Using Technology to Build a More Accountable Bosnia and Herzegovina

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"), have risen as leaders in grassroots organizing and civic activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). was the pre-election campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006. are working on the creation of a safe, secure, healthy, efficient, and accountable society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, increasing civic participation and promoting a socially engaged culture by creating tools that promote government accountability. Darko Brkan is mobilizing Eastern Europe.

Hurricane Sandy Art Relief: An Interview with Elana Haviv

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She also pioneered art-based healing programs in post-war Bosnia. As some of you know, in addition to producing my own podcast, The Big Vision Podcast , I also produce the Arts and Healing Network's Podcast , where I recently interviewed Elana Haviv, the Founder and Executive Director of the Children's Movement for Creative Education (CMCE) about their Hurricane Sandy Art Relief Caravan Project which was featured in The Huffington Post article, Art Heals Heartache for Sandy Kids.

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12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Mission: To foster peace among young adults through the arts in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina. Unlike the.ORG domain which can be registered by any individual or brand (but mostly registered by nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits), the new.NGO and.ONG domains can only be registered by nonprofits, charities, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and ONGs (non-governmental organizations in a romance-based language ). Think about that for a second or two.

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Win 2 Tickets to the Global Fund for Women 20th Anniversary Gala

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Honorable President of Liberia, as well as women leaders from Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Liberia, Bosnia/Herzogovina and Egypt will be honored at the event. Many of you contacted me to say that you enjoyed my interview with Kavita Ramdas , the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women.

10NTC: Are Nonprofits the New International Correspondents?

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Roger told us about his job as a writer for Mercy Corps , where he's traveled to places like the Congo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and most recently Haiti, writing about the man-made and natural disasters that have struck those places and the accompanying relief efforts. This evening, I was happy to get away from the hotel for dinner in Atlanta's historic Grant Park neighborhood. Mercy Corps' Roger Burks had organized a dinner especially for writers and editors.

"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

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According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site , the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

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Although that plant was considered a model employer for refugees at the time, Jane met employees who included a former engineer from Iraq and a surgeon from Bosnia. Over 1.8 college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are unemployed or considerably underemployed despite having worked as engineers, doctors, scientists, accountants, and nonprofit professionals in their home countries.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Women for Women International

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Though many of the countries we work in are talked about in the news (DR Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan), some aren’t as well-known (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nigeria) and we often need to explain why operating in these countries is important. Organization: Women for Women International. Organization Size: Approximately 70 DC/stateside employees; more than 100 field staff employees in eight countries in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.

What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). The short, dark, last days of the year are a great time to reflect on your 2008 Activist Resolutions , and your favorite "social actions" of 2008. What did you do this year that you feel made a real impact?

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The Future of Fundraising, Part Two

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which means "enough," began online and moved offline to solidify a movement to create a better Bosnia and Herzegovina. TechSoup hosted its first ever Nonprofits Live. on the Future of Fundraising back in 2011. The episode examined some of the ways technology and social media can be harnessed to support causes. Only one year later, much has changed. Social media adoption continues to grow and technology becomes more accessible. The Growth in Smartphones and Social Media.

Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

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It includes personal testimonies, photographs, and artifacts. Another exhibit looks at past massacres in Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, The Holocaust, and other places of the world where genocide has taken place. As part of the ACE Leadership Training, we had several site visits to bring some of the real world into our discussions. The group visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Hackathons for Good: Techies, Thinkers, and Activists Unite

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Serbia) in partnership with TechSoup Global and Zasto ne (Bosnia and Herzegovina). When you hear the term "hackathon," you might imagine a group of coders getting together to break into a protected website or engaging in some other shady activity. In actuality, hackathons are events where ideas are hatched and technology needs are met — making them excellent opportunities for nonprofits, charities, and libraries!

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

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An organization dedicated to “never again” a genocide — such as those in Europe, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur — must raise awareness and advocate with as much energy as it raises money. Flickr Photo by Canolais. Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors Guest Post By Geri Stengel, Ventureneer. Note from Beth: We know that social media can bring in the small dollar donors, but what about larger gifts?

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others. Our country director in Bosnia was a survivor of the four-year siege of Sarajevo. I had never known about it, and that same month that I was taking a class about the Holocaust was when I learned about the concentration camps, and the rape camps in Bosnia. Then, I wanted to donate anything I could for women in Bosnia.

Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

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Our TechSoup Global partners there are also working hard on disaster relief in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia through the Community Boost r program and also a project called Mapa Poplava.

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Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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T he program works in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity. If not director of a school, I would like to be someone of importance, someone of value again.'"--Honorata (pictured left) about her experience with Women for Women International.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet. According to their site: "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded Beijing the 2008 Olympic Games in 2001, disregarding international criticism of China's human rights record. Both the IOC and the Chinese have argued that the Games will "improve human rights in China" and therefore Tibet.

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Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

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We are testing it out at hackathons this month in San Francisco and also in Sarajevo in Bosnia. As we hurtle toward the end of 2013, it’s time for an update of nonprofit technology trends and news!

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2013: Free WiFi in Forbes Magazine and Braille Phones

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Fundacja TechSoup in Poland, in a close partnership with Dokukino and other local organizations from the Western Balkans, has launched open challenges for the best technology-based social projects that address transparency and accountability issues in the the Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia. I posted some nonprofit technology trends and news late last month, but found some late breaking nptech news items I wanted to add.

Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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Later, they learned that it happened again and again – in the cases of Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda - and it was still happening but nobody was doing anything about it. This week's Solutionary Woman is 24-year-old Heddy Nam, the Associate to the Chief Operating Officer of Amnesty International USA and co-founder of Never Again , an international network of young people working for peace. Heddy also writes for the Global Youth Fund blog.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2013

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Fundacja TechSoup in Poland, in a close partnership with Dokukino and other local organizations from the Western Balkans, has launched open challenges for the best technology-based social projects that address transparency and accountability issues in the the Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia. It's time to catch up on some of the nonprofit technology trends and news once again.