Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , there are 6,500+ NGOs registered with the NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya. 1) From the outside, it appears that NGOs in Kenya do not have access to the traditional fundraising services that are so common here in the United States, such as a “Donate” page for processing credit cards and PayPal accounts. Traditionally, NGOs in Kenya have depended on outside support from grant makers and wealthy individuals.

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The Networked Nonprofit in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ushahidi Board Meeting at iHub in Kenya. I’ve just spent the last couple of days in Nairobi, Kenya because I’m a board member of an NGO based here, Ushahidi , an organization that builds tools for democratizing information and increasing transparency. Jessica Colaco places books in the iHub Community Library. The Networked Nonprofit In Kenya. All in all, I loved my time in Kenya.

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

Beth Kanter

In 2010, I had an opportunity to do a Networked Nonprofit workshop in Kenya. 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. Zawadi, now a Twitter influencer in Kenya and beyond, started the campaign on Twitter, while it was simultaneously launched on Biko’s blog.

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TechSoup Japan and Kenya Launch!

Tech Soup Blog

June marked the launch of two new international TechSoup partners: Japan and Kenya , bringing the total count of TechSoup Global Network partners to 24 (not including the original U.S. TechSoup Kenya is a collaborative effort by SANGONeT/NGO Pulse and Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN). Congratulations to all, and welcome to TechSoup Japan and TechSoup Kenya! Tags: Community Tech Centers Digital Divide Services Staff

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Inaugural Text Messaging Competition Selects Non-Profit Winners From Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Azerbaijan

AFP Blog

Inaugural Text Messaging Competition Selects Non-Profit Winners From Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Azerbaijan: "The inaugural nGOmobile competition ran for three months from October 2007, and was aimed exclusively at grassroots non-profit Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working for positive social and environmental change. Behind the scenes, these often unsung heroes of the NGO community

My Triple Ripple of Kindness: Helping Women in San Jose and Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I used my $100 check to purchase holiday gifts for Next Door Solutions, an agency here in Silicon Valley that safety for battered women and their children through emergency shelter; multiple points of entry for victims; individuals, system and institutional advocacy; crisis intervention; education for victims and the community. I used my $100 check to purchase beautiful ceramic beaded necklaces from Kazuri in Kenya.

Daproim and Steve Muthee, its founder

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As I noted in my first blog on my African trip, I was delighted with the entrepreneurial culture in Nairobi, Kenya. Steve especially noted the support he received from his mother, a farmer in rural Kenya, for keeping Daproim going until the business took off. social entrepreneurs Leila Janah Daproim impact sourcing Nairobi Muthee social enterprise samasource Kenya socent Bookshare

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Alison Lowndes: Helping to care for children in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She caught my attention because she founded an organization that works with orphaned and disabled children in Kenya. Having friends in Kenya, she came up with the idea to provide summer schools in Kenya. She chronicles the program's start up on her personal blog ) She shares why she started her NGO, "The economic situation is far worse in Kenya than China so volunteer teachers were the only option. Organizations in Kenya are carefully vetted.

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NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. Our chapter leaders believe that we can bridge the (nonprofit) digital divide by giving every community organization the tools and skills to accomplish its mission in the most efficient and effective way possible. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. Our chapter leaders believe that we can bridge the (nonprofit) digital divide by giving every community organization the tools and skills to accomplish its mission in the most efficient and effective way possible. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Kakamega, Kenya: Kakamega Maker Party.

Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. San Francisco, California: Marc Smith on Charting Connections in Your Community — SF Online Community Meetup. Busia, Kenya: Safer Internet 2016 — 9th February 2016. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries!

