#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

I’m Homeless : Mobile Loaves and Fishes Video

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Tags: Change Makers Personal Change Social Change Volunteerism Austin Homeless Magic MLF Video Working Poor

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.

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.,

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Daily DoGooder: How to Stop Homelessness: An Instructional Video

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Change the world, one video at a time.How to Stop Homelessness: An Instructional Video | 2:46 Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness Some great, quirky choreography drives this video, which gets to the basics of stemming homelessness—providing homes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We Are Visible: Empowering Homeless People Through Social Media

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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.

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.

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Wild Apricot Blog : November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

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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.”

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

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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.

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

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.

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Happiness IS Social Media Meetup/Tweetup

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Mark Horvarth (@HardlyNormal) for those of us on Twitter, has been garnering national attention for his efforts to bring voices to the homeless. His blog and his website have given him a place to explore unexplored stories, and call attention to some of our most overlooked citizens—the homeless among us. Alan invited him to come see Austin and go on a truck run, attend the screening of Happiness Is, and serve the homeless.

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.

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

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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

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massnonprofit.org ::: "July 24, 2009 — The Front Door Collaborative, a Boston nonprofit that connects the homeless to housing resources, has launched a new website that aims to help city residents and service providers get the information they need to prevent homelessness

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge

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Project REACH Mobile App Challenge : Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (REACH). Join the mobile app challenge to connect those in need to resources in their community