Help Now: Needs are Catastrophic in the Philippines

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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. Racing across the nation of some 2,000 inhabited islands, the super typhoon has left behind truly horrific conditions. Financial contributions are needed from each of us.

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

Beth Kanter

I remembered my Dad, who passed away this year, who was a WW2 Vet and stationed in the Philippines. Almost twenty years ago, he took trip back to that rural village and my sister-in-law, who is from the Philippines snapped this photo. She and her family live in the US now and like many American Filipinos they are rushing to send aid to their homeland. Donate to Help Victims in Philippines. What small action will you take to help people in the Philippines?

Tech aids Philippines disaster relief | ITWeb

AFP Blog

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.

Mobile phones to the rescue in Indonesia, Philippines and Samoa

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

From the UN Dispatch : Over the weekend a deadly tropical storm slammed into the Philippines, causing severe flooding in urban areas and affecting tens of thousands. Tuesday, a powerful underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves 15 to 20 feet high that crashed into the Samoa islands, destroying homes and taking lives.

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Mobile phones to the rescue in Indonesia, Philippines and Samoa

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

From the UN Dispatch : Over the weekend a deadly tropical storm slammed into the Philippines, causing severe flooding in urban areas and affecting tens of thousands. Tuesday, a powerful underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves 15 to 20 feet high that crashed into the Samoa islands, destroying homes and taking lives.

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A Woman's Investment: A Web 2.0 Fundraising Campaign to Support Women Entreprenuers in Philippines

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

"    She invited me to contribute one sentence for a social media fundraising project she's leading to support female entrepreneurs in the Philippines.   She is hoping to raise $10,000 for a group of female entrepreneurs in the Philippines. A Womans Investment - invitation to contribute View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: wonderwebby quotes ).

Why Vulnerable Kids Depend on Government & Big Tech Getting Data Privacy Laws Right

Saleforce Nonprofit

Operatives from the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police – Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) arrest a suspected trafficker in the city of Caloocan in 2020.

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Continuing a Shared Love of Generosity

Charity Navigator

She was returning from back-to-back Air Force tours as a mental health therapist in Korea and the Philippines. My wife grew up poor. Her father was killed in a tragic accident when she was a toddler.

Nucleus named data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance

Gravitate

Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives. Gravitate Solutions is pleased to report that Nucleus has been named the official data analytics solution for the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.

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. Oxfam International's disaster relief teams are assessing the extent of the damage in the Philippines and deploying water and sanitation materials. Help Habitat for Humanity re-build the Philippines after Haiyan destroyed over 3,438 houses (as of November 10).

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

NTEN

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.

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie

AFP Blog

''Using technology to do good'': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie : 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

Google Bombing Campaign:Filipina

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. It got started by Milky Soft's post " Filipina and the Philippines " How to participate. Create a post with these keywords linked to the sites Filipina and Philippines.

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

AFP Blog

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

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

AFP Blog

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

FYI: I’m in Southeast Asia Giving Social Media Trainings to Nonprofits!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I’ve been fortunate enough to be hired to provide three social media trainings to their nonprofit partners in Malaysia (photo above), Singapore, and the Philippines. I’ve only been away for 10 days and in that short amount of time Facebook has launched Timeline , Twitter has been redesigned , and YouTube Channels have a whole new look and functionality. That’s how fast social media can move and evolve!

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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!

6 Ways To Increase Mobile Giving In 2014

TechImpact

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. Image courtesy of Givelify. Convenience is key in today’s technology driven society, and as a direct result of this fact, mobile giving is poised to rise in 2014.

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Social media keep flood victims connected

AFP Blog

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

Dancing for Peace: Big Vision Podcast with Sara Potler

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

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.

Martus Growth

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

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

Beth Kanter

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. Sign my petition to ask Conan to do a monologue about #GivingTuesday. On Late Night with Conan O’Brien , Conan poked fun at me because I have more LinkedIn followers than him.

The State of the Internet 2014

Tech Soup Blog

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. The latest edition has lots of NPTech insights. Here's what I found: Internet growth: 2.6 billion people are now using the Internet worldwide, 618 million of them are in China.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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. As hand-held mobile devises connected to the internet spread to cities, villages, remote communities around the world, we need to continue finding ways to use these tools to make a positive impact.

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Innovative Geocoding Project Maps Aid Data

Tech Soup Blog

12,000 specific geographic locations were coded in 42 Sub-Sahara African countries, 27 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Indonesia, and the Philippines (a selection of Africa-wide projects were also coded). This post was written by GuideStar International communications manager Keisha Taylor and originally published on the GuideStar International blog.

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Selfies for Good?

Beth Kanter

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. No doubt you’ve taken a “ selfie ,” a self-portrait taken with your mobile phone camera and shared on Facebook or other social media channels. Although selfies have been around for years , they have gained popularity recently.

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What Is TechSoup Up To in Asia (Now)?

Tech Soup Blog

We’ve also launched a NetSquared Local in Singapore, and are working to include the Philippines and Thailand in the near future. Aletha Schelby is Program Manager for TechSoup Asia. Having been at TechSoup Global for eight years now, I can remember what it was like before we added the “Global” to our name (literally and figuratively). How exciting it was when we first started down the road of expanding our programs and services to NGOs in other countries!

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MCON13 Live Blog: The Millennial Movement (Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American)

NTEN

I was born in the Philippines. So the cover photo had 35 people from many different countries: Israel, Peru, the Philippines, China, Guatemala. I sent a film crew to Philippines to film my mom – so it''s intense because I''ve seen more of her editing the footage in these past four months than I have in 20 years. Throughout the day, we''ll be live blogging sessions from MCON13 , a virtual conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Manila in the Philippines. NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. Net2Local organizers plan events because they have skills to share, want to give back and want to make the world a better place.

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 Socialbrite.org, 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].

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How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind

Tech Soup Blog

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. These devices got their start in the military and continue to be on the cutting edge of weaponry and surveillance.

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. Describing NetSquared events is difficult, because each one focuses on a different topic and has a unique flavor set by the organizing team.

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

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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. This latest one spotlights the many great interns, associates and fellows that are or were working for Benetech over this summer and into this year.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

They are all part of TechSoup Asia , which serves charities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand — and now Vietnam and Indonesia. 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.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. She has been blogging about her work and life at Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia since January, 2004.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

Manila, Philippines: NetSquared Manila Launch Event. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships. That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas.

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

Connection Cafe

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. World leaders and technology firms should be paying attention to their solutions—and backing them up. According to the Women and the Web report, 200 million more men have access to the Internet than women.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Using Social Networking Tools - Advice, Brief Case Study, and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

SaveGuimaras is a group of individuals who are dedicated to raising awareness on the recent oil-spill tragedy in Guimaras, Philippines. Friendster is a very popular social network in the Philippines. The IFCP (Independent Filmmakers Coop) in the Philippines just had their Guimaras Short Film project which was shown on television and some moviehouses in Manila. Mobile technology is more popular in the Philippines and we are looking into how we could use this platform.

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.