Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment

The Kindful Blog

Mission: Omaha Girls Rock’s mission is to empower youth to find their unique voice through music education, performance, and creativity. Impacting: Empowerment through music education.

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.

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

"I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices. I just had to take that chance." - Jensine Larsen Jensine Larsen is the Founder and CEO of World Pulse , a global media and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice. They broadcast and unite women's voices from around the world into a powerful force for change. Jensine Larsen: World Pulse is a global media enterprise fully devoted to bringing women a global voice.

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5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

EveryAction

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.

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. Amplifying the voices of female peacemakers.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

EveryAction

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. We’ve got a really great network of chefs who all help in different ways with them lending their voice and working in their own community or working with us on the front lines. It really showcases our efforts moving from beyond just relief to empowerment.

Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Youth Programs

Kindful

Many foundations focus much of their philanthropy work on youth empowerment—and for good reason. For nonprofits whose target audience is primarily underserved youth, the task of finding funding shouldn’t be difficult.

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Break the Bias: Changing the Game for Girls & Women

Saleforce Nonprofit

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and girls around the world, which threatens the gains made in the past decades in advancing women’s economic empowerment, health, rights, and safety. The world has been through a lot in the last several years.

Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Greater Giving

Make sure the appeal truly reflects the storyteller’s voice. o Empowerment and choice. Telling one person’s emotionally compelling success story through an appeal video can be the single most powerful way to inspire donors to give generously.

Nonprofit Public Relations For Beginners: How To Gain More Attention In Less Time

Kindful

Let them know you’ve done your research and appreciate the voice they give to important causes. Ask them if they would consider running a piece on your story and explain how the story will benefit their audience through education and empowerment.

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

EveryAction

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. 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.

What A Pandemic Teaches Us About Innovation and Corporate Giving

Givinga Blog

We helped LIVELY formulate a list of 10 charities that promote social justice through a variety of areas including legal, advocacy and women’s empowerment. A look back at 2020 shows that unprecedented challenges often lead to unexpected opportunity.

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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. Vital Voices :: @ VitalVoices. Vital Voices works with extraordinary women leaders accelerating peace and prosperity in their communities. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Four Ways to Transform Organizational Culture to Advance Access, Equity, and Justice

Saleforce Nonprofit

This requires the global community to center the voices of people directly impacted by poverty in its approach and support solutions that empower children and their families.

Juneteenth Resources

Media Cause

National Urban League —The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.

How to Prevent Burnout at Your Nonprofit, From the Experts

Classy

We’re bringing that honest conversation right to you with some new voices with a passion for nonprofit culture and employee wellness. . Employees now have more access to stress management resources and empowerment to seek the support they need on an individual level.

What Advice Would You Give to Women in Africa About using Web2.0 Tools to Advance their Work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I came across Ore's writing via Sokari Ekine's fantastic bridge blogging of the African blogosphere on Global Voices. s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). s Technology Empowerment Centre. Oreoluwa Somolu I've known Oreoluwa Somolu virtually for several years. I was a mentor on Ore's Blog Mentoring Project in Africa as Joitske Hulsebosch also writes about. I also had a chance to work with Ore through Nancy White and KM4DEV Technology Stewardship issue.

Socializing Social Media at Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

If you do go the policy or guidelines route, remember to focus on empowerment rather than rigid restrictions. But don't panic if your coworkers use their own voices. While it's great to get everyone "on message," a variety of natural voices is more effective than the same talking point spouted repeatedly. It seems obvious, but one of the hallmarks of social media is that they are social. Yep, it's right there in the name. Of course, you say, I know this.

Meditations on Relevance, Part 3: Who Decides What's Relevant?

Museum 2.0

The most successful programs fostered youth empowerment and community leadership in various content areas: agriculture, technology, healing. Getting New Voices in Your Head The essential first step to this "community first" process is identifying communities of interest and learning about their assets, needs, and interests. It gets easier to hear their voices in our heads when we make a decision. Not your voice. You have to privilege their voices in your head.

Book: Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By building relationships with critical influencers, they hope the communities following these leading voices will follow suit. 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. There’s been a nice crop of social media books published this spring!

Give Yourself Some SPACE in 2016

Museum 2.0

I've always loved the idea of "space-making" as a strategy for personal care and interpersonal empowerment. The Space Deck addresses frequent questions at work, like "how can we make space for everyone's voice to be heard in this meeting?," Every once in a while I look at my growing toddler and think: time will never go backwards. She'll never be this age again. Sometimes, that's a relief. Sometimes, the thought invokes pre-nostalgic fear.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

HOW (slides 24-42) There are three “tracks” to our theory of change: individual empowerment, social bonding, and social bridging. Let’s start with empowerment. We seek to empower our visitors to raise their own civic and creative voices. Showing that their voice matters. Empowerment is the “individual” side of our theory of change.

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A Webinar: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Care2

Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek's "Voices of Innovation for Social Media," Beth is the author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media for Social Change , a Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2009-2013), and an internationally recognized speaker and trainer. She specializes in the areas of community engagement, deliberation and empowerment.

Hadley China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just got some information on this cool program: The Hadley School for the Blind has launched an innovative program of English language learning and empowerment which spans the Pacific Ocean. The native English speakers readily agreed, and an international program of empowerment, English learning, and friendship building has existed ever since. Occasionally, slow internet connections make people's voices choppy or difficult to understand.

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

Beth Kanter

The One Campaign has launched an open letter signed by 86 leading voices for women around the world. I’ve been committed to working on technology capacity building for organizations serving Women and Girls empowerment. Wake’s Tech2Empower (T2E) is a professional development opportunity through which women working in a range of fields can use their skills and expertise to contribute to advancing women’s empowerment and security globally.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Applications like Causes also enable individuals to give voices to your work that you don’t have to control or manage – campaigns that benefit you because your supporters believe and appreciate the work you are doing. ( Check out a great post from Ivan Boothe of Rootwork on this topic.). Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment.

