How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone.

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

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between our Sierra Leone Mudslides appeal in August and our Harvey, Irma, and Mexico earthquake appeals in September. Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving.

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Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is using mobile communication to help stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, sending out millions of text messages a month carrying health tips to the country’s residents, NPR reports." ''via Blog this''.

Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

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I’m now on the prowl for examples from the nonprofit world of “Little Bets” and was excited to read about how Unicef created a fictional profile for a 13-year-old girl named Ami Musa, from the poor, war torn African country of Sierra Leone.

How Bitcoin is Used in Combatting Ebola - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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How Bitcoin is Used in Combatting Ebola - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "A group from Ghana has found a way to deploy cash donations more rapidly and more effectively directly to the front lines of the effort to contain Ebola in neighboring Sierra Leone.

Four Tips for Nonprofit Crowdfunding

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One Girl Australia raised $50,000 the first year they ran Do it in a Dress , a global campaign to empower girls in Sierra Leone with education. Nonprofit crowdfunding is a big movement in the online fundraising space. If you're looking to use crowdfunding for your nonprofit, here are four proven steps to help make your crowdfunding campaign a huge success. Crowdfunding starts with a compelling story. Your story is the foundation of your crowdfunding campaign.

Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

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You can give, "one for mom, one for the earth," when you give a sponsorship gift through the Sierra Club. Plus, your gift will be matched to support their maternal health programs in Sierra Leone. Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away (Sunday, May 9th).

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have multiple projects going right now in Sierra Leone. One of the issues I was exploring on my trip to Africa was the expansion of the use of our Martus software there. When we started working on Martus four years ago, we didn't look too closely at Africa. We assumed that Martus would require PCs and telecommunications that didn't exist there. Times have changed dramatically. Cybercafes are found in quite poor areas.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Patrick Ball is here working on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission data analysis. I've been in South Africa for just two days and have had several exciting meetings. My base of operations has been the IDP Africa Forum 2004, a conference for organizations serving the blind throughout Africa. I have had several great conversations about the state of adaptive technology for the African blind, and am getting good ideas for how we can help over the next few years.

UN World Food Programme Featured in Blood Diamond

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The WFP provided food aid from 1991-2002 during the civil war in Sierra Leone. On the WFP site you can: * Read about "Blood, Diamonds and Hunger" and the WFP's work in Sierra Leone. Read an interview with Paul Arè s , the former WFP regional manager for West Africa, about his experience in Sierra Leone in the 1990s.

Be a Blogger for Human Rights

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Anyway, he mentioned that he set up a Typepad blog for Witness' Director, Gillian Caldwell to document her trip to Sierra Leone with Angelina Jolie to deliver recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to the government.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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sierra leone (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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sierra leone (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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sierra leone (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

sierra leone (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. I have removed search terms that do not relate to causes, or contain the name of one of our platform partners. (x) x) = number of times the term was searched.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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A truly remarkably story of very every day mothers and daughters in Liberia who were just so sick of the civil war between Charles Taylor, and then the rebels in Liberia, being funded with Sierra Leone diamonds essentially, that they mobilized an entire community of women around peace.