NGO Sustainment Before or After a Crisis

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NGO Sustainment Before or After a Crisis

En Español


This project was developed at the TechCamp in Santiago, Chile on November 20. TechCamp Santagio had over 100 participants, including a few US technologists, over 20 Chilean Tech community representatives, and approximately 80 NGOs and civil society organization representatives from across Latin America. Small group discussions between technologists and civil society organizations were used as a means of developing valid problem definition statements.

The points of contact (via email) for this project are:


Who Needs This?

All independent NGOs, including smaller NGOs who do not have a larger funding stream


There is no money to sustain maintenance expenses for NGOs (water, power, office, etc.) in many parts of the world outside of a disaster situation. This impacts overall preparedness and response

We need an easy, low cost method of using technologies to generate funds for NGOs, for institutional sustainability and disaster risk prior to a crisis or well after a disaster (not in a crisis situation).

The use case would involve either mobile donation campaigns or web-based approaches. But would need to have either a simple approach, very simple interface, or training that would allow an “Analog NGO” to be able to use these tools without the need for a developer on staff.


Can you give a real world example of when this would be useful? e.g. in the Haiti earthquake many people were trapped in buildings but didn't have enough signal to call. (note, this isn't actually true)

Description and Constraints

We would need solutions that work either for Mobile only or free web tools

Similar projects and Resources

- Greenpeace with online donation campaigns - SMS to donate to a cause

En Español

Daremos las definicaciones de problemas a un grupo global de progamadores voluntarios que se llaman “Random Hacks of Kindness” quien crearan soluciones a estes problemas desde el 4 hasta 5 de diciembre.



Resumen del meta

No hay plata para sostener gastos de mantenimiento (agua, luz, oficina, etc.) fuera de un estado de disaster.

Descripcion de la necesidad

Como utilizar techologías para generar fondos para las ONG's, para el sostenimiento institucional y para mitigar riesgo antes de un disaster o mucho despues (no en situación de crisis).

Quein lo neceista?

Todas las ONG's independiente

Caso tipico

Siempre hay un problema con las ONG que responden a disaster motivar a los contibuyentes despues de que olviden del ultimo evento y antes que ocurre otro. Necesitan dinero para gastos básicos de la organizacion la organización, como luz, sueldos, renta. También necisitan dinero para programs de mitigación de disaster. Finalmente, necesitan aumentar fondos para el momento que llega el disaster, si solamente para coordinar la inundación de fondos imediantamente despues del evento.

Soluciones que ya existen o enlaces relevantes

- Greenpeace con campañas de donaciones online - SMS para donar a una causa