Friday, May 03, 2013

Donation Payouts for Some Boston Victims to Top $1-Million - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Donation Payouts for Some Boston Victims to Top $1-Million - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer handling distribution of some $28-million given to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, will unveil a proposal Monday that calls for the families of those who died and the most seriously disabl

Ten Commandments for using SMS in natural disasters

Ten Commandments for using SMS in natural disasters: Three years later, he’s almost got one. Meier now works for the non-profit Qatar Foundation. Teaming up with GSMA Disaster Response, an industry group for global mobile operators, and SMS social enterprise Souktel, the foundation has published Towards a Code of Conduct: Guidelines for the Use of SMS in Natural Disasters.

The document contains common-sense recommendations of use to aid agencies, technologists, crisis mappers, media development organisations – and anybody else interested in using SMS communications in a crisis.

I’ve taken the liberty of distilling the guidelines down to “Ten Commandments” that seem most pertinent in light of the Haiti experience and subsequent disasters:

S'pore Red Cross opens school in tsunami-hit Japanese town - Channel NewsAsia

S'pore Red Cross opens school in tsunami-hit Japanese town - Channel NewsAsia: SINGAPORE: The Singapore Red Cross has opened a S$5 million nursery school in Shichigahama, Japan.

The town was hit by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

The Shichigahama Toyama Nursery School was set up in 1975 and was badly damaged in the disaster. It was later rebuilt.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Students' Boston Strong fundraiser takes off in 'insane' way

Students' Boston Strong fundraiser takes off in 'insane' way: Emerson College students' contribution to the One Fund has taken off in a way that's "absolutely insane," according to one of the undergraduates behind the idea.

Monday, April 29, 2013

AT&T gives $50,000 for West disaster relief � Standard-Times

AT&T gives $50,000 for West disaster relief � Standard-Times: SAN ANGELO, Texas — As part of its support for the victims of the plant explosion in West and their families, AT&T made a $50,000 contribution to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts.

1 | The Story Of Superstorm Sandy Through The Eyes Of NYC's Digital First Responders | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

1 | The Story Of Superstorm Sandy Through The Eyes Of NYC's Digital First Responders | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation: Superstorm Sandy struck New York on October 29th, 2012. Six months later, the city’s digital first responders recall how they sprang into action, quickly disseminating information and helping to save lives.

Time running out for Belmar's successful 'Buy a Board' campaign | NJ.com

Time running out for Belmar's successful 'Buy a Board' campaign | NJ.com: The “Buy a Board” campaign began as simple attempt to help offset a small portion of the borough’s cost to rebuild its 1.2-mile boardwalk after it was wiped out by Hurricane Sandy.

But Belmar officials did not expect the kind of response that this novel fundraiser would receive.