It’s hard to tear our eyes off the footage from Japan. If you’re considering a donation toward earthquake and tsunami relief, here are some links that might help:
- From the Chronicle of Philanthropy, A Donor’s Guide to Giving After a Disaster. (Here’s a similar post we published after the earthquake in Haiti last year.)
- Update, 11:44a.m. Here’s info from Google, and a donation page, re: the Japanese Red Cross Society.
- CharityNavigator has tips and a list of organizations providing relief.
- Learn how Give2Asia, the Red Cross, and MercyCorps and PeaceWinds are responding to the immediate and longer-term needs of survivors.
If anyone knows of other relief efforts or supportive action steps we can take, please share them in the comments below.
Here are some other stories that grabbed our attention over the past few days:
New site highlights nonprofits
- Craigslist Founder Starts Site Featuring Nonprofits (Chronicle of Philanthropy): Craig Newmark aims to help “nonprofits and their supporters ‘stand up for each other.'”
Centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
- We received word that the Remember the Triangle Coalition is coordinating a number of events to commemorate this event, which “became a rallying cry for the international labor movement.” Most will take place in New York City, Rochester, and Los Angeles in the coming week or two.
Google: Building better bosses
- From the story in the New York Times:
People typically leave a company for one of three reasons, or a combination of them. The first is that they don’t feel a connection to the mission of the company, or sense that their work matters. The second is that they don’t really like or respect their co-workers. The third is they have a terrible boss — and this was the biggest variable.