Government Websites on Drupal 9

Forum One

As Drupal 8 heads towards its end-of-life this November, we are starting to see more government websites on Drupal 9. This means that many government websites have already made the switch to Drupal 9, or are in process.

Taking a Deeper Look at the “Social” Piece of ESG (Environmental Social Governance)

sgEngage

In our most recent white paper, “ Exploring Environmental Social Governance ” we include a section that picks apart the pieces of ESG, including a list of some of the items under the “social” category. Blackbaud is a global company.

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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.

Why Vulnerable Kids Depend on Government & Big Tech Getting Data Privacy Laws Right

Saleforce Nonprofit

Despite the need to address this gap, PhotoDNA and related tools are currently facing attacks from both tech sector policies (like expanded adoption of end-to-end encryption ) and government regulation (such as the European Union’s ePrivacy Directive ).

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Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Over the last few months, we have seen Twitter serve the global community by playing an important role in communications - whether it’s finding new friends (#FollowFriday), or telling the world about your government/election/political state (#IranElection), whether it’s having a conversation together (#4Change), or non-linearly replacing your RSS feed. That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation.

Breaking News on the Global Treaty from Kareem Dale

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The one incredibly newsworthy item was Kareem emailed me (during the meeting) a statement he drafted on the topic of the Global Treaty that was discussed in late May at the SCCR event at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The United States Government has long been a leader in producing and facilitating the dissemination of materials accessible to blind and visually impaired persons.

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Towards Global Access for the Print Disabled

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Counterproposals have been made, governments have been engaging with rights holders, consumers and NGOs (or not!) The treaty does a lot of things, but let me highlight a few: • A global norm that there be copyright exceptions that allow for the making of accessible versions of copyrighted works for free on a nonprofit basis by a broad range of people or organizations, without having to get permission from the rightsholders. Government delegation, as a next step possibility.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Question: How would this help people with print disabilities globally? They note that whenever industry wants intellectual property action globally, they only want a treaty: why should people with disabilities settle for a softer alternative? Government support this effort? There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . For background on blockchain and why it matters for nonprofits and NGOs, this Thrive Global article, Blockchain Positive Impact: Social Enterprise and Nonprofits , provides use cases and a brief technology overview.). Government & Regulation. BlockchainRevGlobal (@rev_global) April 25, 2019. BlockchainRevGlobal (@rev_global) April 25, 2019.

Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Forum One

In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility. With economic recovery inching along, all levels of government are feeling the pinch brought on by reduced tax revenue. With ever-shrinking budgets, many government entities have been forced to re-evaluate their resource allocations. Tags: Influence Government

Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofit organizations are among the strongest bridges that connect global problems with solutions. In other words, the effectiveness of the charitable work ultimately falls to how the nonprofit is governed. The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? The structure of governance will depend on the way in which each nonprofit meets entrepreneurial, engineering, and administrative needs.

Workplace mental health: Is your nonprofit ready to face post-COVID challenges?

Charity Village

The unique characteristics of COVID-19, the global spread and lingering uncertainty are unprecedented. Health & safety Human Resources Leadership Management & Governance Workplace IssuesWant to learn more on this topic?

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. Technology for Good Goes Global.

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. Here in San Francisco, 90 individuals from the TechSoup Global Network will work together to reflect on the political, social, and economic challenges in the world. They will chart a path for how a global nonprofit technology social enterprise can create even more impact in the next decade.

Research Friday: The Functions of Government in Social Entrepreneurship

ASU Lodestar Center

Government has a rich legacy of social entrepreneurship. federal government’s social innovations reached new heights with President Lyndon B. as well as the national governments of much of the developed world, robustly practices variants of high-capacity governmental social innovation today, such as the myriad programs countering the global Great Recession. from the private, non-governmental civil society partnering with government. posted by.

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.

Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

Connection Cafe

Maximizing each partners’ strength, global reach and diverse experience, we are coming together to tell the story of progress (and lack thereof) for girls and women against the promises guaranteed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even the most committed government would struggle to meet every SDG target without the right information to guide decision-making and to set priorities. .

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TechSoup Global Welcomes New Board Member

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global is fortunate to have a board of directors matched to our unique mission, as exemplified in our newest member, Todd Khozein. Department of State , NASA , USAID , and Nike ), Code4Country (Russian and American programmers united to address transparency in government), and Random Hacks of Kindness (in collaboration with Google , Microsoft , Yahoo! ,

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. Some of the key issues: how to get researchers, institutions, and governments to share and collaborate on their work.

Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Forum One

In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility. With economic recovery inching along, all levels of government are feeling the pinch brought on by reduced tax revenue. With ever-shrinking budgets, many government entities have been forced to re-evaluate their resource allocations. Tags: Influence Government

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

Connection Cafe

Maximizing each partners’ strength, global reach and diverse experience, we are coming together to tell the story of progress (and lack thereof) for girls and women against the promises guaranteed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even the most committed government would struggle to meet every SDG target without the right information to guide decision-making and to set priorities. .

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. In Europe, the government has traditionally been the primary supporter of culture, a model very different to ours in the US. 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. In Europe, the government has traditionally been the primary supporter of culture, a model very different to ours in the US.

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.

Governmental Transparency and e-Governance: What's Social Enterprise's Role?

Tech Soup Blog

Thanks to a series of happy coincidences, I got to spend today at NASSCOM's India Leadership Forum (they're TechSoup Global's partner in India). The most interesting part was a session on e-governance featuring R Chandrashekhar and John Suffolk. government and Chandrashekhar is the secretary of India's Ministry of Communications and IT. Both men have received a lot of recognition for changing how their respective governments use technology to provide services.

