First trip to China

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I'm now on my first-ever trip to mainland China, thanks to the Hadley School for the Blind twentieth anniversary of their China school. nonprofit to have a China branch, but truly amazing that it's been there for twenty years.

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Hadley China

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turns out to have had a major program in China for almost 20 years, and they have come up with a cool way to use the net. Hadley's international branch is located in Fuzhou, China. In 2005 the principal of Hadley-China, Rongqiang Xia, contacted Hadley students and staff who spoke native English to see if they would like to teach Chinese Hadley students English over the internet. it's the next morning in China.

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China Braille Press

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The China Braille Press was another impressive visit. Not only do they produce Braille in quantity, but the Press is also developing affordable technology for blind people such as screenreaders and talking ebook players.

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China Social Entrepreneurs

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One had to assume there's a lot going on in China, too, but it's hard to connect with. On my recent visit to Hong Kong, I was able to see the amount of excitement and interest in social entrepreneurism. I just received an update from KK Tse entitled The Most Inspiring Story from the Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, talking about 1KG More, a social enterprise that implemented Voluntourism: combining backpacking with delivering books and other gifts for rural Chinese children.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Hadley China!

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Celebrating 20 years is a big deal in China. nonprofit to have been in China for this length of time. A lot of this was celebrating the achievements of Mr. Xia Rongqiang (Chester), the founder and principal of Hadley China. We came to Fuzhou for a celebration.

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Understanding social media in China - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing

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Understanding social media in China - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing : Understanding social media in China The world’s largest social-media market is vastly different from its counterpart in the West. Yet the ingredients of a winning strategy are familiar

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Asian American Giving: Role of philanthropy in China

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Asian American Giving: Role of philanthropy in China: "I was twittering at Give2Asia's Investing in China Philanthropy Forum in Beijing last week. You can find the play-by-play details of the event here. I thought I would share some of the highlights from the tweets

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Cell Phone Literacy Ideas in China

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I just had a great meeting with Jenny Zhao where we talked about the cell phone industry in China. Jenny manages the China operations for a global cell phone technology company. Having the chance to talk to an expert like Jenny helped me understand the development environment, which cell phone capabilities are widespread in China as well as practical differences in the issues that would be facing us in a country like China.

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Benetech & Human Rights in China

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Mr. Global X (aka someone from the Skoll Foundation) mobile blogged me while I was talking to the Human Rights in China folks, Sharon Hom and Shirley Hom, who were honored as Laureates last night. The Tech Awards yesterday were a blast. The Mercury News ran a great story and quoted Peggy Gibbs, one of our execs: Old problems, new solutions : The Tech Museum Awards also provide a venue for many local foundations and non-profits to seek out new ideas and partners.

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime: "While the mainstream media scrambled to put up their “breaking news” headlines Robert Scoble alias Scobleizer, was early to tweet the news. Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

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Why Every Organization Needs a China Strategy

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China is in the news a lot these days. Having spent the last year living in China, my view is that the “China story” is, in fact, under-reported. Is China’s progress over-reported?

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NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? - BusinessWeek

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NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? BusinessWeek: "At the Consumer Electronic Show this week, the One Laptop Per Child foundation was supposed to make two announcements—the number of computers it sold under the Give One, Get One holiday program and a new olpc machine made jointly with Intel. But now Intel has pulled out or been pushed out of the.

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NpTech in China? Can you help?

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Development Institute in Beijing, China. of NPOs in China is far behind with foreign countries, but we can keep up in IT. difference in China. A few weeks ago I received an email from Jerry Hu introducing me to the Fuping. The organization works on poverty. alleviation and sustainable development through activities in five main fields. of work: establishment of civil society, corporate social responsibility and.

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Fuzhou to Beijing

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After a wonderful final banquet with our Hadley China hosts, we got up early to head to Beijing. The first disability group we visited was the China Disabled Persons' Federation , which is the main national group.

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Beijing School for the Blind

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Like many of the agencies we visited, China is also experiencing a significant increase in kids with multiple disabilities. After working our way across China, it finally got to be our final weekend, and we were able to troop off and visit the forbidden city and the Great Wall.

Fuzhou

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My first stop in mainland China is Fuzhou - 禝州 , the capital of Fujian Province. In addition to the products and brands I knew, there were quite a number of China-specific brands (like 361 degrees and Sept Wolves).

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Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

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The pilot said it was a regulation of the local aviation regulator (unclear if he meant Hong Kong or China). But, Rami was on a flight two hours later on China Eastern Airlines, which apparently doesn't have the same rulebook as Dragonair did!

