Community
November 20, 2018

How to Support Thorn on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner and we are in awe of the way our community has already begun building momentum for this global day of giving. Here’s how you can join in supporting Thorn on Tuesday, November 27th. Rally…
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Community
November 12, 2018

How to Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Thorn

Our team has been so inspired by the number of supporters fundraising for Thorn on Facebook. The best part is, Facebook does not charge nonprofits a fee for fundraising on their platform, so every dollar donated goes directly to supporting…
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Community
November 8, 2018

Angie Holbrook: Why I fundraise for Thorn

Thorn supporter Angie Holbrook spent five months this summer hiking the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada as a fundraiser. Our team has been so energized by her dedication that we’ve asked her to share the story…
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Community
November 6, 2018

Building a new definition of fundraising

People cringe when I tell them I’m a fundraiser. “I could never ask for money!” is a common response. In general, people treat fundraising like going to the dentist — they know it’s important, but they avoid it all costs.…
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Sextortion
October 25, 2018

Sextortion Survey Insights: The Latest from Survivors

In October 2017, Thorn launched a second wave of our sextortion survey to more closely examine the experiences of minors. A previous Thorn survey, found sextortion experiences to be diverse, but stem primarily from an aggrieved romantic partner or online…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the Field
August 9, 2018

Using Spotlight to investigate human trafficking

The following post was written by Kyle Woods and Kyle Hartsock, detectives inside the Ghost Unit, with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Through their work investigating human trafficking cases, they use Spotlight regularly to aid in investigations. We’ve asked them…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the Field
June 7, 2018

This is what human trafficking looks like.

The following post was written by Kyle Woods and Kyle Hartsock, detectives inside the Ghost Unit, with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Through their work investigating human trafficking cases, they use Spotlight regularly to aid in investigations. We’ve asked them…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the Field
April 24, 2018

Inside Human Trafficking Investigations

The following post was written by Matt Blumenthal, a sergeant with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Matt has been with the department for 23 years and is currently a supervisor at the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force. As…
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NewsTechnology For Good
March 8, 2018

Women Who Inspire Us to Be a Force For Good

We all find a way to get through the tough days, the rough patches, the I’m-not-doing-great-today days. And when we’re taking care of ourselves as we try to build the world we want to live in, we need something to…
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Technology For Good
March 7, 2018

What does it mean to protect innocence?

When I was in elementary school, we had our pictures taken. Not for picture day, but for ID cards for our parents in case we got lost. They took our fingerprints, wrote down our height, weight, eye and hair color.…
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