Kathmandu Quake Crisis Map & Links

Use #NepalEarthquake to monitor latest news and events on social media.

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Tracking the 7.5 mag earthquake and aftershocks in Kathmandu, Nepal with Google Crisis Map.

Google Crisis Map Kathmandu Nepal

https://google.org/crisismap/weather_and_events?hl=en&llbox=28.0461%2C27.6752%2C86.0804%2C85.1425&t=TERRAIN&layers=30%2C1%2C31%2C32%2C12%2C45%2C47%2C46%2C48%2Clayer6%2C1340721268837%2C25&embedded=true


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Currently, the death toll is estimated at about 1,000 individuals and expected to rise. To register or search for friends and family, utilize the ICRC’s family links website and hashtags #familylinks #NepalEarthquake.

Disaster relief and recovery teams are mobilizing. To donate, volunteer or support efforts, follow @Federation on twitter and visit the International Federation of the Red Cross for the latest updates.

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Opinion: What Would A Hilary Clinton White House Mean for the ICC?

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Justice in Conflict

Mark Kersten is a researcher, consultant and teacher based in London. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark’s work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.

Kersten maintains the Justice in Conflict blog. “Much of what is written at Justice in Conflict fits within the debate about the relationship between peace and justice. Understanding this relationship is an immensely difficult task and much of the literature and work done on the subject to date remains insufficient and unconvincing. Nevertheless, the difficulties in understanding the relationship between peace and justice is matched only by its importance.”


What Would A Hilary Clinton White House Mean for the ICC?

In this recent article, Kersten offers insights on what a Clinton administration would mean for the International Criminal Courts.

“…it is hard to imagine any significant change in the US’s piecemeal engagement with the ICC under a Hillary Clinton presidency. Clinton – or whoever the next President is – will face some stark political challenges when it comes to international criminal justice.”

Read the full article, and subscribe to Kersten’s Justice in Conflict blog here.

Justice in Conflict

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In an announcement that came as a surprise to exactly no one, Hillary Rodham Clinton has declared her candidacy to become the Democratic candidate in the 2016 US Presidential election. Whether it has been as First Lady, Senator for New York, or Secretary of State, Clinton’s political life has covered the most momentous contemporary developments in international criminal justice. So if she were to become the first-ever female President of the United States, what would Clinton’s tenure mean for the relationship between the ICC and the US? Would it be markedly different than what we’ve seen under Barack Obama?

Under Obama, the US has had an improved yet still mixed relationship with the ICC. The administration supported a referral of Libya and Syria to the ICC. In 2012, the State Department expanded its Rewards for Justice programme to include some individuals indicted by the Court. Even if…

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Snowden: Spotted in Brooklyn, Moscow, & Last Week Tonight

Who’s Watching the Watchers?

Artists in Brooklyn Park secretly erected a bust of Edward Snowden. Manhunt ensues.

Amidst government efforts to tighten security and tackle cybercrime, Edward Snowden re-enters civil discourse as Congress prepares to consider reauthorization of the US Patriot Act and FISA provisions. Here’s what you need to know, and how to monitor the legislation. Continue reading Snowden: Spotted in Brooklyn, Moscow, & Last Week Tonight

Guest Post: Late Nights and Your Nonprofit

Philanthropy Communication in a Digital World

By Katie Reynolds

A recent post on Beth’s Blog discusses the most important asset you can protect in your work: your sleep.

Throughout college and into life as an adult we cultivate, either consciously or subconsciously, the mentality that “one hour less of sleep equals one more hour of productivity”. This is especially true in the non-profit sector. We fill our days with meetings, fundraising, advocacy, people–and at the end of the day we find that we only got half of what we wanted to accomplish checked off.

‘But that task list! I have to get all of that stuff done today.’ This thought is then often followed with staying up into the wee hours of the night, sacrificing sleep in hopes that dependence on caffeine the following day will make up for it.

This is a dangerous path to tread down. According to Beth’s Blog, the Sleep Health Index

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What philanthropy activities are sponsored by Apple?

Q&A @Quora

Answer by Philanthropologist In-Chief:

Apple Philanthropy Sows Seeds of Change

On the heels of Tim Cook’s announcement that he’s dedicating his fortune to charity, the timing of this question is excellent. True, Steve Jobs did cut Apple’s corporate philanthropy programs, focusing instead on creating technology that would benefit people, and then passing benefits on to shareholders. Some agree, and others disagree with Jobs’s decision, but that philosophy skyrocketed Apple into becoming the global company and brand we know today. Continue reading What philanthropy activities are sponsored by Apple?

Mental Vacay: Stockholm, Sweeden + Vision Zero Lead the Way to Walkable Cities

 Vision Zero

Stockholm’s effort to reduce road deaths to zero by 2020 has become an international model for “walkable cities.”

“Most transpo devotees are familar with Sweden’s incredible success of Vision Zero, a goal to eventually curb road deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2020. Many cities worldwide, especially in the United States, have now adopted various forms of it.”

Continue reading Mental Vacay: Stockholm, Sweeden + Vision Zero Lead the Way to Walkable Cities

Invest in US, Divest from Guns #ImUnloading

Gun-free Investing, By the Numbers

 

Our parent company Philanthrope Internationale [PI] and its holdings are committed to socially responsible investing. We are proud to support the #ImUnloading campaign and committed to gun-free investments.

Learn more & stand with us! See if your investment portfolio includes gun manufactureres, take the pledge for gun-free investing, and unloadyour401k.com

M+R On Celebrity Endorsements for Nonprofit Causes & Issue Awareness

“[A celebrity] can say, ‘Organization X is a bunch of goddamn heroes doing amazing work every single day — and if you support them then you are my hero, too.’ Your CEO can’t get away with that sort of thing, because that would be weird and braggy and ugh. A celebrity can speak as a fan, as a supporter, as an outsider — and since we feel like we already know this person, that’s something we can connect to.” – M+R, How to Write Like a Rock Star

Some of the best advice for nonprofits can be found at M+R Lab. It isn’t often that good advice and free advice can exist in the same space-time continuum, but M+R has it figured out. As a full-service nonprofit consulting firm with several offices across the US, their portfolio is certainly worth looking through.

M+R is 100 smart people who help nonprofits achieve real, lasting change. We mobilize supporters, raise money, and move the media, the public, and decision-makers. We only work with clients we believe in. We take risks. We work hard. We’re leaders, we’re organizers, and we don’t stop until we win.

Pretty motivating, right? You can subscribe to M+R Labs newsletter here.


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100 Happy Days: A Global Marathon of Joy

Can the world be happy for 100 days in a row?

Beginning March 20, the United Nations Foundation and 100happydays encourage every person to find happiness in their daily life.

During the 100 day marathon, people in 193 countries share a picture of what makes them happy. Using hashtags #happyday and #100happydays hashtags for 100 days, we can watch happiness taking over the world.

Get inspired with what makes the world and each participating country happier.

At the end of the challenge, 100 of the most inspirational happiness stories will be collected into a book available for donations to the UN Foundation and 100happydays Foundation.

Live Earth Petitions for 1 Billion Voices

Happy Planet = Happy People

Sign the Live Earth petition, bringing together 1 billion voices with one message:

Take climate action now! Sign the petition urging world leaders to commit to tackling climate change by adopting a new global agreement on climate at the summit in Paris this December.

To protect people, we need to protect our planet. Climate change is a threat to many of life’s basic needs: water, food, shelter, and safety. When those needs are not met, economic, social and environmental crises get worse.