Sending Prayers and Concrete Help to the Philippines: Bayanihan’ Spirit

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I remembered my Dad, who passed away this year, who was a WW2 Vet and stationed in the Philippines. Donate to Help Victims in Philippines. She, herself, has chosen to support to the Philippine Red Cross but also points to this article about how to help from CNN.

Support in the Philippines

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Our deepest sympathy goes out to all those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. We appreciate the important work that nonprofits are doing to provide aid and ensure a swift recovery. If you are a Blackbaud customer and are in need of assistance, please call 1.800.468.8996.

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Tech aids Philippines disaster relief | ITWeb

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Tech aids Philippines disaster relief | ITWeb : By Joanne Carew, portals journalist. In the aftermath of the storm, which hit the Philippines last week, relief workers, survivors and international aid organisations are turning to technology to co-ordinate their efforts Johannesburg, 13 Nov 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan has been labelled as one of the worst natural disasters on record.

Help Now: Needs are Catastrophic in the Philippines


American Red Cross Philippine Red Cross World Vision Oxfam Catholic Relief Services This was one of the largest storms to ever form on the planet. Five days in and the awful reality is setting in.

Iowan helps provide high-tech eyes of disaster relief in Philippines | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

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Iowan helps provide high-tech eyes of disaster relief in Philippines | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs : Harwath is one of four Global DIRT members currently on the ground in the Philippines. The nonprofit has had as many as a dozen people working there in recent weeks, plus a pair of dogs trained to nose through the debris in search of human survivors and remains.

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

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And then there is Myrna in the Philippines, who escaped trafficking as a young girl and worked as a domestic helper. With ingenuity and resourcefulness, women are coding new strategies to bring more women online and empower them.

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives


Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people. Mina Chang. Linking the World. Innovation and adoption of new technologies is not without controversy. For example: How does your nonprofit leadership feel about unmanned aerial vehicles? The typhoon, which was the deadliest in the country’s history, left the area littered with rubble and in complete darkness.

Conan O’Brien: Stop Talking About Red Hats & Do A Monologue About Charitable Giving

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Join me to discuss charitable giving in the Philippines, #GivingTuesday, and how I’m inviting Conan O’Brien to “ get out the give ‘ for #GivingTuesday on Wednesday 11/13 at 1 p.m. I think Conan should join the #GivingTuesday movement and get more followers.

Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Philippine Red Cross is on the ground providing relief to those in affected areas. curated a list of charities providing aid to people in the Philippines.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Content Marketing, Tangible Support, and Batkid

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Support in the Philippines is needed and this post has compiled a list of nonprofit organizations providing aid. It’s easy to get bogged down in the grief report, and I often do. Life’s tough. Tragedy strikes. And some days I can’t bare to even turn on the news.

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab -

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''Using technology to do good'': Disaster Tech Lab - : An Irish NGO has brought emergency communications systems to disaster-stricken countries like Haiti, The Philippines, and Sandy-hit Long Island since setting up in 2010

Selfies for Good?

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Using photos for online organizing is not limited to the US, it is global. Here is a recent example from Global Voices Online reporting on how activists in the Philippines used selfies to protest train fare hikes.

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Microsoft launches TechSoup in PHL | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere

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Microsoft launches TechSoup in PHL | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere : As Microsoft Philippines celebrated NGO (non-government organization) Connection Day, it simultaneously launched TechSoup Asia which aims to help organizations acquire technology information and resources

The State of the Internet 2014

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The high Internet growth countries are now India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Philippines. Mary Meeker of the of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does a yearly report on current state of the Internet and IT at about half way through the year.

For kidney’s sake, take to drinking (water) | Inquirer Lifestyle

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For kidney’s sake, take to drinking (water) | Inquirer Lifestyle : "To mark World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 12, the Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN) is encouraging netizens to take up the challenge, which would require them to take their photos while drinking a glass of water and posting the pictures on Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms with the hashtags #worldkidneyday #WKD2015." ''via Blog this

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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Disaster Alert: Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines. Here it is! The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. Be sure to give the 2013 , 2012 , and 2011 reviews a look too.

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6 Ways To Increase Mobile Giving In 2014


According to the DEC (disaster emergency committee) , a UK based coalition made up of 14 charities who band together in times of crisis, 6 million british pounds were raised via mobile donations after the Philippines was rocked by the typhoon that occurred earlier this year.

Dancing for Peace: Big Vision Podcast with Sara Potler

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New York City, Colombia, the Philippines, and Nepal. "We had a blast! These kids over the course of the next 18 months did not really fully comprehend that they were learning basic social, emotional, and civic competencies because they were moving and dancing the entire time." -- Sara Potler Sara Potler is the Founder and CEO of Dance 4 Peace.

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


The Million Meal Challenge made a difference for children and families in Haiti, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Tanzania. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC. We were at the National Building Museum, with it’s spectacular architecture highlighted with uplights, an understated stage set, and beautiful party decor. We had drinks, wine and a three-course dinner.

