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Can Mobile Phones Solve Homelessness?

Tech Soup Blog

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. Some may argue that housing first is a stronger intervention against homelessness. All participants are homeless or extremely low-income and are actively searching for employment.

#thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness

Beth Kanter

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. Lisa Colton is the Chief Learning Officer for See3 Communications and the Founder and President of Darim Online , and the “tour guide” for the Impact Producing Social Media Boot Camp for Homeless Organizations.

Government of Canada launches call for innovative concepts to prevent and eliminate homelessness

Charity Village

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, launched a call for concepts for innovative projects to prevent and eliminate homelessness under the Community Capacity and Innovation stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. The post Government of Canada launches call for innovative concepts to prevent and eliminate homelessness appeared first on CharityVillage.

Veterans AHAR for Homeless Management

VisionLink

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.

Community Technology Alliance: Helping Address Homelessness with Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

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). The goal of the project, called ConnectSCC , is to come up with a sustainable model for a mobile plan for homeless and low income people. " Misconceptions About Homelessness and Technology.

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

NetWits

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.

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

See3

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. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

Refurbished Computers for Nonprofit Serving Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

The mission of Transition Projects is to help people to transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Refurbished computers are not for every organization, so we thought it’d be interesting to talk to someone who is using refurbished equipment in their nonprofit to find out how it’s going. This is an interview between Keli Sullivan, TechSoup’s RCI Program specialist and Candice Erdmann, information manager, at Transition Projects in Portland, Oregon.

Revised QPR for Homeless Management HMIS

VisionLink

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.)

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.

We Are Visible: Empowering Homeless People Through Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

Mark's expertise in video production, his personal experience with homelessness, and his huge heart uniquely position him to help homeless people share their stories. are emotionally difficult, but they put a much-needed human face on the complexities of homelessness in America. We Are Visible's goal is to help homeless people share their stories directly with the world through social media. At NTC this year, I interviewed Mark Horvath , creator of InvisiblePeople.tv.

A Free Agent and Nonprofits Working Together To End Homelessness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Both have experienced homeless first hand – in the streets and in shelters. Both have worked for homeless services agencies, ironically in the same type of work – fundraising and communications. And they both feel passionately about working with organizations and people to shine a light on homelessness, tell those stories, and help people. Mark is distributing cards about WeAreVisible that includes examples of tweets from homeless people.

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

See3

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. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

Wild Apricot Blog : November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

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Connecting Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals: 20-Year-Old Rachel Cohen, Hand2Paw

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"It's a novel idea that homeless youth have so much to offer, and that these youth could really make the difference at this shelter. Hand2Paw's mission is to connect homeless teens and shelter animals in a mutually beneficial way. They provide homeless teens with professional skills training and therapeutic experiences. They also ensure that thousands of homeless and abandoned animals get the socialization and training they deserve.

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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. The Nonprofit Quarterly shared an interesting story from the National Desert News about the benefits of mobile access for homeless populations. Plasschaert, a woman who credits Twitter for ending her homelessness. It seems like every company wants a hand in the mobile game.

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Out to Change the World? “Don’t Change It Alone.”

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strategy adina lichtman do-gooder eli talks homelessness jewish jewish ideas knock knock give a sockAdina Lichtman is not your average college student. This devoted do-gooder is out to change the world – one pair of socks at a time. She is the founder of an unusual nonprofit, Knock Knock Give a Sock, which encourages schools, college dorms, and apartment buildings to reach out to one another in order to […]. The post Out to Change the World? “Don’t Change It Alone.”

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.,

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

AFP Blog

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.

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

AFP Blog

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

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? Rik Riel and Nedra Weinreich also wrote it up and I suspect it probably inspired a few Second Life Doubter's Club posts. So, I was curious and wanted to find out if there were any results. I try base my opinions on research.

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

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Panhandling or Hotspot Vendor: Which is better?