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Ebola fundraising appeal sets record for most individual online donations | Guinness World Records

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Organised by instant messenger service Tencent QQ alongside the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the United Nations World Food Programme, the charity drive received 105,803 individual pledges on 23 December last year." ''via Blog this''.

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Chinese Users Flock to Social Nets: 90 Million for Kaixin001, 40 Million for Weibo ? TWTRCON

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Chinese Users Flock to Social Nets: 90 Million for Kaixin001, 40 Million for Weibo  TWTRCON: "Facebook and Twitter are banned in China, but the country’s home-grown social networks are seeing significant adoption rates among the country’s 420 million netizens, according to this article in The Times of India

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Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

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Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

Demystifying social media - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing

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After all, if Facebook users constituted a country, it would be the world’s third largest, behind China and India. Demystifying social media - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing : Executives certainly know what social media is. Executives can even claim to know what makes social media so potent: its ability to amplify word-of-mouth effects. Yet the vast majority of executives have no idea how to harness social media’s power.

Miradi all over the world!

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And, we're getting reports from all over the world of Miradi being used in countries like Indonesia and China, among many others. It's easy to forget how technology spreads. I just heard about the use of Miradi and the Open Standards in the Axios Delta in Greece. They have just released their management plan (in English). What a thrill to see our software used to figure out how to conserve an exciting nature area I've only just now learned about!

Spam of the Day: So and so wants to connect on LinkedIn

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Out of curiosity I looked into those domains and they were both licensed by someone in China using the same hotmail address. It was only a matter of time. I've started receiving phishing messages that look like LinkedIn connection requests. So far the text has been identical.

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12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

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4) China currently has the highest population in the world, however, by 2050 India will be the most populated country at 1,676 million (compared to China’s 1,387 million).

Nonprofits of the Month :: July 2010 :: Peak Water

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Photo Credit: National Geographic :: Waiting for Water, China. Villagers queue for a chance to fill containers with fresh drinking water, delivered by truck to the dry villages of south China’s Guangdong Province.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018

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1 in 3 use WeChat Pay in China. As personal computers, smartphones, and the Internet of Things evolve, so must your nonprofit.

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The Mother of All Infographics

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22% from china, and 12% from the UK. Infographics are like eye candy. They can be visually stunning to look at while telling an important story framed around data. If done right, they can also be a fantastic marketing tool to reach your target audiences.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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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. Reporters Without Borders is asking China to do nine things before the Games start: "1.

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Excellent Use of Video in A Personal Fundraising Campaign

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Robert Thompson, an American musician who lives in China, went out and bought a water buffalo and presented it to a poor family in China. He documented it on film several versions are available, including a higher quality quicktime - The Water Buffalo Movie. It is a terrific example of story telling and use of video as tool to support a personal fundraising campaign.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Eight Western brands running cool campaigns on China’s WeChat In spite of the above article, there are still some Western brands running great campaigns on WeChat.

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5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written several books including: A Path Appears, Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009.

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

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And even though Bao Bao is now back in China , her brother and parents (also Giant Pandas) are still the Zoo's main attraction here in DC. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! The Dabney.

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A Simple Way to Add to Your Donations with AmazonSmile

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11 for Singles Day in China). Chances are if the day has a special moniker, Americans like to spend money on it. Black Friday. Shop Local Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. The weeks following Thanksgiving are a period when money flows like a river.

Olympic Protest Campaigns: Which is More Effective?

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The Olympics open today in China to a multitude of emotions, including anger from Tibetan, Darfurian, and Burmese human rights activists about China's role in the conflicts in these countries. To protest China's financial support of the genocide in Darfur, actress Mia Farrow is hosting a daily webcast report from a Darfurian refugee camp during the first week of the Olympics (August 8-15).

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Fuzhou School for the Blind

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We arrived in China just at the end of the Paralympics. After celebrating the big Hadley birthday, we got down to visiting several nonprofit organizations that assist the blind. Our first stop was the Fuzhou School for the Blind. When we arrived the students were gathered to greet us.

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Promise and Peril: Martus for Human Rights in Burma

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ND-Burma member groups regularly send observers, at great personal risk, across Burma’s borders with India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China. I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of our longtime Martus partners in Thailand, The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma ( ND-Burma ).

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Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

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From We Are Social Singapore. This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world.

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China and India were big topics of this Forum. China's social entrepreneurs are under-represented in Davos, probably because of the relatively tight control on such things in China.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Visual Content, The Seven-Point List, and Allyson Kapin Talks Crowdfunding.

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I haven’t seen anything like it since the Women’s World Cup Finals in 1999, when the US beat China in penalty kicks and my parents’ living room erupted with the screams of 20+ miniature, wannabe Mia Hamms and Brandi Chastains.