Seth Mazow from Interplast is live blogging from Ecuador

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jorge Palacios And A Resident Setting The Schedule Originally uploaded by interplast. Read his first post here. Seth is doing this so Interplast supporters can learn first-hand how the organization spends its money. Stop by, read the post, ask questions, etc

Volunteer with Shunku Llacta and Visit the Rainforests of Ecuador

Have Fun - Do Good

In June 2005, my friend Abby Jaramillo, the Executive Director of Urban Sprouts , brought six international volunteers to two rural communities in the rainforests of Ecuador, Guayabillas and Santa Rosa, with the organization Shunku Llacta. The two communities are located in the rainforest of northwestern Ecuador and are so remote that they can't be reached by car. Ecuador volunteer rainforest artisan

Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box

AFP Blog

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? 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.

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Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Hot issue this week are the now four proposals on solving the problem of access to print by people with print disabilities globally: The TVI: the treaty sponsored originally by the World Blind Union and supported at WIPO by Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico. [I

The Power of Thank You Letters

Connection Cafe

It reminded me of an experience I had when I was a high-schooler raising money for a community service trip to Ecuador with Amigos de las Americas. Author: Jonathan Weldon. There have been a number of posts recently about the power and importance of donor thank you letters.

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Copyright treaty in Geneva Advances!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay joined together to propose that WIPO consider this treaty. Lots of excitement recently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization. We've been supportive of an effort by the World Blind Union to get an international treaty in place that sets up a global system much like the one we have today in the United States. I was part of an expert panel that drafted the original proposed treaty.

Breaking News on the Global Treaty from Kareem Dale

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We look forward to discussing a wide range of solutions and proposals at the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, including the proposal put forward by Brazil, Ecuador, and Paraguay Relating to Limitations and Exceptions: Treaty Proposed by the World Blind Union. Betsy Beaumon and I had the pleasure to meet today with Kareem Dale, the special assistant to the president for disability policy.

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NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers?

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Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This was first introduced (to my knowledge) in the Stakeholder's Platform discussions, which were the quickly ginned-up alternative option created in response to the original introduction at WIPO of the Treaty for the Visually Impaired ("TVI") by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay (and now co-sponsored by Mexico). A hot topic at the SCCR20/WIPO discussions in Geneva on global access to materials by the print disabilities is the term "Trusted Intermediaries"("TIs").

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 8, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: Facebook: Explorando su potencial en las organizaciones. The Internet has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to online nonprofit tech education. Webinars? Check! Tutorials? You betcha! Blogs? Heck yeah! But what if you learn best face-to-face or with a group?

How to Turn Video Views Into Life-Saving Dollars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In places we assist, like Ecuador, less than 50 dollars keeps a person needing insulin alive for an entire year as it covers the transport cost for us to send the donated insulin.”. Note from Beth: On my way to Kenya for the Ushahidi Board meeting , so enjoy this post by Manny Hernandez.

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NetSquared Goes to 14NTC. And to Your Hometown too

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: Monthly Net2 Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in the actual physical real world.

Help a Friend Cross the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. You’re reading the TechSoup blog, so you’re probably already comfortable with using technology in your work.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. Our volunteer-run events are live, free, and held monthly.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: Monthly Net2 Meetup. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

You’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to help a specific group of women in Ecuador. Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in.

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2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/24 (2010 NTEN Membership!)

NTEN

You can learn more about Fundapi -- it helps if you can read Spanish -- and the work they're doing in Ecuador here. Second-to-last member prize today! That means we're giving out a complimentary 2010 Membership to one current member, as part of our NTEN Appreciation Month festivities.

How the Diabetes Hands Foundation uses YouTube to create awareness and funding

John Haydon

To give you an idea of the impact this can have, in places we assist, like Ecuador, less than 50 dollars keeps a person needing insulin alive for an entire year, so you can see how thousands of people can be saved simply by getting at least 100,000 people to watch the video.

NetSquared Gets Down to Business This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Actually, that headline is a lie. NetSquared is taking it easy this summer! There are just twenty events scheduled for August, but we’re deep in planning mode for a HUGE fall.

Member Round Up: We've got dancing babies!

NTEN

Teams in Croatia, Ecuador, Jordan, and the United States were awarded $75,000, software, cloud computing services, solution provider support, and access to other Microsoft resources. This week, our members are releasing new fundraising tools, hosting workshops, and even awarding grants.

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Your NetSquared organizers are gearing up for Social Media September , a month of social media for social good -themed events. We’ll be hosting social media surgeries for local nonprofits and community activists.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries.

NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

Tech Soup Blog

A total of 28 events were held in May in cities ranging from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Adelaide Australia. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. June already?

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

ecuador (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

ecuador (3). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Every month TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to over 50 cities.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

NetSquared in May: Get Face-to-Face with Your Nonprofit Peers

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: Net2 Guayaquil. NetSquared’s core objective is to get nonprofit techies and activists together in the same room. There’s a special magic that happens when we get face-to-face.

Net2Local November Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Tired of sitting in front of your computer all day? It’s time to get face-to-face with your nonprofit tech friends!

Together We're Stronger: NetSquared in June

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts.

An Interview with Lorene Straka, Joanna Eng, and Mari Velasco from the Idealist

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mari Velasco: I am originally from Ecuador and have two stories about connection. The other story is from another friend who is the executive director of a great NGO (Fundacion Futuro del Ecuador) that works with indigenous communities living on the highlands, helping them have access to decent health care system.

Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Every month NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: Net2 Guayaquil. If you want to learn how nonprofits can use technology to advance their mission and generally be more effective and efficient TechSoup has got you covered with their blog and webinars.

April NetSquared Events in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. NetSquared’s global network of volunteers will be organizing more than 30 events this April in communities as diverse as Mukono, Uganda; Wellington, New Zealand; and Boston, USA.

Keep your New Year's Resolution with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Now I’m no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year’s resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like “find a mentor” or “learn a new skill every month.” ” But following through on these plans can be difficult. We are, after all, in the second golden age of television ! Luckily for you NetSquared is here to keep you on track.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. (Please visit the site to view this video). NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared. I've just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin and I'm pumped!

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Group Monthly Meetup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

Daniel Ben-Horin on Campus Party

Tech Soup Blog

Since 1997, in Spain , Mexico , Brazil , Chile, Ecuador , Colombia - and soon in Peru - Paco and his team have been serving up their magic brew. TechSoup's founder and co-CEO Daniel Ben-Horin, took to the Huffington Post last week to talk about an innovative technology phenomenon that's growing around the globe and coming to the U.S. soon: Campus Party. Campus Party. is one of those names that doesn't translate perfectly. It's not a.

Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free and low-cost nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.