All Eyes on Egypt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tonight she tagged me in her Facebook post about how support Egyptians march tomorrow online and offline. Here’s the list: ONLINE activism: Tweet with the hashtag #Egypt to the top of the trends. Tag friends in Egypt, and those active in this movement in your posts/tweets to broaden impact. Make your profile picture something that shows support for those in Egypt (feel free to use the attached image). Add the hashtag #Egypt if not already applied.

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Standing up in Egypt : Want Change?

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is hard to watch but some of these clips show the incredible motivaiton and courage the people demonstrated to create the change in Egypt. Good Luck to all of them in brining about peace and a better life. Advocacy Strategy

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Charity website to increase visibility of small causes - Daily News Egypt

AFP Blog

Charity website to increase visibility of small causes - Daily News Egypt : Although there is a constant need for charitable giving, many small organisations struggle to get sufficient funds for their causes. A new website,, aims to solve this problem and increase the visibility of small charities to a wider audience

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Racing Through the Sahara for South African NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

As a sponsor of this fundraising run in cooperation with TechSoup Egypt and TechSoup Kenya , TechSoup Global is proud to support SANGONeT and the runners as they make their journey through the Sahara. Fundraising TechSoup SANGONet NGO South Arica TechSoup Egypt TechSoup Kenya nongovernmental organizationsPicture the scene…our heroes with pain coursing through their bodies and sweat dripping down their brows as they head toward the finish line.

Great reads from around the web on September 19th

Amy Sample Ward

The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Visualizing Prominent Information Flows during the Tunisia and Egypt Revolutions – This is a very cool visualization from danah boyd pulling together twitter accounts and displaying tweets, reactions, and much more. Too Many Messages and Only One Facebook Page: April 6th Movement in Post-Mubarak Egypt | technosociology – Check out this great guest post by Susannah Vila on the technosociology blog! "This

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Confessions in Cairo!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

05.23.06 | 51 No Comments [link] Confessions+in+Cairo%21%21%21 2006-05-23+19%3A53%3A39 Allan+Benamer Hi all, Stay tuned for some updates later this week on the state of non-profit technology here in Cairo, Egypt.

IT Recipe for the small non-profit | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

All of my experiences with the non-profits in Egypt reinforced some long-held notions I have about how small non-profits here in the US should deal with IT.

Building a Global Library

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A tech guy from Egypt was the standout moment for me so far. I was attending a session organized by the library association, IFLA, and he got up and talked about how Egypt does not have a culture of reading. His point was the 5 million Internet users in Egypt are the people who do read. Tunisia is very interesting this week!

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Journalists using social media in Egypt. Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York.

Multi-Country Rollout of Salesforce to Support Workforce Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Cloud 4 Good

After the first implementation with EFE-Jordan, Salesforce was gradually rolled out across EFE Affiliates in Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, and United Arab Emirates.

Spotlight on Social Media, Crowdsourced Translation, Egyptian Protests and Diplomacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

From Crisis Mapping Egypt: Collection of Maps. Julian’s take on the coverage: To be honest, so much of the rhetoric around the use of social media in Egypt and Tunisia makes me want to scream — folks act like these American tools just dropped from the sky like humanitarian food rations, set to save the people from their (American-supported, natch) dictators.

Free Webinar December 8: The Capital Campaign

Tech Soup Blog

In her sixteen years as a philanthropic consultant, she has managed capital campaigns; helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals; and has trained more than 15,000 professionals in Mexico, Canada, Egypt, and most of the fifty United States, in all aspects of development. Join GiftWorks and Linda Lysakowski on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. Eastern time for a free fundraising webinar.

Content Marketing: 15 Minutes on the Latest Lessons You Need To Know (Don’t Let the Bird Scare You)

Association TV

The earliest ads are traced back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Rome, where tavern owners and merchants put signs on the front of their establishments to let passersby know of the good stuff inside. How one giant bird taught Spanish to millions using the power of fear.

When Viral Campaigns Fail and Social Media Mobs Rule


First up Kenneth Cole - As the protests in Egypt were escalating, and #Egypt and #Cairo began trending on Twitter, Kenneth Cole tweeted: “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. When startups and corporations do good in the world, everyone loves them. But when their campaigns offend, watch out for the mobs.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And all this is on top of Martus work we're actively engaged with in Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt Our human rights group is active all over the place right now. Patrick Ball is in Colombia for most of the next three months teaching the techniques of human rights statistics and information processing at the National University there. Africa is definitely getting more attention from us. Kristen Cibelli is on her way to Uganda right now.

