Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Nancy Schwartz has an fantastic blog post offering expert advice on how nonprofits should communicate during a crisis, using the situation in Baltimore and the Nepal Earthquake as hooks to offer some recommendations. Image Source: ntegrity.

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Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now

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The devastating earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 2,400 people and injured about 5,900, residents so far (as reported in the NY Times on Sunday). Please donate to help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims now. earthquake in Nepal.

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Nepal Earthquake: How You Can Help

Tech Soup Blog

We at TechSoup are deeply saddened at the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. GlobalGiving has set up a Nepal Earthquake Relief fund to support the on-the-ground efforts of local reputable charities. Network for Good makes it easy to donate online to charities working in Nepal.

Person Finder: 2015 Nepal Earthquake

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Person Finder: 2015 Nepal Earthquake : 'via Blog this

Ads will target Internet Week for Nepal donations

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Ads will target Internet Week for Nepal donations : "New initiative will use targeted ads to raise money for Nepal earthquake relief" 'via Blog this

Nepal earthquake to 'Bruce Almighty' cat: Does crowdfunding help or hurt? | CBCNews.ca Mobile

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Nepal earthquake to 'Bruce Almighty' cat: Does crowdfunding help or hurt? CBCNews.ca Mobile : 'via Blog this

Telecom operators slash call rates to quake-hit Nepal - The Economic Times

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Telecom operators slash call rates to quake-hit Nepal - The Economic Times : 'via Blog this

A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake | iRevolutions

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A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake | iRevolutions : 'via Blog this

Facebook Donate Button Raises $15 Million for Nepal - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Facebook Donate Button Raises $15 Million for Nepal - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A simple call to donate appearing in Facebook’s news feeds for one week raised more than $15 million from 754,000 people for relief efforts in earthquake-shattered Nepal, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. "I I want to thank everyone in our community for coming together to support those affected by the Nepal earthquake," Mr. Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page." 'via

Bikers ride for Nepal, raise donations online - The Times of India

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Bikers ride for Nepal, raise donations online - The Times of India : "Namma Kudla bikers' hearts beat for the quake-ravaged Nepal. A group of 25 cyclists on Sunday morning set out on a 30km journey to raise funds for the resettlement and rehabilitation of people in some of the worst quake-hit regions of the Himalayan nation. " 'via Blog this

Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio State professor uses satellite images to aid Nepal relief effort | The Columbus Dispatch : "But after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, killing more than 7,000 people and injuring at least 14,000 more, Howat and one of his colleagues, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, realized that the technology they use could help relief efforts." 'via

A surprisingly important part of the Nepal relief effort operates right here in Huntsville | WHNT.com

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A surprisingly important part of the Nepal relief effort operates right here in Huntsville | WHNT.com : "When a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, the scientists on the ground there went to work with whatever satellite data they could get their hands on.

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

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Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. 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 Is That A Good Way To Give? Goats and Soda : NPR : "Crowdfunding was widely popular in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. via Blog this

In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab

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In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab : "In the aftermath of last week’s earthquake that devastated Nepal, BBC News is today launching an account on the messaging app Viber to publish news, information, and tips for staying safe as the country continues to recover." 'via

Facebook to match your donations to Nepal relief efforts after massive quake

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Facebook to match your donations to Nepal relief efforts after massive quake : "Facebook is urging its members to donate to the emergency response teams responding to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, over the weekend — and the social network will match contributions up to $2 million.

Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil | TakePart

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Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? As the CEO of Young Innovations, a Nepali technology company that develops innovative solutions for social impact, Bista sprang into action within 24 hours of the earthquake to build the OpenNepal Earthquake Portal, a data sharing platform that brings greater transparency to people, organizations, and countries pledging money to Nepal." 'via

Nepal earthquake: Drones used by Canadian relief team - Politics - CBC News

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Nepal earthquake: Drones used by Canadian relief team - Politics - CBC News : "Many of those striking aerial images were shot by drones gliding above, the kind of eye-in-the-sky technology that Canadian relief teams will begin deploying as soon as today over the stricken mountainous areas between India and Tibet.​" 'via Blog this

Google and Facebook Help Nepal Earthquake Survivors and Contacts Connect - NYTimes.com

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Google and Facebook Help Nepal Earthquake Survivors and Contacts Connect - NYTimes.com : "Google’s Person Finder was tracking about 6,300 records as of Monday evening. Anyone can enter a person’s name, biographical information and photograph into Google’s database. You can specify whether you are that person, are seeking information about that person or have reason to believe the person is either alive or missing. Google does not review or verify the data." 'via via Blog this'. NPNepal

Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now | Beth’s Blog

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Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now | Beth’s Blog : "The next thing I noticed in my Facebook feed was a post from Robert Scoble mentioning a new Facebook feature that lets you check on friends in a disaster. I pinged Wendy Harmon from the Red Cross and she mentioned that Facebook had been testing this feature and the Red Cross was working with them through Operation Dragon Fire to ensure the data is appropriately shared with relief operations and safety officials.

Video: Facebook Says Thank You to Its Users for Donating Millions During Nepal Earthquake - India Real Time - WSJ

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Video: Facebook Says Thank You to Its Users for Donating Millions During Nepal Earthquake - India Real Time - WSJ : "Six months on, funds worth more than $15 million have been raised through the feature, according to the social-media company, and on Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a video chronicling how the money had been spent, from distribution of medicines to providing reproductive health services and surgical care.

