News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Help Save Lives: How To Create A Fundraising Webpage Through CrowdRise


Want to rally your friends and family to support Direct Relief? Creating a fundraising webpage is an easy way to bring people together for a cause. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

1. Visit the CrowdRise website

2. Click on the “Fundraise for this Charity” button


3. Select “Start a new fundraiser”


4. Tell us about the fund

Fundraiser Title
Enter a descriptive name that will be used as the initial title for your fundraising web page. If you would like the funds you raise for Direct Relief to fund a specific program, make sure to mention that in the name (example: Johnson Family fundraiser for Maternal and Child Health). You can edit this later in the Champion Center.

Fundraising Goal
Entering a fundraising goal encourages people to give generously to your cause.

About Your Fundraiser
A short statement to display with the Fund Name allows you to add a few more details, if you choose. This is not required and can be edited later in the Champion Center.


5. Add a photo


6. In order to access, monitor and make edits to your fundraising page, sign up through Facebook or manually by entering:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Password


Once you have set up your account you will be able to email a link to your fundraising page to your friends and easily share on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The money you raise is automatically sent to Direct Relief so all you need to do is share your page and have fun while you do it!

For additional support, visit the CrowdRise Support Center or contact a representative via the Live Chat and Email.

If you have further questions about fundraising, please contact donations@directrelief.org.

Thank you for choosing to support Direct Relief. Happy fundraising!

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