Enough Project and George Clooney Draw Attention to Sudan War Crimes

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To call attention to the growing incidence of war crimes in Sudan, the Enough Project is creating a series of viral videos you can’t look away from. One video shows George Clooney in Sudan, where the humanitarian crisis grows worse by the day, visiting displaced people living in caves because they are bombed several times daily. At the end of each video there’s a quick appeal: “Text SUDAN to 30644 to take action”.

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Sudan Activist Conference Call: What You Can Do to Make a Difference in Darfur

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In an effort to understand why the violence there is still happening, and what I can do to help, I've called in for two of the monthly conference calls for Sudan Activists produced by ENOUGH , the Genocide Intervention Network , STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition , and the Save Darfur Coalition. During the calls, speakers talk about what is going on in Sudan at the moment, and what actions people can take. Darfur Sudan activism genocide

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Blogging the impact of giving

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Canadian doctor, James Maskalyk, is working for MSF in Abyei, Sudan. Thanks to Steve Andrews of Whitewater for this post pointing to a terrific example of how Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is using blogs to put donors directly in touch with the work they’re supporting. He is writing a blog about his experiences. It’s truly inspirational stuff; particularly because it comes directly from him in real time, not in a sanitised quarterly charity newsletter.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth

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Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth: "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has joined with Google in an unprecedented online mapping initiative.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

The Reckoning

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The current president of Sudan is a good example of the challenge. We had an all-company movie, The Reckoning during lunch this last week. One of the top issues that came out during our recent strategy meeting was the team's eagerness to hear about other projects. This was an opportunity to hear about human rights: The Reckoning is about the International Criminal Court.

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From a Millennial: Nobody Wants to Hear Your Stories. We Want to See Them.

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Having spent several months in Southern Sudan, I know the struggles that people have to find clean drinking water. Stories. We all have them. We all love them. Entire civilizations have been built off of, held together by and divided by stories. Edward Bulwer-Lytton wasn’t far off when he so famously coined, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” ” Stories have the power to bring together and to push apart –to distinguish and to extinguish.

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What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). Onoro graduated from her program in November, and I've decided to sponsor another woman from Sudan in 2009. The short, dark, last days of the year are a great time to reflect on your 2008 Activist Resolutions , and your favorite "social actions" of 2008.

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13 Women Changing the World

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One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma. Today I saw a blog post on Twitter about 10 Men with the Capacity to Change the World.

Darfur Documentary on HBO December 6

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To follow what is going on in Darfur, and how you can help, check out these blogs: ENOUGH Blog Save Darfur Blog Genocide Intervention Network (Darfur news feed) Darfur: An Unforgivable Hell on Earth Sudan: The Passion of the Present Darfur Sand and Sorrow film blogsThursday, December 6, from 8:00 – 9:45 pm ET/PT, HBO will screen a documentary by Paul Freedman about Darfur, Sand and Sorrow.

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

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He has travelled to South Sudan, and extensively across Canada on behalf of War Child. Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. We covered everything from what a successful fundraising appeal should look like to ensuring that your Giving Tuesday efforts are part of your overall end of year strategy.

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5 Steps for Beginners in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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For example, in 2014 WOD for Water raised $212,174 around a CrossFit workout event to bring clean water to villages in India, Cambodia, and south Sudan. Do you remember selling chocolate to raise money for your class field trip back in elementary school? Or how about asking your family to purchase gift wrap as a way to raise funds around the holidays? This form of fundraising is called peer-to-peer fundraising , and it's not just for kids.

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

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In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily grant the Trump administration's request to reinstate portions of its travel ban (blocking people from six countries - Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Somalia - from entering the United States), CARE reignited their #BetterThanTheBan campaign. Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030.

Weekly Member Round Up: New and Old Technology for Good!

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The Educational Development Center is helping nearly 150,000 students in Sudan receive a better education, using a relatively old technology: the radio. Flickr: Iwan Indrawan Technological change moves quickly! But NTEN members are using the newest, and some of the oldest, technologies to do good all over the world. This week our members used and blogged about HTML5, the radio, and even gamified a campaign to help other people and nonprofits! Have more news to share?

