Rockefeller calls for boosting global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Candid

As more than ten thousand people a day continue to die from COVID-19 around the world, a report from the Rockefeller Foundation calls for urgent action and proposes financing models for ensuring equitable global access to vaccines.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation

EveryAction

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. What does the United Nations Foundation do? The United Nations Foundation has a very distinct role in the evolution of #GivingTuesday.

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Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

These are exciting times for everyone who’s been working to meet the accessibility imperative, as we are witnessing global movements that will increase accessible publishing and create new and better opportunities for people with disabilities. WBU is the global organization representing the estimated 285 million people worldwide with vision impairments. In my talk, I highlighted three global movements towards increasing accessible publishing.

Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

Connection Cafe

Billion was awarded globally for COVID-19 related needs. Community foundations awarded more grants than any other grantmaker type (49 percent of total awards) . Gifts by independent foundations accounted for at least $1.

Classy Welcomes Ford Foundation COO Depelsha McGruder to Its Board of Directors

Classy

McGruder, the Ford Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, oversees Ford’s global operations and finances for its offices in New York, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. I view it as an extension of my work at the Ford Foundation.

The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This global Martus meeting brought together individuals who use Martus to address different human rights documentation and security needs in widely varied projects, to share their successes and challenges with the software. And, support from the Open Society Foundation made this event possible! We’ve started chewing on the idea of secure user forums and other virtual watering holes to support the global network of users.

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How Technology Helped Zero to Three + Harold Grinspoon Foundation Through A Crisis

Cloud 4 Good

This in-depth roundtable discussion focused on how these organizations have navigated the tectonic technological terrain created by the global pandemic, and what life will, or should, look like for nonprofits post-pandemic. Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Crisis Challenges + Shifts.

Mobilizing Impact at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That was the theme of the ninth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton recently convened in New York City last month. At CGI Annual Meetings, leaders from across sectors do more than just developing new ideas or getting inspired: they come together to take real action to address pressing global challenges. Our commitment was selected as an exemplary approach to addressing a global challenge.

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%). Global. Of all social media worldwide, Facebook dominates and its new fundraising tools will likely transform global giving.

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Storymakers 2014 Winners — A Global Success

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's annual storytelling campaign was created to help nonprofits and social good organizations communicate differently, to build community, and to educate on how to tell powerful and effective stories for a global audience. We were blown away by the global participation in this year's campaign. Storymakers2014 global storytelling digital storytelling storymakers video The world is changing.

Foundation Transparency – Foundation Center’s Surprising Glass Pockets Website

Tech Soup Blog

Glasspockets.org is a website sponsored by the Foundation Center that is focused on transparency among funders. foundations still don’t have websites, quite possibly intentionally. I found out about how big a deal Glasspockets is when I attended a local Foundation Technology Affinity Group (TAG) meeting of Northern California foundation techies who kept talking about Glasspockets projects like the hGrant Online Reporting Project , and the Transparency Talk blog.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change.

Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

As a capacity-building organization for the global nonprofit and social benefit sector, we at TechSoup are very conscious of the need to understand and work within different cultural contexts for philanthropy. philanthropic ecosystem — with established foundations, corporate giving programs, private donors, and 501(c)(3) classified nonprofit organizations — is not a blueprint that can be or has been replicated around the world.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 percent in the three months ending in June 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, according to a Foundation Index introduced this month by Blackbaud. Giving to those foundations grew 7.6 What is the New Foundation Index? Chuck Longfield, Blackbaud’s chief scientists and creator of the Index, said the new specialty index will serve as a useful tool for foundations.

How To Future Proof Your Foundation’s Grants Management System – Part 1

Connection Cafe

2020 has challenged grants managers at foundations in ways that no one could have anticipated. A global pandemic. Any one of these factors might have created a shift in the operating model for many foundations. Foundations coronavirus COVID-19 grantmaking grantmaking software

Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation in Oregon, USA, that has a pioneering spirit and is always up to something new, different, and meaningful – plus it is quite near to my heart. The foundation will collect the ideas from Oregonians on a forum on the web at ideas4oregon.org to commemorate MMT reaching $500 million in money distributed to tax exempt organizations, primarily in Oregon. We’ve set a goal to make MMT a national model of a regional foundation,” Stamm said.

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When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

This week, Council on Foundations ’ (CoF) annual conference is underway in Dallas, with an agenda focused on a timely theme: leading together. As foundation leaders from across the country gather to share ideas and talk about the future, I’ve been thinking about the concept of leadership. To say that Vikki is passionate about foundations and their ability to drive social change would be an understatement.

