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Digital Activism: The Good, the Bad, the Future

2024-06-07T21:39:54+00:00

Table of ContentsDigital ActivismWhat is Digital Activism?Tools and resourcesOnline Petitions:Social Media: Mobile phones: Blogs:Crowdfunding Platforms: Accessible in different global climatesGetting the message outExclusionSpeed and Half-LifeClicktivism, Opportunism & Echo ChambersOnline activism, offline impact Digital Activism Digital activism has transformed the way events, protests and movements are organised, helping to mobilise supporters and raise awareness of a diverse range of causes. But critics argue that people can feel like they’re making a difference, when in reality they’ve done very little. What is Digital Activism? Digital Activism is when digital tools such as the internet, social media, email and mobile phones are used for [...]

Digital Activism: The Good, the Bad, the Future2024-06-07T21:39:54+00:00

Rethinking Localisation: The Case of Muslim NGOs in the UK and France

2024-05-29T18:43:27+00:00

What can we learn about localisation from Muslim NGOs?New ways of thinking about localisationDevelopments since the 1990sHumanitarian action “at home” in the form of domestic programmingFundraising offices, field offices – or both?Considering national and local particularitiesIncluding local considerations at every step of the process Muslim NGOLocalisation is one of the buzz words that have recently been dominating debates about humanitarian aid and international development. In this blog post, which is based on a presentation at the Best Practice Forum jointly organised by the MCF, MBRN and HAD, French researcher Lucas Faure (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Aix-en-Provence) reflects on the concept by discussing [...]

Rethinking Localisation: The Case of Muslim NGOs in the UK and France2024-05-29T18:43:27+00:00

How NGOs Can Use Behavioural Insights

2024-05-29T21:19:50+00:00

Many are still unaware of how charities and NGOs can use behavioural insights to help boost donations. A few simple changes to how an NGO communicates with its audience across all channels can significantly increase donations. What is Behavioural Science? Which Behavioural Insights can NGOs utilise? Make it easy Attract attention Focus on the social Timing matters REDRESS as a real life example Why should NGOs apply Behavioural Insights? What is Behavioural Science? Behavioural science refers to any field of study that deals with human behaviour such as sociology, anthropology, and psychology, as well as aspects of biology, economics, geography, law, [...]

How NGOs Can Use Behavioural Insights2024-05-29T21:19:50+00:00

HAD and Islamic Relief assess Orphans Sponsorship Programme

2024-05-29T20:35:31+00:00

Orphans SponsorshipBiggest Islamic Relief Impact Study so farVulnerability of orphansOrphans in IslamHAD lead on the implementation of this study Orphans Sponsorship “They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend. Say, "Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveler. And whatever you do of good - indeed, Allah is Knowing of it." Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 215 (2:215), Holy Qur’an (Translation: Sahih International) Biggest Islamic Relief Impact Study so far This year, HAD’s Research and Development Department, alongside Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)’s MEAL team and the Orphans and Child Welfare [...]

HAD and Islamic Relief assess Orphans Sponsorship Programme2024-05-29T20:35:31+00:00

Anticipatory Action: The Way Forward

2024-05-29T21:17:36+00:00

Anticipatory Action has been gaining increasing traction with donors, humanitarian agencies, and disaster risk managers over the last few years. What is Anticipatory Action? The benefits The drawbacks Quantifiable data: Disasters: Diversity and context: Conditionals: The future What is Anticipatory Action? The term anticipatory action refers to methods of providing critical support to at-risk communities before disasters occur or at least before the full extent of a disaster’s effects occur. This is done by using forecasts or early warnings of imminent shock or stress with the aim to reduce or mitigate the impact of disasters and enhance post disaster responses. Forecast-based [...]

Anticipatory Action: The Way Forward2024-05-29T21:17:36+00:00

Coronavirus, the Humanitarian Sector and the Media

2024-05-30T18:15:17+00:00

Coronavirus, the Humanitarian Sector and the MediaWhat is Coronavirus?How are governments responding?How has this affected the sector?How are UK charities responding?FoodbanksDiscriminationWhat is the general advice?The media reactionThe spread of ‘fake’ newsFinding credible sourcesWhat can humanitarian organisations be doing to counter misinformation? Coronavirus, the Humanitarian Sector and the Media March 20, 2020 On Wednesday 11th March 2020 the World Health Organisation declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging that it is likely to spread to every country in the world. The full extent of Coronavirus and its impact on the humanitarian sector is not yet known but the outbreak is [...]

Coronavirus, the Humanitarian Sector and the Media2024-05-30T18:15:17+00:00

5 Reasons Charities Should Work Together

2024-05-30T18:27:36+00:00

5 Reasons Charities Should Work TogetherIt reduces costsIt increases awarenessIt builds networksIt’s a chance to learn new skillsIt’s an opportunity for innovation 5 Reasons Charities Should Work Together When organisations have similar aims, working together can reduce costs, amplify a shared message and generally have more impact. At HAD, we really value our partnerships with other organisations, and we want to encourage more charities and NGOs to collaborate to increase the capacity of the sector, so here are 5 reasons charities should work together. It reduces costs One of the biggest reasons charities should work together is the opportunity to save [...]

5 Reasons Charities Should Work Together2024-05-30T18:27:36+00:00

What Makes a Good Proposal?

2024-05-30T19:23:47+00:00

What is proposal?The ingredients for a winning proposalFollow the guidelines:Start early:Write clearly and make it convincing:Engage your team:Use data and facts to support your proposal:Avoid too much technical language:Review, review and revise: Capacity building in proposal writing What is proposal? The primary purpose of a proposal is to convince a donor agency to fund your project. Effective proposals are important for any organisation and is one of the most crucial aspects of any NGO. It doesn’t matter how big or small your organisation is, you cannot get away from writing a project proposal, with the aim to secure funds. But what [...]

What Makes a Good Proposal?2024-05-30T19:23:47+00:00

Reflections on the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) 2020

2024-06-07T20:55:42+00:00

Table of ContentsHumanitarian Networks and Partnerships WeekKey takeawaysLocalisationNexus, humanitarian-development-peaceAnticipatory ActionAccountability to Affected PopulationsLaunch of IASC Guidelines for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week In February this year, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) held a 5 day conference for Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) which brought together over 2,300 participants from 450 organisations including representatives from the UN, governments, the military, NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, academia and the private sector. The event provided a forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address [...]

Reflections on the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) 20202024-06-07T20:55:42+00:00

Driving Systematic Change to Ensure Persons with Disabilities are included in Humanitarian Action

2024-05-30T19:50:19+00:00

Driving Systematic Change to Ensure Persons with Disabilities are included in Humanitarian Action March 10, 2020 Islamic Relief’s Protection and Inclusion Advisor on age and disability, Tom Palmer, explores how humanitarian actors can accelerate progress on inclusion following the publication of the new IASC Guidelines. Few humanitarian workers these days, whether based at an international headquarters or on the frontline of a crisis, would disagree that including persons with disabilities in their programmes is essential. The evidence is stark: Persons with disabilities represent more than 15% of the world’s crisis-affected population. In disasters they are more likely to lose their lives. And in [...]

Driving Systematic Change to Ensure Persons with Disabilities are included in Humanitarian Action2024-05-30T19:50:19+00:00
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