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis : "The former army chief later took to Twitter to share this information. Sent off the 1st batch of aid material collected by supporters. Hoping 2send more in the coming days. Donate as much as u can #IndiaWithNepal," he tweeted. At least 4,352 bodies have reportedly been recovered so far after Saturday's devastating earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale."

Tech Firms Aid in Nepal Earthquake Relief, and How You Can Help - World Wide Web on Top Tech News

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Tech Firms Aid in Nepal Earthquake Relief, and How You Can Help - World Wide Web on Top Tech News : "Business-oriented social network LinkedIn said Monday that it partnered with the Digital Humanitarian Network to use LinkedIn to help find unmanned aerial vehicle experts in the region who can use their technology to get better information to relief workers about the most impacted areas." 'via

Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

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Goodbye, slacktivism. Hello, actigiving. For more than a decade now, there has been much debate about whether online activists would ever turn their clicks into gifts. Would these so called “slacktivists” ever do more than like a video or share a link and then feel like they had done enough?

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Super Heroes and Major Milestones – Good is Taking Over, One Act of Kindness at a Time

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Value Chains of Benevolence: One of the participants in our self-help groups in Nepal started his own group for others to help them overcome challenges related to leprosy. – Jennifer Chase, Digital Marketing Specialist, effect:hope, The Leprosy Mission Canada.

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

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This is in large part to the tremendous amount of giving towards the Nepal Earthquake in 2015. This post was originally featured on The Huffington Post: Impact. According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1%

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A Voice for the Voiceless: An Innovative Facebook Advocacy Campaign

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There are more than 6 million ”untouchables”, Dalits, living in Nepal today. We asked the five most popular Finnish celebrities to donate their Facebook profiles to five Dalits from Nepal.

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Ending hunger is serious fun with Heifer Village: Nepal

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Heifer International, Beaconfire, and Forge FX have teamed up to launch Heifer Village: Nepal – an online game that takes players deep into the lives of Nepalese villagers who are striving to overcome poverty and hunger. We hope you’ll visit www.heifervillage.org/nepal and try it out.

The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

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It has allowed for donors to not just be aware of an earthquake in Nepal, but to take action in a way that was never possible before. At bbcon 2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions.

Office 365 Brings Remote Staff Together

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Last year, my colleague Eamon Stack of ENCLUDE Ireland (TechSoup Global's partner NGO in Ireland) wrote a great blog post about his experience helping Foundation Nepal overhaul its technology infrastructure.

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

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Giving during episodic events, such as to the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal, is truly extraordinary. It’s heartwarming to see the generosity from the American people when we rally behind a specific cause and show support through donations of time, money, and materials.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

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These posts have benefited an estimated 20 million people in stricken areas like Haiti in 2010 and Nepal in 2015. One of TechSoup's less-known areas of work has been to support and promote the work of other tech-for-good organizations, like Ushahidi in Kenya.

Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

At 19, New Jersey native Maggie Doyne used her life savings from babysitting to start Kopila Valley children’s home in Nepal, which has grown to a home for over 40 children, and a school serving over 200 students. Renu Shah Bagaria is the founder of Koseli, a center for children in Kathmandu, Nepal, who, due to their economic circumstances and the country’s recent civil war, live in the city’s streets and slums.

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Foundation Supported Social Enterprises (FOSE): Expanding the Use of Program Related Investments

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The foundation opened in 2005 when Nick Simons, a great lover and visitor of Nepal died. Nick Simons was keenly aware of the medical needs in high altitude low income countries such as Nepal. posted by Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. This blog post is second in a two part series on Foundation Supported Social Enterprises. Click here to read part one. Why did they do this? The Nick Simons Foundation did not have a large staff.

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Show Your Mama Some Love

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year’s campaign hopes to raise $65,000 to invest in Mama Lucy’s secondary school in Tanzania, Renu & Maggie’s schools in Kathmandu & Surkhet, Nepal, and Suraya’s women’s shelter in Afghanistan.

Join Us at BoxWorks and Harness Online Tech

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p.s. Please join Box employees and our partners and donate to our Nepal recovery fund. BoxWorks is back and better than before.

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The Impact of Your Donation: Udaya Sharma, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

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Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, RDIC''s mission is to empower rural women with education and skills, and to engage them in micro-enterprises so they supplement their family income and live with dignity and pride.

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Happy Thanksgiving: Check out #Goodspotting and EpicThanks

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In a recent email, she described her newest project: In years past, our gratitude has been invested in changemakers from the US, Tanzania and Nepal to build classrooms, a library, a children’s technology lab, a temporary home for disabled veterans, and more. Happy Thanksgiving!

How Compassionate Branding Can Work for Your Nonprofit

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For example, the fundraising service FrontStream recently pitched in to help spread awareness about and assist with relief efforts for the thousands of people devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

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How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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million posts or testimonies on Ushahidi to benefit an estimated 20 million people in stricken areas like Haiti in 2010 and Nepal in 2015.

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NepaLinux

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Interesting article about the localization of linux in Nepal. Similar language, cultural, and access issues as Cambodia