Center for the Future of Museums: Khan Academy & Cultural Understanding

AFP Blog

And we are working with over 100 art historians with deep knowledge of content stretching from Ancient Egypt to contemporary art in sub-Saharan Africa. Center for the Future of Museums: Khan Academy & Cultural Understanding : Smarthistory at Khan Academy is used by museum visitors, independent learners, professors, teachers and their students.

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Bookshare without Borders: #3/3

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our collection includes children’s books from Scholastic, contemporary books from Arab Scientific Publishers in Lebanon and literary books from the public domain from Kotobarabia in Egypt. Creating the World’s Largest Collection of Accessible Arabic eBooks Access to knowledge is the critical first step on the path to economic, educational, and social development.

Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations

Tech Soup Blog

This week, several TechSoup Global staffers are participating in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from GuideStar International chair Buzz Schmidt. Originally publised on the GuideStar International Blog.

Can Social Media Create and Spread Revolution?


The political uprisings in Egypt for the past week have sparked the tiresome debate again – can social media create and spread revolution? The truth is that, while social media played a role in getting information out quickly, it was Al Jazeera (a traditional media outlet) that provided mass new coverage and fed it to US newsrooms who then repurposed it. “It's actually been interesting to watch as a case study in the enduring power of traditional media.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There's more in the press release, and we will be expanding our efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria. One of the issues I was exploring on my trip to Africa was the expansion of the use of our Martus software there. When we started working on Martus four years ago, we didn't look too closely at Africa. We assumed that Martus would require PCs and telecommunications that didn't exist there. Times have changed dramatically. Cybercafes are found in quite poor areas.

Diversity in Design: Inclusion Won’t Fix a Broken System

Media Cause

We read articles mapping out the “perfect face” according to the Greek ratio of Phi but we never question why Greek history is the arbiter of truth in many cases when much of Greek philosophy was stolen from Egypt.

Corporate and Foundation Grantseeking: Free Webinar July 12

Tech Soup Blog

In her 17 years as a philanthropic consultant, she has managed capital campaigns, helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 20,000 professionals in Mexico, Canada, Egypt, and most of the 50 United States, in all aspects of development. This post was authored by Declan Murphy, marketing and social media coordinator for Giftworks.

Video Streaming Apps — To Stream or Not to Stream

Tech Soup Blog

We saw how Twitter changed information-sharing in 2011 Egypt, after all. The nonprofit sector thrives on a community of rich storytelling. Whatever form that storytelling takes, from photo essay to member video, story-driven content is dynamic, shows impact, and can attract new potential donors. Many of these stories, however, are only as good as their delivery strategy or the platforms used to connect them to wider audiences. And that's where live streaming can be useful.

Weekly Member Round Up: Technology and World Change


He was inspired when the citizens of Egypt and Tunisia used satellite connections to contact Internet service providers in other countries, when their governments shut down access to the World Wide Web. World Change, by Glennharper Here at NTEN we talk about the power of technology to change the world every day - in part, by allowing unheard voices, information, and numerical data to speak in new and meaningful ways.

Getting Your Board and CEO to Embrace Fundraising: GiftWorks Free Webinar June 27

Tech Soup Blog

In her 17 years as a philanthropic consultant, she has managed capital campaigns, helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 20,000 professionals in Mexico, Canada, Egypt, and most of the 50 United States, in all aspects of development. This post was authored by Declan Murphy, marketing and social media coordinator for Giftworks.

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

Tech Soup Blog

The Sahara Desert in Egypt (the hottest desert on earth). What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth? At the end of every day, your legs would be like rubber, and you'd be completely and utterly exhausted. But then you'd have to get up the next day and run another 25 miles (or more). Would you do it for charity? TechSoup Global's vice president for Africa David Barnard did. Six times.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Forum One

When President Obama took the stage in Cairo, Egypt last year, millions tuned in to hear his approach for improved U.S.-Muslim Muslim relations. In his speech, he pledged to "create a new corps of business volunteers to partner with counterparts in Muslim-majority countries." " A key message was that better relations derive from shared business opportunities.

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TechSoup Global Cloud Survey Results and Cloud Donations for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Also, developing countries like Egypt, South Africa, Mexico/Latin America, and India report plans to move to the cloud faster than everywhere else. When we surveyed NGOs and libraries around the world this year about where they are in regard to using and needing cloud based IT services, we didn’t know how far things have gone toward cloud adoption.

Why Social Movements Need Stories

Tech Soup Blog

Twitter feeds with hashtags like #Egypt and #ArabSpring were stories unfolding by the minute, documenting the revolution and how the world felt about it, in real time. Storytelling can be a powerful tool for good. Harvard lecturer and activist Marshall Ganz says people are rooted in their values and interests, rather than particular issues. Shared underlying values can be unifying, unlike issues, which can be divisive.

