07 Apr, 2014

Change for the World: GPS Tracking Aiding Nonprofit Organizations

07 Apr, 2014

Nonprofit Organizations are Making a Beautiful Difference Everywhere

shutterstock_113746729Organizations focusing hard work on helping all people and environments across the planet is essential for shaping the Earth into a healthier, happier home for every living thing.

Some organizations making a big difference include-

The General History Project: “…seeks to record the life stories of aging community leaders in their own words. By bringing these great first-person narratives to light, we promote cultural awareness, improve the historical record, and enrich the lives of all people, young and old. We want to make cultural and historical preservation a priority in places without the resources to do it on their own.”

Acrobat of the Road: Juan Villarino and Laura Lazzarino have been hitchhiking around the world for almost 10 years.

“We carry in our backpacks a portable projector, which was donated to us by the People’s Health Movement in support of our project. Thanks to this device we make photographic projections and lectures [for] schools in towns, villages, suburbs and communities we visit on our trip around the world. These lectures aim at fighting media generated stereotypes through first hand accounts and photography.”

Child Empowerment International: Providing education for over 6800 children and care for 400 orphans.

“Our mission is to challenge the cycle of poverty in areas of civil unrest through empowering & educating marginalized children.”

Room to Read:

“We believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children and have committed to focusing on two key areas where we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education.”

Shared Interest: A financial co-operative, that is the worlds singular 100% fair trade moneylender.

“Our mission is to provide financial services and business support to make livelihoods and living standards better for disadvantaged communities in some of the world’s poorest countries. We work with people who share our commitment to fair and just trade.”

Valle La Paz:

“There can be no healthy man on a sick planet. Our vision is to be a transformative organism in support of salutogenic culture’s expansion and ongoing influence, based on an integration of agriculture, education, and medicine, all aimed at improving both human health as well as the heath of the environment that surrounds us.”

shutterstock_177238316War Child:

“War Child International exists to create the conditions that will fulfill the protection, development and survival rights for children and young people who are living with or recovering from the effects of armed conflict.”

War Child is giving help to hundreds of thousands of children every year in conflicted regions all over the world.

Green Wi-Fi:

“…committed to providing solar powered access to global information and educational resources for developing regions and K-12 school children striving for knowledge in a digitally divided world.”

Medic Mobile:

“…uses communication technologies to improve the health of under-served and disconnected communities. We see communication gaps through the eyes of community-based health workers and patients, guiding our partners towards low-cost technologies and efficient health services.”

WE CARE Solar:

“…promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and blood bank refrigeration using solar electricity.”

Global Fund for Women:

“We advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change. We envision a just, equitable and sustainable world in which women and girls have resources, voice, choice and opportunities to realize their human rights.”

Thousands of nonprofits everyday are working to make the world a better place.

Getting a nonprofit off the ground is a feat to say the least.

The process of creating a social media presence, receiving donors as well as repeat donors, overall fundraising, obtaining volunteers, then making a real impact with serious results is not easy.

Keeping a nonprofit off the ground is just as challenging.

GPS Tracking Has Become a Valuable Component of Many Organizations

Some of the most hugely successful nonprofits, Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross are using GPS tracking to help improve efforts.

In 2011 Red Cross gave out 20,000 child GPS tracking wristwatches to schoolchildren in Beijing, with the intention of passing out 100,000 by the end of the year to help in preventing child abduction.

In 2010 600,000 children were reported missing throughout China. The Red Cross used GPS tracking in an attempt to reduce, and eliminate this terrible reality for so many Chinese families.

shutterstock_92717233The Red Cross also uses fleet tracking. By using GPS they have improved their emergency response times significantly. Further, vehicle monitoring provides a way to always be in touch with the well being of volunteers, and assets in disaster areas.

Habitat for Humanity adopted GPS tracking for their entire fleet.

Since using fleet tracking the nonprofit has reported significantly lower fuel consumption, better customer response times, and a higher amount of jobs completed.

GPS can help in monitoring volunteers safety while abroad.

Many of the countries that organizations are visiting, can be dangerous due to warfare, or cultural conflicts. Having GPS devices for the people working with the nonprofit, helps to maintain their security during travel.

Installing GPS into electronics (such as computers) given to underprivileged children can provide a way to avoid theft of the items.

A nonprofit can even use GPS to map their efforts, and movements in the world, so donors can keep up with the activity of the organization.

Generally, GPS tracking has and continues to help nonprofits save funds, protect volunteers, track vehicles, promote safety and so much more.

Change for the world is not easy, but GPS tracking is an amazing factor supporting the positive efforts.

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