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Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts
Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Organizations are working tirelessly on the ground to provide clean water, first aid, food, and shelter to those impacted. We've compiled a list of organizations to which...
11 Nov 2013
What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?
Without a doubt big data is one of the most talked about topics in nonprofit technology and IT in general this year. It was last year as well. But if you’re not a big collector of online information like Google, Facebook or Microsoft, what does big data have to do with you and your work? It’s...
8 Nov 2013
Saving the World One Tech Innovation at a Time
Imagine a hurricane bearing down on an isolated village. This storm will obliterate everything in its path: homes, roads, power lines, and communication capabilities. Worst of all, many villagers will be injured or killed. After the storm, survivors are cut off from the world, unable to communicate with...
1 Nov 2013
The Power of the Crowd: A New Frontier in Disaster Response
In times of disaster, social media can provide an on-the-ground view of what's happening, who needs help, and where they're located. But this high volume of information can be overwhelming for relief organizations. A new set of micro-tasking apps, called MicroMappers, are trying to solve this...
8 Oct 2013
Preparing for Disaster: Tech Planning 4 Your Mission Part 3/3
Welcome to the final blog in our technology planning series. You now know how to develop a well-thought-out plan and how to conduct a technology assessment . Now let’s look at technology disaster preparedness . Preparing for Disaster We don’t mean the power-surge-ate-my-blog-post kind of...
19 Jul 2013
Data Digest: Global Open Data Initiative, OpenData Latinoamérica, Big Data for Disaster Response
Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared . This week check out the launch of the new Global Open Data Initiative, the...
20 Jun 2013
Mobile Beacon Expands Relief Offers to Texas and Oklahoma
Recent disasters like the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas might have left some organizations in those states without reliable Internet connectivity. TechSoup donor partner Mobile Beacon has generously made a special relief offer to give organizations affected by these disasters access devices...
10 Jun 2013
Aidmatrix Offers Free Listing Service to TechSoup Members Active in Oklahoma Relief Efforts
Nonprofits aiding relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma can post their needs and connect directly with donors using Aidmatrix Network , a service offered by TechSoup partner, Aidmatrix . This service is free to all TechSoup registered nonprofits active in the Moore tornado relief efforts. Organizations can...
24 May 2013
TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide
Most organizations don't think about disaster planning until it's too late. Since Hurricane Katrina struck the US in 2005, TechSoup has created and maintained content specific to nonprofits, libraries, and charities on disaster planning and recovery. We have recently revised this content in our...
25 Apr 2013
Apps for Disaster Planning
TechSoup recently updated its disaster planning and recovery guide, The Resilient Organization , to include the new ways nonprofits, charities, and public libraries are using technology. One of the big additions to the guide is a section on backing up a mobile phone or tablet. To supplement this section...
22 Apr 2013
TechSoup Makes an E-Book
We recently updated our book, The Resilient Organization: A Guide for Disaster Planning and Recovery . In this update, we wanted to make sure the information can be read from different devices as an e-book. While we are providing the document as a PDF file also, ebooks are easier to resize fonts and...
22 Apr 2013
How to Back Up Your iPhone or iPad
An estimated 17.4 million mobile devices were activated on Christmas day according to research firm Flurry Analytics . If you are one of the people who received a phone or tablet for the holidays, now is the time to start coming up with a mobile backup plan. It can be a tedious chore, but if you plan...
7 Jan 2013
4 Step Risk Planning for Event Fundraisers
As Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continue, I'm reminded of the significant negative impact that poor weather can have on a fundraising event. In New York City, the ING NYC Marathon was completely cancelled while the city recovered from the after-effects of Sandy. For nonprofits whose primary source...
4 Dec 2012
NNTSP Applies Relief Work for Hurricane Sandy
Earlier this year, the Network for Nonprofit Technology Solution Providers (NNTSP) organized as part of TechSoup Global, combining their resources to create a national network of local technology capacity-builders serving the nonprofit sector. Several of the NNTSP partners are combining efforts for a...
21 Nov 2012
Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina
As the east coast continues cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, those of us who have been in the industry a while can't help but reflect on what this means for the fundraising sector and think back to the lessons of Katrina. Domestic relief organizations of all kinds are no doubt mobilizing to support...
12 Nov 2012
Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief
Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts. Mobile technology, web apps, and mapping...
31 Oct 2012
General IT Safety Tips for Disaster Recovery
Our thoughts are with those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The following is an excerpt on recovering hardware and IT equipment after a disaster from TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide , currently being updated with additional content and formats. If you have additional...
30 Oct 2012
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources
Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts. Donate to Organizations Providing Relief...
30 Oct 2012
How the Cloud Can Make a Difference for Disaster Relief
During the month of October, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries. This post was written...
10 Oct 2011
Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition
This edition of the App It Up project "Cool App Roundup" highlights different ways apps can be used in disaster, crisis, and emergency situations. Preparing for Disaster The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a free emergency preparedness app . The FEMA app includes preparation...
26 Sep 2011
New and Updated: Symantec Enterprise-Level Security
Whether it's a virus hidden in an email, an unexpected server crash, or someone hacking into online transactions, threats to your nonprofit's or library's data and computers are always there. Protect your donor, client, and project information across your entire network of "endpoints"...
16 Sep 2011
Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way
The January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti showed some of the astonishing potential for volunteer-based digital disaster relief. Thousands of people - with the aid of their computers, mobile phones, and online applications - were able to do important work to save lives and bring resources...
9 Aug 2011
Microsoft's Windows Azure and Disaster Response
Most people who are familiar with Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform know of it as a cloud platform for building, hosting, and scaling web applications. Since it is a cloud-based platform it helps users save on physical resource costs, allows greater flexibility for online work and collaboration...
8 Aug 2011
NGOs Overcoming the Education Curve to Embrace Cloud!
This post was authored by Nick Eyre , Director, Fundacja TechSoup, our office in Europe and originally appeared on the Microsoft Europe Blog . E-skills are no longer required only for those who work in IT departments, but for everyone participating in a digitized economy. The new economy is a digital...
15 Jun 2011
Post Tornado, the Library Is Open in Joplin
Today I chatted with Jacque Gage, the Library Director at the Joplin Public Library in Missouri. I invited her to share how her library and community are faring after the devastating tornado hit her town this weekend. Her original post appears on TechSoup for Libraries . Here's what she had to share...
25 May 2011
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