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

Connection Cafe

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. Empowerment, or the lack of it, is an issue for women and girls virtually everywhere.

Turning Engagement into Empowerment

Connection Cafe

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.

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Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

Connection Cafe

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.

Changing lives through financial empowerment

ASU Lodestar Center

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.

Human Motivation: The Forgotten Element in Our Theories and Practices

SocialFish

Enabling staff to bring out their best potential in the performance of their jobs is the source of empowerment. Demand Perspective Humanize associations competitiveness innovation leaderhip marketing motivation staff empowerment

NetCentric Advocacy: Protection and Empowerment: Themes that work

Network-Centric Advocacy

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.

International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been committed to working on technology capacity building for organizations serving Women and Girls empowerment. March 8th is International Women’s Day. This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The general tone should be one of trust and empowerment. We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n YQe91n #npsmpeer. Brian Fitzgerald (@brianfit) March 10, 2013.

The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Youth Empowerment with Social Media. If you are looking for more examples about social media and communications technologies applied to youth empowerment, here are some additional links/groups to check out: [link] (social media used as outreach about teen dating violence). Tags: case studies presentation casestudies crime empowerment goals socialmedia strategy uk youth

The Participatory Museum, Five Years Later

Museum 2.0

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.

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

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I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

Inspiration and Resources for Creating Powerful Digital Storytelling

NTEN

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.

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3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

Connection Cafe

Make sure your creative includes all of the following: Images: Timely and relevant; telling the narrative of the individual instead of the crowd; featuring faces of real people who are seeking opportunity (the empowerment the gifts are directed toward).

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TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

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“Anyone who works for the State Department knows that they work for women and for the advancement and empowerment of women,” said Alec Ross , Secretary Clinton’s Special Advisor for Innovation, with pride at the opening of TechCamp Tel Aviv.

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.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Culture of Agile: There is empowerment of people to interact and collaborate that allows them to adapt and respond to a changing environment.

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? 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.

Why Investing in Tech Matters

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we heartily agree that it’s now time for funders, technology providers, and nonprofits to work together to assure that the nonprofit sector finally experiences the empowerment that technology has brought to the private sector.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mission: To help eradicate extreme poverty through community development projects in urban sanitation, water filtration, health, alternative energy, and economic empowerment.

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

SocialFish

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.

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5 Ways to Mobilize Advocates to Advance your Mission

Connection Cafe

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.

How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

NonProfit Hub

It’s important to foster an environment of empowerment. Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky, and, unfortunately, it’s pretty common. The hours are long, the work is hard and the pay isn’t always what it should be. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that fifty percent of chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely.

Celebrating How Symantec Makes Organizations Succeed

Tech Soup Blog

The organization's mission is to provide educational and vocational training to at-risk populations and break the cycle of poverty through education, empowerment, and increasing levels of employability. We are excited to announce the winners of our Symantec Mission Possible campaign.

#NPTechChat: The CSR, Tech, and Civil Society Partnership

Tech Soup Blog

As the Internet has exploded and software has become more affordable over the last two decades, greater access to technology, hardware, software, and the web has grown in importance. Over the same period, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) teams have grown.

6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

The philanthropic arm of Coca Cola has donated several million dollars to the organization in the past few years to help boost female economic empowerment in Southeast Asia. Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

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

SocialFish

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.

How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

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Here’s what I learned: Karen learned about the importance of self-care as part of her organization’s work on issues of women’s empowerment and women’s equality in Eastern Europe and Israel.

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

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She is a passionate advocate for women’s health and empowerment through the practices of self-care, self-study and conscious activism. Flickr Photo by Evil Erin.

Customer Feedback in the Non-Profit Sector: Listening to Low-Income Consumers

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We know that when low-income families can access other people’s consumer feedback it is both extremely useful and a source of empowerment.

A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

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There’s a category of organizations “Empowerment Through Technology” and wanted to give a big shoutout to my friends at DoSomething.Org for getting a grant! How WaterForward works. from charity: water on Vimeo.

Announcing the Launch of Book #3:The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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The royalties that I earn from my books have been donated to nonprofits to support women’s and girl’s empowerment work and given this past week, I am all the more convinced of the need to support such programs.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

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Empowerment. Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This was my third visit to the country.

Geoffrey James On What Makes An Extraordinary Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Technology offers empowerment, not automation. A friend shared with me a spot-on article by Geoffrey James the other day. In it, James explains the difference between averages bosses and extraordinary bosses.

HOW TO: Engage 5 Generations of Donors and Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While generation Z is not yet influential on your fundraising campaigns, nonprofits that work in education, child services, and youth empowerment should be laying a foundation now for future outreach. The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

Book: Welcome to the Fifth Estate

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Empowerment — The hardest of all forms of social media strategy, empowerment assumes that the organization will commit to building a far flung community. Geoff Livingston, Author of Welcome to the Fifth Estate.

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

AFP Blog

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).

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

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If you know of or have examples of data literacy curriculum for nonprofits or data empowerment for community organization, let me know in the comments.

Four types of social media strategies for nonprofits

John Haydon

Empowerment – This strategy focuses on empowering your fans to create and share their own content. Most nonprofits that jump into social media have one goal: See how hot or cold the water is.

Deanna Zandt: Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking

Have Fun - Do Good

She works with groups to create and implement effective web strategies toward organizational goals of civic engagement and empowerment, and uses her background in linguistics, advertising, telecommunications and finance to complement her technical expertise.

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Living Case Studies: Integrated Social Media Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture

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Living Case Studies: Social Media and Sustainable Agriculture. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.