Nepal Earthquakes Spur Humanitarian and Fundraising Response

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Photo Credit: International Medical Corps

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, and 7.3-magnitude earthquake that followed on May 12, have rocked the country to its foundation and spurred a strong humanitarian and fundraising response from across the world.  Over 8,000 people have died and more than 17,000 have been injured in the quakes, as families and officials struggle to house and feed a traumatized population. Two Mal Warwick | Donordigital clients sprang into action to raise money from their supporters to fund urgent humanitarian relief efforts.   AmeriCares and International Medical Corps sent out email appeals and social media updates to their supporters. Speed of communications requesting donations is critical as a means to engage potential supporters, particularly during a time of high media coverage of unfolding events. AmeriCares is supporting international medical teams on the ground in Nepal helping earthquake survivors. The teams include a special surgical group from India performing more complex surgeries on badly injured survivors. International Medical Corps deployed staff and resources as quickly as possible to support relief efforts and is operating Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) in remote areas near the epicenter and has expanded to reach the hardest-hit communities, often only accessible by helicopter.  

Mal Warwick | Donordigital founder honored by Social Venture Network

svn-logoWe’re pleased to announce that Mal Warwick, the founder of the Mal Warwick | Donordigital agency was recently honored by the Social Venture Network (SVN) with its prestigious Service Award. Mal has been an SVN member since 1990, and he considers himself a contender for the Member-Who’s-Gained-the-Most-from-SVN Award. From SVN members, he learned how to transform his consulting agency into a leader in socially and environmentally responsible business policies and practices.  More recently, Mal raised more than half the capital from SVN members for One World Futbol Project LLC (a 2013 SVN Innovation Award winner). Mal also launched and edited the SVN Book Series, served on and chaired SVN’s Board, and frequently advises SVN members and staff.

BOOK: Fundraising When Money Is Tight: A Strategic and Practical Guide to Surviving Tough Times and Thriving in the Future

101955314Fundraising When Money Is Tight: A Strategic and Practical Guide to Surviving Tough Times and Thriving in the Future By Mal Warwick Published by Jossey-Bass (2009) Written in the wake of the global financial meltdown, when fundraisers throughout the world were frantic with worry about shrinking gifts and falling revenue, this was Mal Warwick’s best effort to lay out in plain language the fundraising principles that apply under any economic conditions — and those that must be considered when it looks as though the sky is falling. Available for purchase at Amazon.com and other retailers.