Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, the Japan earthquake and tsunami occurred on March 11th 2011, the first day of the conference. That morning, I saw the jaw-dropping photos and videos from the Japan tsunami disaster. fundraising interview case study disaster japan online fundraising sxsw

How the Cloud Can Make a Difference for Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

When people call in, your customer service rep has to answer the phone and deal with the person's question. TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs.

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Twitter Stats You Need To Know and Tips to Get More Clicks


33,000 : tweets per second in Japan during New Years. 80 percent : users on mobile in the UK and Japan. 17 percent : higher the click rate for tweets with a question mark. A lot of organizations focus more of their engagement efforts on Facebook than Twitter.

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Great reads from around the web on April 8th

Amy Sample Ward

Mobilizing online communities in the Face of Disaster: Tips … – "On the 12th of March, one day after the tragic earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan Ichi – Hiroyasu Ichikawa – the NetSquared Local organizer from Tokyo sent an e-mail to our NetSquared Local Organizer listserve asking for the best practices for mobilizing online communities in the time of a disaster. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Just *Who* is Still Using IE6 Anyhow?


First of all, I found that I was not alone in asking this question. If you check out IE6 Countdown apparently the answer to our core question lies in big companies like Intel and the countries of China, South Korea and surprisingly India and Japan.

Designing Effective Technology Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Anyway, it's called "Existential" or the ability to ponder big picture questions. Take for example some recent questions that he has asked me: Does the Tooth Fairy get bored with her job?

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Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These stories come from all over the world such as US, China, Russia, Japan, etc. In Japan, we not only discussed how we can learn from each other through international collaboration but also set up networks of PhilanthroKids and even Awards within the region. He asked them a question.

Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hands up who’s got a Twitter follower from Japan? You have to send messages out but also answer questions and be there for your audience when they want to talk to you. Flickr Photo by John K.

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

Museum 2.0

When talking about active audience engagement with friends in the museum field, I often hear one frustrated question: how can we get adults to participate?

The #FutureOfBusiness WILL Radically Change Everything As We Know It


The contagion that first started with the financial downturn of the housing market from the questionable subprime mortgage practices, quickly spiralled into the financial sector domestically and abroad.

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Khan Academy and the Revolution in Online Free Choice Learning

Museum 2.0

We have a great community of learners that ask and answer questions and our videos are being translated by volunteers all over the world. Last week, I became completely intoxicated with the online videos of Vi Hart , self-described mathemusician.

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Online Jobs for College Students


Additionally, the non-English speaking countries such as China, Japan, Spain, Brazil, etc., Your work, if hired, will be to report on glitches, ease of use, and answer survey questions concerning the user experience and practicability of the app. Oh, College! Who doesn’t love it?

Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you’ve fundraised online before, ask yourself a few questions to get a baseline of what is achievable. After you think through these questions, create a well defined goal that follows the SMART framework : specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely.

Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

In this unique, online, interactive (free) event - first in a monthly series - you get to see, hear, and ask questions directly to our panel of experts. Technology for nonprofit development and fundraising is quickly changing.

Best Practices for Listening and Engaging in Social Media


It’s a bit of a trick question since the ethos of social media suggests, “There is always someone listening, no matter how pathetic you or your musings are.” ” This question implies a natural string of follow-up questions: Who tweeted it? Part 1: Discover.

Social Media for Social Good Video Roundup from #BBCon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Questions for you … Will the fragmentation of online fundraising effect non-profits? Flickr Photo by Geoff Livingston.

Games for Change 2011: Channeling Our Collective Power

Tech Soup Blog

Solving real-world issues in a virtual world environment is a growing trend, present in initiatives such as Zynga’s in-game Japan Earthquake Relief efforts as well as games like America 2049 , Ecotopia and others. Twice as many people play FarmVille as watch CSI now.

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Data for Global Health, Part II


how do you evaluate the health significance of "one glass of rice wine per day" in China vs. Japan?). We'll continue to explore that key question in a couple of months when we meet again A couple of weeks ago a group of Seattle global health data experts met at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute to continue a conversation we started earlier this year on global health data.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Making Philanthropy a Lifestyle, 365.

ASU Lodestar Center

For example, I think it's important to donate to Japan and Haiti and other places that have suffered from natural disasters. Oh, and Travis, text REDCROSS to 90999 to easily donate $10 to help Japan. :) April 7, 2011 9:06 AM Anonymoussaid. How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Questions t.

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Consumer Attitudes Toward Mobile Giving


Since that time, other disaster relief efforts such as the Gulf oil spill, Japan disaster, and tornado relief in the Southeast U.S. With that awareness came a further evolution as the question for charities everywhere regarding mobile giving transitioned from "if or when" to "how". By David Farnes, Executive Director, Mobile Giving Foundation Canada , and Vice President, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Associatio n and Jim Manis, Chairman and CEO, Mobile Giving Foundation.

Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index

NonProfit Trends

Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Blackbaud is monitoring early giving data from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Provide the Nonprofit Voice to America's Broadband Plan


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Misty Perez , Campaign Coordinator at Free Press.). Consumers in South Korea and Japan can get broadband speeds reaching 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) for less than the monthly price a U.S.

Dancefloor and Balcony: What I learned about emergent online collaboration from Eugene Eric Kim

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He mentioned that he ad done a great deal of research. He was asking his local guide a lot of questions about what was and what wasn't appropriate.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » I am Michael Hoffman

See What's Out There

I have never written an article in The Japan Times, though I have written articles on politics, fundraising and web marketing. Recent Posts 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Video ROI Enter the 2010 Tagline Awards Today!

Organizations and Tweeting Robots (Twitter, Facebook)

Beaconfire Wire

Please note that I didn’t say “robots that sweep for you” , but then again, someone is probably working on that in Japan or the MIT Media Lab. to question if Twitter is useful in a corporate scenario. I was having a conversation the other day with a friend of mine about “Robots that tweet for you” when I mentioned that our company Beaconfire Consulting had successfully mastered the art of Tweeting without actually Tweeting.

Favianna Rodriguez: Political Digital Artist and Printmaker

Have Fun - Do Good

I took my artwork to Japan, and to Mexico City, and to places where you think, "Well, you know, I'm not dealing with people in East Oakland." "I think about how many times I didn't like the color of my skin, because I didn't see myself in any art.