Giving Trends in Brazil: How Crowdfunding & Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Nonprofit Sector

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According to the Institute of Applied Economic Research , there are 820,000 existing NGOs, also know as ONGs (organizaciónes no gubernamentales), in Brazil. What would you like the world to know about NGOs and fundraising in Brazil? 11% of donors in Brazil give tribute gifts.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

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Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil. Back to School in Brazil. They’re now to the point where each student has access to an individual computer workstation during classes.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil. Back to School in Brazil. They’re now to the point where each student has access to an individual computer workstation during classes.

A View of the Cloud from Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but the cost of broadband Internet is hobbling cloud adoption in the region. We discussed cloud adoption in Brazil's NGO sector with Valter Cegal of TechSoup Brasil. in Brazil. is four times higher than in Brazil.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities. Through negotiations, four competing proposals have been merged into a single document supported in June by the Latin Americans (led by Brazil), the U.S., Answer: Many Americans want to access materials from other countries, both in English and many other languages, for education, employment and cultural reasons.

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

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Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. These partners include the Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille (NLB), the Hoerbuecherei des OSBV Talking Book Library in Austria, and the Dorina Nowill Foundation in Brazil.? This is the area’s very first library and we are told that the kids there very happy to have access to these books.

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

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Technology currently serves privileged groups through tools that provide access to education, literacy, health, and justice. Canadians with disabilities will now have access to Bookshare through their public libraries and the Canadian National Institute of the Blind.

Which countries use the internet the most? - Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

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And, as to be expected, the bulk of the Internet addiction comes from countries with younger populations with greater access to technology. “In In countries such as Brazil and Nigeria, with younger populations and solid smartphone penetration, two-thirds of respondents say they are continuously connected,” according to the report. Which countries use the internet the most? Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum : "A study by consulting firm A.T.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

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We believe that print disabled people should be able to buy accessible books at the same time and at the same price as nondisabled people. But, we’re not willing to lose the copyright exemption and let down the next two or three generations of print disabled people during the transition to equal access nirvana! The hot topic was the proposal made by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay, for a global treaty (a treaty for which I was part of the expert drafting team).

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

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Hot issue this week are the now four proposals on solving the problem of access to print by people with print disabilities globally: The TVI: the treaty sponsored originally by the World Blind Union and supported at WIPO by Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico. [I

Breaking News on the Global Treaty from Kareem Dale

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The following is the email I received from Kareem Dale in its entirety (and I have his permission to distribute it): Access to information and ideas is essential for personal and professional growth and full engagement in a democratic society. But engagement can be severely limited when information is not available in accessible formats. We are committed to furthering international efforts to enhance the access to copyrighted materials.

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12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Mission: To improve access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India. Brazil. Mission: To promote the right to education and to preserve the environment and cultural heritage of Brazil.

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Copyright treaty in Geneva Advances!

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Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay joined together to propose that WIPO consider this treaty. During the meeting in Geneva, there was worrisome rhetoric coming from the advocacy community, like the Boing Boing post USA, Canada and the EU attempt to kill treaty to protect blind people's access to written material. Lots of excitement recently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

The encryption, known as end-to-end encryption , will be applied to photos, videos and group text messages sent among people in more than 50 languages across the world, including India, Brazil and Europe. We’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog!

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Bookshare without Borders: #2/3

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Penguin, he points out, is a growing power in China, India and Brazil, while Random House is pervasive across Spanish-speaking Latin America. Our goal is to provide accessible books to many more people worldwide, rather than make the maximum financial return. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our great win on the path towards meeting the accessibility challenge with a growing collection of accessible Spanish-language titles.

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Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

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A hot topic at the SCCR20/WIPO discussions in Geneva on global access to materials by the print disabilities is the term "Trusted Intermediaries"("TIs"). This was first introduced (to my knowledge) in the Stakeholder's Platform discussions, which were the quickly ginned-up alternative option created in response to the original introduction at WIPO of the Treaty for the Visually Impaired ("TVI") by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay (and now co-sponsored by Mexico).

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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First, Bookshare has more than 200,000 accessible titles in English available to blind people in Africa. The chief negotiators of the Treaty for India (GR Raghavender), Brazil (Kenneth Nobrega), and of course Nigeria (Ruth) all participated.

Tutoring Jobs

SocialFish

The non-English speaking countries such as China, Japan, Spain, Brazil, etc., If you have some spare time and have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, then, this is a good option for you.

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Daniel Ben-Horin on Campus Party

Tech Soup Blog

Since 1997, in Spain , Mexico , Brazil , Chile, Ecuador , Colombia - and soon in Peru - Paco and his team have been serving up their magic brew. Campus Party Brazil in February, 2012 is already sold out - 7,000 Campuseros. all, access to the considerable skills and talents of the Campuseros, brought to bear on implementing their solutions.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just returned from Brazil yesterday: an exciting and meaningful trip that I'll talk about more later, I hope. Our meeting goal is discussing how to implement the global library for the disabled and share the efforts for accessibility across the sector. His main answer was trying to align the interests of disabled users with the mainstream so that they could afford the standard products (high volume implies low prices implies reasonable accessibility).