TechSoup Global Summit: Inspiration Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I spent the last two days at the TechSoup Global Summit getting inspiration overload about social media, networks, social network mapping, networks of networks, global peer learning, building a sector, nonprofit technology, and many other ideas I’m passionate about. TechSoup Global Summit: Action Session on Civil Society Resillence. While I got lots of ideas for a few blog posts, I anticipate that the TechSoup Global Network will be vibrant.

Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

Connection Cafe

Officially launched at the Women Deliver Conference in May 2016, the partnership, comprised of ARROW, Data2X, Foment, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IWHC, KPMG, ONE, Plan International and Women Deliver, brings together vast experience from different regions, thematic areas, sector and audiences to collectively drive transformative gender equality. . Foundations Outcomes + Impact Social Good 2030 Equal Measures 2030 gender equality Global Goals SDGs

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BRIDGE to Somewhere: A Conversation with GlobalGiving, GuideStar, the Foundation Center, and TechSoup Global

Tech Soup Blog

The Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities (BRIDGE) is a new collaborative project that aims to revolutionize information sharing, in order to better understand the flows of philanthropic dollars and enhance transparency and effectiveness in the global social sector. Recently, Victoria Vrana, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sat down with members from the four organizations embarking on this ambitious effort.

Got Grants? Finding Funding with the Foundation Center: Webinar Recap

Tech Soup Blog

This post was written by Crystal Schimpf, a webinar producer at TechSoup Global. On September 6, 2012, TechSoup held a free webinar with two guest presenters from The Foundation Center. George Ford gave an overview and tour of the Foundation Directory Online , including tips for finding funding to match your organization’s mission and location. The Foundation Directory Online and GrantSpace are both services of The Foundation Center.

TechSoup Global Network: A Unique Force for Social Change

Tech Soup Blog

Next week, NGOs from 50 countries, who operate together as the TechSoup Global Network, will gather for three days in San Francisco. Collectively, the Network connects over 800,000 NGOs in 236 countries and territories to donations of products, services, time and funding, and helps more than 150 technology companies, foundations, corporations, and philanthropists scale their philanthropic programs.

The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United Nations Global Compact Network USA Symposium in New York City. If you’re unfamiliar with UN Global Compact , I would encourage you to learn more as it’s a leading example of how the private sector, in collaboration with the social and public sectors, can be a driving force in achieving social change. First, closing the gender gap alone could add $28 trillion to the global GDP.

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TechSoup Global: Springing into Action

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global has had a busy year so far with new ventures, exciting contests, and global recognition. Here's peek into what we've been up to: TechSoup Global has two new posts on the Markets for Good blog, an effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Liquidnet to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information in the social sector.

Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My eldest son, Jimmy, and I were able to attend a portion of the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University last week. when the Schwab Foundation allowed me to bring him along to their Social Entrepreneur Summit in Switzerland. I was very excited to hear about the Messina Commons, a new project by the global Jesuit universities to share curriculum (similar to MIT's Open Courseware work).

TechSoup and The Foundation Center Are Joining Forces

Tech Soup Blog

The Foundation Center and TechSoup Global have announced a new strategic alliance ! In the past, TechSoup and the Foundation Center have worked together to help identify potential funding sources that align with a nonprofit's or library's mission, shown how to connect an organization to grant makers , and taken you on a tour of GrantSpace — a website that features training resources related to grant funding and philanthropic resources.

TechSoup Global Summit Day 1: Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I spent today at day 1 of the TechSoup Global Summit in Mountain View with two hundred and forty people who work in the TechSoup Global Network around the world, plus other stakeholders. Annie Leonard , the director of The Story of Stuff Project , shared a rich story about they have built a global network of activists around the film.

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our longest-term donor, the Skoll Foundation , went so far as to introduce me to a DC-based advocacy firm. Bookshare today is part of a broader effort by Benetech’s Global Literacy Program to improve the lives and learning of students with the biggest challenges. advocacy Arabella Advisors Benetech Bookshare congressional testimony DC Global Literacy impact Larry Lessig nonprofit Skoll Foundation social change social enterprise tech4good US Congress Washington

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

Connection Cafe

While this is wonderful news for nonprofits and foundations, these organizations still face a significant challenge: how to be the donor’s choice amid a wealth of giving options. And they’re asking questions such as, ‘Should I support the global animal welfare organization or the local animal shelter?’ So, how does your community foundation become the donor’s choice? As a community foundation, you can offer expertise and advice. We know people like to give.

Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

On Monday, July 18, I attended the first ever Partnership Exchange at the UN headquarters to address just that—how we can revitalize and strengthen global partnerships in accordance with SDG #17: “ Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. When cross-sector partners collaborate to solve global issues, their unique capabilities are leveraged together as one robust force.

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Seattle Data for Global Health roundtable

Forum One

Two weeks ago Forum One's Seattle office convened a group of Global Health web communicators and talked in depth about using social media to build connections and awareness. Last week at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation a group of 23 folks who manage Global Health data met to talk about common issues and best practices. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tags: Global Health Roundtable meetings are becoming a way of life in Seattle these days.

How a Multi-Sectoral Partnership is Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

Connection Cafe

Officially launched at the Women Deliver Conference in May 2016, the partnership, comprised of ARROW, Data2X, Foment, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IWHC, KPMG, ONE, Plan International and Women Deliver, brings together vast experience from different regions, thematic areas, sector and audiences to collectively drive transformative gender equality. . Outcomes + Impact Social Good 2030 Equal Measures 2030 gender equality Global Goals SDGs

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United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

These new UN Sustainable Development Goals are the de facto agenda for global philanthropy, and they have a new dimension: technology targets to enable implementation. Governments, foundations, and charities learned a good deal from working to implement the previous UN goals. In 2012, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise. The UN Foundation View on Technology.

European Network of Foundation Communications Professionals

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, several TechSoup Global staffers participated in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation executive director Chris Worman. European Foundation Week session: European Network of Foundation Communications Professionals organized by Robert Bosch Stiftung, 31st May 2010. Originally publised on the GuideStar International Blog.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

As a representative of an organization with a global mission, it is important that I am a citizen of the world who is well-traveled, well-informed, and can converse with absolutely anyone. 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

As a representative of an organization with a global mission, it is important that I am a citizen of the world who is well-traveled, well-informed, and can converse with absolutely anyone. 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.

TechSoup Global Donor Partner Profile: BetterWorld Telecom

Tech Soup Blog

They supply charities, libraries and foundations with discounted Cisco and Polycom office phones. I also like their TechSoup Global Donation Program Case Study of FishWise , a nonprofit that provides market-based tools to the seafood industry, enabling consumers and grocery retailers to support marine conservation through their seafood purchasing decisions. Upon occasion we like to say a bit more about our now 75 great donor partners.

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

Connection Cafe

While this is wonderful news for nonprofits and foundations, these organizations still face a significant challenge: how to be the donor’s choice amid a wealth of giving options. And they’re asking questions such as, ‘Should I support the global animal welfare organization or the local animal shelter?’ So, how does your community foundation become the donor’s choice? As a community foundation, you can offer expertise and advice. We know people like to give.

Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover

AFP Blog

Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover : Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover Intuitive Design Is Hallmark of Global Community of Learning for Philanthropy New York, NY — June 25, 2014. The new site is home to guides, blogs, videos, and other media that address questions faced by funders of all types around the world, helping to support a global movement of strategic philanthropy

Surfrider Foundation: The Poster Child for a Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During my first week as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation, I had an opportunity to hear a presentation by the good folks at Surfrider Foundation about their online/offline activism. We used their story and the way they work in the first chapter of the book, The Networked Nonprofit , to introduce people to the concept. Surfrider is a global network of surfers who want to protect the world’s beaches and oceans.

What TechSoup Global Thinks About the New FCC Net Neutrality Decision

Tech Soup Blog

They got comments on creating a fast lane on the web by NTEN , Electronic Frontier Foundation , and TechFreedom as well. ” Additional Viewpoints From TechSoup Global Staff. Make your voice heard via the Electronic Frontier Foundation comment form here. Ariel Gilbert-Knight, Senior Content Manager, TechSoup Global and TechSoup for Libraries. Ginny Mies, Senior Content Curator, TechSoup Global and TechSoup for Libraries. All other images: TechSoup Global.

Social Media and Foundation Week in Brussels

Tech Soup Blog

We - 13 people from TechSoup Global - are in Brussels this week to participate in am ambitious project staged by the European Foundation Centre , which is roughly the equivalent of the U.S. Council on Foundations. Foundations in Europe and the States have both similarities and differences. The first half of the week is aimed at exposing foundations to decision-makers and the general public. Previously published on the NetSquared Blog.