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Archive: 2017

2017: Year In Review

Posted by on December 27th, 2017

What a year this has been. Get an early look at what you accomplished, see what's coming down the pipe in 2018, and get involved these last few days of the year. 

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Last Chance To Give in 2017

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on December 26th, 2017

There's only a few days left of 2017 to give towards empowering the Sudanese people! Whether you are giving because you care or for tax purposes or both, now is the time to make your gift. Just make sure your gifts are made by 11:59PM on December 31!

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Yida Documentary Film Update

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

We know it's a been a while since we've given you an update on our next documentary film. Here's some news!

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How To Maximize Your Fundraising Page's Features To Drive Donations

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on December 19th, 2017

A fundraising resource for our peer-to-peer fundraisers. 

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December 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on December 15th, 2017

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom, the hospital, and your progress so far. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: December 1, 2017

Posted by on December 1st, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Giving Tuesday 2017 Results

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 29th, 2017

You brought the magic this #GivingTuesday! Here are your results.

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Welcome To #GivingTuesday 2017!

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 28th, 2017

Tuesday, Novemeber 28 is hands down one of the best days of the year to make a donation to our lifesaving programs in Sudan. Why? Because we put 100% of your gift towards the primary school we support in Yida Refugee Camp! 

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Tomorrow Is #GivingTuesday!

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 27th, 2017

Tomorrow, Novemeber 28 is hands down one of the best days of the year to make a donation to our lifesaving programs in Sudan. Why? Because we put 100% of your gift towards the primary school we support in Yida Refugee Camp! 

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Everything You Need To Know About #GivingTuesday

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

Giving Tuesday is next week! Here's everything you need to know. 

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Building A Global Movement: Our Next Big Step

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 16th, 2017

We've taken another important step forwards in our efforts to empower the Sudanese people through the building of a global movement. Learn more. 

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5 Reasons To Fundraise For Education in Sudan This Holiday Season

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 27th, 2017

November and December are the best months of the year to turn your fundraising commitment into a reality. Here's 5 reasons you should fundraise to empower the people of Sudan this holiday season. 

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Eden's Run 5K 2017 Results

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 26th, 2017

See all the results from the 8th annual Eden's Run 5K!

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UofM Students Lead Statewide EWGAPA Call-In Day

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 19th, 2017

Last week we partnered with a group of University of Memphis students who spent their Fall Break working with nonprofits. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: October 12, 2017

Posted by on October 12th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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September 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on September 26th, 2017

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom and your progress so far. 

Tags: Sudan, news, Heart of Nuba, get involved,
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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At University of Memphis Results

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit had another public showing! Here are the results. 

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Open Letter to Squire Patton Boggs Firm

Posted by on September 18th, 2017

We join 130 Sudanese, scholars, and human rights organizations in calling on Squire Patton Boggs to drop the Government of Sudan from their client list. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 7, 2017

Posted by on September 7th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Happy #901Day!

Posted by on September 1st, 2017

Learn more about one of our favorite days of the year

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Experience Yida at the University of Memphis

Posted by on August 30th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit is coming to the University of Memphis from September 11-15, 2017! Learn more and get involved.

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August 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by on August 18th, 2017

A brief update from our school in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 17, 2017

Posted by on August 17th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 3, 2017

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Behind The Making Of The Renewal

Posted by on August 1st, 2017

With every new campaign to raise support for the Sudanese people comes a new video. This is the story of how The Renewal was made. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 27, 2017

Posted by on July 27th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Good People Good Beer 2017 Results

Posted by on July 26th, 2017

Here are your results from Good People Good Beer 2017!

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 20, 2017

Posted by on July 20th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Good People Good Beer 2017 Final Details

Posted by on July 12th, 2017

Last minute details for our guests. 

