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. 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.

The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Community engagement governance. I recently had a conversation with a friend and colleague about what I perceive to be a revolution in progress. Grant makers and nonprofit professionals are now talking openly about some very painful (and inter-related) issues in philanthropy, such as.


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Constituent Empowerment, as old as Lady Liberty

Connection Cafe

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. The French government extended the gift of the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1876, in recognition of our first 100 years as a nation. Pulitzer’s tactics were not exactly the same as what I call constituent empowerment but it is pretty close. Author: James Young.

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. he progressive view of government is simple. Progressive government has two aspects: protection and empowerment.

Vikas Nath talking about gender and ICTs in good governance

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click To Play Vikas Nath explains his idea that empowerment of women in governance using ICTS should pass via livelihoods. My colleague, Joitske Hulsebosch, who is based in the Netherlands and most recently working in Ghana, developed a 12-step vlogging process to help a network in Ghana (GINKS) produce an ICT4D stories blog. She writes: They were amazed that it is so easy to do, easier than maintaining a website for instance.

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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. We’re delivering these ideas to key forums, including the Silicon Valley Rights Conference and the Internet Governance Forum, to make sure they are heard loud and clear.

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

Forum One

Part two talks about understanding the challenges.Foundations take on the biggest and gnarliest social problems (if the problems could be easily solved, the private sector or governments would have already figured them out. Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Forum One

As we highlight our staff who are raising their hands high to reinforce and show solidarity on social media today, we also wanted to highlight our clients doing important work moving the needle forward for women’s equality and empowerment. Telling stories through images of empowerment.

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Forum One

We are also engaging with the Government of Iraq through the development of new web portals that will assist with project management and connecting with citizens of the country. government, members of the diplomatic corps, successful business and civil society leaders, philanthropists, media professionals, academics, artists etc. Tags: Influence Events Collaboration Communication Events Government

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Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We now understand that corporate collection and government interception of sensitive information is the norm, not the exception. 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." Co-authored with Enrique Piracés, Benetech VP, Human Rights.

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


Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy, and receives no government funding - it depends on contributions from supporters around the country. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund's mission is to change the face and voice of America's politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

Guest Post: Transcending the middle with a metrics mindset

Twenty Hats

All businesses and organizations are governed by them, even when they talk about mission and values, the metrics behind the rhetoric matter. Measuring volunteer impact benefits more that your program: it empowers YOU. The life of a volunteer manager can feel lonely.

The Nonprofit Common Data Model as an Equity Tool


For nonprofit data, creating this language is becoming a self-organizing necessity in the same way that the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESGs) criteria are for the corporate world.

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

As nonprofits attempt to tackle some of our communities' most difficult problems; funders, government agencies and the general public are actively calling for accountability, transparency and proof that a program is producing change. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kipp has been a leading software developer in the region, creating software around election monitoring and government transparency just to name a few. We were supposed to start our visit with a very high government official, but instead Kipp took me over to Nairobi Women’s Hospital. She is a University of Minnesota law school professor who was born in Africa and is a terrific advocate for the Treaty and its empowerment of the blind community.

What are advantages to collaboration between nonprofit and for-profit organizations?

ASU Lodestar Center

In addition, the interdependence between nonprofits, corporations and governments will continue to intensify during the 21st century. They can be from business, government and civil society, which combine the competencies of each, to resolve a specified problem or challenge. Pact’s involvement with Coca-Cola funded several million dollars for female economic empowerment in Southeast Asia. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Under the theme “Achieving Our Vision through Empowerment and Partnerships,” this was the first-ever combined General Assembly of both WBU and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment ( ICEVI ), another world-class organization in the field. It includes pressuring national governments to enforce existing accessibility laws.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

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.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Literacy and access to knowledge underpins just about every social good, from education, to economic development, to health, to women’s empowerment, democracy and respect for human rights. Our current model mainly depends on government and foundation support enabling us to provide free library services to members. I believe in the power of books to change the world.

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

Connection Cafe

Have you interacted with your local government, or spoken to your peers about their programs? 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? Do you have a pulse on what the most pressing local needs are at this moment?

Research Friday: Human Capital Performance Bonds. What are they? How do they work?

ASU Lodestar Center

Calls for scaling have been amplified by the recent economic recession, which brought increased demand for social services coupled with shrinking government dollars. Municipal bonds (munis) are debt obligations issued by government entities. an intensive, year-long empowerment and skills-based training for the returning men, coupled with a marketing strategy of recruiting business customers to hire graduates of the program. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D.

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

One valuable section of the report is a catalog of common project designs across different sub-areas of the social change sector, including: Crisis Response, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Equality and Inclusion, Health, and Public Sector. Identify owned datasets that can be safely open-sourced or shared through data governance structures such as whitelists and data trusts. .

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

Connection Cafe

We’ve also taken steps to holistically integrate Purpose at PIMCO with the goals of PIMCO’s Inclusion, Diversity and Culture teams and environmental, social, and governance philosophy within our Corporate Responsibility department. What Community Engagement Means at PIMCO.

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

NonProfit Hub

Some of the issues that Mozilla has taken up include curbing government surveillance and promoting net neutrality in Europe. 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. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others.

[VIDEO] You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What?


We were in the phase of the pandemic where people on unemployment were also receiving that bonus from the federal government to make it a little more livable.”

