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Leveraging Technology to Respond to Global Crises

Cloud 4 Good

CARE’s humanitarian efforts inside Ukraine have piqued some interest from corporate sponsors looking at what they can do next in countries like Poland, the Czech Republic, and Moldova – all places where the refugee crisis may linger.

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Great reads from around the web on April 14th

Amy Sample Ward

.)" The DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism | - "Following the recent protests in Moldova, the value of Twitter as a tool for digital activism is more prominent than ever. " Penguin Day Agenda - - Are you heading to the NTC this month?

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Update: Philanthropy’s response to Ukraine crisis


These countries are, in the main, ones that share a border with Ukraine: Poland, Romania, Hungary, Moldova, and Slovakia. Grants that specify areas served not including Ukraine account for 2% of grants and 1% of dollar value. According to the UNHCR , these countries are currently hosting 4.9 million Ukrainian refugees. Recipients.

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Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The "is Twitter a strategy or tool debate" was fueled as Twitter got lots of attention (and hype ) as part of the coverage of last week's protests in Moldova. Ivan Boothe points out in his post " The Fire and Food: Why There's No Such Thing As A Twitter Revolution ," the real-time use of Twitter as an organizing tool is a not revolution.

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Guest Post by Ivan Boothe: Social change takes more than social media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Which is not to diminish the hard work of social justice organizers in Moldova. They seemed to miss the fact that a) Twitter wasn't actually a big part of the organizing strategy, and b) the campaign itself didn't end up seriously threatening the regime; at best it was a mild skirmish and it certainly wasn't a "revolution" of any kind.

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Diversify Your Year-End Campaigns: How To Be Mindful And Inclusive Of Cultural Traditions


’ Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Greece, Cyprus, Montenegro, Russia, Moldova, The Republic of North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Belarus are all Orthodox countries and all of them have healthy communities in the US. In the Orthodox Church, Christmas is a time to find peace, unity and ‘heal the soul.’

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Mark Pesce at CUA09 - Think Like a Cloud, Make a Storm, Kill the Tower!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ethan Zuckerman recently did an analysis of tweets from Moldova and found this to be true. This is what Clay Shirky was saying during the NTC Keynote when he said there was always a small group in the center of the groundswell.

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