NTEN

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. It’s awkward to be walking with your friends on a nice summer night just to have a homeless person rush you for money. Mark Horvath. Founder. Invisible People.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Ali Forney Center Saves Time and Effort with Norton Security

Tech Soup Blog

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. Since its launch as a tiny program with six beds in a church basement, the center has grown to become the largest agency supporting homeless LGBTQ youth in the world. This change will make the program the nation's first 24-hour drop-in program for homeless LGBTQ youth.

Win a Sony PS3 and Support Young Homeless People from the UK

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I wrote about a virtual homeless teenager in Second Life who raising awareness of the plight of homeless teens in Spain. 1 text or phone entrance fee go to help The Foyer Foundation , a nonprofit that works with homeless young people. It isn't just self either, the charity will benefit and be able to help a homeless young person. Nick Booth from the UK is asking for help in promoting an internet UK-based fundraiser.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

where donated Adobe Creative Suite software empowers homeless people in St. nonprofit technology nonprofit TechSoup Global social change women entrepreneurs Causes empowering homeless people international microsoft nonprofits enabling professional internships for college students digital divideThe TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 million technology products to 183,000 social benefit organizations in 40 countries across the world.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

where donated Adobe Creative Suite software empowers homeless people in St. Digital Divide International Microsoft causes nonprofits nonprofit nonprofit technology TechSoup Global social change empowering homeless people women entrepreneurs enabling professional internships for college studentsThe TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 million technology products to 183,000 social benefit organizations in 40 countries across the world.

NTC Storytellers: Day of Service Wireless Router Installation at Community for Creative Nonviolence

NTEN

A Photo Essay by Wendy Marinaccio A team of 30 NTEN-ers volunteered our mornings at the Community for Creative Nonviolence, which runs the largest homeless shelter in the country. 11ntc day of service homeless Infrastructure shelter volunteer IT Staff[As part of the 2011 NTC, a group of attendees are documenting their experiences at the conference on the NTEN Blog.]

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

Connection Cafe

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. Alan’s presentation also highlighted MLF’s social media efforts, and how they are embracing tools like Facebook , Twitter , and YouTube to change people’s perception about homelessness.

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

Connection Cafe

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. Alan’s presentation also highlighted MLF’s social media efforts, and how they are embracing tools like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to change people’s perception about homelessness.

Ask Rita: Can Our Paid Employees Also Do Volunteer Work for Us?

Blue Avocado

Dear Rita: We operate a nonprofit housing clinic for homeless persons. The pandemic, along with the holidays, has inspired some of our employees to inquire about doing extra work for us as volunteers. We don’t normally use volunteers.

Google Panopticon | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , homeless , nptech Google Panopticon 06.01.07 | 3192 2 Comments [link] Google+Panopticon 2007-06-01+16%3A08%3A27 Allan+Benamer A news channel has reported that a slain homeless man, Cornelius Van Der Vies, was sighted living on virtually in Google Street View. Is privacy achievable for homeless people who are almost always in the public eye?

This Thanksgiving, We’re #Thankful4Home

See3

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

100 Fundraising Email Subject Lines That Will Get Donors to Open Your Email

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Breaking: Record number of homeless people need help in Atlanta . Veterans at risk of homelessness. Help a homeless person come in from the cold. How to make a difference for homeless cats. Help families break free from homelessness.

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VolunteerHub’s integration with Salesforce Dramatically Impacts Miriam’s Kitchen Bottom-Line

Volunteer Hub

The nonprofit organization, founded in 1983 , is focused on meeting the urgent needs of those who are experiencing homelessness in Washington D.C. The nonprofit truly is focused on ending homelessness one individual at a time. community until homelessness in the area is eradicated.

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration

EveryAction

They tackle issues ranging from homelessness and poverty to ebola and LGBT rights. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please. International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Daily DoGooder: Invisible People

See3

In this video Mark Horvath, tireless homelessness advocate, Twitteratti and YouTube celebrity, introduces us to InvisiblePeople.tv, which uses social media to raise awareness and call to act on homelessness in America. Mark rips through the numbers – 50% of the homeless population are Change the world, one video at a time.Invisible People | 2:55 InvisiblePeople.tv