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'Thanks to Public Allies, I am Now, and Forever, an Agent of Impact'

ASU Lodestar Center

This creates a self-sustaining cycle of empowerment, which is critical to ending the disconnection and disempowerment that prevent individuals from living the life they are worthy and capable of. This work has entailed cultivating partnerships with school districts, city governments, community groups and nonprofits serving at-risk youth. posted by Emma Mones Class 12 Public Ally.

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week, I participated in a meeting hosted by the Knight Foundation that brought together a small group of amazing thinkers in Silicon Valley — nonprofits, for-profits, activists, bloggers, and others interested in technology for civic engagement that builds connections between residents and our governments. It’s all related to its TechForEngagement summit last year.

Social Media and Mobile for Real Time Professional Learning at Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Carson talked about the impact of government cuts in California – and that it is going beyond effecting those in lower income neighborhoods and reaching a broader swath of individuals. Last week, I faciltated a mini-workshop at the Silicon Valley/Peninsula Nonprofit Leadership Forum hosted by Compasspoint. I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Compasspoint as part of my continuing work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

A Review of the Guardian ACTIVATE Summit in London

Tech Soup Blog

Guardian’s ACTIVATE is an annual conference that aims to bring together leaders in media, government and technology to a ctivatedly. data and governance, profiting from social change projects, and access to data and tools. " Alec Ross, Senior Adviser to US Secretary of State, speaking on Open Governance. “[In Africa] the race is on to find what mobiles can do in areas as disparate as public health, governance and education.”

A critique of Just Another Emperor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It does make the case that the real world philanthrocapitalists invest in far more than social enterprise, and are far more progressive in terms of funding empowerment, funding globally and funding communities of color than traditional charity, foreign aid and government funding. The recent book, Just Another Emperor, is getting a lot of attention in philanthropic circles these days.

8 Apps That May (Actually) Change San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

The team members came up with a tool to make the cumbersome process of collecting, transcribing, and cleaning data easier for urban nonprofits and government agencies. This app was the winner of a Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Capital One hackathon. In San Francisco, sometimes one can feel a bit cynical about the influx of frivolous technology with billion dollar valuations.

What is your “Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?

Beth Kanter

Through his nonprofit, “ Technology for People ,” he has dedicated his life to girls (and boys) empowerment through technology. The government run “Remand Houses” are shelters for homeless youth who are runaways, orphans, facing domestic violence at home, or too young to go to jail for a crime. with Rufina Fernandez and Rajen Varada.

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4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

The program relies on multiple partners including the city of Boston, Boston University, local nonprofits, EVERFI , Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment , and others. No matter your type of organization or the role you see yourself playing in philanthropy today, it is essential for you to consider other organizations or government bodies that can be your allies tackling the large issues we face today as a philanthropic community.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth Kanter

Father McKenna Center : The McKenna Center serves the needs of the poor, men, women and children through a variety of programs funded by generous individuals, religious orders and institutions, foundations and government grants. NStreet Village : N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C.

Ode Magazine : Microjustice: Helping those who are excluded from the legal system

Network-Centric Advocacy

In the past, policymakers tried to improve legal systems in developing nations by working with national governments on court reform. In 2005, it hosted the Commission for the Legal Empowerment of the Poor , which found that more than 4 billion people live outside the legal framework of the modern state. This is another absolutely beautiful example of networks connecting. I love the ideas of Microfinance, now morphing into a microjustice movement.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

In Europe, the government has traditionally been the primary supporter of culture, a model very different to ours in the US. However, the European model is becoming unsustainable as government sources are reducing their funding, and organizations are turning to corporate, foundation, and individual sources for support. posted by Maureen O'Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

In Europe, the government has traditionally been the primary supporter of culture, a model very different to ours in the US. However, the European model is becoming unsustainable as government sources are reducing their funding, and organizations are turning to corporate, foundation, and individual sources for support.

Rethinking Community Advisory Boards: the Story of C3

Museum 2.0

CON: can feel disconnected from the primary governance of the museum or can feel like a second-class board overall. Our topics are broad, including Creative Spaces, Youth Empowerment, and Economic Opportunity. What''s the best way to get formal input from diverse community members? I''ve been curious about this question for a long time.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth Kanter

Empowerment. Global trust in government, media, business and NGOs has fallen to its lowest levels ever. 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. I delivered a keynote for Social Good Brasil in 2012 and for a conference on volunteering hosted by Fundação Telefônica in 2014.

The Digital Divide Doesn't Exist


Under the guise of non-profitability hundreds of millions of these laptops will be flogged off to our governments. Bharat Mehra claims, in New Media & Society , that "The internet has tremendous potential to achieve greater social equity and empowerment and improve everyday life for those on the margins of society." Brett Meyer, NTEN. The digital divide doesn't exist.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

Amongst these, the change in political climate in recent years has negatively affected how government bodies engage and work with civil society organizations. In addition to their relatively traditional offerings of training, legal advice, and grant management, STGM and TechSoup Turkey will focus on supporting digital empowerment. Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Real Time Representation - How Social Media is Changing the Face of Government submitted by Erica O'Grady 2008 marked the year of the first Twitter from inside the Oval Office. Panelists will include app developers of mobile web solutions for health, environment, economic empowerment, and social justice. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 13-17, 2009 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event.

Nurturing Inner City Entrepreneurs: Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors

Have Fun - Do Good

The other thing is that a lot of inner cities are part of empowerment zones or enterprise zones where companies that are at a certain scale and profitable can benefit from tax credits, both from the payroll side, if you hire from the inner city, but also if you locate in the enterprise zones. Too often policy makers and governments make it more difficult for someone to do business in their city than easier. It can be the government. It can be other government programs.