Yesterday, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, leaving millions without power. Outages expected to continue for days or even weeks in some areas. The storm has weakened, but is continuing on through Mississippi and neighboring states, leaving high winds, flooding, and more power outages in its path.
How to formulate a disaster plan, ensure you have the correct supplies, and regularly maintain your hurricane prep kit. In conjunction with the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, we have put together some tips to help protect you and your family for hurricane season.
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti this morning. This magnitude suggests that it may be stronger than the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. We are monitoring, and will be ready to assist our nonprofit partners with solar lanterns and chargers as they evaluate and respond.
Today marks the 5-year anniversary of this devastating earthquake, which left thousands homeless and impacted close to one third of the country’s population. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of LuminAID, and as we have reflected on the last 10 years, the Nepal Earthquake in 2015 stands out.
One of our big projects has been expanding the LuminAID for Nonprofits program to provide a community and resources for nonprofits that go beyond our subsidies. We have added a new Nonprofit Resources section to our website, which covers things like fundraising, discounts and grants, software, tools, and industry updat
You can find our roundup of software for remote work here: Free or Discounted Software for Nonprofits In addition to making their software tools free or low-cost for nonprofits, many companies are also publishing guides on how to effectively transition to remote work and collaborate while staying home.
Dear Nonprofit Partners and Friends, During times of crisis, many find comfort in this well-known quote from Fred Rogers (better known as Mr. Rogers): “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Whether the crisis is an earthquake, a hurricane, or a pandemic
May 11th, 2020 With the COVID-19 coronavirus causing travel restrictions, flight cancellations, and stay-at-home orders worldwide, nonprofits who had planned on service trips or in-person aid distributions are now scrambling to adjust their plans.
Fundraising is important for nonprofits of every size, but for small nonprofits especially, it can be hard to know where to turn and what resources are available. We've put together a roundup of tools that are a good place to start. We'll continue to update this list, and you can share your suggestions, too!
We’re committed to understanding our impact on the environment and finding ways to reduce our contribution to climate change. As we see natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires grow stronger and everyday weather become more extreme, we seek to mitigate our impact on the environment and contributions to climate change.
Giving Tuesday is coming up! This day of giving is popularized on social media, and comes just after the busy shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Almost 1/3 of Americans plan to participate in Giving Tuesday, so it can be a big day of fundraising for nonprofits who choose to participate.
Your LuminAID lights have arrived, and now it’s time to put them to work!First, Check the Charge When you first receive your lights, check the charge level on them. To do this, you’ll need to press the battery indicator button. The 4 green LEDs will run up to 4 and then flash at the level of charge. If the green LEDs don’t light up, not to worry! This just means you’ll need to recharge your lights.