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Desiree Adaway, Global Service and Leadership: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Egypt I volunteer! The sixth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Desiree Adaway. Desiree is a consultant, strategist, coach, storyteller and explorer. She uses her superpowers-her voice, sense of adventure and belief in the transformative power of community-to help organizations design programs that create unrestricted revenue, volunteers and advocates. You can find out more about her at , or follow her on Twitter at @desireeadaway.

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Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth Kanter

” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. ” We also heard from two amazing women activists and leaders, Ghada Bahig, Engineering Manager, Mentor Graphics; TechWomen Mentee, Egypt and Chema Gargouri, Manager, Centre for Applied Training (CAT); Director, E-Mediat, WES Tunisia. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Wendy Sternberg Leaves Her Medical Career to Heal the World


At See3 we have the pleasure of collaborating with Wendy to help her find a way to document and distribute video from her upcoming concert tour of Egypt and Jordan. People often become doctors because they want to heal people, and by extension, heal the world. Wendy Sternberg left her successful internal medicine practice in Evanston Illinois because she decided she could better heal the world through Genesis at the Crossroads (GATC), an organization she founded.

The 5 Best Social Impact Games of 2010


And even though this game was released a few months ago, the relevance of promoting non-violent revolution is more apparent than ever with the events in Tunisia, Egypt or Libya. # By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change When most people outside gaming think of video games, they typically fall into three buckets: "old school" games like Super Mario and Tetris, social and mobile games like Farmville and Angry Birds, or hyper-violent console games like Grand Theft Auto.

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PdF Discount and Call: The Internet's Future - Will It Be Free?

Tech Soup Blog

The shutdown of the Internet in Egypt during the protests and the metering of Internet service by corporations that decides on the speed and consistency of your service, determine whether you can do your work and conduct advocacy and education freely. Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) 2011 is. coming up June 6-7 in New York, and as the content, speakers, and attendees are all. uniquely suited to a large part of your community, they have extended a.

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The Future of (Nonprofit) Television


In 1989, during a week in the Sinai desert in Egypt, I was invited into a Bedouin compound. By Michael Hoffman, CEO, See3 Communications. It's important that nonprofits understand the world we're entering right now, a world that will fundamentally change how we communicate with our constituents. There were no electric lights or modern appliances. There was no running water. In one corner, however, was a small generator. And that generator powered a television.

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A Guide To Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 15-page PDF includes the pros and cons of using Facebook for activism, a step-by-step guide to organizing an activism campaign on Facebook, and examples of campaigns from Burma, Morocco, and Egypt. (Hat tip: Jessica Dheere, Project Director, Social Media Exchange, Beirut) for pointing to this excellent resource - A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism.

The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

Tech Soup Blog

The most populous Muslim country is Indonesia , followed by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Egypt. TechSoup Global’s Dara Westling attended the recent Global Donors Forum in Washington, D.C. to report on Tech for Good trends and also to find out how things are going in one of the most challenging areas of philanthropy: providing much needed help and support to people in the Muslim world. Dara Westling. Dara has possibly the longest title at TechSoup.

Beaconfire Survey: What we learned at SXSW and NTC

Allegiance Group

Jo, Functional Consultant: It’s hard to pick my favorite session from SXSW, but the highlight was probably hearing Clay Shirky explain why social media is playing a huge role in revolutions in the Middle East: not because it’s helping protesters coordinate in the present, but because it’s been a channel for protest groups to organize and grow stronger for years, long before the recent protests started in Tunisia and Egypt.

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Advancing the New Machine: A Recap from the Human Rights and Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

Namely, while activists use technology to organize, authoritarian regimes use technology to censor information, increase the channels of surveillance on its citizens, or in the extreme case, cut off telecommunications entirely like in Egypt. Last week in Berkeley, California the Human Rights Center, with the support of sponsors like the John D. & Catherine T.

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

Forum One

Read More » Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World Sarah Hassaine in Influence 17 May 2010 When President Obama took the stage in Cairo, Egypt last year, millions tuned in to hear his approach for improved U.S.-Muslim

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TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

In addition, one of the most surprising findings from our survey is that NGOs in the lower-per-capita-GDP countries (around $10,000 per year or below), like India, Egypt, South Africa, Bulgaria, and Mexico are planning to move a significant portion of their IT to the cloud faster than higher GDP counties.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In less than 24 hours, I have had conversations about how to set up the ideal next generation foundation (so we can make helpful suggestions to the Google founders), how to bring digital books to the blind in Egypt, job creation in Cambodia, putting an incredible Paraguayan social entrepreneur's successes into wider distribution, tough political stands with a top politician, helping dyslexic kids, advancing the civil rights of the African-American community in California and more things to boot.