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How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Mobile Commons

The SMS alerts remind people showing symptoms to seek treatment early, avoid physical contact with others, and cooperate with community health workers.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Disruption: Violates people’s expectations to change what they pay attention to. Which one would people likely donate to? Books

Engineers Without Borders Canada

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Hint to the profession: if you link engineering to helping people rather than gadgets, women seem to be more interested! Like Benetech, EWB started with a technology-centric focus and moved to realizing that system change and improving the lives of real people is the true way to do good with technology.

Charity Grants Can Help Tech Solve Social Ills In Africa - Ventures Africa

AFP Blog

Charity Grants Can Help Tech Solve Social Ills In Africa - Ventures Africa : Loren Treisman, trust executive for grant-making foundation Indigo Trust, believes that time has come for more charitable organisations to tap into technology to tackle social issues in Africa.

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We build our tech-for-good products and reach dollar-by-dollar, and therefore every gift makes a difference for the people we serve. Thank you!

Kipp and Philip of the Social Development Network in east Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've just ended an exciting three week long Africa trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. There are so many exciting people and organizations to talk about! One of the first areas was a budget tracking tools for Kenya, to make it easier for people to learn about budgeted amounts for their areas.

How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

and was completely surprised at how African projects like MyDigitalBridge are getting low-cost Internet to low-income people in a mostly rural country.

Underwear for Africa and Reclaiming A September 11th Birthday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mothers for Africa is running an underwear donation drive. They will then distribute them throughout Africa. and young adult???s

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire

AFP Blog

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire:"In a sign that the medium is maturing, Were said that many of the sites saw a surge in traffic from in Kenya in the days after the plane crash.“More

E-Shop Africa

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Traditional African craftsmen are starting to sell their crafts to collectors on the other side of the globe thanks to E-Shop Africa. But, unlikely as online coffin sales may seem, the site is specifically targeting people who want that kind of specialised and highly unusual product

Data Digest: Moneyball Giving, Data and Philanthropy, Data for Africa

Tech Soup Blog

The rational for "seeing data as a state" rather than a donor in Africa to help answer policymakers questions is also explained.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Chicago, Illinois: " Weeving"­ Nonprofits, People, and Companies.

16 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nearly one in three (31.5%) people worldwide donated to charity in 2015 and one in four (24%) volunteered. Facebook Reach is at an all time low.

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Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations

Tech Soup Blog

European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations – presented by the South African Department of Science and Technology, as part of the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme , 31st May 2010. read more.

NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World

TechImpact

In places like rural Africa, reliable internet service is hard to come by. Blog Tech cloud cloud technology npCloud npTech

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Nonprofit Mapping 101: Use Maps to Tell Your Org's Stories

NTEN

One of the hardest things to describe about Africa is the sheer size of the place.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Yes, I could have used an online giving portal, but like most people, my smartphone is becoming central to my personal economics. UNICEF. 2.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people who want to use technology for good. The link need to be like so: Africa.

TweetsGiving: Show Your Gratitude With Epic Change

Amy Sample Ward

In honor of the people and things that make them grateful, guests will be invited to give to a common cause at events held across the globe.

#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Those people can provide “on-demand” help. In 2010, I had an opportunity to do a  Networked Nonprofit workshop in Kenya.

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So, You Want to Be like charity: water?

Connection Cafe

Yes, it’s extremely meaningful.  It’s meaningful because it’s something the majority of people can relate to and identify with. We

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

Uganda is no different except for one thing: its amazing NetSquared Regional Ambassador for East Africa, Robert Kibaya. What Is NetSquared?

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

See What's Out There

Here’s what you need to read: What Makes People Give? People figured that they worked, because — well, how could they not?

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful. How can people get involved? What is Epic Change?

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful. How can people get involved? What is Epic Change?

International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He says,”They are the friendliest, sweetest people you’ll ever meet.” March 8th is International Women’s Day.

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Rather than just telling people how the world needs to improve, the successful social entrepreneur demonstrates how to do it.

Why You Need to Game Your Supporters

NetWits

You might be proud of your custom Facebook page and how many people follow you on Twitter. This is a guest post by Jesse Noyes. Your turn.

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A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. TARGET END LINKS ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America.

Rwanda and Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

@ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning. Feed a child, feed a nation! V572VRhP. MIGEPROF (@MIGEPROF) March 13, 2012.

Skype: the Link Between the UK and Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

"Nevertheless, we know that at any one time we might have 600 or 700 people reliant on us. Images: Alongside Africa

Winning at Pinning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, in the villages of rural Africa where Camfed works, local community members play an essential role in helping girls succeed in school.

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What challenges do women who tech in Africa and Middle East face?  Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Their dashboard shows you how many people are using your hashtag on Twitter and Instagram and enables you to track trending hashtags.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Needless to say, I learned a lot! Most of the training days took place in rural Rwanda on Lake Muhazi – which was a beautiful place.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

FT.com / Weekend columnists / Tim Harford – Perhaps microfinance isn’t such a big deal after all – "Last December, I showed some unwitting prescience by worrying about a backlash against microfinance, the practice of providing small loans – or perhaps savings products or insurance – to poor people.

Results of the African E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference

Tech Soup Blog

A couple weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming e-waste and refurbishment standards conference in South Africa that I was co-organizing.

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was a little slice of heaven for someone who appreciates the value of people acting collectively and standing up to the bully of injustice.

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Can Members of Congress Keep Up with the Digital World?

Frogloop

One of the worst humanitarian crises continues to escalate in the Horn of Africa, where famine, war and drought are threatening 13M+ people.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Daniel Bekele ,  Africa Director. There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.