March 19, 2014

Disrupting the nonprofit sector

by Caroline Avakian

A scene from last year’s NTC (Photo by JD Lasica). Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. The 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference, which took place last week in DC, is a conference that so many nonprofit tech and communications staffers look forward to every year because of the great sessions, useful tips and … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

SourceRise: Connecting nonprofits/NGOs to journalists

by JD Lasica

SourceRise connects journalists and bloggers to sources at international NGOs and nonprofits in an effort to diversify the voices represented in the news and to increase the number of well researched, compelling development and foreign news stories in traditional media. Continue reading

January 16, 2014

5 mobile apps for humanitarian aid workers

by Caroline Avakian

The Global Emergency Overview app. Target audience: NGOs, nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, social enterprises, aid workers, journalists. Last week, I wrote a post on 10 Nonprofit Productivity Apps to Try in 2014, and it prompted a great discussion with a colleague regarding which apps could actually help humanitarians working in the field. In recent years, we’ve seen many exciting and innovative … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

New campaign: Give Up a Gift for Africa

by Guest

The world famous African Children’s Choir are launching their Christmas campaign, Give up a Gift for Africa.
The campaign encourages parents to make a donation to The African Children’s Choir as a stocking stuffer gift for their child. Continue reading

June 7, 2012

New YouTube channel shines light on human rights

by Guest

When I first started working at WITNESS almost exactly nine years ago, Web video was still in its infancy. YouTube was still a dream and two years from launching and “user-generated content” was three years away from being declared Time magazine’s coveted “Person of the Year” (with the emphasis on the person being “you”). Continue reading

March 15, 2012

A digital storytelling campaign that went viral

by Lauren Major

How one nonprofit’s Click to Donate fundraiser succeeded Imagine if making $5,000 for your nonprofit cause were as easy as clicking a button. This nonprofit did, and its cause went viral. The Hoshyar Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at educating girls in Pakistan, created an online presentation with software company Sliderocket, which with each view made a $1 donation up to $5,000. It’s a good … Continue reading