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One week to go: 2015 NTEN Challenge update

NTEN

There''s just one week left in 2014 and we need all of the help we can get to start next year on the right (and well-funded) foot to support scholarships, membership and program accessibility, and the quality content that makes this such an amazing community. It was also fun to have João Paulo Vergueiro sharing how Brazil was joining the Giving Tuesday celebration.

The Impact of Your Donation: Ivana Braga, 14NTC Scholarship Recipient, Shares

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Last year, NTEN Community Champions helped to raise over $36,000 to support the NTEN Community Challenge , which enhanced NTEN''s program accessibility, including sending over 50 people to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) and the 2014 Leading Change Summit (14LCS) with scholarships.

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Posts from the Skoll World Forum

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Ann Cotton talked about why it is so crucial for girls to have access to education, and I learned even more about her drive for girls education in Africa. I have been blogging for Social Edge this week, and have grouped together several of my blogs from there for the Beneblog!

Online Jobs for College Students

SocialFish

Additionally, the non-English speaking countries such as China, Japan, Spain, Brazil, etc., You will then be required to create your portal on the website so that you can have access to all the jobs advertised. Writer Access. Oh, College! Who doesn’t love it?

Guest Post by Stephanie McAuliffe: 15andcounting.org

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15andCounting is a campaign to demand better access to sexual health services and education for everyone, regardless of your age, gender or where you live. Its fun to look at the petition and see people signed up from Djibouti to Brazil There is a cell phone component to the campaign that has caused it to really take off in South Africa. . International Planned Parenthood Federation has an office on an alley in the Bermondsey section of London.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

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It was a quintessential Davos moment that drives home the accessibility of world and corporate leaders to each other and to social entrepreneurs, religious figures, artists, and the leaders of non-governmental organisations and trade unions. We also agreed that we had to work harder at delivering our core common message that disadvantaged communities globally need much more than charitable handouts, they need access to the tools to help themselves.

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Floss Manuals and Open Source Video Editing Tools

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He's over in Thailand now, but was glad to see he had Internet access - looks like free wifi too. The developer livers in Brazil. David Saski from Global Voices and who is running the Rising Voices project will also be at the Cambodia Bloggers Summit in Phnom Penh next week.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Empowering Cameroonians to Accelerate Open Data, Open Access, and Open Education. Porto Alegre, Brazil: Evento De Design De Aplicativos Para Celular. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners.

Microsoft YouthSpark: A New Chapter in Citizenship at Microsoft

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than ever have access to education, but too many drop out of school or. In Brazil, approximately 40% of firms have difficulty finding qualified staff to fill vacancies due to low quality education. are engaged in the agricultural sector where jobs are seasonal and offer no protections or access to safety nets. increasing technology access, although that is still critically. We will help young people access a wide range of.

So, You Want to Host a Change the Web Event

Social Actions

Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge is inspiring events around the globe - from Montreal, to Brazil, to London. Accessibility (transportation and special needs).

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

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VietNet-ICT’s vision is to narrow the digital divide by providing ICT access to poor people in Vietnam. All people deserve equal access to opportunities. Indonesia has the world’s second highest level of biodiversity (after Brazil).

Nonprofit Technology News for June 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The leaders in adoption are China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Brazil, and Mexico. Get ready for Internet-connected smart devices that you’ll wear on your wrist or face or access in your car in 2014.

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

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Any woman who is just coming on from Kashmir has access to some kind of connectivity to either an Internet cafe, or a cell phone, or a computer at her work. They came from the favelas of Brazil, from Alaska, from the Bronx, immigrant women from the Bronx. It's just accessible.

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Beaconfire Shines Even More Brightly | Beaconfire Wire

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Kesah recently returned from a six week trip to Brazil, where she traveled all around the country and was even able to be in Rio for Carnivale. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Fair Trade Certified: An Interview with Paul Rice of TransFair USA

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PR: I was in Brazil a few months ago, and in this village in Brazil there are about eighty or ninety families that are all very small coffee growers. It's about three hundred dollars a year to send a kid to high school in this region of Brazil.

Beaconfire Survey: Green Computing | Beaconfire Wire

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John Brian, Marketing Consultant : This question actually came up as a result of an article about how a Second Life person uses as much energy as a resident of Brazil. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Presenting Multilingual Content | Beaconfire Wire

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You want to make sure that the content is represented accurately and is accessible. The client wondered how to present the information in an accessible and useful way to their users. What flag would you use to represent Portuguese language content – Portugal or Brazil? Share and Enjoy: Categories: Accessibility , Information Architecture , Usability , Web Design.

Solutionary Women: Anna Lappé of Grub

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We really like the idea that this food we're talking about isn't precious, and it's food that should be accessible to everybody. we all shouldn't have access to this food.

Big Vision Podcast: Interview with llyse Hogue Rainforest Action Network

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The newest Big Vision podcast is up , and it is an interview with Ilyse Hogue, the Global Finance Campaign Director for the Rainforest Action Network and one of the founders of SmartMeme , a non-profit collective of long term organizers, strategists, trainers and communications professionals.