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Weekly News Round From Sudan: July 6, 2017

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Sudan Sanctions: Publicly Reported Violations

Posted by on June 30th, 2017

On January 13, 2017, the Obama Administration announced that, over the preceding six months, the United States had been on a “comprehensive” five-track engagement plan with the Government of Sudan concerning the lifting of U.S. sanctions. Upon making this announcement, the U.S. Department of State claimed that the Government of Sudan had “made significant progress toward these goals, as well as new commitments." The Obama Administration immediately began a six-month process of lifting comprehensive U.S. sanctions on Sudan, set to end on July 12, 2017. This report highlights the Government of Sudan's severe violations of the sanctions-lifting agreement. 

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3 Ways To Support Refugees This World Refugee Day

Posted by on June 20th, 2017

This World Refugee Day, we are bringing you specific ways you can support Sudanese refugees. Learn more.

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Welcome To The Renewal!

Posted by on June 8th, 2017

A short message to our recurring donors about their new giving program. 

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What Is the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act?

Posted by on June 2nd, 2017

We recently launched a statewide campaign in our home state calling on Senator Corker to cosponsor new antigenocide legislation. Here's answers to your questions. 

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June 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by on June 1st, 2017

A brief update from our school in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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May 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

A brief update on your fundraising efforts for Mother of Mercy Hospital.

Tags: Sudan, news, Mother or Mercy, Heart of Nuba, fundraise, get involved,
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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 19, 2017

Posted by on May 19th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Org Support Statement For Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

Posted by on May 18th, 2017

This is a statement of support for the Elie Wiesel Act from dozens of recognized national and state-based nongovernmental organizations.

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Support Nuba Relief Missions Campaign

Posted by on May 12th, 2017

Since 2011 the government of Sudan has blocked humanitarian aid access into Sudan's Nuba Mountains. We're delivering relief to communities trapped on the frontlines despite the ban. Join us.

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Join The Endure Campaign

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

You saw the war through their eyes in Lost Generation of Sudan. This is where the rubber meets the road. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: May 11, 2017

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Redeemer Results

Posted by on May 10th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit had its first public showing. Here are the results. 

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Introducing The Yida Photography Exhibit

Posted by on April 27th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit examines the crisis in Sudan through the lives of those who have escaped. The 313 breathtaking images featured in this traveling exhibit are part of a collection of 4,535 photos taken in Yida Refugee Camp by Operation Broken Silence’s photographers. 

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Watch Live: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on Sudan Sanctions

Posted by on April 26th, 2017

Tune in today at 2:30PM ET for a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on the recent easing of sanctions on Sudan.

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Reaching Your Goal When Your Deadline Is Around The Corner

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

A brief overview of steps you can take to reach your fundraising goal before your deadline.

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How To Quickly Personalize Your Fundraising Page

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

Your online fundraising page is your most powerful fundraising tool. In this fundraising resource, we provide you with some tips to help you make your fundraising page an amazing experience for your donors!

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What To Do When People Commit To Giving But Don't

Posted by on April 24th, 2017

Sometimes fundraising doesn't go exactly as planned. Believe it or not, that's normal. Here's a few answers.

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Fundraising Campaign Tips

Posted by on April 24th, 2017

Once you’ve started your fundraising campaign, your creativity kicks in to achieve your goal. If you need some help getting started though, here are a few easy first steps.

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Create Your Own Compelling Fundraising Video

Posted by on April 24th, 2017

Creating your own compelling video and uploading it to your fundraising page puts a face to your goal, conveys your passion, and can help you reach your goal faster. 

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What To Do When Team Members Aren't Fundraising

Posted by on April 22nd, 2017

One of the most common issues fundraising team leaders run into is having a handful of fundraisers who start fundraising pages and then don't fundraise. In this fundraising resource, we provide some guidance on how to best overcome this issue. 

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How To Write A Donation Appeal Template

Posted by on April 21st, 2017

You are fundraising for peace and justice in Sudan. You know you are a leader for one of the most important causes of our time. There are lots of theories out there about how to best hit personalized fundraiisng goals, but your personalized fundraising appeal letter will be at the heart of everything you do. 

