It is that time of year when charitable giving is on most people’s minds. Of course, it is unfortunate that it is not on our minds all year. The Merlin Digital Asset Management System is used at several non-profit organizations and I would like to support our customers by highlighting the work they do.
We are fortunate to have some wonderful organizations using the MerlinOne DAM software. Select non-profit organizations are listed below with their mission statements.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need. Their vision is a world in which every child is ensured the right to survival, protection, development and participation. www.savethechildren.org . They have been a Merlin customer since 1996.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. www.worldvision.org . They have been a Merlin customer since 1996.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. www.habitat.org. They have been a Merlin user since 2000.
National Public Radio
The mission of NPR is to work in partnership with member stations to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, we produce, acquire, and distribute programming that meets the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression; we represent our members in matters of their mutual interest; and we provide satellite interconnection for the entire public radio system. www.npr.org . They have been a Merlin customer since 2009.
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. www.humanesociety.org. They have been a Merlin digital asset management and Trax assignment system user since 2008.
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers. www.one.org . They joined the MerlinOne family in 2010.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), headquartered in Chicago and Jerusalem, was founded in 1983 by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein with the vision of building bridges of cooperation between members of both faith communities and together supporting Israel and Jews in desperate need throughout the world. To date, IFCJ has raised two-thirds of a billion dollars to support programs aiding the sick, elderly, orphaned and at-risk populations in Israel, the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, India, Latin America and Arab countries. For more information about IFCJ programs and projects, visit www.ifcj.org. They joined the Merlin family in 2010.
At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at our disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services.Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill. You can find go to http://www.pih.org/ for more information. PIH joined the Merlin family in 2011.
Posted by Rande Simpson