Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

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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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is an outrage that girls account for 74% of all new HIV infections among adolescents in Africa, and 40% of women on the continent suffer from anemia which results in 20% of maternal deaths. Their studies, work with technology, and their lives have been disrupted.

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What Advice Would You Give to Women in Africa About using Web2.0 Tools to Advance their Work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was a mentor on Ore's Blog Mentoring Project in Africa as Joitske Hulsebosch also writes about. I also had a chance to work with Ore through Nancy White and KM4DEV Technology Stewardship issue. s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). s Technology Empowerment Centre.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re a former grantee and we hope that our work and Gates funding priorities coincide again in the future. We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years advocating against cuts to the funding that supports our work, by pointing out how amazingly effective this funding is.

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.

Schwab Social Entrepreneurs Summit 2007

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Schwab Foundation board members Paolo Coehlo (the noted Brazilian author), Zanelle Mbeki (first lady of South Africa) and Hilde Schwab, the co-founder of the Schwab Foundation. She noted that Yunus worked for twenty years before anyone in the West noticed!

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

Have Fun - Do Good

Erickson founded FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment) in 2003 when she was a 20 year-old junior studying public policy at Stanford University. We work with about 60,000 refugees from across the continent. What's the path that brought you to this work?

The Faces of International Development

Influence

Empowerment is key. Closing speaker Michael Fairbanks (one of the unforgettable speakers of the event), raised some eyebrows but generated huge applause when he stressed introspection and the importance of stepping back and re-evaluating "who you want to be as an organization" and "really evaluating what worked (in terms of projects) and what did not, and why?". Next to me, two women were discussing women's rights, and another group was discussing water projects in Africa.

Girls' Night Out with a Twist: Dining for Women and the Power of Giving Circles

Have Fun - Do Good

Our conversation began with Marsha describing how Dining for Women works. It enables us as a group to make a large contribution to a grassroots organization that's doing high-impact work, and we get to have fun in the process. How is that working ?

Women's Global Green Action Network: An Interview with Melinda Kramer

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Melinda Kramer: Women's Global Green Action Network is an international organization that is linking and empowering women working in environmental sustainability around the world. We also take part in trainings that are relevant to most of their work.

Creating Markets for Fair Trade Gifts: An Interview with Priya Haji of World of Good

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Priya Haji This Christmas I bought a lot of my gifts from World of Good , a Bay Area company that creates opportunities for hundreds of artisan cooperatives around the world to share their work by serving as a bridge to the U.S. It doesn't work that way.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. A few different people and organizations are working on this.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

I've been working for Social Actions throughout the second half of 2008 - and I've been amazed and inspired by the various networks where you can make a difference online. A few different people and organizations are working on this.

Off the Mat, Into the World: An Interview with Seane Corn

Have Fun - Do Good

During our conversation, Seane talked about what inspired the creation of Off the Mat, Into the World, her trip to Cambodia, the connection between your inner work and your outer work, and the tools Off the Mat, Into the World uses to help people determine how they are being called to be of service.