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



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.


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.

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Get your credentials and organization listed on the world’s largest international directory of nonprofits, NGO’s, B-Corps, and social enterprises.



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.

Pharrell’s Happy Mixtape on Pandora

Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service, is partnering with Pharrell Williams to help raise awareness of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness.

Pharrell is curating an exclusive mixtape, featuring artists as diverse as Daft Punk, Bjork, Michael Jackson, U2, and Weezer.

Pandora listeners will be able to link to “Pharrell’s Happy Party” and upload “happy” images of themselves, essentially creating one massive, festive GIF.

Listen to Pharrell’s Mixtape on Pandora HERE.

CSR in the Oil and Gas Sector: What We Should Learn from Chevron/Texaco-Ecuador

Lessons Learned From the Oil & Gas Sector

What Chevron’s $19 Billion Judgment in Ecuador Should Teach the World About Corporate Social Responsibility

On September 30, we posted a press release from CSRWire, “Chevron Fights $19 Billion Environmental Judgment from Ecuador,” that put forth some serious claims against Chevron Corporation’s ethics in response to a legal injunction.

According to Chevron (NYSE: CVX), the company paid $89.4 million in environmental fines and settlements during 2011, representing 3.32% of Chevron’s total environmental expenditures.

After 19 years of litigation, however, the judgment by Ecuadorian appellate court against Chevron is internationally binding and the second largest in history (BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has the highest outlay to date). The plaintiffs’ lawyers are attempting to enforce the judgment by seizing Chevron’s key assets in Latin America, which includes tankers, oilfields, and refineries. Continue reading CSR in the Oil and Gas Sector: What We Should Learn from Chevron/Texaco-Ecuador