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.

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Caltech: Founding Values

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open source Syria technology Richard Feynman open content intellectual property science Guatemala social entrepreneurship Caltech Address on receiving Caltech’s Distinguished Alumni Award May 18, 2013 Caltech was founded to give back to society through science and engineering, to discover knowledge and apply that knowledge.

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Communicating in Times of Crisis

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strategy crisis communications emergency response Haiti SyriaWe are humans before we are communications professionals, and when crisis strikes it can be challenging to balance emotions with professional actions. The post Communicating in Times of Crisis appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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 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

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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 Kanter

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. The crisis in Syria is now entering year three and the situation is getting worse for children not better. There’s enough children impacted by the crisis in Syria to fill every professional baseball and professional football stadium in the US.

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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. 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'.

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

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We wanted to show all people, in Syria and around the world, that even in the ugliest of wars, there is always a glimmer of hope of people who are trying to do good.” – Mounir Mustafa, Deputy Head, The White Helmets (Syria Civil Defense). “If

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Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

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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. For this Designing for Good episode, we’re showcasing the best examples of nonprofit storytelling of 2016. Timely, but why is nonprofit storytelling such a hot topic these days ?

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.

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

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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.

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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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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. 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.”. Public content from businesses, brands and media has “crowded out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.”

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American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

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It is hard to express in one blog my entire week-long experience with nonprofit leaders from Japan, Syria, Uganda, Nigeria and different parts of the United States at the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

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

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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.) The iphone 5c was introduced. And it was the 12th anniversary of 9/11. 12 years? I know that time flies, but it seems like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in my 7th grade creative writing class and saw what felt like the world come tumbling down.

Blurry Face: Coming to a Video Near You

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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.

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

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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. Bill is Blackbaud’s corporate communications manager. His passion for communications extends to speech writing, blogging, newsletters, and, sadly, bad puns. He avoids clichés like the plague and is finally coming around to the Oxford comma.

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

Beth Kanter

When Gissur Simonarson , an activist from Oslo, Norway, shared a photo on Twitter last week of a father selling pens on the streets of Beirut as he cradled his sleeping daughter, the tugged at the heart strings of the 6,000 followers on Twitter. Within hours, requests poured in from around the world to help the man, a refugee from Syria, in the photo. We have a slow news period – and a downer news cycle ( Refugee crisis in Syria ).

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Seven Nonprofits That Deserve a Standing Ovation

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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. The suitcase is finally unpacked, and the email pile is a bit more manageable – but the bbcon buzz hasn’t worn off yet! bbcon 2013 , Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits concluded last week, and as I remember some of my favorite moments during the conference, one tops them all.

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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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Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

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It is hard to express in one blog my entire week-long experience with nonprofit leaders from Japan, Syria, Uganda, Nigeria and different parts of the United States at the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

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.

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

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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. I just read the new book from Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, and strategy guru Roger Martin, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works.

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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. As a follow-up to Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries , below are five social media best practices specifically tailored for small NGOs in developing countries.

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Refugee Response: TechSoup's New Online Technology Resource for NGOs Helping Refugees

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That displacement has happened mostly as a result of the wars in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. TechSoup is proud celebrate World Refugee Day by announcing a new humanitarian project that that we're doing in Europe and the Middle East. It's called Refugee Response , and it's a project in cooperation with Microsoft to respond to the refugee crisis.

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. Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi As a Program Associate for the Benetech Human Rights Program (HRP), I train and support human rights advocates who use Benetech’s free and open source Martus program to securely document human rights violations.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

When staff at SOS Children’s Villages International , which cares for children impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis, learned a five-year-old in Syria needed critical heart surgery, they used the cloud storage service OneDrive to quickly assemble photo and video assets into a pitch to international donors. 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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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.

Nonprofit and Activist Women Bloggers in Chicago

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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. 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.

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

Beth Kanter

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. MacArthur Foundation named 13 organizations as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1.5

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What Does Human Rights Mean to You?

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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? Today is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 60th anniversary. As part of the 60th anniversary celebration, everyhumanhasrights.org is holding an Online Rally for Human Rights. You can participate in several ways: 1.

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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). In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news.

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?

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. And, the impact of tightly connected Facebook + email strategies will only grow as Facebook continues its march to become a dominant part of every marketer’s toolset. If you grew up in the 1980’s, you’ll remember the TV commercials for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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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. As The Daily Beast senior correspondent for national security and politics Josh Rogin put it : Movements.org "seeks to put activists in closed societies in touch with skilled people in the free world who can help them. It's crowdsourcing for human rights."

The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

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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. to report on Tech for Good trends and also to find out how things are going in one of the most challenging areas of philanthropy: providing much needed help and support to people in the Muslim world.

The Best Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2017

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Volunteers interviewed nine Syrian refugees who crossed the Mediterranean to Greece about their lives before they left Syria. It’s happening again. All of the year’s art, events and goings-on are being sorted into “best of” lists on various blogs. And guess what? You’re looking at another. This one, though, can actually help you while you’re considering a rebrand or amping up your social media presence in 2018.

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

Beth Kanter

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. Note from Beth: I ran into Jim Fruchterman at the Social Innovation Summit last week in Palo Alto. He explain the SOPA Bill and why, as a nonprofit leader, he was concerned. He offered to do this guest post about it. Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman.

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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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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. To kick off a series of profiles on leaders in nonprofit technology, we thought we’d start close to home by featuring our TechSoup Global founder, Daniel Ben-Horin. How TechSoup Started. Daniel started TechSoup, then named CompuMentor, in 1987.

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!

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

Beth Kanter

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.

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

Beth Kanter

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. I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact.