managing Homeless Coalitions, funded by HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development). It is increasingly clear to us that communities need to integrate their homeless prevention strategies with other community partnerships, such as elder care, information and referral, and so forth. The AHAR now allows users to run the report for Veterans Only (or, as previously, for all non-veterans as well.

Hacktivation event seeks ways for tech to help S.F. homeless - SFGate

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homeless - SFGate : Technology whizzes, nonprofit workers and others will converge this weekend in San Francisco to try to cook up new tech-savvy ways to help the homeless in a series of get-togethers organizers are calling Hacktivation for the Homeless Hacktivation event seeks ways for tech to help S.F.

Panhandling or Hotspot Vendor: Which is better?

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What BBH Labs did with Homeless Hotspots is a harmless and fun idea that provides a positive interaction between homeless people and the rest of you. Plus, our homeless friends made a few bucks. We’ve all been panhandled by a homeless person on street begging for money.

Nonprofit Uses App to Survey Homeless People Daily—What Do You Need? | Nonprofit Quarterly delivers the latest news and investigative reports

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Nonprofit Uses App to Survey Homeless People Daily—What Do You Need? Nonprofit Quarterly delivers the latest news and investigative reports : "In recent years, as technology and social media have expanded many non-profits have chosen to use these resources to help homeless people. In 2014, we reported on statistics that showed that homeless people increasingly owned cell phones. One homeless woman even credited Twitter for singlehandedly pulling her out of homelessness.

Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter - CNN.com

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Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter - CNN.com : "Los Angeles (CNN) -- Blogging and tweeting might be among the last hobbies you'd list for a homeless person, but some down-and-out people have embraced social media in such a way that it's actually garnered them needed assistance -- everything from food and diapers for children to counseling and housing

Revised QPR for Homeless Management HMIS

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The logic tables have been updated to the revised specifications, ensuring accurate and useful reporting tools for Homeless Management users. Responding to revised specifications from HUD, we are pleased to release a revised Quarterly Progress Report. There is more! We have also improved the data set up process for HMIS records related to the QPR, and cleaned up several data entry steps. A click saved, is a coffee break sustained (or something like that.)

New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal

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PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal : New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ([link] launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S.,

Can Mobile Phones Solve Homelessness?

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Are mobile phones a lifeline for homeless people? Homeless people use mobile phones to break their isolation, find food and shelter, and connect with the people they care about. Just like any single thing, mobile phones are a help, but not a cure for homelessness.

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

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SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner : "The first year the St. Anthony Foundation opened its computer stations to the Tenderloin community, the technology lab ran dozens of computers on an Internet connection you might find in a private home.

Report on Community Internet Space for People who are Homeless released ? Open Access Connections

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Report on Community Internet Space for People who are Homeless released  Open Access Connections : "Report on Community Internet Space for People who are Homeless released “I speak to many homeless individuals, being one myself. At a public meeting attended by a diverse group of people representing many organizations on June 20th at the Communication Workers Hall on Lake Street in Minneapolis, we outlined our vision for a community internet space for people who are homeless.

DoSomething.org Uses Text Messages to Connect Homeless Shelters With Period Products

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Homeless shelters face a consistent shortage of period products. When subscribers text in their zip code, they’re automatically connected to the homeless shelter nearest them. DoSomething.org is using SMS to mobilize young activists who can help.

Homeless people turned into walking wi-fi hotspots at $2 per 15 minutes at SXSW | Mail Online

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Homeless people turned into walking wi-fi hotspots at $2 per 15 minutes at SXSW | Mail Online : A marketing stunt where homeless people were turned into walking internet hotspots with T-shirts proclaiming 'I'm a 4G hotspot' has caused outcry in Texas. Branding agency BBH was forced to defend its 'Homeless Hotspots' initiative after it was described as 'dystopian' - and lambasted as a 'shameful, hideous, patronising, dehumanising idea' by British brand strategist Luke Scheybeler

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

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Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home.

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

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Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home.

I’m Homeless : Mobile Loaves and Fishes Video

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I’m Homeless : Social Media for Social Good

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To show the social media people out there that this medium can be used for good and to let you know what it’s like to be homeless. Hopefully it will inspire you to think twice the next time you tell a homeless person to “go get a job&# once you see how tough their lives really are here in Central Texas. Social Media for Social Good Austin Homeless Working Poor Tags: Organizational Change Personal Change #homeless.

