Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

Frogloop

We hope all of our readers on the East Coast are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy. I also wanted to share Cynthia Samuels, (who runs the Care2 Cause Channel) terrific compilation of resources on how folks can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hurricane Sandy has crippled the East Coast is this morning’s New York Time’s headline. But the story is personal for me.

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How Does Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Compare to Other Disasters?

NonProfit Trends

Disaster fundraising for Hurricane Sandy appears to be lagging other major events, but there is a lot more going on here than initial appearances. Research & Trends Disaster Giving fundraising Hurricane Sandy Online Fundraising online giving

How to Help After Hurricane Sandy

Have Fun - Do Good

Growing up in Mystic, CT, I lived through two hurricanes: Gloria in 1985 and Bob (on my birthday!) Gloria and Bob were "regular" hurricanes. How to Help (Good.is) How to Help | Hurricane Sandy (WNYC) Helping the Survivors of Hurricane Sandy (White House).

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Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm

NTEN

We know our friends over at the Red Cross have been expertly using social media for disaster response for years now, but this weekend, with Hurricane Irene set to touch down all along the east coast, we saw many other organizations and government entities reaching out via social media, as well. For Hurricane Irene, the Red Cross used volunteers to listen as well as respond in the social media space, to ensure 24 hour coverage during the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Art Relief: An Interview with Elana Haviv

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Hurricane Irene 2011

AFP Blog

Hurricane Irene 2011

Hurricane Sandy Situational Map

VisionLink

Because of the severity of Super Storm Sandy, the VisionLink team has launched a real-time situational map at [link] : Open Red Cross Shelters NOAA projection of the storm path Geo-located Twitter data about the storm Power Outage KML East Coast Traffic Routes As the hurricane continues to move along the East coast and as conditions improve or worsen depending on your location, please be sure to stay safe until the storm has passed.

Measuring Social Media Outcomes Is Easier than Measuring Hurricane Strength

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While my family and their home dodged a bullet, like millions in NYC, other locations had catastrophic flooding and there was a loss of lives. We learned that it predicting the path of hurricanes is a more precise science than the measuring their destructive force. Source: Nasa.

Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com

AFP Blog

Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com : Here at Blackbaud’s headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, we’ve been closely monitoring Hurricane Irene. We have detailed contingency plans to ensure we’re able to provide support from off-site locations, including our support office in Indianapolis, for down and critical issues during times of disasters.

The power of social media for Hurricane Sandy

ASU Lodestar Center

Any donations that were dropped off at A Family Storage would then be moved in a Cool Box container up to Hurricane Sandy relief centers. We chose to target users who had liked “Charity”, “Charity Events”, “Non-Profit”, “Hurricane Sandy Relief” and many similar variations. posted by.

'Large and dangerous' Hurricane Irene claims multiple lives – USATODAY.com

AFP Blog

Large and dangerous' Hurricane Irene claims multiple lives – USATODAY.com

4 Step Risk Planning for Event Fundraisers Inspired by Hurricane Sandy

Connection Cafe

As Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continue, I’m reminded of the significant negative impact … Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Traditional Events event logistics event planning events fundraising events Hurricane Sandy logistics risk planning

Google launches crisis map anticipating hurricane Isaac | Fox News

AFP Blog

Google launches crisis map anticipating hurricane Isaac | Fox News : To do its part, Google has launched the new website aggregating info on tropical storm Isaac as part of its Crisis Response project. NPHurricane NPDisasterRelief NPtech

NYC leverages social media to map evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

AFP Blog

NYC leverages social media to map evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs : The City of New York utilized its Open Data platform to help residents deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Highlights of the program include a Hurricane Evacuation Map and an accompanying Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder residents can use to see if their location is at-risk of flooding and plan an evacuation

Tumblr, Photo Blogger Raise $100K for Hurricane Sandy Relief | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

AFP Blog

Tumblr, Photo Blogger Raise $100K for Hurricane Sandy Relief | News & Opinion | PCMag.com : In less than 24 hours, a joint Hurricane Sandy fundraising effort from Tumblr and New York photo blog Humans of New York (HONY) has topped their goal of raising $100,000 for victims of the storm

Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

Connection Cafe

When there was a flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster, people made a conscious decision to give to causes that were there to help others in need. Goodbye, slacktivism. Hello, actigiving.

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AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts

AFP Blog

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts: "NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) — In what is heralded as the seeds of an Internet-age emergency broadcast system, MySpace has teamed with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to spread news on hurricanes through users of the online social network.As Hurricane Gustav blasted the US Gulf Coast early this week, DHS officials telephoned.

2012 In Review: 3 Key CRM Trends

Connection Cafe

Mars rovers, Olympics, Hurricanes and Elections—oh my! What a year! As 2012 comes … CRM Emerging Trends Analytics big data Mobile social

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno

AFP Blog

Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno : On Sunday, Baker and Whitmore, both Harvard University seniors, did their own 26.2-mile marathon, here in Boston, while raising money to support those in need who were impacted by the furious October storm.

