Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

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Women’s and girls’ empowerment is a sweeping topic, defined and shaped by family beliefs and cultural norms in the community and country where one lives. Some people associate the empowerment of women and girls primarily with challenges faced in communities where poverty and lack of access to education determine one’s level of empowerment. Empowerment, or the lack of it, is an issue for women and girls virtually everywhere.

Turning Engagement into Empowerment

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Author: Guest Blogger. The following post is by Joshua Gee. Joshua is a public relations professional, political technologist, social media nerd, amateur public policy wonk, Eagle Scout, bleeding. heart liberal and a son of the American Revolution. He currently works. as a Digital Strategist at Alipes CME and previously served as New Media Director for Governor Deval Patrick’s successful re-election campaign. He has also worked on several political campaigns and in Public Affairs.


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Changing lives through financial empowerment

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posted by. Kristen Coco , Program Developer. In 2012, 25 percent of Americans had more credit card debt than they had in their emergency savings. With consumer spending fueling 70% of our nation’s economic growth, the need to consume commercial products has forever been a staple in American culture. As a society, we are constantly being bombarded with advertisements, all pulling us to spend money.

Constituent Empowerment, as old as Lady Liberty

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While touring the island, listening to my pleasant audio guide chattering away on my headphones, I learned of a constituent empowerment campaign from long ago. Pulitzer’s tactics were not exactly the same as what I call constituent empowerment but it is pretty close. Author: James Young. Recently, I was in New York City for a mini vacation with my family, seeing all of the tourist traps with my kids, who had never been to the big apple.

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

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A host of cultural, economic, social and infrastructural barriers keep women locked out from the empowerment potential of Internet access. We launched a global crowdsourcing campaign to collect homegrown solutions and ideas to spread digital empowerment. Social Good crowdsourcing digital divide digital empowerment feminine digital revolution technology women World Pulse

NetCentric Advocacy: Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Connectivity is Productivity: | Main | The end game of networks » August 16, 2007 Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work Rockridge has been working hard on cooking the overall frames and themes that can tie the community together. Progressive government has two aspects: protection and empowerment. No one makes any money in this country without the progressive empowerment by government.

Using Video for Women's Empowerment in Rural India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In looking at some of the project examples , I found several that focus on women's empowerment and rights in India. I recently learned about an nonprofit organization in India dedicated to using video to help alleviate poverty and accelerate social change in the developing world. It's a reminder that sharing your video offline can also be powerful. The organization is called Video Volunteers.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region. With programs ranging from education, sports, income generation and more, we’re proud to stand with such an incredible organization!

Human Motivation: The Forgotten Element in Our Theories and Practices


Enabling staff to bring out their best potential in the performance of their jobs is the source of empowerment. In a similar vein, we are finding in our research that there is a definite relationship between an organization’s orientation (inward or outward) and degree of staff empowerment on one hand, and its capacity to adapt to and resonate with today’s fluid markets on the other.

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day


Their model of empowerment amplifies the voices of refugee communities, allowing them to act as their own champions. World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th to honor and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of past and current refugees across the globe. In June of 2018, this mandate feels more pressing than ever, as thousands of families seeking asylum are torn apart and children are held in cages at the U.S. border, all during the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

» Local Team of Global Philanthropists Prepares to Shoot T.V. Pilot

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Pilot : "emember Dr. Robert Gore, the emergency room doctor from Bed-Stuy behind the Global Empowerment Movement? (If Currently, they are raising production funds to complete a “socially- relevant” television series called GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT." ''via Blog this » Local Team of Global Philanthropists Prepares to Shoot T.V. If not, click here).

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Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Our work started by focusing on long term empowerment projects. For the past 5 or 6 years we've had a small but steady group of supporters who are primarily invested in our empowerment projects. It really showcases our efforts moving from beyond just relief to empowerment. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then the organization has grown to work in 10 different countries.

Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad

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strategy tech web Donald Trump empowerment infomercials marketingDonald Trump’s presidential campaign represented the pinnacle of what is referred to as “inadequacy marketing.”. The post Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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


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.

Daily DoGooder: Join FITE

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Change the world, one video at a time.Join FITE at joinFITE.org | 1:47 FITE FITE is a global empowerment platform powered by Kiva.org, the nonprofit leader in microfinance, that is designed to foster Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship for women in the developing world.

