Organizations Helping in Haiti

Cause Related Marketing

Dear Friends:By now we've all heard of or seen pictures from the deadly earthquake in the beleaguered country of Haiti.Here's a list of charities operating in Haiti or heading there now with relief. I'll add one more; a small charity that's been in Haiti for more than 10 years and was founded by the friend of a friend. Tags: Haiti Earthquake

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Fundraising: Impact Of Mobile Donations To Haiti Two Years On?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Giving to Haiti via text messaging shattered all kinds of records, and now the Pew Charitable Trust has done a long-term study to uncover who gave and what their other philanthropic habits are. Perhaps encouraging was the outpouring of support from citizens ready to micro-donate to the ‘Text To Haiti’ campaign. Most of those who gave to Haiti, though, have also given, via text messaging, to subsequent disaster-relief campaigns.

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Helping Haiti

A. Fine Blog

In response to questions I’ve been receiving, here are a few groups that are providing immediate crisis help to people devastated by the latest tragedy in Haiti. My thanks to Liza Sabater, and Andy Carvin and his colleagues at NPR: YELÉ Haiti or donate $5 by texting YELE to 501501 From their donation page: Yele Haiti is [.]. Tags: Social Media Direct Relief International Doctors without Borders Oxfam America Yele Haiti

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For Haiti - One By One By One

Diva Marketing Blog

Red Cross & Text HAITI 90999 for a $10 contributio (& the cost of your text message) Center for International Disaster Information(CIDI) 14 Resources To Volunteer for Haiti 60+ Charities To Donate For Haiti Explain Haiti To You Children NYT - 5 Ways To Teach About Haiti

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Haiti “Fundraising” Revisited

The Agitator

Back when the Haiti disaster struck, and $35 million was donated via mobile text, I was castigated by various Agitator readers (including my esteemed colleague Roger Craver), for questioning: " But is this really fundraising? " I hoped we would see creative ways, or at least attempts, to continue engaging this mobile audience who sent $35 million to Haiti."

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Good News On 'Haiti' Campaign Fees

Blue Sky Collaborative

Looks like the big cell phone carriers will be waiving their fees for the Haiti texts. It's unclear what those fees actually are. Is it the fee for the text or a fee for processing the transaction or both? link].

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Can Companies Use Cause-Related Marketing to Help Haiti?

Selfish Giving

And the situation in Haiti requires philanthropy first. A lot of companies have already struck the right chord with philanthropy by donating millions to the Haiti earthquake victims. For Haiti, I think point-of-sale might be perceived as too aggressive and opportunistic.

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Haiti Fundraising Aftermath

The Agitator

A year ago, Bryan Miller at Giving in a digital world made an online contribution to each of ten UK charities raising money to assist earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Then he sat back and collected the avalanche of mail and online follow-up appeals he received. Let’s say the results were not uniformly impressive! Here is his accounting. He’s done a spectacular job of wading through what appeared on his ‘donor’s doormat’ … here are his conclusions.

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Don't Blame Haiti

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I was reading an article a few days ago about an issue campaign that had been canceled and was struck by the sentence, "They blamed the tough economy and people focusing charitable efforts on Haiti for the lack of donations to their effort." It is also true that some donors have had to chose whether to give their recent gifts to "their usual causes" or to the emergency in Haiti.

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Red Cross' Communications Innovation in Haiti Disaster Relief Effort -- Smart Stuff

Getting Attention

Before digging into American Red Cross' stellar communications on the Haitian earthquake relief effort, I urge you to contribute to help the people of Haiti. At the moment of, I wanted to tip my hat to the American Red Cross for its immediate and creative communications strategy on the situation in Haiti and fundraising for relief efforts (through its International Response Fund ). The Red Cross outlines its preparation in surrounding countries for entering Haiti today.

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Haiti Fundraising Update

The Agitator

The Chronicle of Fundraising is doing an excellent job of monitoring giving response to the Haiti disaster. Over the weekend, Roger and I have been in touch with a variety of players "off the record" with inside perspective on the online fundraising aspects of the Haiti response. " Another savvy practitioner calls the Haiti fundraising experience a "game changer."

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Credit Union Turns Cause Marketing Advice into Gold for Haiti

Selfish Giving

The place where I work recently had a Haiti benefit. Tags: Capplause cause marketing cause-related marketing credit union haiti pinup I just had to share this. Last week I got an e-mail out of the blue from Dan Rosenfield.