Federal Hurricane Response Widget

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Federal Hurricane Response widget is a web tool designed to help share information during a major emergency with links to authoritative federal government sites on how to get help; finding friends and family; health and safety information; how to donate and volunteer; and a summary of what the government is doing.

Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

Connection Cafe

As the East Coast starts cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, those of us … Annual Fund Stewardship Disaster Giving disaster relief

Please Help: Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Wiki To Prep for Hurricane Ida

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Weather Channel Alerts 2009 was looking like a very uneventful hurricane season. That is until Hurricane Ida slammed into El Salvador killing 91 people as of this writing. He set up a Ning site Hurricane Information Center.

Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

Connection Cafe

Hurricane season kicked off on June 1 and we’ve already got our first tropical depression in the Atlantic. A disaster can be as big as a hurricane or as small as a water main break that floods your office and surrounding neighborhood.

They Gave to Our Disaster Fund, Now What?

Connection Cafe

In the wake of a disaster, like the recent Superstorm Sandy, many people … Stewardship Disaster Giving Hurricane Sandy

Text, Don’t Call, for Hurricane Safety

Mobile Commons

As Hurricane Sandy descends on the eastern seaboard, everyone is scrambling to stay safe. People are evacuating low-lying areas, securing loose equipment, taping up their windows. The wireless carriers have another tip. Use text messages rather than phone calls to communicate with your loved ones. According to an article on NBCNews.com , text messages are easier on your phone battery, and don’t tie up network traffic as much as a voice call.

NNTSP Applies Relief Work for Hurricane Sandy

Tech Soup Blog

Several of the NNTSP partners are combining efforts for a response to Hurricane Sandy. Microsoft has lent their Local Impact Map to the Aidmatrix disaster relief efforts, and in turn, the Aidmatrix NeedsFeed and Local Impact Map are featured on Microsoft’s ReadyReach Hurricane Sandy Response site as well as in communications from leaders such as Microsoft Corporate Citizenship’s Akhtar Badshah.

7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need

NetWits

The first days following a disaster like Hurricane Sandy or other emergencies can be crucial for organizations as they reach out to supporters and request help. Here are 7 tips for engaging with your supporters during a time of need. Email Marketing Online Fundraising Web Design Disaster Giving disaster response

Text IRENE to 877877 to report hurricane damages

Mobile Commons

While preparing our own homes for hurricane Irene, Mobile Commons is also working to keep other New Yorkers safe. Yesterday, we developed a mobile database to help residents find out if they were in a flood zone or not.

We're all in it together.

Have Fun - Do Good

Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook. Fiscal Cliff. With each disturbing event of 2012, it feels like we've been hit with the same reminder: We're all in it together. Everything we do touches someone. Sometimes it's close to home. Other times, it reaches across the globe.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

Connection Cafe

In 2012, it is estimated that corporations gave $131 million to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and that individuals gave $236 million. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, annual report on U.S.

An Inside View of Harnessing Technology to Support Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Applying technology to disaster relief has evolved by leaps and bounds since I joined 2,000 people, most of whom I'd never met, to tackle the problem of creating a single searchable database of every person displaced by Hurricane Katrina in the days after the disaster.

Mobile Commons Provides Polling Place Locator in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many polling places throughout both states had to be moved. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy , many New York and New Jersey residents are unsure about where to cast their ballot on Election Day.

Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor

Connection Cafe

As it turned out, sales of strawberry Pop-Tarts increased seven times their normal sales rate ahead of a hurricane. Relationship building with donors is an art. But we also know that there is a science to donor segmentation and the use of analytics.

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Link Love: Food, Do-Gooding, Tech, Politics and Big Vision

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#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 3

Connection Cafe

Dr. Ruesga began by acknowledging the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As I mentioned in my previous two blog posts about the GMN 2016 annual conference , we asked conference attendees to respond to the following question: Where are you on your journey to measuring outcomes and impact?

The Fundraising Cliff, Part 1

NTEN

What about Hurricane Sandy? Steve MacLaughlin. Director of the Idea Lab. Blackbaud. There is a lot of speculation about what has been causing the challenges that fundraising is facing in the United States. There are opinions and then there is data. Over the past few months I've been asked a lot of questions about giving trends: What explains the flat trend in overall fundraising? Is it the economy? Was it the election cycle? Are we approaching the fundraising cliff? Will it get better?

A Fundraising Cliff? What does the data say?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What about Hurricane Sandy? Are people going to give less because they donated to Hurricane Sandy relief? Most giving in response to Hurricane Sandy has been to a small number of nonprofits focused on the relief efforts. Flickr Photo by Su Lin.

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts.

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

A "disaster" doesn't necessarily have to mean a fire, earthquake, hurricane, or other natural occurrence. The Rockaways, in the borough of Queens, was one of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Sandy.