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Organizations may join the DHN if they are humanitarian focused, engaged in digital response, or have volunteers ready to support.  If a requesting organization fulfills all three requirements, and is approved by the existing members, then it becomes a "Member".  As such, Members range in organizational structure from large corporations to small and medium sized non-governmental organizations, and independent grassroot technologist.  Additionally, Member organizations may vary in volunteer capacity (e.g. handful of specialized volunteers to hundreds of generalist), or by technological skill.  Generally, Member organizations work in areas of mapping, social media monitoring, coding and hacking, visualization and analytics, emergency telecommunications, and social support.  For a list of products that DHN-affiliated Members support, please see the DHN Catalogue. 


CrisisCommons seeks to advance and support the use of open data and volunteer technology communities to catalyze innovation in crisis management and aglobal development. CrisisCommons is a global community of volunteers from technology, crisis response organizations, government agencies, and citizens that are working together to build and use technology tools to help respond to disasters and improve resiliency and response before a crisis. 


DataKind brings together top data scientists with leading social change organizations to collaborate on cutting-edge analytics and advanced algorithms to maximize social impact. Our programs build upon one another and are designed to meet organizations where they are. From evening or weekend events to multi-month projects, all are designed to provide social organizations with the pro bono data science innovation team they need to tackle critical humanitarian issues in the fields of education, poverty, health, human rights, the environment and cities.

Humanity Road

Our mission is to educate the public before, during and after disasters on how to survive, sustain and reunite with loved ones.  Humanity Road is a public charity that delivers disaster preparedness and response aid information to the global digital and mobile public, connecting those who need aid with those who can provide aid.

Translators without Borders (TWB)

Translators without Borders, a non-profit organization, envisions a world where knowledge knows no barriers. The mission of Translators without Borders is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting nonprofit organizations with our community of translators, building local language capacity and raising awareness about language barriers. 


URISA’s GISCorps coordinates short term volunteer GIS services to underserved communities worldwide. Since its inception in October 2003, the Corps has attracted +/- 3,200 volunteers from over 95 countries. To date, GISCorps has deployed 474 volunteers to 138 missions in 50 countries. These volunteers have contributed over 15,000 working hours in disaster and non disaster response missions including in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.


PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights. We develop partnerships with these organizations to provide meaningful support designed to increase their skills, effectiveness and impact. Technology has rendered individuals more powerful than ever.


Info4disasters is a collective, made up of individuals and groups in place around the world, whose mission is to connect international and local relief agencies and real-time information to the people and places in a disaster situation, whether as a responder or a victim. We are dedicated to gathering, organizing, and providing public access to life-saving information and resources.


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