Activating for Hurricane Laura

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With one of the highest 24-hour intensification rates, Hurricane Laura will be a tremendously serious storm, and another of nearly 300 named disasters from which we build expertise and readiness to offer help.

Hurricane Irene 2011

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Hurricane Irene 2011

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Hurricane Sandy Situational Map

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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.

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

Preparing for Hurricane Irene | BlackbaudKnowHow.com

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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.

Amazing Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Harvey

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to support the work of National VOAD's Project Comeback in Texas with our multi-agency Disaster Case Management solution, helping more than 700 case managers from 14 nonprofit partners assist more than 12,000 households.

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

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

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

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm | NTEN

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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

How to prepare for a hurricane

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

While you need to prepare for a natural disaster , getting your home and family ready to weather a hurricane involves more than organizing a 72-hour emergency kit It’s important to be proactive and have a plan and supplies in place long before a hurricane arrives. A hurricane safety kit should include non-perishable food, water, a first-aid kit, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, batteries, blankets and clothing.

Google launches crisis map anticipating hurricane Isaac | Fox News

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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

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

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Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin. The goal is to provide the public, media outlets and participating organizations with locally vetted information about the hurricane’s impact from those living in the storm's path.

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

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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

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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

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. Visit the Center for Digital Philanthropy's Hurricane Sandy Relief page to learn about more efforts underway from organizations around the world.

How to Help After Hurricane Sandy

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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 the Survivors of Hurricane Sandy (The White House blog) Hurricane Sandy: For Those Who Want to Help (FEMA.gov) How to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims ( ABC News) As Hurricane Sandy Relieft Efforts Continue, Here's How You Can Help (Forbes) After Hurricane Sandy: How to Help (Yahoo!

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

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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

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. Check it out and let me know if you have additional resources to add. American Red Cross: Red Cross Facebook page/information. Donations. Mobile $10 donation: text REDCROSS to 90999.

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

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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.

AFP: MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts

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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.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter

Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. If you want to set up a fundraiser to help Hurricane Harvey Victims, you can do that on Everyday Hero. Here’s a good list from Texas Monthly of local charities working the relief efforts that you can also support. Hurricane Harvey is a destructive monster and it is going to require generous support from people like you and me to help with the recovery efforts.No

Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Beth Kanter

Hurricane Sandy has crippled the East Coast is this morning’s New York Time’s headline. But the story is personal for me. I grew up in Atlantic City and my parents still live in the house they’ve owned for over 50 years. Both elderly, they evacuated, although my father is in the hospital (not storm related) so they are safe, dry, and have power.

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.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth Kanter

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. We have read the harrowing news reports about a lack of food, electricity, and water and people dying. We are horrified by the scale of destruction and suffering of our fellow Americans as they wait for aid to reach them. Where should be donate? Even if you don’t have a lot of money to donate, every little bit helps.

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

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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. Last summer, during the height of the hurricane season, Andy Carvin, interrupted his self-imposed summer blogging siesta, to help organize online efforts and coordinate volunteers in advance of Hurricane Gustav. He set up a Ning site Hurricane Information Center.

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.

The power of social media for Hurricane Sandy

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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. Trevor Mc Cann. Ch i ef Executive Officer. Rainbow SEO. With charity events, it all comes down to public awareness.

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.

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

Hurricane Sandy Art Relief: An Interview with Elana Haviv

Have Fun - Do Good

As some of you know, in addition to producing my own podcast, The Big Vision Podcast , I also produce the Arts and Healing Network's Podcast , where I recently interviewed Elana Haviv, the Founder and Executive Director of the Children's Movement for Creative Education (CMCE) about their Hurricane Sandy Art Relief Caravan Project which was featured in The Huffington Post article, Art Heals Heartache for Sandy Kids.

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. By texting PREPARE to 30644 , residents can learn if they are in a flood zone or if they must evacuate. Today, we are partnering with the New York Office of Emergency Management , Ushahidi and WNYC to use mobile technology to track the storm’s effect on the city.

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.

Measuring Social Media Outcomes Is Easier than Measuring Hurricane Strength

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I grew up in a small town by the New Jersey shore in a house a block from the Atlantic Ocean that my elderly parents still live in today. With Hurricane threatening a direct hit and potential devastating damage, emergency officials called for a mandatory evacuation — something that hasn’t happened in many years. Some families will need to plan and prepare for the threat of wildfires, while others will have to prepare for hurricanes, flooding or tornadoes.

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. While Hurricane Sandy has forced last-minute changes to many planned poll sites in Tuesday’s election, up-to-date information on voting locations is now only a text message away. - NYC Votes press release.

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Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

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

2012 In Review: 3 Key CRM Trends

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

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7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need

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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

Where Social Media Meets Strategy - Forbes.com

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Where Social Media Meets Strategy - Forbes.com: "Sure, Twitter might have helped millions of victims of natural disasters, from fires to hurricanes to the recent Haiti earthquake, but some executives may ask what that has to do with employees. Some say that Hurricane Katrina would have ended differently if it hadn't occurred 'BSM' or 'Before Social Media

PHILANTHROPY 2173: (More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5)

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: (More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5) : More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5) Still more examples of technology communities' contributions to, and use of social media by, hurricane #Sandy relief efforts. Earlier posts from yesterday and this morning

PHILANTHROPY 2173: (More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5)

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: (More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5) : More) Tech and #Sandy (part 5) Still more examples of technology communities' contributions to, and use of social media by, hurricane #Sandy relief efforts. Earlier posts from yesterday and this morning

Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give? : Goats and Soda : NPR

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Goats and Soda : NPR : "Crowdfunding was widely popular in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give? But the magnitude of mini-campaigns for the Nepal disaster is unprecedented, says Amy Sample Ward, CEO of a nonprofit technology organization called NTEN." 'via via Blog this

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Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle

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Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle : A community campaign to replace the tree canopy Galveston lost to Hurricane Ike is in the running for a $50,000 project award from Tom's of Maine.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

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We had all these amazing volunteers and food trucks and chefs who had managed their own businesses but lost so much after the hurricane and decided that they wanted to offer their time and resources to WCK. We had over 20,000 volunteers in Puerto Rico alone, most of whom were Puerto Ricans who had been impacted by the hurricane themselves. We actually had a Puerto Rican chef impacted by the hurricane who came with us to Guatemala to cook with us.

In a Second Go-Around, Response to 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Is Muted - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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In a Second Go-Around, Response to 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Is Muted - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "If the 2014 "ice-bucket challenge" was a roaring hurricane of YouTube videos and cold soakings, the 2015 version might be described as a tepid sprinkle.