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Lessons from Haiti Giving

The Agitator

million in Haiti donations, offers some good observations about the experience. In the case of Haiti, donations peaked within two days of the disaster, then quickly declined. Network for Good, which itself processed $5.3 In their article, each of the following points is examined: Major charities represented, but smaller organizations raised significant funds. More places to give online during a crisis creates big range in average gift size.

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Online Giving Surges For Haiti

The Agitator

We’re departing from our pre-announced “schedule&# today to express our own concern for the people of Haiti … and our gratitude to the millions of people — including, we suspect, our readers — who have responded to this disaster with financial aid. million; American Red Cross, $1 million via its website and another million via its mobile campaign , in which a text to “Haiti&# triggers a $10 contribution.

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Seven year old raises over £200k for Haiti earthquake victims – with a bicycle and an online donation page!

Giving in a Digital World

There have been many stories around the world of generosity shown in response to the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti in January. Tags: Online fundraising Sponsored events Bryan Miller Charlie Simpson Haiti Earthquake justgiving UNICEF

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Seven year old raises over £200k for Haiti earthquake victims – with a bicycle and an online donation page!

Giving in a Digital World

There have been many stories around the world of generosity shown in response to the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti in January. Tags: Online fundraising Sponsored events Bryan Miller Charlie Simpson Haiti Earthquake justgiving UNICEF

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Haiti one year on – the view from an online donor’s doormat

Giving in a Digital World

A year ago this month, along with millions of others world-wide, I donated online in response to the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti. Like the three I’ve been sent by UNICEF: two about Haiti and one other emergency appeal.

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To Help Haiti & Others, Companies Need to Get off Their Assets

Selfish Giving

Tags: Causerants cause marketing cause-related marketing causeshift haiti

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How fast do donors lose interest in Haiti?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

And so it has been with Haiti. So what does a charity working in Haiti do? Not as fast as some other massive humanitarian emergencies, but fast. It’s always that way with crises.

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Mobile giving spikes with Haiti Relief

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Mobile giving for Haiti is well over $7 million already. Here are my thoughts on the impact of technology on fundraising and the relief effort in an interview last night on Marketplace. If you haven’t given yet, please do

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Questions About Wyclef Jean's Foundation, Yele Haiti, Is A Lesson For All Nonprofit Fundraisers

Seeking Grant Money Today

I've read, here and there, about The Smoking Gun 's January 14, 2010 post (including a 1/15 update on the post) which poses a series of questions about the spending pattern of Ye'le Haiti the charitable foundation started by Wyclef Jean , a native Haitian and former member of hip hop group, The Fugees. He has since continued fundraising for his foundation so it may provide its programs for the people of Haiti. Tags: donors fundraising Haiti earthquake

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How A Strong Brand Will Help NGOs Raise Money for Haiti Relief

Mission Minded

Cause Marketing Efforts in Support of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Cause Related Marketing

It can’t come to soon for those in Haiti, but cause marketers… including some from smaller entities… are using the power of cause marketing to support relief efforts in the earthquake battered country.What follows is a representative few.

Twitter Promotes Social Good


Currently, the site features Haiti efforts and efforts for World Malaria Day. Tags: Twitterverse Uncategorized Haiti hope hope140 Malaria nonprofit social good social media for social good twitter twitter for good Twitter for Social Good

9-11 and Kaizen

Cause Related Marketing

What’s the proper way to remember man-made disasters like 9/11 or natural disasters like the earthquakes in Turkey, China, or Japan, or the hurricane in Haiti, or the tsunami in Asia, all of which have taken place since 9/11? Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Instant-On Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Haiti Earthquake Betsy Walton

How to Communicate in the Shadow of the Japanese Disaster – Practical Tips for Nonprofits

Getting Attention

Branding and Messages communications network crisis communication disaster fundraising haiti Japanese earthquake nonprofit communication nonprofit marketing planning reliefWhat is the place of nonprofit communications in the wake of disaster, particularly when this most recent crisis of epic proportions—the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan—is rightly dominating our minds and conversations, as well as the media?

