How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Mobile Commons

To combat the Ebola epidemic in Africa, international aide workers looked for ways to educate the public about the virus. If you’d like to learn more about text messaging’s work in bringing important health information to local communities, please email us at sales@mobilecommons.com.

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Here’s what I learned: How did you get started working in the nonprofit sector?

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Blog for water and get to Africa

Amy Sample Ward

possibility to win $15,000 for your favorite charity that’s working in the front lines of the global water crisis. Tags: blogging campaigns africa bloggers campaign contest water

Engineers Without Borders Canada

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

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.

Ramping up on Africa

gokubi.com

A few weeks ago I felt a change in the force that drives me to do my work. 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. I’ve created a list of Africa-related Twitter accounts I follow.

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. Uchaguzi was a crowd-sourcing tool SODNET worked together with Ushahidi to deliver around the recent Kenyan referendum. Given the election violence of a few years ago, this is a major area of work in Kenya to help prevent a re-occurrence. 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!

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.

Africa Mentoring Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The idea for the project came from Nigerian blogger Ore Somolu who is presently working with a group of young women from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia on the Young Caucacus Women Project. Via Joitske , Nancy White , and Britt Bravo , I read about The African Mentoring Project , run by Ore Somolu from Nigeria and who I know from the Global s projects. I saw this while I was busy mentoring for the Young Caucasus Women Blogging Project.

Ways To Use Twitter Lists for Your Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He worked at Cern or the UN at the time and everyone wanted to view his public FTP folder - after all it was the "secret" folder.). For example, I was looking for a list of Twitter users from Africa - and after some conversation with Kabissa on Twitter, I found their lists.

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. tools and other ICTs to effectively develop and advance their work.

Breadline Africa's Blogger Bakeoff: Bake Bread, Give Dough

Have Fun - Do Good

Sign on up for Breadline Africa's Blogger Bakeoff , a year-long campaign (October 15, 2008-October 15, 2009) to raise 1 million dollars for Breadline Africa's projects by, "baking bread and giving dough." Here's how it works. Make a donation to Breadline Africa.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?

SocialFish

The Financial Crisis of 2008 made banking customers more aware of financial products, and much more wary that the bank may not work in their best interest. Culture That Works

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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.

How Online Work Can Save America

Tech Soup Blog

In GreenTech we've explored how telework, or working remotely via the Internet, is good for the environment and will likely change the modern office. In her piece How Online Work Can Save America , Leila Chirayath Janah talks about her work with Samasource , which employs people living in poverty in developing countries to do online "microwork" for companies like Ask.com and Intuit. I remain somewhat skeptical that online work will save America.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While anyone can message your nonprofit’s brand page 24/7, nonprofit staff don’t always work around the clock to respond. Woebot was built from the ground up based on AI software expertise, working with Stanford AI lab. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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.

Join Our 24-Hour Round-the-World Twitter Chat

Tech Soup Blog

On May 4, we and our partners from Australia to South Africa, Kenya to Warsaw, and Florida to San Francisco will host a 24-hour, around-the-world #Storymakers2016 Twitter chat. East Africa Time (11 a.m. SOUTH AFRICA. East Africa Time (11 a.m. West Africa Time (2 p.m.

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. This is the story of how a Michigan faith based organization called Hope Endeavors leads significant humanitarian work from a home office.(

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Not content to simply focus on "shiny tech," we'll explore what the true potential for social change is in each case, where community organizing work can be made more effective, and where it will have to push technology forward. The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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. Washington, DC: DC Action Work Night! Africa.

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. This is the story of how a Michigan faith based organization called Hope Endeavors leads significant humanitarian work from a home office.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Could Benefit From Virtual Reality Going Mainstream

NonProfit Hub

A nonprofit that works to help AIDS patients in Africa might produce a VR video that puts viewers in the position of one of the organization’s doctors and goes through a typical day in the doctor’s life, detailing how donations of certain amounts make specific things possible.

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.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Your great work will be validated, and you will be energized to move beyond current paradigms and find innovative ways to increase your impact. Affect is a new community event highlighting the diversity of work and design behind social change. South Africa / $250. South Africa.

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Published by Good Works. For Nonprofits in the Middle East and Africa: 1. The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Avi is just back from Tanzania where he and other Epic Change team members were working with the students in the classroom built with last year’s TweetsGiving proceeds. What are you up to right now in Africa? Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Avi is just back from Tanzania where he and other Epic Change team members were working with the students in the classroom built with last year’s TweetsGiving proceeds. What are you up to right now in Africa? Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

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.

The Link Between ICT and Science and Technology in Africa: Implications for Civil Society Organisations

Tech Soup Blog

European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology partnerships with Africa: Oppor tunities 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. That is one of the conclusions I drew from the Seminar on Science and technology partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations.

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. I worked with 39 young women between the ages of 18-30.

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Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I work as a trainer and capacity builder for nonprofits and technology and more lately social media and networked approaches. What challenges do women who tech in Africa and Middle East face? Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ever since I’ve kept in touch with her over Twitter. Zawadi has launched her own consulting firm and works with African nonprofits and social change activists on their social media and crowd funding campaigns.

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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. Atrisco, New Mexico: Working Group/Help Desk: Bring Your Projects and Tech Challenges.

IntraHealth International Launches OPEN Initiative to Improve Public Health in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

A couple weeks back, IntraHealth International — a supporter of TechSoup Global — launched a terrific new collaboration with great music artists, technologists, and health care workers in order to further benefit programs for urgent health needs in Africa. "If we invest in open source development training in Africa we will be supporting self-sufficient health professionals able to use technology and customize programs to address their critical health challenges.

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

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. Atrisco, New Mexico: Working Group and Help Desk: Bring Your Projects and Tech Challenges.

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. My organization, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization , is devoted to humanitarian work.

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. Tags: community digital learning africa education Steve Heyes, a colleague and founder of LearnAsOne , has just embarked on a great journey to Zambia and you’re invited! Steve and 3 self-funded volunteers (found for free via Google Grants!)

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa. The group will working together over the next three years, meeting regularly face-to-face in the different countries as well as work together online. For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa.