GIS Put to Use in Myanmar


It had been awhile since I'd played with Google Earth, but Jim Prosser at Direct Relief International gave me a good reason this morning: DRI has used GE to map the official health clinics and hospitals in Myanmar. Tags: emergency response GIS google earth Integration/APIs International myanmar NPTech Program

BlogHers Act and Other Ways to Help Myanmar Cyclone Victims

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Jacques de Goldfiem Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend devastating five regions. Right now, thousands and thousands of women and children in Myanmar, need help. I had already made a donation to the BlogHer's act, but I've donated a second time to the Myanmar project, won't you?) Channel NewsAsia reported that more than 22,000 people are dead with another 41,000 missing. Hundreds of thousands are now homeless. The media reports are horrific.


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Support for Future Bloggers | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

So when blogs, images and streaming video capturing the recent protest in Myanmar began making their way around the world, authorities moved quickly to pull the plug on Internet access. Myanmar bloggers already plagued with intermittent Internet access became more muffled as the government reportedly jammed satellite, SMS and mobile phones, and the country??s So what could have helped Myanmar bloggers during this shutdown?

The Evolving Relationship Among CSR, Tech, and Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

This is Myanmar. To gather intelligence from these massive streams of data that are now informing public policy, public health, and government, Myanmar is working with the data visualization company, Tableau, to leverage Tableau's employee knowledge and data visualization power, harness this mobile data, illuminate new findings, and improve the social welfare of its citizens.

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the most charitable nation. LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come. It’s no coincidence that online giving is growing rapidly as well. A decade ago most individuals still consumed print news and donated by writing and mailing checks.

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6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares attention-grabbing staff stories from the front lines, to raise awareness of international crises such as the violent campaign against the Rohingya people in Myanmar: View Story. By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

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Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper

AFP Blog

Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper: "When Lola Lopez founded Aid in Motion, a Dubai-based NGO, last year to collect and donate clothes to poor rural communities in Kenya, Myanmar and Pakistan, she needed help. She turned to Facebook, where she created a group called Volunteer in Dubai, hoping to get a handful of interested people. Before she knew it, 3,000 volunteers had.

Why is Sopheap Wearing a Red T-Shirt?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Kalabird, an expat Cambodian blogger who is now back in the US, has written an excellent piece entitled " Empowering Myanmar, One Blog at a Time " I also learned on Facebook that today is: IN SUPPORT OF OUR BRAVE FRIENDS IN BURMA: MAY ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WEAR A RED SHIRT ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28. Photo by Tharum , found on his Facebook Profile. That's Sopheap in the red shirt. I met her in Cambodia last month.

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United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

What works in Mali may not work in Myanmar. Now that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals have expired and in some ways, have succeeded surprisingly well , the UN has developed a new set of even more ambitious goals. These new UN Sustainable Development Goals are the de facto agenda for global philanthropy, and they have a new dimension: technology targets to enable implementation.

What do mobile phones, baseball, and pediatric Diabetes have in common?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We'll definitely start seeing more of these "text to give" campaigns in the future, but it seems that, today, only Verizon seems to offer a campaign for China and Myanmar aid, which is disappointing. Photo by Christopher Dale. A text to give campaign will make its major league debut at a professional sporting event on the July 13th ??? Children???s s National Day at Nationals Park.

Mission Possible: Tell Us Your Symantec Story and Win Prizes!

Tech Soup Blog

This Challenge is void in Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and all countries under sanction by the U.S. Symantec helps nonprofits make their mission possible. What is your nonprofit's mission? What drives you and motivates you to create change in your community? With the knowledge that your information is safe and your organization is secure, how can you better focus on your mission?

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

Tech Soup Blog

It helps endangered Asian children get off the streets in Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, East Timor, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. I did a post a few weeks ago on youth programs in TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map and decided I hadn’t covered this resource nearly enough. Our Local Impact Map. demonstrates what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup Global software donations to further their missions.

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Crafting Sticky, Emotional Stories That Reach Your Audience (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

Myanmar Fisherman Goes Home After 22 Years as a Slave by Margie Mason. The Beginning: How Do You Draw Your Reader In? "Rahul Udebham's wife tells me about the morning before it all happened, when the loan shark came to claim payment of all the debts, how he paced like mad among the cotton plants screaming: 'If you don't pay, this land will be mine!'"

The effect of the Burma cyclone on Google AdWords buys within the NGO community | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Google AdWords is now reporting the following pricing for the keyword “Burma&# : Average CPC: $0.68 (at a maximum CPC of $1.25) Estimated clicks per day: 143 – 182 (at a daily budget of $150.00) And “Myanmar&# isn’t any better: Average CPC: $0.62 (at a maximum CPC of $1.69) Estimated clicks per day: 284 – 356 (at a daily budget of $250.00) Meanwhile, Google Trends is reporting very large increases in searches on both “Burma&# and “Myanmar&#.

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Alexandra Rampy, Guest Post: The Cool Factor About Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Objective : Provide lifesaving assistance during the natural disasters that occurred in China and Myanmar. Courtesy of Alexandra Rampy, publisher of SocialButterfly Mobile. What do we do with this one word? We CAN do so much. Rather than go on, instead, I want to give some examples and highlight the cool factor of how mobile can add some out-of-the-box type thinking to an overall health and/or social marketing-related initiative.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


Shortly after a Cyclone struck Myanmar in May 2008, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) created a web-based collaboration portal for aid workers in the region that enabled more than 100 relief organizations to communicate, analyze information and manage resources. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


Shortly after a Cyclone struck Myanmar in May 2008, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) created a web-based collaboration portal for aid workers in the region that enabled more than 100 relief organizations to communicate, analyze information and manage resources. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

The foundation's mission is to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future to all ASEAN countries, which comprise Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We proudly welcome NGO partners Vietnet-ICT and the Lin Centre in Vietnam, as well as ASEAN Foundation , Kopernik Marketplace , and YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to the TechSoup Global family.

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Realizing dreams in Myanmar. Bringing Myanmar into the digital age. For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Back in 2011, I started collecting all the emails that nonprofits sent me during the month of December and reviewed what was in my inbox.

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Four Steps to Ease You Into Social Web Activism

Have Fun - Do Good

On September 28th you could have uploaded a photo of yourself wearing a red shirt to Flickr to show your solidarity with the monks in Burma as part of Red Shirt Day for Burma/Birma/ Myanmar. "If you just need bodies at a rally, names on a petition or donations in your coffers, mobilizing through traditional means will work great.

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Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring


We see the tragic consequences when fear and hatred win out over the Golden Rule in places like the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, Darfur, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.) I was able to meet Stan some years ago when we were both working on a project to support youth and their successful education and employment.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

Have Fun - Do Good

It is different in every place and oftentimes very laborious, but we are working on a potential program with The Open Society Institute in Myanmar. "Now, 18 months later, all of Juana's children are in school. She went from being somebody's servant to somebody who when she walks down the street of her community, people stop her and shake her hand and thank her for the stories that she is telling, or ask, 'When are you going to interview me? I have a story that you have to hear.'"

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