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

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 Relief was formed by the National Association of Evangelicals to partner with local churches in order to help protect vulnerable populations by ending cycles of suffering and building sustainable communities.

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


That’s why we empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level. Lambda Legal Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Consider this: when you visit your doctor about a medical issue in the United States, you can be reasonably confident that it won''t shortly be on the front page of the local newspaper. Co-authored with Enrique Piracés, Benetech VP, Human Rights.

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Feeling Political? Here’s How You Can Take Action Via Text Message

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Human Rights Campaign : Text EQUAL to 30644 HRC is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. We’re living in a politically charged time.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in 2012 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia and from those travel experiences three themes emerged that inspired the selection of this year’s nonprofits: 1) Women’s and girls empowerment; 2) Conservation of wildlife and wild lands; and 3) Access to medical care.

Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All the planning was ahead of me to deliver on our mission to increase investment in the social sector, improve partnerships – particularly between local actors and their supporters – and provide support for strong, resilient and impactful nonprofits.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“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.

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


We were at the National Building Museum, with it’s spectacular architecture highlighted with uplights, an understated stage set, and beautiful party decor. There was a live performance of the national anthem by Northwestern High School’s talented choir, and later a performance by Nashville music star, Gabe Dixon. At the local leve, the Kane County Farm Bureau is turning crop proceeds into food on pantry shelves through their Harvest for ALL program. Empowerment.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Join @TechSoup , @plus_socialgood , the United Nations Foundation , and special guest CSR representatives for an important conversation on the evolving relationship between CSR teams and civil society organizations.

Grow Your Community #NPTechChat: Challenges, Opportunities

Tech Soup Blog

Join @NTENorg , @TechSoup , @plus_socialgood , and the United Nations Foundation for a critical conversation on effective community engagement.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 5 Extraordinary Organizations

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The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is an organization dedicated to "creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists." Empowerment, Shelter, and Support.

Audience Demographics and the Census: Do We Have a Match?

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Supporting data comes from many corners, but primarily the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The demographic profile of those engaged would match that of the nation/region/city. We got our hands on our local census data (free and easy).

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NStreet Village : N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Second, organize local veterinarians, municipalities and animal rescue organizations in working together to provide low-cost spay/neuter and promote adoption of the satos.’”. In 2010, SAF’s “Drill Down for Safety” project mobilized nearly 800,000 people with national texting drills!

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Mahikeng, South Africa: Rural Tech Empowerment.

Campaigning #4Change Recap

Amy Sample Ward

creativegreeniu : Direct contact from national 350 organizers incredibly effective in motivating me. I used that tactic locally 2 move others to act. realize_ink : Q3: empowerment & ownership. Starting off 2010, the monthly #4change Twitter chat focused on the topic of campaigning with social media. There were quite a few participants and some really great conversation.

Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

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You can also find volunteer opportunities at your local public school by contacting a school district, a school, or a teacher and asking how you can help. If you're a parent, the local PTA may have ways for you to get involved as well.

Caravan Studios Showcases Diverse Apps for Social Good

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Focusing in on Local Issues. The city's OpenData goals are to improve city services for residents and businesses, produce jobs, enhance economic opportunities, and increase resident engagement and empowerment.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

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That kind of transparency and empowerment is extremely commendable - and is something platform giants like Kiva.org and DonorsChoose.org should consider emulating in the new year. Supporters could create a blog, join groups, find local events, fund raise, and make calls to undecided voters.

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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Erickson founded FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment) in 2003 when she was a 20 year-old junior studying public policy at Stanford University. The projects can range from preschools, to libraries and computer training centers, to women empowerment programs.

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My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

That kind of transparency and empowerment is extremely commendable - and is something platform giants like Kiva.org and DonorsChoose.org should consider emulating in the new year. Supporters could create a blog, join groups, find local events, fund raise, and make calls to undecided voters.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As more and more politicians dive into the world of Social Media, the way we communicate and interact with our local and national representatives is changing. Lessons in Local Tech: Sustainable Food 2.0 Accessing sustainable food is easier with for mobile access to databases (Seafood Watch), delivery of hyper local foods (Spud.com), online links for farmers and buyers (Roots of Change), and maps of food grown in your neighborhood (Forage Oakland).

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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I've now documented women's lives in 40 countries, over the past 10 or 12 years, and everywhere I went, I found women who were helping each other, local women. Britt Bravo: In so many of the groups you profiled, the women were using the arts for education, empowerment, or healing.

Women of Color Resource Center: An Interview with Anisha Desai

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The Women of Color Resource Center has been around for a little over 17 years and we are a pretty impressive place, I think, because we are one of the very few places in the nation, and globally, that holds the interest of women of color, and girls of color as a central piece of our work.

Off the Mat, Into the World: An Interview with Seane Corn

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She utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to the HIV/AIDS crisis. It could be the environment, it could be educational issues, political issues, international, national.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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I think what makes us unique is that we are really investing in women's leadership and women's creativity in developing local solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems. I think my comment in The Nation was really more about that.

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