Cause Camp 2021 Speaker Line-Up

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Also, she has raised over $10 million in financial and non-financial support in her career to support impact areas such as economic empowerment, social justice, poverty alleviation, health equity, racial justice, social innovation, and more.

Lynne Wester : The Four Pillars of the Donor Experience

NonProfit Hub

Culture focuses on empowerment, excellence, and gratitude to help define your organization’s interactions with donors. Empowerment is hard to define, but when it’s not present in an organization, it shines brightly. We have a huge problem facing our sustainability in nonprofits and that is donor retention. With first-time donor retention rates hovering below 30% and overall donor retention less than 50%, we are in danger of losing our donor bases.

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Make a Refreshing Jump Back into Business with Your Own Drinks Van

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Top Women Empowerment Quotes. Make a Refreshing Jump Back into Business with Your Own Drinks Van! As the economy is slowly creeping back to normality , many people have found themselves with a freshly charged desire to do something new and explore more interesting ways to expand their income potential.

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Inspiration and Resources for Creating Powerful Digital Storytelling


A little over five years ago, when a small group of TechSoup staffers began a conversation about what it would look like to build community through education and empowerment, storytelling seemed to be the golden ticket. Alexandra (Ale) Bezdikian. Interactive Events and Video Producer. TechSoup. Is digital storytelling part of your toolkit? Check out these resources and examples.

Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In his January 17, 2014 speech on NSA reforms , President Obama stated: "As the nation that developed the Internet, the world expects us to ensure that the digital revolution works as a tool for individual empowerment, not government control." At Benetech —a nonprofit technology company that develops innovative and effective applications for unmet social needs—we embrace the notion of individual empowerment every day in our work.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support.

Thank You, Gerardo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He oversaw the development of numerous products and services that allow us to drive social empowerment through technology across all our programs. The Benetech team has just bid goodbye to VP of Engineering Gerardo Capiel, who is moving on to his next adventure. A passionate technology-for-good advocate, Gerardo has made major contributions to Benetech’s social mission since he joined us over four years ago.

How Cross-Sector Collaboration is Helping Fight Youth Unemployment in Boston

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Boston University provides in-kind space to host professional development forums, EVERFI supplies financial literacy coursework, and Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment adds expertise in the youth development space. Where does your organization sit in your community? Have you interacted with your local government, or spoken to your peers about their programs? Do you have a pulse on what the most pressing local needs are at this moment?

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Strategies for Successful Patient Engagement

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Empowerment and equality: Changes in patient expectations and the democratization of medical information are pushing physicians and institutions to shed paternalistic mindsets. When your organization is congruent in its policies and their implementation, and is focused on convenience, connection, and empowerment, it is easy to extend those principles into your fundraising endeavors. [i] “How motivated are they to take an active role in their own well-being?

[NEW ICF WHITE PAPER] The Three “E’s” of Healthcare Consumerism


Discover how three elements—Empathy, Engagement, and Empowerment—are critical ingredients to your success. Successful companies apply the three E’s of healthcare consumerism as they evolve in response to these industry dynamics: empathy , engagement , and empowerment. Download this ICF white paper to learn how successful healthcare companies are adopting new approaches to consumer interaction.

Future of Volunteering from the Volunteer Canada Perspective

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She has worked as senior staff and consultant for companies and non-profits advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development.

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Going Virtual is Not Enough: Reimagining Traditional P2P Walks for Fall 2020 and Beyond

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In reimagining these events, we must take care to harness the feelings of empowerment, of recognition, and of community that are so cherished about non-competitive events, not only on “event day”, but all season long.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

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Nonprofit organizations are often pressed to do more with less. Your staff is expected to be more efficient, your organization more productive, and your mission more manageable all while your piggy bank is light.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Financials to Increase Transparency

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Many organizations do not include nearly enough detail here; they write “Education Program” or “Girls Empowerment Program” and that’s it. Even if you’re not the one in your household who pays the electric bill, checks your bank statements, or transfers the money into savings, you are still invested in the financial health of your family. How money is spent affects you and you’re therefore conscious of the financial impact your actions make. .

Purpose at PIMCO | The Power of Partnerships & Knowing Your Why

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We work with six organizations committed to the education, employment and empowerment of women and girls across the globe. What Community Engagement Means at PIMCO. At PIMCO, we understand that it’s our responsibility to effect meaningful social change, both as members of an organization and as part of our larger communities.

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Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

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Flexible Giving Accounts provide empowerment with control, giving employees complete flexibility and access while allowing companies to retain control of their giving pools. Flexible Giving Accounts allow you to give through your employees while maintaining control and oversight, creating empowerment as well as a wealth effect. Traditionally, the landscape has focused on strategic marketing, specifically on the three Ps: product, pricing and positioning.

American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

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Elena is very passionate about education, professional development, economic empowerment and international exchange, having served on the boards of the Global Economic Education Alliance, the Organization for Nonprofit Executives, the National Association of Economic Educators, the Phi Beta Kappa of Greater Phoenix and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0

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How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India


At the end of 2013, we organized a meet-up for like-minded folks in conjunction with the Indiblogger community, in both Bangalore and Mumbai.These were attended by over 150 bloggers who were motivated enough to spread Milaap’s message of empowerment to their communities. This Mother’s Day, why not join our community and give the gift of empowerment to a mom working hard to make a better life for her and her children?

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

By following these steps, your organization can replace poor capacity with self-sufficiency, self-determination, and empowerment. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Veera Tervola Morrison Spring 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Beth Kanter

The project is called “ Tech2Empower ,” organized by Wake , an organization on a quest to leverage technology for women’s empowerment globally. A branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine. At the age of 13, my grandfather left his country and ended up as a refugee in America. Despite harsh conditions, he made a new life in a new country, but never forgot his homeland. Now, almost 100 years later, I have an opportunity to give back to my ancestral homeland.

Tools And Tactics For Achieving Optimum Alignment In Your Organization

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Lack of empowerment at lower levels. I run a lot. And, running coaches, trainers and books all stress the importance of alignment. Muscle imbalances and misalignment in the body decreases running efficiency and leads to injuries. That's why the premise of the book, Total Alignment , makes perfect sense to me. As the authors stress, only when you have total alignment in your organization can you achieve maximum results.

Discover Your True North And Internal Compass

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Like loyalty, respect provides a basis for empowerment, but leaders must earn it," says George. In his book, True North , Bill George shows you how to discover your true north - your internal compass that guides you successfully through life. Only when you discover your true north can you unlock your full potential as a leader and human being," explains George.

5 Ways to Mobilize Advocates to Advance your Mission

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In turn, we always say ‘thank you’ for their time and contribution in a variety of meaningful ways, whether through a VIP experience, influence, empowerment, recognition, or tangible reward. There’s no better spokesperson for your mission than a happy supporter. I believe that. Nothing.

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How Angelica Ross and TransTech Address the Unique Needs of Transgender People of Color

Tech Soup Blog

" Angelica Ross on Empowerment. "What does empowerment truly look like for the trans community? Empowerment in these types of programs means transferring decision-making authority and more responsibility to trans individuals who reflect the lived experiences of those you wish to serve." In honor of LGBT Pride Month , we thought we'd showcase one the most interesting new LGBT nonprofits we've come across: TransTech Social Enterprises.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

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The program relies on multiple partners including the city of Boston, Boston University, local nonprofits, EVERFI , Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment , and others. It has been almost three weeks since we concluded bbcon 2018 in Orlando, and we’re still wrapping our head around the terrific content seen and inspiring conversations overheard amongst over 2,000 attendees from across the social, private and public sectors.

7 Things That Social Media Will Enhance

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Empowerment of niches communities and small businesses – It used to be that only in a city someone could find others with a shared interest in an area outside of popular culture. Consumer empowerment – Not sure if Burger King is still doing so but they used to run the slogan ‘Have it your way’. I usually paraphrase blog posts I like but this one speaks for itself. There are 7 things identified by Mediagiest that are benefits of social media.

The Participatory Museum, Five Years Later

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I''ve gotten more comfortable and more confident with the idea of the museum as political body that advocates for empowerment and social bridging. Empowerment? This week marks five years since the book The Participatory Museum was first released.