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Inflection Point

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I met a man who has a full-time job and volunteers with a group working in the Sudan. He asked me, “do you want to go to the Sudan?&# Hell yes I want to go to the Sudan. Dreamforce is a 4 day software user conference. It’s easy to look at it from afar and see only that–money to be made, customers to retain, sales to be won. And it’s absolutely true that Dreamforce is about all of that. Customers want value. Salesforce.com wants to give it to them.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Women for Women International

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Though many of the countries we work in are talked about in the news (DR Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan), some aren’t as well-known (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nigeria) and we often need to explain why operating in these countries is important. Organization: Women for Women International. Organization Size: Approximately 70 DC/stateside employees; more than 100 field staff employees in eight countries in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.

What Are Your 2009 Have Fun Do Good Resolutions?

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In that spirit, I'm making only three 2009 Have Fun Do Good Resolutions Write each month to the woman from Sudan who I am sponsoring through Women for Women International. I think it's wise to make your New Year's Resolutions a few weeks into January. When you make them on January 1st, you're feeling rested and relaxed after time off, and may have unrealistic expectations of what you can acheive.

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

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April 10 Call President Bush at 1-800-GENOCIDE and ask the White House to keep its promise by implementing the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act (SADA). "[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem. You just have to take the steps that are available to you. I focus on the fact that I don't have to solve it. I just have to do what I can. " -- Jerry Fowler, Executive Director of the Save Darfur Coalition , during an interview on the Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast.

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

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Some of the programs that we have currently running are the Sudan Divestment Task Force , which is leading up the campaign to divest state pensions from companies doing business in Sudan on a recently passed Federal legislation to ban future state contracts. For example, since 2005, the US has allocated over $4 billion in humanitarian and peacekeeping and development assistance to the people of Sudan and Eastern Chad.

Vote for the First Anti-Genocide Hotline on Reddit

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In the case of the LA Times article, which was about the need for divestment from Sudan, we had our members specifically email the article to a vice-president at Fidelity, which has a lot of investments in Sudan-linked business firms. See the full alert here. My colleague, Ivan Boothe, who works with the Genocide Intervention Network and who is incredible smart about integrating social media into cause-related campaigns, pinged me about this reddit campaign.

President's Update

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For example, I'm planning on going to India and Bangladesh next month for the first time, and to Uganda and Sudan next year. Here's my latest President's Update. Benetech's momentum continues with some fantastic news. I was awarded one of the 2006 MacArthur Fellowships. Our biggest challenge now is finding the right people to join our team.

Mission Possible: Tell Us Your Symantec Story and Win Prizes!

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This Challenge is void in Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and all countries under sanction by the U.S. Symantec helps nonprofits make their mission possible. What is your nonprofit's mission? What drives you and motivates you to create change in your community? With the knowledge that your information is safe and your organization is secure, how can you better focus on your mission?

Doctors without Borders Podcast Creates Connection

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It was a little over 10 minutes long and talked about medical needs in Sudan, the ongoing challenges in Colombia and how people with HIV/AIDS in the developing world are being denied access to new "second-line" AIDS medicine. (My I got a press release this week (I feel so alternative media), announcing that Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres has started podcasting (yay!).

Foot Traffic Philanthropy: Location Based Mobile Application - CauseWorld

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Food for poor families, water in Sudan, trees in the Amazon, etc. Last month I made a prediction that we might see fundraisers with FourSquare or some other location-based mobile social network with gaming element. Looks like my observation of fundraising 2.0 trends of 2009 and my 2010 predictions are right on.

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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One of those individuals is Paul Ohisa, and he's a refugee from Sudan. His dream was to go back to Sudan, and to contribute and help rebuild. And he's come up with his plan, his social entrepreneurship plan, to bring attention to the refugee plight and also to contribute to rebuilding in Sudan. His idea is that he wants to recreate, in reverse, the walk that he made from Sudan all the way through Congo and into Zambia.