300 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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Help __ Deliver Hope to the Philippines. This is the 2013 edition of my annual review of year-end email subject lines that started in 2011 and continued in 2012. My email vault continues to grow each year — like some vast hoard under a mountain.

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Social media keep flood victims connected

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Social media keep flood victims connected: "(09-28) 18:49 PDT -- With their homes and offices flooded, landlines overloaded and electricity knocked out, residents of the typhoon-stricken regions of the Philippines managed to report news of their plight to the world by using cell phones and social networks

Google Bombing Campaign:Filipina

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Because it relates to blogging and because part of my extended family is from the Philippines (as well as Cambodia) here goes: By way of Global s Online , a Google Bombing campaign to change the online image of women from the Philippines and take back the keyboards flipina and Philippines.

Big Data: A Natural Solution for Disaster Relief | SmartData Collective

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The UN commissioned the Digital Humanitarian Network to track the real-time effects of Typhoon Pablo in the Philippines. Big Data: A Natural Solution for Disaster Relief | SmartData Collective : Terrestrial challenges, on the other hand, are currently more amenable to big data. One of big data’s true strengths lies in crisis mapping, the process of using visualizations, footage, analysis and apps to get an overview of a disaster as it evolves.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

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Support in the Philippines is needed and this post has compiled a list of nonprofit organizations providing aid. It’s been quite the year. And if the collection of resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days.

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What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

Manila, Philippines: Social Media Surgery. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. But perhaps you're leery about attending an event because you're not quite sure what it will be like.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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Manila, Philippines: NetSquared Manila Launch Event. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

Searching For The World's 2012 Fittest CEO

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Fred Uytengsu , CEO of Philippines-based Alaska Milk Corporation said, "I am taking part in the CEO Endurance World Championships as yet another opportunity to challenge myself physically and mentally." The CEO Endurance World Championship is a made-for-TV event covering six grueling stages of competition from September 13 - 16, 2012 , and featuring 25 top CEOs that combine success in business with a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

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It helps endangered Asian children get off the streets in Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, East Timor, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

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M-Pesa is our hippo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Philippines has had cell phone banking for years. Technology really is becoming an incredible tool for empowering the poor. Whenever I see a great example of this, I get excited. Vital Wave Consulting covers the opportunities in serving developing markets and one of their blog posts really grabbed me. In M-Pesa is our hippo!

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The presentation by Smart Communications of the Philippines was especially cool: they are turning the cell phone into a wallet for the poor. I had a rewarding time at the WRI Bottom of the Pyramid Conference last week. The basic concept was that business can help the 5 billion people at the bottom of the economic pyramid. My takeaway is something that many people has pointed out: that the cell phone has become an incredible engine of change for the poor.

How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind

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In December 2013, drones from the NGO Direct Relief were put to work assessing damage and participating in search and rescue operations in the super typhoon Haiyan-stricken Philippines. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are one of the most surprising technologies for good.

Martus Growth

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This tremendous growth is due in large part to the continued use of Martus by our partners working in Guatemala with the National Police Archive, and projects gathering data about Burma, Iraq and the Philippines. Benetech has been seeing incredible growth in our Martus projects over the last year! We now have over 60,000 bulletins which have been backed up to secure Martus servers by over 1000 users across the world. This represents 400% growth over last year.

Guest Post by JD Lasica -- Socialbrite: A new sharing & learning hub

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Sloane Berrent, a Kiva fellow, social philanthropy activist and a former executive at Causecast who’s currently serving a three-month tour in the Philippines. Submitted by JD Lasica, publisher of Socialbrite fills a glaring gap in the social media world.

Research Friday: Generosity Expanded: The Impact!

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billion) and the Philippines ($10.1 posted by Pat Lewis , Senior Professional. in Residence. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to.

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

Cebu, Philippines. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

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Born in Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines, she graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in mass communications. Meet Zarah Jane Almeida who works as a producer for Mlup Baitong's Environmental Advocacy Radio Program.

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

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There are now 990 actively engaged Fellows— across the five focal countries of Ethiopia, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines—regularly participating in the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health network activities.

My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Before pursuing his MBA, he worked in the textile manufacturing sector in the Philippines where he did front-line operations, quality control, sales and marketing. Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech.

Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

She is currently a Kiva fellow serving a three-month tour in a rural section of the Philippines. Nonprofit tech experts team up to help others master ‘social tools for social change’. Eight leading experts in social media and nonprofit technology have joined forces to create, a hub that showcases social tools for social change. The site, which serves as a learning and sharing center for nonprofits and social change organizations, debuted today at [link].

Hold my calls

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Based on market research in China, India and the Philippines, consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Technology Review published a survey of the role of mobile technology in the developing economies this past January. Going beyond the merely anecdotal, the article tried to put some metric on the role mobile technology plays in growth in these countries. found that raising wireless penetration by 10 percentage points can lead to an increase in gross domestic product of about 0.5