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. One can deduce that when people are able to access, share and create information, they are empowered to make the changes they would like to see in their own lives and communities.”

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Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's partner in Africa, SANGONeT , has compiled case studies and profiles of the South African nonprofits and charities they serve. The goal of these case studies is to raise awareness of the impact these nonprofits are making in South Africa.

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. To combat the Ebola epidemic in Africa, international aide workers looked for ways to educate the public about the virus.

Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response?( - Internet-based applications and services )

AFP Blog

Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response( - Internet-based applications and services ) : Innhold a- Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response o Michael Malakata 19.01.2012 kl 18:33 | Computerworld Zambia By providing access to a Web-based community mapping tool and data, World Bank and Google are aiming to improve the ability of African and other developing countries to monitor public services and respond to disasters

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How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

I've just returned from organizing an electronics recycling conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where I met Dr. Hylton Villet, the chairman of MyDigitalBridge in Namibia. Namibia is a medium-sized country that borders South Africa. How 4G Works in Africa.

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. Even better, I think these technology innovations are best done in close touch with the community. I was impressed with the ambition, scope and execution of these projects, and their potential to advance social justice and human rights in east Africa! There are so many exciting people and organizations to talk about!

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CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good. Within a short period, SocialCoding4Good has gone from a Labs pilot project to a growing community driving social impact.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, this type of community giving (known as Harambee in Kiswahili) usually goes towards individuals rather than organisations, common examples include medical bills, funeral costs & weddings.

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TweetsGiving: Show Your Gratitude With Epic Change

Amy Sample Ward

People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful Funds raised will go to support the work of Mama Lucy Kampton ( @MamaLucy ), a ChangeMaker who has transformed her community in Arusha, Tanzania through her school Shepherd’s Junior.

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Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa + Middle East. Africa + Middle East.

Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

Amy Sample Ward

are headed to Zambia to document a community who doesn’t have a school, in as close to real-time as possible. They plan to ask the community what they need and give them a platform to share their story with the world. You can ask members of the community questions via blog posts, @replies on Twitter and via email (zambia@learnasone.org). Follow along and connect with the community! This is the key question we will continually ask to every community we meet.

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Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. The link need to be like so: Africa.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Africa.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Africa.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Avi Kaplan, the Community and Events Director at Epic Change , to discuss the upcoming TweetsGiving campaign and events. and join the Epic Change Community online to receive continued updates on the project.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Avi Kaplan, the Community and Events Director at Epic Change , to discuss the upcoming TweetsGiving campaign and events. and join the Epic Change Community online to receive continued updates on the project.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! However, we aren't everywhere yet , so we're looking for community leaders to start new groups. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

We have groups in 24 countries, and last year, we held 835 events helping more than 12,000 nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. Every month, our global network of community organizers hosts Tech4Good events in more than 70 cities.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking. Africa. Africa.

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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know and I'll include you in the next community calendar. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Africa. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re holding monthly events that are gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar! The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re holding monthly events gathering the nonprofit technology community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Internet Safety for Community Groups. Africa.

Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa

Influence

This looks like a fascinating event to take place in South Africa this October: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy. I might suggest they add online community as a topic area, though this will undoubtedly be a thread throughout many of the discussions.

Social Media and Community-Building Tips from Not For Sale's Sarah Potts

Tech Soup Blog

Sarah Potts is the Community Manager at Not For Sale, and that is her challenge. She recently shared her social media and community-building wisdom at an event organized by the SF Tech4Good group and the San Francisco Online Community Meetup Group. Please listen to me.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community. Check out the [blog]([link] to get a taste of our grassroots community. * **Katharine Bierce** recorded her recent [tech and philanthropy panel]([link].

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Africa + Middle East.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Africa and Middle East.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Affect is a new community event highlighting the diversity of work and design behind social change. Alliance for Strong Families and Communities / Hollywood, CA / $1,000. If the charitable community is to thrive, we must explore the opportunities that wait at the edges of our sector.

A Powerful Experience in a Community Museum

Museum 2.0

It’s everything you’d expect from a tiny, community-built museum: a couple small rooms, a haphazard collection of objects, labels typed on printer paper and laminated or stuck to the wall. It was for their unique, small community.

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5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

Everyaction

Asylum Access focuses on refugees from Africa, Asia, and Latin America (the areas with most of the world’s refugees), and works to help refugees assert their rights in the present and transform systems for a safer and more just future. Their model of empowerment amplifies the voices of refugee communities, allowing them to act as their own champions.

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. 11:00 am Eastern Africa Time / 8:00 am Coordinated Universal Time.

I’m going to Rwanda

gokubi.com

He wants to answer the question: does cloud computing have a role in health systems in rural Africa? In time, I think Salesforce.com can be a boon in rural Africa, and I’m really interested to start the work to figure out if that time is now, soon, or farther down the road. I was floored by the outcomes they are getting, and the thoughtful design of the community health program. Tags: Africa CRM Technology

Social Actions Community Call, July 2009

Social Actions

On July 1, 2009, Social Actions convened a Community Conference Call. Peter and I can share some ideas that are already underway, but we also want this to be a reminder and an opportunity for truly community-sourcing that work going forward. So these conference calls for Social Actions’ community are just as much about listening to what each of you want to see Social Actions make possible for you. Below is the transcript from that discussion ~. Participants. Jason Mott.

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Making social impact: How nonprofit work taught me to look beyond the bottom line

ASU Lodestar Center

My journey began with a nonprofit called TechnoServe where I began utilizing my consulting skills as a volunteer consultant in East Africa. It is said to have the potential of feeding all of East Africa. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Blackberry Modem Mash « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « Blogging with Word2007 Networking with Sushi – Hamachi VPN » Blackberry Modem Mash I was recently doing some background research on the costs and affordability of using 3G for internet connectivity in South Africa. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. The goal is to create strong, self-sufficient communities of nonprofit technology professionals (and accidental techies too!). The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa.

Newly Released in English, español, français e português! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year the benchmarks are available for six regions: Africa. Please download the report and share with your communities. Now in its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report provides 100+ technology benchmarks NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kampala, Uganda The Sixth Africa Forum was the main reason for my Africa trip. The Africa Forum is the premier meeting of blindness groups across sub-Saharan Africa, and it’s held roughly every three years.

Great reads from around the web on January 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Chase Community Giving Contest Ends With Yet More Controversy – Beth's Blog: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change – Beth Kanter has an excellent post chronicling and compiling many posts and resources, as well as commentary and criticism surrounding the Chase Community Giving contest that just finished. "This I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Great reads from around the web on October 11th

Amy Sample Ward

One of the worst humanitarian crises continues to escalate in the Horn of Africa, where famine, war and drought are threatening 13M+ people. " roundup action activism advocacy bookmarks community government infographic innovation list marketing opensource politics postalicious report resources socialchange socialmedia twitterI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%).

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

Tech Soup Blog

How big is the NetSquared Local community? Johannesburg, South Africa. They collaborated with the TechSoup Global team to bring events into their communities. Ten Net2 groups held Digital Storytelling events in their community, with an estimated 360 attendees.