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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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Big Data Means More Than Big Profits

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For example, Benetech’s recent analysis for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights—using information from six databases compiled by Syrian human rights monitors and one database collected by the Syrian government—found that at least 60,000 people have been killed in Syria’s civil war. Skoll World Forum Skoll Syria SWF Big Data Harvard Business Review Web Reader human rights SkollWF SWF13 Bookshare

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Amnesty’s Stunning Virtual Reality Video Reveals Depth of Syria’s Apocalypse | Nonprofit Quarterly

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Amnesty’s Stunning Virtual Reality Video Reveals Depth of Syria’s Apocalypse | Nonprofit Quarterly : "Amnesty International has partnered with Junior, a San Francisco design and technology agency and a group of Syrian activists called Lamba Media Production to put us directly in the middle of the conflict—literally. Viewers are taken through the war-torn streets of Syria, where life continues as usual.

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

3 World Vision: “Prayer for Syria” (90 sec). Beautifully shot with no implicit call for support, “Prayer for Syria” is a neat hat trick of micro/macro storytelling.

Caltech: Founding Values

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open source Syria technology Richard Feynman open content intellectual property science Guatemala social entrepreneurship Caltech

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers : "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. " 'via Blog this

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Culture, Microsites, and The Kiss of Death

Connection Cafe

President Obama publicly addressed the situation surrounding Syria. There were some pretty huge moments this week. Fashion Week came to a close in NYC. I purchased a blue wig. (I’ll I’ll explain at a later date. maybe.)

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Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Photo and Caption via Mercy Corps : Mohammed and Amna Lelayesh fled their home in Syria with their four children over a year ago.

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Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Whether it’s accurately reporting the number of people killed in Syria or explaining why the FBI’s count of American police killings is significantly underestimated, data is finally influencing the policy debate.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

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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. We write software for people with disabilities as well as human rights and environmental groups. We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law.

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

AFP Blog

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers : "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. Street fundraisers in London, Manchester and Leeds have been equipped with refurbished smartphones and £15 virtual reality headsets to offer potential donors a 360 view of the destruction caused by fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo." 'via via Blog this'.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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?

Seven Nonprofits That Deserve a Standing Ovation

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.

Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

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From capturing the stories of human rights violations in Guatemala, Burma, Syria and Uganda, to helping a biologist plan a better restoration of a wetlands, or matching up an open source geek with the social good project of his or her dreams, Benetech’s team is using technology to make the world a better place. Earlier today, I attended the American Foundation for the Blind’s (AFB) National Leadership Conference in Chicago where I received the 2013 Migel Medal.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Giveaway for Nonprofits at 17NTC!

Tech Soup Blog

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!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey.

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Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And most recently, Ushahidi has provided the platform for crowdmapping violence in Syria’s civil war. Recognizing remarkable creativity and effectiveness by non-profits across the globe, the John D. and Catherine T.

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Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

Serving as a geographical and cultural bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey is a country that shares borders with both Syria and Iraq (not to mention another six * countries). Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news.

Nonprofit Technology News for October 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The organization of course has done recent high profile work in Syria, but is also being recognized for its long-standing efforts to eliminate chemical weapons in the entire world. Time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news again!

Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

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In the closing session, El-Fatah noted that he had just gotten an email saying that two of his friends had just been killed in Syria. This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post. This week marked a first-ever gathering of human rights activists with Silicon Valley technology developers. The Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference hosted a series of discussions about how technology is used to expand and sometimes undermine essential freedoms around the world.

Activist Media from the Frontlines: Mobile, Strategic, and Much More Than Just at "The Right Place at the Right Time"

NTEN

In Syria, activists and citizen journalists fill a media void and strategically inform the global conversation on the uprising by capturing and sharing their own footage. Mass demonstrations and continued state violence continue in Syria. Katrin Verclas. Co-Founder & Editor. MobileActive.org.

Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via Movements.org

Tech Soup Blog

David Keyes is very clear that the mission of Movements.org and in fact all of the Advancing Human Rights programs is to empower human rights activists in closed societies like Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea.

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

John Haydon

A recent Unicef action asking people to stand with children of Syria. At no point in Facebook’s history has it been easier or more valuable for organizations to bring their email and Facebook strategies together.

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Two Leaders Join Benetech’s Senior Team!

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Previously she was an independent consultant working with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on the 2012 NATO Summit, Chicago Ideas Week, news platform Syria Deeply and FEM Inc., I’m thrilled to announce that Benetech has filled two key positions: Nadine Apelian Dobbs as Communications Director and Elaine Wallace as General Counsel. I think they will both make big contributions to building Benetech’s ability to deliver greater impact in the technology-for-good field.

Blurry Face: Coming to a Video Near You

Idealware

In the wake of the Arab Spring protests, and the ongoing violence in Syria, lots of news outlets and blogs have focused on how this feature benefits political activists, who often rely on YouTube more than other social media in order to organize, educate, and promote their struggle (NPR had a good little write up here ). Earlier this year YouTube unveiled a new feature: the ability to blur out faces in videos.

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.

Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

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Over 8 weeks this last fall, I had the privilege of working with NGOs from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, in a series of trainings that took place in Phnom Penh, Beirut and Istanbul.

Nonprofit and Activist Women Bloggers in Chicago

Have Fun - Do Good

Journal of a Young Activist write about her travels and human rights work in Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Afghanistan, and her life as a Chicago Seminary Student.

What Does Human Rights Mean to You?

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm going to pick one to get involved with: Protect Three Victims of Police Brutality in Mexico (UA 330/08) Protect Syrian Prisoner From Torture (UA 328/08) Prevent Torture of Prisoner in Syria (UA 326/08) Why do you believe every human has rights?

Leaders in Nonprofit Technology: Daniel Ben-Horin

Tech Soup Blog

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.