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.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Disruption: Violates people’s expectations to change what they pay attention to. Reward: Appeals to people’s motivations for an intrinsic or external reward.

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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! Like Benetech, EWB started with a technology-centric focus and moved to realizing that system change and improving the lives of real people is the true way to do good with technology. I'm leaving Ottawa today with optimism for the future, based on the incredible young people I met here!

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.”

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

From people in Latin America who face severe water scarcity to at-risk human rights defenders and students with disabilities, our users and their families are the ones who best convey the impact of our work.

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. There are so many exciting people and organizations to talk about! One of the first areas was a budget tracking tools for Kenya, to make it easier for people to learn about budgeted amounts for their areas. Huduma makes it easy for people to complain about social services delivery (like, I went to the clinic but they don't have the drug I need).

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.

Underwear for Africa and Reclaiming A September 11th Birthday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So many generous people donated, that I had enough to distribute some t-shirts to the kids at Roteang Orphanage, managed by the Sharing Foundation , including a foo-camp t-shirt donated by Tara Hunt for Pharoth. Mothers for Africa is running an underwear donation drive.

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire

AFP Blog

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire:"In a sign that the medium is maturing, Were said that many of the sites saw a surge in traffic from in Kenya in the days after the plane crash.“More More Kenyans are looking to blogs for news and information, like people do in the States,” said Were, who first began experimenting with blogs as a.

E-Shop Africa

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Traditional African craftsmen are starting to sell their crafts to collectors on the other side of the globe thanks to E-Shop Africa. But, unlikely as online coffin sales may seem, the site is specifically targeting people who want that kind of specialised and highly unusual product Here is a stunning example of how technology can bridge the digital divide and benefit traditional African artisans, struggling to exist.

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.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

3) People aged 60 and older make up 12.3% 5) Africa’s population will more than double to 2.6 Social good organizations will be crucial in advancing economic development throughout Africa to ensure its rising population has a better life than the generations before.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

More and more people are adopting social media messaging, including Facebook Messenger , to contact nonprofits with questions, comments, or requests. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

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. Chicago, Illinois: " Weeving"­ Nonprofits, People, and Companies.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Could Benefit From Virtual Reality Going Mainstream

NonProfit Hub

Some people think virtual reality could revolutionize the film industry in less than a decade. Many people are under the impression climate change won’t cause problems in their lifetimes, so they don’t feel compelled to take action to stop it. Make People More Empathetic.

Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations

Tech Soup Blog

European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations – presented by the South African Department of Science and Technology, as part of the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme , 31st May 2010. This week, several TechSoup Global staffers are participating in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from GuideStar International chair Buzz Schmidt.

NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World

TechImpact

In places like rural Africa, reliable internet service is hard to come by.

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15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Yes, I could have used an online giving portal, but like most people, my smartphone is becoming central to my personal economics. Africa Wildlife Foundation.

16 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nearly one in three (31.5%) people worldwide donated to charity in 2015 and one in four (24%) volunteered. It’s true that social media is in transition. Facebook Reach is at an all time low. Instagram has a new algorithm. Twitter is in flux.

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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.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful. Once the tweets of gratitude started to flow in we new we had identified a very powerful emotional chord with people. How can people get involved? What are you up to right now in Africa?

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful. Once the tweets of gratitude started to flow in we new we had identified a very powerful emotional chord with people. How can people get involved? What are you up to right now in Africa?

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

See What's Out There

Here’s what you need to read: What Makes People Give? This article is really about how some social scientists, economist types are looking at why people give. People figured that they worked, because — well, how could they not?

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

TechNow connects you with the resources, information and people your nonprofit needs to succeed! Meaning is the annual gathering for people who believe business can and must be a force for positive change in our dynamic and volatile world. South Africa / $250. South Africa.

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. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Africa and Middle East.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Otieno learned he needed a fourth surgery for his cancer, he reached out to Zawadi Nyong’o who was also an Africa Cancer Foundation volunteer. Those people can provide “on-demand” help.

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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?"

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and Middle East. Africa and Middle East. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories.

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

Uganda is no different except for one thing: its amazing NetSquared Regional Ambassador for East Africa, Robert Kibaya. As an unpaid volunteer, he organizes NetSquared in-person events where people from NGOs from all over the region come to talk shop and help each other.

Why You Need to Game Your Supporters

NetWits

You might be proud of your custom Facebook page and how many people follow you on Twitter. The United Nations Foundation made the massive health issue of malaria in Africa accessible with its easy-to-use Nothing But Nets game. This is a guest post by Jesse Noyes.

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Rwanda and Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the next two weeks, I will be sharing what I learn about the connections of networks, networked approaches, and social media for Women’s Rights NGOs in Africa. @ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning. Agnes Binagwaho (@agnesbinagwaho) April 30, 2012.

Winning at Pinning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While they are not the slick, product-placement-type images prevalent on Pinterest’s lifestyle boards, they are unique and compelling shots from the field, images that allow viewers to meet the real people Camfed supports and partners with, and see where they live, work and learn.

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What challenges do women who tech in Africa and Middle East face? Her vision to create an opportunity for these young people share their authentic voice about their work. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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. He says,”They are the friendliest, sweetest people you’ll ever meet.”

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

People attend NetSquared events to develop relationships and trust networks with fellow nonprofit techies. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. Africa.

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Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Rather than just telling people how the world needs to improve, the successful social entrepreneur demonstrates how to do it. If cost benchmarking doesn’t make sense (as in the field of human rights), can we dramatically change the way people operate in a given area?

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

FT.com / Weekend columnists / Tim Harford – Perhaps microfinance isn’t such a big deal after all – "Last December, I showed some unwitting prescience by worrying about a backlash against microfinance, the practice of providing small loans – or perhaps savings products or insurance – to poor people. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Skype: the Link Between the UK and Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

Alongside Africa is a tiny nonprofit: half a dozen people generally working from their homes in the UK to support an even smaller handful based across Uganda. "Nevertheless, we know that at any one time we might have 600 or 700 people reliant on us. Images: Alongside Afric

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. 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.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

More than 20 NetSquared-affiliated organizers will be at the conference — look for the people wearing NetSquared pins. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa and the Middle East. Africa and the Middle East.