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Busia, Kenya: Net2Kenya Small Charity Week 2015. Busia, Kenya: Building for the Future with Appmakers — Mozilla Western Kenya Network — 2015.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Kisumu, Kenya: Social Media Week. If you’re holding monthly events that are gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar! North Richland Hills, Texas: Managing Your Biggest Asset: Relationships and Community Engagement. Busia, Kenya: Building for the Future with Appmaker-Mozilla Western Kenya Network. Busia, Kenya: Social Media Week Event.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? If you’re holding regular events gathering the #nptech community let me know and I’ll include you in the next community calendar! Busia, Kenya: Hackathon: -New Technologies and young talents-Kenya. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community. Melbourne, Australia: Using community radio and TV for social good.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

So far we've scheduled events in Kenya and Uganda, and will be adding more cities throughout the fall. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Mombasa­ Friday, October 9, 2015. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Kisumu.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! However, we aren't everywhere yet , so we're looking for community leaders to start new groups. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re holding monthly events gathering the nonprofit technology community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar. Internet Safety for Community Groups. Busia, Kenya. Maker Party Western Kenya. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming. Huddle up with your nonprofit technology colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community. Check out the [blog]([link] to get a taste of our grassroots community. * **Katharine Bierce** recorded her recent [tech and philanthropy panel]([link]. Every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 60 cities. Busia, Kenya: Stop Cyberbullying Day SCD 2016.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Check out the [blog]([link] to get a taste of our grassroots community. * **Katharine Bierce** recorded her recent [tech and philanthropy panel]([link]. Storytelling is our focus for May, but every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 50 cities.

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Are you ready to join a global, Storytelling conversation on Twitter at #Storymakers2014 spanning the globe from India, Libya, Kenya across Europe, Canada and the United States. With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. Kenya. Topic: Building Community with Digital Storytelling.

New Ideas at TED2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Idea Two: Disrupting the Prevention of Blindness in Rural Communities Andrew Bastawrous is an ophthalmologist and TED Fellow. He now lives in rural Kenya working on eye care. Andrew’s focus is on curing blindness: 80% of the people he sees in rural Kenya can have their blindness reversed. I explained Benetech’s efforts to grow the impact of our Bookshare library globally, specifically discussing partnerships with groups in India and Kenya.

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Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper

AFP Blog

Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper: "When Lola Lopez founded Aid in Motion, a Dubai-based NGO, last year to collect and donate clothes to poor rural communities in Kenya, Myanmar and Pakistan, she needed help. She turned to Facebook, where she created a group called Volunteer in Dubai, hoping to get a handful of interested people. Before she knew it, 3,000 volunteers had.

Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box

AFP Blog

It’s a suitcase stuffed with everything an economically marginalized community needs to host their very own TEDx event — a projector, an iPod preloaded with subtitled TED Talks, a sound system, camcorders to capture fresh talks, and a how-to guide. So far, boxes have been shipped to organizers in Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India and Pakistan — and counting Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box : What is a TEDx in a Box, you ask?

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Net Tuesdays around the world: 6 new groups!

Amy Sample Ward

Every month, the NetSquared community comes together offline in cities around the world at Net Tuesday events to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and collaborate. Nairobi, Kenya. There are two Net Tuesday groups where the local organizers have gone above and beyond to revamp the group, get it off the ground, and really create a vibrant focal point for the local community. Tags: community events net tuesday net2

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NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. The goal is to create strong, self-sufficient communities of nonprofit technology professionals (and accidental techies too!). NetSquared community in Austin for the 15NTC conference in March. International NetSquared group leaders will also get together for training throughout the year, with our first events already planned for the United Kingdom, Cameroon, and Kenya.

Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As I mentioned in my previous two blogs about my Africa trip of last July, I had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people and learning about numerous exciting, cool projects during that three week long visit to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. In addition to the human cost of the disease, its economic burden on the lives of individuals, families and communities is enormous.

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26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

2020 Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Report :: Download. 2020 Australian Communities Report :: Download. Published by Australian Communities. The research reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and digital marketing strategy.

Beth is coming to London…

Steve Bridger

It has long been a shared and heartfelt wish to bring Beth Kanter back to the UK, and so I’m over the moon that later this month Beth will be spending a couple of days on these shores on her way back home to California from Kenya (where she will be attending an Ushahidi board meeting and running a workshop , among other things).

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Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Nairobi, Kenya Next I headed to Nairobi, Kenya. My main commitment was to attend a conference in Uganda (described below in this blog post), but I figured if I was in east Africa, I should take the opportunity to first visit two key partners in Kenya (after having a coffee on Sunday with my cousin's daughter, an MIT grad working on analyzing traffic safety data gleaned from social media in Kenya).

Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Sharing Foundation started this Khmer Literacy program for young children of farm workers in Cambodia – that helped these children learn to read and write in their native language and enter school. I’ve followed Claire’s work in Kenya and her passion for literacy programs – and invited her to share her personal take on why this cause is so important. in Kenya with Mary, 10, circa 2006].

Dear COVID-19, I’m Breaking Up With You

Blue Fox

We must get up every day, lead our teams, take care of our families, and provide services and support to communities and people who rely on us. A Letter From Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan I’m over it. COVID-19. The deaths. The sickness. The fear. The grief. The politics. The injustice. The media. The government screw ups. The lockdowns. The conspiracy theories. The economy. The unemployment rate. The PPP. The food supply. The feeling of loneliness. The worry. About everything.

Great reads from around the web on May 19th

Amy Sample Ward

Over the past few weeks, we received over 250 applications from bloggers around the world – from California to Kenya, and from Mexico to Iraq. The three winning bloggers will accompany community workers as they distribute LifeStraw® Family water filters to almost a million households in Kakamega, Kenya." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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30 Days of NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Net2Local organizers hold regular events connecting the nonprofit and technology communities. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Monthly Meeting. Vancouver, Canada: Community Management Inside Out: Why culture matters. Kisumu, Kenya: Mozilla Make a Party Western Kenya joins together with Netsquared Kenya. Check out the blog to keep on top of the gossip from our community. What has NetSquared got planned for the next month?

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

But her experience and those of the residents in her community inspired her greatest work, A Raisin in the Sun , the first play written by an African American to be produced on Broadway. Wangari Maathai was a renowned environmental political activist in Kenya. Along with earning her PhD (she is credited as the first woman in East and Central Africa to do so), Maathai taught at the university level, worked in the Kenya government, and founded the Greenbelt Movement.

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

The real-time web has also revolutionized the way we support local communities in disaster. Ushahidi, an open source project originally deployed in Kenya to report post-election violence has since been downloaded and deployed for many other events and disasters, including Haiti, Chile, and Japan. Whether that “you” is the government, business, public services, other community members, or even philanthropists.

Samin Nosrat: Cook, Teacher, Writer, Accidental Activist

Have Fun - Do Good

Samin Nosrat Samin Nosrat creates community around food with her varied endeavors as a cook, teacher, writer, and accidental activist. You can connect with Kenya through CD Baby, Source Consulting Group , and Facebook. "I think as cooks there's something sort of innate in us that's about sharing and being generous and giving to people."

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Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

RSVP for a workshop in your closest city, join one of our Office 365 forums , or apply to become a NetSquared organizer and host your own workshop in your community. Nakuru, Kenya , November 4 with Mary Antonina. Malaba, Kenya , November 5 with David Wanga. Nairobi, Kenya , November 6 with Chrispine Okumu. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization?

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

We believe that NGOs learn best from each other, so NetSquared provides a platform where we can come together face to face to share technology tips and create a community of practice around tech for good. TechSoup will only be able to achieve our mission (which is to help you achieve your mission) when we're able to give you the tools, skills, and community to leverage technology effectively. Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Joins Mozilla Maker Party 2016.

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How Nonprofits Have Reframed Their Messaging in the Wake of COVID-19

Connection Cafe

They’re examples of what it means to be mission-driven: true helpers that provide support to some of our nation’s most vulnerable people and communities. Local communities were. As a national organization, it has just over 4,700 local clubs in nearly every community across the country.

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Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to over 50 cities. Kisumu, Kenya: Social Media Week. If there isn’t a NetSquared event planned for your community this September you can still join the conversation during our September 4th tweet chat. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community.

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

Connection Cafe

Over the hum of her café’s fuel-powered generator, Olutosin types, “Our center is the safest place for any woman to access the Internet in my community. There are digital literacy trainings for women springing up in Bangladesh, Internet cafés for women opening doors in Argentina, and women leaders in Kenya prototyping mobile apps that send out alerts if a woman’s safety is threatened. At World Pulse we trust that local women community leaders will reveal the way forward.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Busia, Kenya: Safer Internet Campaign: February 10th - March 25th. social media wordpress google adwords netsquared Community Tech Centers I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015.