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Applications like Causes also enable individuals to give voices to your work that you don’t have to control or manage - campaigns that benefit you because your supporters believe and appreciate the work you are doing. ( Check out a great post from Ivan Boothe of Rootwork on this topic.). Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment.

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Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Youth Through App Development

Tech Soup Blog

Some of the apps created by youth who have completed the program include: Buzzer Buddiez is a unique alarm app that uses voice-recording and a buddy system to help you get up in the morning. greater access for youth and foster empowerment through skills. This post was authored by Vanessa Rhinesmith and originally appeared on the NetSquared blog.

NTEN Project Name Change: We Need Your Feedback

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Social Media Empowerment Guide. NpTech Social Media Empowerment Guide. Empowered MEdia MEdia Empowered Empowered by Media SMEG (social media empowerment guide). MEdia EmpoWErement. If you've been reading this blog, you know that last week I started to work with NTEN on a social media and nonprofits curriculum development.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

"We all carry a desire to be recognized and appreciated, and often it takes only a small gesture of deep listening or witnessing for a situation of despair to turn to one of hope and resiliency." ~ Caroline Lovell, Founder, Traveling Postcards Traveling Postcards facilitates the creation of handmade art postcards that are hand delivered all over the world to bringing awareness and voice to women and girls whose lives have suffered from isolation, violence, or repression.

And the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Go To.

Tech Soup Blog

We've seen the potential for simple, community empowerment focused solutions to have a tremendous impact on some of the world's most pressing health and sustainability issues. Voted the top photo story by the community voice, here’s “Sowing Community” by Development in gardening (DIG). We all have a story. Here at TechSoup, we're on a mission to empower you to tell yours. We believe that you're only as good as the technology at your disposal.

New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

It comes at the same time that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the importance of community builders/managers/leaders or organizational voices to give permission back to the community members. When I say “give permission,&# in this post, I’m really saying that you should balance the herding and collecting of the community with the encouragement and empowerment for the community to go wherever it wants with your message or information.

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8 Apps That May (Actually) Change San Francisco

Tech Soup Blog

Additionally, many of the apps were built using Twilio.org's SMS and voice APIs. 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. It seems like every day there's a new overhyped idea that claims to fix a problem you never thought you had, like a delivery service for laundry quarters.

Igniting the 15NTC stage at lightning speed

NTEN

Transcending "Social:" Visibility and Empowerment In An Uber-Mega-Meta Self-Conscious Age Speaker: Jianda Johnson, Business and Resource Development Specialist, Guadalupe Montessori School. Inclusive approaches weave together platforms like SMS and voice - available to all mobile phone users - with radio, human networks, and analogue communications tools to reach everyone, including those without any phone at all - the most vulnerable in our society.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

Beth Kanter

They started WAKE after working together for 15 years designing and leading global programs at the intersection of technology, civil society and women’s empowerment. Try not to get excited or too dramatic. And don’t cough or sneeze into the mic as your voice is in their headsets at all time.

Our Museum: Extraordinary Resources on How Museums and Galleries Become Participatory Places

Museum 2.0

And in several cases, the projects constituted "empowerment lite" for participants rather than true collaboration, co-creation, or transformation. Different External Voices Bring Different Skills to the Table Community partners, artists, peers, and funders all play different roles as collaborators and contributors to participatory institutions. Six years ago, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation set out on an ambitious quest.

5 Questions for Geoff Livingston

sgEngage

It gets into some real finite looks at strategy, too, and types of approaches that work, including participation, serving great content, top down influencer approaches and empowerment techniques like crowdsourcing. I throw out voices that get repetitive or too self focused. Instead I seek out newer voices on the edge, as well as a few international blogs. This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Geoff Livingston.

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. Advocate marketing is a win:win because it enables us to keep our ear in tune to the voice of our customers and theirs to ours in a mutually respectful and beneficial way. There’s no better spokesperson for your mission than a happy supporter. I believe that. Nothing.

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

Beth Kanter

Consumers will see that their voices make a difference when programs are adjusted and measures of success redefined in response to feedback. We know that when low-income families can access other people’s consumer feedback it is both extremely useful and a source of empowerment. Note From Beth: With the rise of mobile adoption and the primary use to access the Internet and social platforms, it is reaching across consumer segments of all income levels.

Let’s Play with Soap!

Achieve

For them, there’s some copy (the small words on the page) that has a voice of independence, empowerment, and ambition. I’ve got a pretty fun exercise for you. Google search “ads from the 1950s” and brush yourself up on the iconic advertisements that once graced the pages of magazines, periodicals, and outdoor boards of the time. Actually, I’ll save you some time: All you’ll find are really sexist ads, lots of Coca-Cola and tobacco-a-plenty.

Caravan Studios Showcases Diverse Apps for Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

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. With CareerHub, case managers and organizations can conveniently send emails, text messages, and voice messages directly from a desktop computer to their clients. From fracking to birth control, food ingredients to encryption, seven apps were featured in the Apps4Change event.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth Kanter

Empowerment. By using their voices to support their organization’s mission, they boost trust and inspire meaningful conversation and debate. 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.

Nonprofit Technology News: Help for Charities to Develop Mobile Giving Capacity

Tech Soup Blog

It is an advocacy group that will be “a strong voice in determining how mobile develops to best meet the needs of mission awareness, donor acquisition, engagement, and payments.” In the midst of a pivotal moment in patient engagement and empowerment, our microphone has been turned off. Our lead story in this issue of TechSoup’s Nonprofit Technology News is the creation of the Mobile Giving Alliance that will help charities develop their mobile giving.

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