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Free TechSoup Webinar Sep. 13 on Using Mapping Tools to Show Nonprofit Impact

By on Thursday, September 6, 2012
If you’ve ever wondered how to use location technology to illustrate the impact of your nonprofit’s efforts, there’s a number of ways to illustrate your work creatively now available.
TechSoup, the awesome website that offers technology news and support for nonprofits, is offering a free webinar on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 11:00am Pacific Time (2pm Eastern Time zone). You can sign up here.
The webinar will focus on using Esri’s GIS tools and have two speakers – David Gadsden from ESRI’s nonprofit organization program and Andrew Schroeder, Director of Research and Analysis for Direct Relief International. Gadsden will also discuss the suite of tools available through TechSoup’s partner program, including Community Analysis, a cloud-based application.
Schroeder will discuss how they used Esri’s GIS tools during the 2010 Haiti earthquake disaster recovery effort. He’ll also explain how Direct Relief International built upon those tools to collaborate with UNFPA and the Fistula Foundation in the construction of the Global Fistula Map.
A fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged or obstructed labor that leads often to a stillborn baby and other health problems for the mother. For every woman who receives care for an obstetric fistula condition, 50 go without it. The interactive map allows you to see where care is available, what circumstances contribute to this condition, and what you can do to help.
This screenshot shows the Global Fistula Map.
Ami Neiberger-Miller is a public relations strategist and writer. She is the founder of Steppingstone LLC, a virtual and independent public relations practice near Washington, D.C. that provides public relations counsel, social media advice, writing services, and creative design work for publications and websites (portfolio). Ami blogs frequently about media relations, social media, public relations and other issues. She also reviews books on her blog about public relations, nonprofit life, work-family balance and social media practice. Follow her on Twitter @AmazingPRMaven.

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