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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Zawadi shared her most recent crowdfunding campaign, probably one of the most successful in Kenya, raising over $71,000 in a couple of days, to help a 24 year old brain cancer patient Emmanuel Otieno (pictured above and known as Jadudi) to get surgery in India.

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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.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

We have groups in 20 countries, and last year we held 600+ events helping 17,000+ nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. And if there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start one. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa + Middle East. Africa + Middle East.

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. In Peru, the group explored how Azure can help NGOs and in Tanzania , people learned about the concept of cloud productivity services. The link need to be like so: Africa.

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! As an engineer who has been working on social good for over twenty years, and felt pretty lonely the first ten or so, it's exciting to run into an organization that has many engineers in the field (in Africa), and tens of thousands of members around Canada! social entrepreneurs Canada students Ottawa Africa technology engineering failure Social innovation EWB

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.

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

To do so, we definitely need your help. To help now, please use the Donate Form on Benetech''s website and give whatever you can. Human Rights Our Human Rights Program continues to focus on helping activists and journalists securely document the stories of human rights abuses worldwide.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

You can help your tech-shy NGO friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa + Middle East. Africa + Middle East.

Some Africa Links

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Those of you who have been following me for a while have noticed that I've become interested in West Africa. Covering all of Africa isn't enough for this prolific writer. This blog helps us see the answer to that. IRIN News Africa.

Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is using mobile communication to help stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, sending out millions of text messages a month carrying health tips to the country’s residents, NPR reports." ''via Blog this''.

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.

Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims

AFP Blog

Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims: "n online crisis mapping tool initiated and operated by Kenyans has been assisting families and friends locate missing persons, following the horrendous earthquake that hit the Haitian capital three weeks ago.The online mapping tool — www.ushahidi.com — is also being

Ramping up on Africa

gokubi.com

I wrote about how Africa has leapt back to the forefront of my mind , back to a position of prominence it held long ago. I have much to learn and catch up on as try to get reconnected to Africa. I’ve started connecting with interesting NGOs and entrepreneurs working in Africa. Through my contacts at work, I’ve been learning about some of the work being done in some of the countries in Africa. These conversations have been very interesting and helpful.

Online Donations Bring the Middle East and Africa Closer to American Donors | Wamda.com

AFP Blog

Online Donations Bring the Middle East and Africa Closer to American Donors | Wamda.com : The good news is this figure has also been steadily increasing in the last few years. such as the Middle East and Africa, could potentially benefit if the Internet can help bring international causes closer to American donors.

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. I dropped in on them because Kipp had been trained on our Martus human rights software years ago and had been helping human rights groups in the region with using Martus. Given the election violence of a few years ago, this is a major area of work in Kenya to help prevent a re-occurrence. There are so many exciting people and organizations to talk about!

How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

food aid played a big role in the destruction of Somalia couple of decades ago (helping lead to the continuing problems of today). Steve Cisler heard me mention this book recently and sent me a spot-on article from the Observer, How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa. One of the things I often talk about in my public speaking is the continuum that goes from pure profit orientation to pure charity.

Daily DoGooder: Help Us Save Lives in the Horn of Africa

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.Help Us Save Lives in the Horn of Africa | :30 UNICEF This new PSA, from UNICEF, is extremely timely and important right NOW! As you can see in the news this last weeks there is a severe hunger crisis facing children and women in the Horn of

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. You contribute to this campaign by sending unopened underwear packages to: MFFO Underwear For Africa 27943 Seco Canyon RD #533 Santa Clarita, CA 91350.

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.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bots can answer basic questions like “How can I learn more,” and offer a link to sign up for your nonprofit’s email newsletters or action alerts. More sophisticated bots can help educate and engage your supporters about your nonprofit’s issues, programs or services.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While NGOs worldwide will need to meet the needs of a surging youth population, simultaneously NGOs will be called upon to help serve the world’s elderly citizens. 5) Africa’s population will more than double to 2.6

The Power of Kawaii for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Power of Kawaii (a Japanese word meaning “cute”) can help nonprofit social media managers be more productive and also help counterbalance the flood of negative images that we are exposed to as a by-product of emerging ourselves into the 24/7 news cycle. Via Ape Action Africa.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. TARGET END LINKS ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe and Middle East. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America. Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! Africa.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Could Benefit From Virtual Reality Going Mainstream

NonProfit Hub

It also helps that the cost to produce virtual reality content is dropping, making the prospect more feasible. Give Detailed Explanations of How Nonprofits Help Others.

How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa

Tech Soup Blog

Two 14-year-old girls, one in the US and one in Malawi, had their lives changed when they joined forces to fight the AIDs epidemic in Africa. Darcy returned to Malawi a year later to figure out how to help the kids like Isaac. based NGO and Malawian NGO, Hope Endeavors needed help.

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. For Nonprofits in the Middle East and Africa: 1.

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TweetsGiving: Show Your Gratitude With Epic Change

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, funds from TweetsGiving helped build a classroom in Tanzania. Earlier this month, we interviewed Avi Kaplan from Epic Change, and asked him what they were up to in Africa: What are you up to right now in Africa? There’s just one week before TweetsGiving !

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is here to help you no matter how you prefer to learn. If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and the Middle East. Africa and the Middle East.

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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. The Africa map I referenced is just a simple -- but powerful -- infographic. "How could it take 32 hours to get from one city to another?"

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

We'd love to help you start a new meetup. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. TARGET END LINKS ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America. Africa and Middle East.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Epic Change is a US nonprofit dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs harness the power of their stories to create change in their communities. What are you up to right now in Africa? Tags: events interview africa epic change fundraising philanthropy tweetsgiving twitter

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Epic Change is a US nonprofit dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs harness the power of their stories to create change in their communities. What are you up to right now in Africa? Tags: events interview africa epic change fundraising philanthropy tweetsgiving twitter

Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The mission is to empower young women in East Africa to transform their lives by equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to find meaningful employment and launch ventures in the fastest growing sectors of the economy. Akilah workshop.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. TARGET END LINKS. ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America. Baltimore, Maryland: Fundraising Tech 101 and Tech Help/Consultations.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Baltimore, Maryland: WordPress 101 and Tech Help and Consultations. Africa and Middle East.

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. Noel is has a crowd funding campaign to help raise money to rebuild after the devastating fire.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and the Middle East. Africa and the Middle East. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media.