Homeless in Central Texas : An FAQ

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So this weekend I got a chance to be homeless for 48 hours and be guided around by my street shepard Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes. I know I have a ton of nerds and geeks that read this blog so I thought I would throw up a Homeless/Street Retreat FAQ since so many of you have questions. “Live&# is a interesting word for the working poor and homeless. You can’t tell the homeless from the hippies at Barton Springs !

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Meeting @hardlynormal: Homeless Activist on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo with Mark Horvath, @hardlynormal We did three things while we were in Santa Monica - visited the Getty, road the Ferris Wheel on the Pier, and had coffee with Mark Horvath, an advocate for homeless who uses social media.

I’m Homeless in Austin,TX : The Final Video

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So this weekend I got a chance to be homeless for 48 hours and be guided around by my street shepard Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Tags: Personal Change Social Change Austin Homeless MLFNOW Social M Social Media for Social Good TX Video The only piece of tech I tool along was my flip camera. Here is what I recorded. The video is rough and raw and their is no soundtrack. But I think that’s kinda the point of filming on the streets. Leave me your thoughts.

A Free Agent and Nonprofits Working Together To End Homelessness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m supporting the organizations working on the front line and I’m doing the best I can to fight homelessness.&# Mark is an expert at using social media to connect his work on the ground with a broader network of people and organizations who share his goal.

How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

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nonprofit that has provided housing and support to California’s homeless since 1989. More and more nonprofit donations take place in today’s digital landscape, but how can nonprofits ensure their online storefront is not only open for business, but optimized for donations?

Nonprofit Communication: Features Versus Benefits

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I recently had the pleasure of working with a homeless services nonprofit (not named to protect the innocent). Their challenge was engaging donors beyond the first gift – and their donor retention rates were in the basement.

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Ali Forney Center Saves Time and Effort with Norton Security

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Forney continually helped other youth that were facing similar difficult circumstances, and he became a public advocate for improving safety for homeless youth until his life was tragically cut short. homeless youth LGBTQ security nonprofits privacy Norton symantec

How Mobile Loaves & Fishes is using technology and social media to change perceptions of homelessness

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With a small staff, big hearts, and the right mix of singles, bunts and a few homeruns, MLF continues to raise more funds, increase its volunteer base of more than 12,000 and accomplish its mission of providing food, clothing, dignity, and housing to the homeless and indigent working poor.

How Mobile Loaves & Fishes is using technology and social media to change perceptions of homelessness

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With a small staff and the right mix of singles, bunts and a few homeruns, MLF continues to raise more funds, increase its volunteer base of more than 12,000 and accomplish its mission of providing food, clothing, dignity, and housing to the homeless and indigent working poor.

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Example using the issue of homelessness: First, use an infographic, picture, or video of homeless people begging for money from drive-by cars or pedestrians. Show how “heart-driven” donations may be spent on beer/alcohol and misused by the homeless.

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More about that Homeless Avatar in Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember the homeless avatar in Second Life that got a lot of attention a few weeks back? Mensajeros de la Paz with a virtual homeless kid has received enough Money to. The homeless. Have you been able to draw attention to issue of homeless youth?

Mobile for Good: Fire Phone, Locking Down Data, and Services for the Homeless

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I'll also update you on the "kill switch" initiatives as well as a nonprofit that's using mobile services to alleviate homelessness. Homelessness and Mobile Technology. Plasschaert, a woman who credits Twitter for ending her homelessness.

Wild Apricot Blog : November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

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Six Things to Know in Nonprofit Technology News

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High-Tech Help for Homelessness. Why would a homeless person need a mobile phone? A recent study by California nonprofit Community Technology Alliance found that almost 70% of the homeless people surveyed in their county did have a mobile phone.

The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Fundraising

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If you’re a homeless shelter and have spent all year talking to donors about how you want to serve more homeless and thus need more money to add beds to your facility, talk about that at the year-end as well.

This Thanksgiving, We’re #Thankful4Home

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This Thanksgiving, See3 and Kindling Group are working with advocates for people experiencing homelessness in Chicago through the campaign #thankful4home. The post This Thanksgiving, We’re #Thankful4Home appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy

Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

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Is cancer more important than homelessness, child abuse a higher priority than infant mortality? Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard. Which nonprofit is the best one to support? How do you pick one over the other?

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