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Why Is No One Giving When I Share My Page On Social Media?

Posted by on April 21st, 2017

When and how to use social media in your fundraising strategy.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: April 13, 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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How To Start A Fundraising Team

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

Tired of fundraising by yourself? Here are some tips to help build up a team of fundraisers!

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4 Reasons To Get Your Good People Good Beer Tickets Now

Posted by on April 12th, 2017

July 15 we will come together and raise our glasses to the people of Sudan. You won't want to miss out. 

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How To Recruit A Recurring Donor

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on April 8th, 2017

Recurring donations are a great way to help you reach your fundraising goal! Here's spome tips on getting a few recurring donors on board!

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Apply For A Professional Fundraising Video

Posted by on April 5th, 2017

You've probably seen some of our fundraisers with some amazing looking videos and incredible amounts of money raised. Here's how you can get the same thing. 

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Watch Live: Lantos Commission Hearing on Sudan

Posted by on April 4th, 2017

Tune in today at 1:30PM ET for a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the recent easing of sanctions on Sudan and its effect on human rights.

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April 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by on April 4th, 2017

A brief update on how your fundraising and donations are supporting education efforts in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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How To Start A Matching Campaign

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017

One of the fastest ways to blow your fundraising goal out of the water is to match donations made to your campaign or find a donor to do it for you. Here's how it works.

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Fundraising From Year To Year

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017

If you fundraise for our lifesaving programs each year, here are some tips to build upon your previous successes and save you time. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 31, 2017

Posted by on March 31st, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Confusion Remains Concerning Easing of Sudan Sanctions

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

Months after the Obama Administration announced a process to begin lifting U.S. sanctions on Sudan, skepticism and confusion continues to grow.

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March 2017 Relief Mission

Posted by on March 29th, 2017

In March 2017, your donations were used to help bring over 22,000Ibs of Corn Soya Blend nutritive supplement to Nuba refugees in great need in Uganda. Learn more. 

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Go Behind The Yida Photography Exhibit

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit wasn't made overnight. It took thousands of travel miles, endless camera clicks, and the help of carpenters, graphic designers, companies, and donors to pull it off. 

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A Memphis Photographer Meets His Exhibit

Posted by on March 21st, 2017

Jacob Geyer is one of the brilliant photographers behind the Yida Photography Exhibit. Right before we began putting the exhibit together, Jake was in a car accident that broke his pelvis and put him temporarily in wheelchair. Last week he got to see his work for the first time. 

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Besieged: A 360° experience in Sudan’s Nuba Moutains

Posted by on March 20th, 2017

This 360ºfilm project was a collaboration between local Nuban organisations and foreign media.

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Jay Holcomb Center Results

Posted by on March 20th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at our offices in Memphis, TN for the first private showing! Here are the results.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 17, 2017

Posted by on March 17th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 10, 2017

Posted by on March 10th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 2, 2017

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At First Evangelical Church Results

Posted by on February 28th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, TN for the first public showing! Here are the results:

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Recurring Donor Update

Posted by on February 5th, 2017

This Spring we will be rolling out major updates to Civilian Protector, our recurring donor program. Here's what you need to know!

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: February 2, 2017

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Memphis, We Belong Here

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017

Our Recruitment Director's thoughts on the march for refugees and immigrants last night here in Memphis, TN. 

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3 Ways To Support Sudanese Refugees

Posted by on January 28th, 2017

The rights of refugees are under attack due to the Trump Administration's refugee ban. Here's what you can do about it.

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Decision To Lift Sudan Sanctions Is Premature

Posted by on January 15th, 2017

The surprise decision by the Obama administration to lift Sudan sanctions is neither based in the reality of the situation on the ground nor the historical context of how the Sudanese dictatorship operates. 

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