How Save the Children Is Using An Edgy Infographic As Part of A Multi-Channel Campaign for Children in Syria

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Save the Children’s Ettoré Rossetti, Director of Digital Marketing & Social Media for Save the Children USA, emailed me an infographic on the impact of the Syria crisis on children. Yes, this appeal is a bit edgier than our typical campaign but the situation in Syria is atypical.

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#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

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The campaign raised $5,000 within the first 30 minutes. Simonarson wrote on the fundraising page: “Long story short, we were able to find him and now have a secure way to get this man the money we raise here through a local refugee organization.

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Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity


Habitat’s Home is the Key campaign is determined to redirect the conversation by raising awareness of and support for affordable housing around the world. Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A significant number of nonprofits are using the cloud in innovative ways to increase their impact and raise more money. With our daily communications, the transparency helps our donors know where we spend money,” according to Ahmed Morabeih, emergency reporting officer for SOS in Syria.

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7 Nonprofits that Inspired Us in 2013 and How Your Favorite Nonprofit Can Make the List this Year.

Connection Cafe

Best Use of Integrated Marketing – ANERA – Due to the influx of new refugees from Syria to Lebanon’s refugee camps, ANERA had to raise funds quickly to respond to the increased need of essential supplies. This is a guest post by Bill Fryman.

Facebook Radically Changed the News Feed – Here’s What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

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A heart-wrenching story about a refugee from Syria sparks more meaningful conversations between people than click bait from Buzzfeed. All of the most successful nonprofits on Facebook use Facebook ads to boost Page posts, grow their email lists, and raise money. In a Facebook post dated January 11th, Mark Zuckerberg shared a completely new direction for the News Feed to make sure the “time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.”.

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The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

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From Syria to China to Mexico, mass economic and politically-driven migration and refugee crises are triggering social tension, the rebooting of nationalisms and the emboldening of old prejudices.

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The Best Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2017

NonProfit Hub

When three Swiss organizations, The Voice of Thousands, Borderfree and Schwizerchruz, wanted to come together to raise awareness and support for these refugees, they created Project Life Jacket, one of this year’s most creative campaigns. It’s happening again.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Stopping fund raising and subscription revenue for Bookshare, the largest online library for people who have print disabilities. Because, if we make software that promises to keep your life or death sensitive information secret to the best of our abilities, we won’t build a back door in for Syria, or China, or the U.S. Benetech, is a leading nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley.

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Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

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Photo and Caption via Mercy Corps : Mohammed and Amna Lelayesh fled their home in Syria with their four children over a year ago. Creating online communications campaigns around cause awareness days can help your NGO get international exposure and raise money online.

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Nonprofit and Activist Women Bloggers in Chicago

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With just nine days until the BlogHer Conference in Chicago, where I'll be moderating the panel, "Getting It On(line) for a Cause: Raising Money," I thought I'd search around for nonprofit and activist women bloggers in the Chicago area.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

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Stopping fund raising and subscription revenue for Bookshare, the largest online library for people who have print disabilities. Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey. Note from Beth: I ran into Jim Fruchterman at the Social Innovation Summit last week in Palo Alto.

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What Does Human Rights Mean to You?

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Amazingly, a couple years ago Amnesty International made a funny (yes, funny) 1:36 min video to raise awareness about extraordinary rendition (moving prisoners to other countries to be tortured). Today is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 60th anniversary.

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Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via

Tech Soup Blog

" Offering direct support to dissidents goes beyond this kind of slacktivism, according to Ben-Horin: "That's sharply raising the ante from the volunteer’s perspective.

Facebook AND Email – The Marketer’s Chocolate Peanut-Butter Cup

John Haydon

A recent Unicef action asking people to stand with children of Syria. The amount of money currently being raised on social sites like Facebook is minuscule compared with the ever growing amount of money being raised via email.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

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For example, the UN Refugee Agency, encourages all field officers to tell the stories of the refugees they are working with as this recent tweet from Syria illustrates.

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The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

Tech Soup Blog

They have teamed up with the American Islamic Congress and the FREE Syria Foundaiton to bring their “ Interrupters Program ” to over 130 Syrian volunteers working on the ground there. TechSoup Global’s Dara Westling attended the recent Global Donors Forum in Washington, D.C.

Leaders in Nonprofit Technology: Daniel Ben-Horin

Tech Soup Blog

He was born and raised in New York City. I know that may sound very ‘soft’ as political analysis goes, and I also know that no amount of niceness "fixes" Syria or Ukraine or human trafficking or global warming.