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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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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Caltech: Founding Values

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

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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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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.

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


Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030. While very alarming, this statistic and many others like it aren’t necessarily in the forefront of our minds. Enter, International Day of Charity.

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

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We have a slow news period – and a downer news cycle ( Refugee crisis in Syria ). People who know me well, know that I have an obsession with pens and magic markers.

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How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need.

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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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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?

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"


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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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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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.

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.)

Blurry Face: Coming to a Video Near You


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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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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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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!

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Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via

Tech Soup Blog

David Keyes is very clear that the mission of 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.

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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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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