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How to Create, Manage and Evolve Your Nonprofit Blog

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For example, one day I woke up and checked my email to find a proposed blog entry from a colleague in South Sudan — he'd written a poem, a very personal reflection about looking at the sunrise and farmers going out to their fields as he headed to work. By Roger Burks, Co-Founder, Pictographers. Creating a blog should be an opportunity, not an obligation.

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

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They came from Sudan, from Saudi Arabia, from all over, some of the most unheard places of the world. A woman journalist from Sudan had her story about the flogging of a woman who was wearing pants get picked up, and it made international headlines. "I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices. I realized it would be a greater risk to not do this; it was almost like something would die inside of me if I didn't do it.

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Take Command -- How To Be A First Responder In Business (Interview With Author Jake Wood)

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Since, 2010, Team Rubicon has been instrumental in over 50 missions ranging from South Sudan and Haiti, to Joplin, Missouri and Hurricane Sandy. October 14 brings a powerful new book full of leadership lessons for " how to be a first responder in business."

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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T he program works in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity. If not director of a school, I would like to be someone of importance, someone of value again.'"--Honorata (pictured left) about her experience with Women for Women International.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Giveaway for Nonprofits at 17NTC!

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This Sweepstakes is void for organizations in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria ("U.S. Stop By and Visit Us — Booth 217. Washington DC, here we come! We have a special contest give-away in store at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference: a free year-long subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud. Yes, you can have more than 25 creative apps including Photoshop , Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and much more.

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Mobilizing Donors and Activists in an Overwhelmed World

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The Genocide Intervention Network has a good list of 10 Ways You Can Take Action Today including writing to elected officials, divesting from Sudan, holding an awareness raising event, and creating a video for 24 Hours for Darfur. On Friday, I was on a "Darfur Activist" conference call produced by ENOUGH , the Genocide Intervention Network , STAND and the Save Darfur Coalition.

Shouldn’t the Word Phone Be Removed from Mobile? The Use of the Mobile by Nonprofits for Development

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Sudan caused a 0.12% increase in the country’s GDP growth rate, partly. This was originally posted on the GuideStar International blog. Can you remember when a huge mobile. phone was a brand new and exciting phenomenon and something that only a. privileged few were within reach of. a device only seen on TV! Times. have changed. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU). reported that this year there are over 5 billion mobile subscriptions.

Serious Games | Beaconfire Wire

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Darfur is Dying ([link] is probably the most well known game created to raise awareness about a specific topic, in this case the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Peace Games & International Efforts

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We announced a contest to create a game to address issue in Sudan. LIve blogging from the Serious Games Conference - usual disclaimers apply to typos, etc. Will clean up later. Dick Cavett quote: Does comedy on television lead to comedy in the streets? Speakers: Douglas Thomas, USC Center on Public Diplomacy Hardy Merriman, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Stephen Friedman, MTV U Douglas Thomas: We're closet gamers.

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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I just came from a meeting where I was told that the women we are servicing in Southern Sudan are earning double the per capita income in that country. We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others. With finances a little tight this year, I've had to reduce the number of organizations I'm donating to in 2009. One of the ones I am continuing to support is Women for Women International.

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad. Camp Darfur is connected to real world mock camps that are erected in public spaces all over the United States to raise awareness of Sudan.

MySpace.com: A Place for Donors? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Some groups like The Sudan Genocide Intervention Project and Dennis Kucinich chose to hide the number of friends they had. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

MySpace.com: A Place for Donors? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Some groups like The Sudan Genocide Intervention Project and Dennis Kucinich chose to hide the number of friends they had. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Tools to End Poverty: An Interview with Martin Fisher of KickStart

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In Tanzania, only something like 3.5%; in Sudan, it's only about 1.5%, and even in India, which we think of as being more developed, it's only about 10% of the people who actually have a job in the formal private sector. About three years ago, I watched a fabulous documentary series sponsored by the Skoll Foundation called The New Heroes.

How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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If there are two groups giving money to the Sudan, for example, it would be great to know which one gets 90% of their funds there versus one that only gets 40%. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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If there are two groups giving money to the Sudan, for example, it would be great to know which one gets 90% of their funds there versus one that only gets 40%. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"