Instant-On Cause Marketing for Japan

Cause Related Marketing

We saw similar efforts after the Haiti Earthquake in January 2010. Haiti Earthquake Infiniti Instant-On Cause Marketing Matching Donations Japan Earthquake and TsunamiThe horrendous 2011 T?hoku hoku earthquake struck Japan at 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Excitement around donations by text message fades


I was intrigued by this story in The New York Times Bits Blog that reports on research recently conducted on donors who used text messages to send gifts to charities after the Haiti earthquake. Online Fundraising Social Media and Mobile Haiti mobile fundraising

Adding a MacGuffin to Your Cause Marketing Effort

Cause Related Marketing

In the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake, cause marketing campaigns sprouted up spontaneously and they worked. Haiti Earthquake Red Campaign Humprey Bogart Christina Aguilera Alfred Hitchcock World Food Programme Keep a Child Alive.

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The Art of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

25, 2010, an evocative piece called “The Resurrection of the Dead” by Frantz Zephirin , The New Yorker will donate profits from print sales to Partners in Health , a charity based in Boston serving health care needs in Haiti, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda and elsewhere.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kirsten McIlvenna

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kirsten McIlvenna is the Communications Director for International Child Care (USA), a nonprofit seeking to change the conditions of poverty in Haiti and the Dominican Republic by promoting health and empowerment. Kirsten McIlvenna.

The Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study


Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. The vertical most impacted by the Haiti event was the Disaster & Relief vertical, growing 38% from 2009 to 2010. Independent of the Haiti event, however, Disaster & Relief still grew at a healthy 23% from 2009 to 2010. Email List Building Online Fundraising benchmarks Convio Haiti

The Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study


Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. The vertical most impacted by the Haiti event was the Disaster & Relief vertical, growing 38% from 2009 to 2010. Independent of the Haiti event, however, Disaster & Relief still grew at a healthy 23% from 2009 to 2010. Email List Building Online Fundraising benchmarks Convio Haiti

You’re not in competition with Haiti

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

My wonderfully provacative blogger friend Eric Foley says we should stop looking at Haiti as a diversion from our own missions, and I could not agree more. Read his whole post today, and especially note this good advice: So if you are a nonprofit and you suspect your donations are down due to the Haiti disaster, what should you do? Don’t–just don’t–write your donors and draw comparisons between the disaster in Haiti and the disaster your cause addresses.

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Abby Gwaltney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby’s Bio: Abby is the Director of Communications & Outreach at the Community Coalition for Haiti. The best part of her job is sharing amazing stories of how we’re transforming people’s lives in Haiti with medical care, goats and chickens, and better schools.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Janis Walton

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Janis Walton lives in Gonavies, Haiti and is the Director of Special Projects and Liaison to the English Speaking Community for Eben-Ezer Mission Inc. Indigenously established and led, Eben-Ezer was started in 1969 and is one of the top five NGO’s in Haiti. Janis Walton.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, our founder José felt compelled by the news and flew down. One of our first programs is our culinary school in Port-Au-Prince, which helps train aspiring chefs from Haiti and give them the skills they need to obtain jobs in Haiti’s growing tourism industry.

Text Message Donations Should Embarrass MGive and Red Cross

Blue Sky Collaborative

According to a NY times article,the Red Cross has raised $2M in donations for Haiti disaster relief through text messages. link] The article also states that the funds take 90 days. 90 days. 90 days to get to the Red.

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Article: Nonprofits may Not Profit from Charitable Texts

Blue Sky Collaborative

Kenny highlights an issue that we saw coming after the mobile giving fad in Haiti. Nonprofits may Not Profit from Charitable Texts. Suprise! TXT-to-give is inneficient and not cost effective. Apps on smartphones are the way to go.

To Be or Not To Be- Donor Loyalty

A Small Change

I think of Haiti as a perfect example. It is great to see how much people are giving to Haiti, but they are mainly one-time gifts. Almost all of the individuals who are giving to Haiti will not continue an ongoing investment in rebuilding and changing the lives of people in Haiti. When I look at Haiti as an example of the new kind of donor loyalty I’m not sure if I should be encouraged or discouraged. Is donor loyalty changing?

Great New Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday!

Getting Attention

Storytelling & Communications Director , Haiti Partners (Location Flexible). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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Extreme Website Makeover: From Ick to Slick!

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She wrote this before the Haiti disaster, so I’m sure the results have grown since then. And thanks for your hard work for Haiti. I’ll confess it right here: I love a good makeover show. My daughters and I are avid fans of What Not to Wear.