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Government, Community, and Corporate Partnerships to Expand Broadband Access

Tech Soup Blog

Elliot spoke with Alice Loy at the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship , one of a group of recipients of grant funding from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Project (BTOP). With shrinking budgets, providing increased access to the Internet and training for computer literacy can be particularly challenging for libraries and public computing centers.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. 15th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 15th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. It's finally here!

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

The diverse crowd, made up of students, activists, government employees, and librarians, worked on datasets presented by the U.S. The participants were tasked with developing digital tools to help nonprofits and government agencies work better together. TechSoup Global's Ale Bezdekian attended another San Francisco event, but it was much different from the one at San Francisco State.

Online Strategies for Open-Government / Ideas from the Obama Team

Forum One

The incoming Obama administration is pledging to use some innovative internet strategies to expand citizen access to government information and processes. The transition team says the new administration will seek to expand the transparency of how the government works and give Americans new ways to participate in deliberations and decision-making. government CTO, spoke about how DC has created more than 200 data feeds on D.C.

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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Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

I was honored to be invited to cover this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum , a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes. ” with Jacob Harold , Guidestar; Robert Kirkpatrick , UN Global Pulse; Mayur Patel , Knight Foundation. Global Pulse @rgkirkpatrick. The UN is a neutral platform, trying to learn in the ground, setting up labs in partnership with government.

Easier Global Giving Through NGOsource; Service Launches March 18, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Global giving appeals to grantmakers of all sizes and types, from family foundations with enduring legacies to new foundations exploring novel pathways of giving. Yet the costs and challenges of complying with the regulations that govern cross-border grantmaking have been a barrier to U.S. NGOsource, a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup Global , streamlines the task of evaluating whether a non-U.S.

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TechSoup Global: A Tale of Two Dramatically Different Networks and Their Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I got to BoardSource at 8 am just so I could hear Marnie Webb and Rebecca Masisak, CO-CEOs of TechSoup Global share their lessons learned in developing, weaving, and stewarding two very different types of networks. TechSoup Global could have leveraged its resources in other programs to help with outreach. The governance issue is very interesting. TechSoup Global has a board, but they also have partners with advisory boards as well.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

Ok, now add to the mix a liberal dose of several years of strong economic growth and modernization, a GDP ranked 17 th in the world, a youth population (12 to 24 year olds) representing a third of the total population, and a growing reputation as one of the most promising IT sectors globally, and do you know where that will land you? Amongst these, the change in political climate in recent years has negatively affected how government bodies engage and work with civil society organizations.

Data Digest: Building the YouTube of Data, Big Data and Global Development, and Data Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. Some great data resources are featured this week, along with telling insight on the use of big data for global development and the use of open data by citizens. Big Data and Global Development. (Please visit the site to view this video).

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Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Like many philanthropists and social entrepreneurs who are eager to make large-scale change, we found that redirecting government policy and funding to more effective approaches offers tremendous leverage for realizing national (and international) impact. 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.

TechSoup Global Condolences for People of Poland, After Tragedy

Tech Soup Blog

One of TechSoup Global's key endeavors in becoming a global organization for social change, was in establishing a new office in Warsaw, Poland two years ago. Our incredible staff there have worked with corporate partners, trusted foundations, and key government agences in Poland and throughout Europe to expand the reach and benefits of technology for NGOs and social sectors.

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. Jeff Falkenstein, Vice President for Data Architecture, the Foundation Center (JF) : BRIDGE is an acronym for Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities.

Data Digest: Global Open Data Initiative, OpenData Latinoamérica, Big Data for Disaster Response

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. This week check out the launch of the new Global Open Data Initiative, the pursuit for the release and use of open data in Latin America and thoughts on open data and democracy in Africa. Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative (GODI).

Spotlight on TechSoup's Global Partners: Blogs, Hacks, How-Tos, and More!

Tech Soup Blog

Here's a glimpse of what's happening internationally around TechSoup Global: Connecting Up Australia. From funding challenges to the need for better governance, find out about the current state of NGOs in South Africa and what must be done for it to improve. wrote a blog post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the International Telecommunications Union Dubai conference, which could change rules on governing the Internet.

Shovel-ready Online Civic Projects #1: Global Development Commons

Forum One

web projects we think the federal government should fund. Below I outline Project #1 - the "Global Development Commons". By civic infrastructure we mean online services which: -help people and government understand and address important social problems; -will be a platform to support or catalyze the innovative work of others to address these problems; -will provide benefits very broadly ? Project #1 Global Development Commons.

Netcentic View - Globalism Goes Viral - NYTimes.com

Network-Centric Advocacy

A single global response would produce a uniform approach. The correct response to these dynamic, decentralized, emergent problems is to create dynamic, decentralized, emergent authorities: chains of local officials, state agencies, national governments and international bodies that are as flexible as the problem itself. Op-Ed Columnist - Globalism Goes Viral - NYTimes.com.

Shovel Ready Civic Projects #2: A News Portal for Global Health

Forum One

In addition, in places like Seattle, global health is a key economic driver , with billions of dollars of government and private aid being channeled toward reducing international crises and improving global stability with drug development, services delivery, and impact evaluation. Here are a few of the effective--but not effectively distributed--resources that could be pulled in: The Global Health Council's Global Health TV. The Global Health area on change.org.