How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Mobile Commons

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017. TechSoup and the NetSquared meetups are here to help. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa.

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Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

The NetSquared organizers' events help TechSoup deliver on our shared mission of ensuring that civil society has the tools and skills necessary to use technology effectively. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Africa and Middle East.

Give up a Gift for Africa

SocialFish

I lived in Africa for three years, as a child, and I know from direct experience that we often forget the abundance we have here in the US. I sent my football shirts to Africa (yes, I was a tomboy for a while, who’d of thought it?) This is a guest post from Shelley Lawrence.

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. Children and Education.

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Globally, 1 in 3 girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and discrimination. Making it through both primary and secondary education is critical to girls being able to help break the cycle of poverty.

TED thought for Benetech: health care education material and Bookaccess

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She had been working in public health in Africa before heading to Stanford. I questioned her about how technology could help the health field, and she quickly came up with where she thought maximum leverage could be applied: helping those who are students in the health field get access to the content/textbooks they need. One of the main reasons for attending TED is to get new ideas for Benetech and for the Raising the Floor movement.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. South Africa / $250. South Africa. USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / $250. AIDF Africa Summit. AIDF Africa Summit.

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. Seeing Like a State in Africa: Data Needed.

Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

Amy Sample Ward

LearnAsOne is a charity that works with local partners and communities in Africa to fund schools and support their running costs. Just listening to the communities real educational needs and helping to provide the funds and training so they can meet them themselves. What I am most interested in with LearnAsOne’s trip and engagement in Zambia is testing the idea in practice of helping answer the needs of a community without directing or dictating the response.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2016 half a billion women still cannot read, 62 million girls are denied the right to education and 155 countries still have laws that differentiate between men and women. In 2015, Noel helped them to publish their mobile app, Women Fight Back , on the Google Play store.

Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We know that young people like Generation Z are future donors, so programs that help introduce philanthropy at a young age will a big pay off down the road. We organize educational talks, workshops, exhibitions and public performances.

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. We'd love to help you start a new meetup. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Africa and Middle East.

Winning at Pinning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As the Web & Social Media Manager for Camfed USA (The Campaign for Female Education) I am charged with expanding our online presence in new and innovative ways. Note from Beth: A few weeks ago, I asked folks on Facebook “ What Nonprofits Are Crushing It on Pinterest ?”

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Storymakers presents a unique opportunity to participate in storytelling education and capacity-building with a focus on using Adobe Spark to create social media graphics. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Africa and Middle East.

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. We'd love to help you start a new meetup. 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. Africa.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charlotte, A Young Teen, Helping To Save Horse Farm Through A Kick Starter Campaign. She is trying to raise money by selling one of her horses and crowdfunding money to help with her legal fees. Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1

Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

I stood in front of this classroom, thinking that I had paid $3,290 of my own money to share what I had (my education and passion) with a society that didn’t seem to care enough to repair a bench, despite having the materials to do so very, very close at hand. posted by.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We serve over 150,000 students with disabilities alone with free online services funded by the Department of Education (however, nothing contained in this post has anything to do with our funders). We develop free and open source software to help groups capture the stories of human rights abuse, and store and back them up securely in another country. We work in North Africa Latin America, Asia: most of the places where large scale human rights abuses are going on.

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Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Through adding accessibility features to ebooks that are critically needed by people with disabilities, and helpful to many other people, we envision a world where all commercial ebooks work effectively for the community we serve.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in 2012 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia and from those travel experiences three themes emerged that inspired the selection of this year’s nonprofits: 1) Women’s and girls empowerment; 2) Conservation of wildlife and wild lands; and 3) Access to medical care.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

These are events that pair up nonprofits with good ideas and volunteer techies who can help them realize them. Smartphone adoption in Africa is expected to roughly double in each of the next three years.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Consulted with some peer social entrepreneurs about whether we could help them with specific technology for their nonprofits. This time I had three agenda items for my conversations with congressional staff: Advocating for funding for special education.

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a serious issue for professionals here in the US, especially if they work in education or youth service nonprofits. In many places in the world, sharing everything online can be a life and death matter particularly for activists working in certain countries.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

While she may have had to lie about her age to get an education , Zora Neale Hurston went on to become one of the most prolific writers at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. Oh, and her work with her husband has helped to lay the groundwork for much of our understanding of modern science today - no big deal. Foundation for Women , B h Media , and the UN Foundation focus on elevating the voices of women and marginalized populations - help amplify their messages! she·ro (pl.

Making Giving Fun: Case Study from Oxfam

Amy Sample Ward

When you visit the Unwrapped Virtual Village, you are given three different villages to help: Hovering your mouse over one of the villages in the circles gives you a dexcription of what issues face that village and how you can help.

5 Things to Look Forward to at MCON 2015

NonProfit Hub

Since its founding, Fashion Project has expanded to serve over 500 nonprofits, helping provide valuable funding for disease research, humanitarian aid, sustainability initiatives and disaster relief.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. Need help finding the right WordPress plugin for your website? The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Africa.

Give a shirt: Changing slacktivists into activists

ASU Lodestar Center

You don’t have to physically help to help, you simply have to help spread the word, while exuding as little physical activity as humanly possible. But does that really help? posted by Cooper Nelson , Marketing Manager. DNA on a SHIRT.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

He enjoys writing and producing educational videos around the cloud to help people find the best cloud service for their needs. Image 1 : Africa Studio / Shutterstock. What can cloud computing do for nonprofits?

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Bridging the Opportunity Divide – Empowering Youth to Imagine and Realize their Futures

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The initiative brings together an array of existing, new and enhanced global programs and partnerships that connect young people with better education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

For example , if you are an organization working on public education policy changes, you probably recognize teachers as a core demographic to your work – both in supporting the changes you propose as well as helping identify the changes that can and should be made.

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5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” The following games are expanding the reach of various nonprofits and helping them connect with audiences in meaningful ways. Kennedy (EMK) Institute to support it in educating the public about U.S. Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

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. Seattle, Washington: Tech Education Resources for Nonprofits (Staff and Volunteers). Africa.

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

NTEN

It can justify the work that your organization is doing, help others understand why it is critical, and offer exciting new ways to motivate others to help solve the problems your organization is working on. One effective way to transform your data from an afterthought into a powerful communications product is through visualizations that help tell your story. Charity Water , an organization that raises money to build wells in Africa has learned the lesson.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We serve over 150,000 students with disabilities alone with free online services funded by the Department of Education (however, nothing contained in this post has anything to do with our funders). Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2014, it rang in the new year with a new series of its Internet data reports , which aggregate a range of statistics to help make some sense of what’s happening in terms of Internet usage around the globe. The platform helps integrate Kosovo into the digital landscape.

Mobile Trends Your Nonprofit Should Be Watching

Tech Soup Blog

Good thing this has proven false because tablets have contributed to advances in accessibility, early education, and closing the digital divide. Having some sort of mobile payment strategy can help you reach a wider donor audience.

Receiving the 2011 CASE Award for Enterprising Social Innovation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

CASE is a research and education center that promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the adaptation of business expertise.

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Influence

It can justify the work that your organization is doing, help others understand why it is critical, and offer exciting new ways to motivate others to help solve the problems your organization is working on. Data is the new black.