Celebrating International Women’s Day & National Women’s History Month

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'Fearless Girl' Statue (New York City, NY) While International Women’s Day has only been officially observed by the United Nations since 1975, its origins have long standing roots around the world. Globally, Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s.

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. Our international Bookshare service recently announced new partnerships with three organizations that are reaching out to readers with print disabilities in their home countries. DAISY accessibility International a11y Norway Austria global library Brazil Bookshare Arabic Mada


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Rockefeller calls for boosting global access to COVID-19 vaccines


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.

25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is an annual research project that examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Online giving technology – combined with access to a 24/7 global news cycle and more affordable international travel – has led to an increase in donors with an empathic worldview. 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Forum One

During Women’s History Month, we are excited to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. The post Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 appeared first on Forum One | Turn Ideas Into Impact

Amnesty International at 50

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Earlier this year, I spoke at the 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International (AI). AI was founded in 1961 on the inspiration of British lawyer Peter Benenson, whose article “The Forgotten Prisoners” launched the first Prisoners of Conscience campaign, which ignited overwhelming global support and marked the birth of AI. I’m thinking a great deal these days about human rights and about doing more for the field.

2012 Association International Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Build and Nurture Global Online Communities. Description : Is creating a global online community important to reaching and engaging with your association’s constituents or members? This session will explore why several associations have chosen to use virtual options for building their international communities and what they have learned. Related Links : ASAE International. Date : May 1-3, 2012. Location : Washington DC.

International Directory of Verified NGOs Launching Early 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While many international NGO online directories do exist, the ability for international NGOs worldwide to accept online donations through the soon-to-be-launched .NGO NGO Global Directory is a unique service – especially for smaller NGOs from underserved regions. One of the greatest obstacles to global online fundraising has been that there in no international database of verified NGOs upon which donation service providers can build online fundraising tools.

International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

T, December 10th, the international community is observing Human Rights Day to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On International Human Rights Day, we pay tribute to all human rights defenders, celebrate the recent victories of the human rights community, and recognize the challenges that still lie ahead in the global struggle to advance justice, accountability and an end to impunity.

International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

Connection Cafe

Monday, May 18th is International Museum Day , the mission of which is to raise awareness of the fact that, “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”.

Why It’s a No-brainer to Use Bill.com for International Payments: 4 Key Advantages

Blue Fox

Recently our CEO, Chantal Sheehan wrote a guest feature article for Bill.com that shares one client’s story about maintaining operations during the global pandemic. But this presented some challenges in terms of payment fees and internal controls. It’s here.

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Obviously nonprofits that work internationally would be wise to tweet around the clock, but even nonprofits that limit their mission and services to their own country, province, state, city, or village should experiment with being a global twitizen. It’s also an incredibly fast Web browser, particularly on social sites and now accounts for 20% global market share.

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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Launching the Global Scale wiki: Learn and share about scaling up!

Amy Sample Ward

Scale is incredibly important to creating movements, and we are all still learning how we scale our work to a global level. Introducing the Global Scale wiki! That’s what led us to start the Global Scale wiki, and we hope that you’ll join us… With this wiki, we are aiming to create a resource for NGO practitioners where guidelines, lessons learned, tips, links and other help for ‘scaling up’ effective programs can be found.

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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.

SocialCoding4Good Going International with Random Hacks of Kindness

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That’s why we love Random Hacks of Kindness Global: 2 days + 30 countries + 3000 geeks working on making the world a better, safer place. At RHoK Global in June 2012, we joined the RHoK Sustainability Project and invited participants to build solutions addressing challenges in accessibility or human rights, two core program areas at Benetech. It’s a terrific experience to spend a weekend hacking for social good.

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.

Discover Your True North And Internal Compass

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his book, True North , Bill George shows you how to discover your true north - your internal compass that guides you successfully through life. Today's leaders, he says need to be: Purpose-drive versus charismatic Globally focused versus U.

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. More About International Women's Day. International Women's Day came about in its current form in 1975. That year, the United Nations declared International Women's Year , and began sponsoring International Women's Day every March 8. Jane Meseck , senior director of global programs at Microsoft Philanthropies. International NGO Leadership.

Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

We hope you’ll join us and the others around the world celebrating International Women’s Day on social media by using the hashtags #IWD 2020 # EachforEqual and # shareyourculture to share with us those who m you admire. . Arts & Cultural #IWD2020 International Women's Day

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. "Operation Eyesight Universal is a Canada-based international development organization that works to prevent blindness in the developing world.

The Evolution of the Global Scale Project: We need you!

Amy Sample Ward

The Global Scale project has had a slow start. That’s where the impetus came from to set up the Global Scale wiki and google group – they were to serve as that place, that meeting ground, where we could find others, talk about our work, and start building up a repository of information and resources. Writing this blog post also made me realize that I think even Bonnie and I have different views of the “Global Scale&# project – and that’s just fine!

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Global Scale: Launching the discussion list & much more!

Amy Sample Ward

Why Global Scale. Global Scale Purpose: Bonnie and I were inspired by conversations with each other on and offline but knew there were many more people who should be involved in discussing, sharing and learning. The Global Scale project aims to create a resource for NGO practitioners where guidelines, lessons learned, tips, links and other help for ‘scaling up’ effective programs can be found. Global Scale Discussion Group. Global Scale Wiki.

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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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Happy 5th Birthday Global Voices!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who work together to bring reports from blogs and citizen media around the world, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. I was not involved in the legendary gathering back in 2004 that lead to the creation of Global Voices Manifesto. Rising Voices Director David Sasaki has written a retrospective to honor Global Voices' fifth birthday.

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Community Spotlight: Legacy International

Tech Soup Blog

One such nonprofit is Legacy International , an organization dedicated to strengthening civil society through international projects that bringing universal democratic values and team-building tools to address local, regional and global needs. Legacy International took four place in our Digital Storytelling Challenge with their video, " 30 Ways to Create Peace ", but their video production didn't stop there.

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. We are committed to furthering international efforts to enhance the access to copyrighted materials. Tags: Kareem Dale blind SCCR18 copyright Obama copyfight SCCR global library Bookshare WIPO

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4 Ways to Participate Online in the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Attended by over 4,000 fundraising professionals, the 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference will be held March 20-22 in Boston, MA. The 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report. A collaborative research project by the Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good, the 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 2,780 NGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Beth Kanter

Today is International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s (here’s a good history ). The UN highlights a different theme for International Women’s Day. It would be interesting to learn more about their measurement framework and results, but for now – Happy International Women’s Day. The book is published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation.

Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities?

ASU Lodestar Center

is a rich country and, as of 2011, ranks as the most generous nation in the world, 1 only five percent of its charitable giving goes to international causes. Here are three simple reasons why your "heart" may tell you to give to international causes: 1. To meet more basic needs with fewer dollars: Indeed, a dollar contributed to international causes reaches much further when spent in developing countries. Other examples are Global Giving , the Skoll Center and Ashoka.

TechSoup Global: Teaching CSOs About the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

This is the first of a three part series about cloud computing as it relates to civil society organisations (CSOs) by Keisha Taylor the communications manager at GuideStar International, part of TechSoup Global's network of partners. This was first posted on the GuideStar International blog. TechSoup Global is educating CSOs about the value of cloud computing as well as the problems they may encounter as more and more cloud computing services are introduced to the sector.

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#IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform

Beth Kanter

I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. (I The IFC is amazing global community of fundraising professionals, representing nonprofits working in every continent of the globe. The conference had 1,000 delegates and offers high quality production values and advanced content sessions as well as incredible networking opportunities. Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud.

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. Read more about Todd , Random Hacks of Kindness, and the rest of the TechSoup Global board members over at the TechSoup Global blog. The board is made up of innovators, tech big-shots, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs who help steer the vision and strategy for all TechSoup Global's network of projects.

Introducing the TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit

Tech Soup Blog

For 23 years, TechSoup Global has been working to build networks — networks of organizations that need technology support, networks of corporations that are willing to donate their products, networks of funders interested in building the capacity of civil society, and networks of technical volunteers. Donors Donors Event Fundraising Grants for Technology International NewsThis post originally appeared on TechSoup's NetSquared Blog and was authored by Amy Sample Ward.

Towards Global Access for the Print Disabled

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A Policy Update from an engineer, Jim Fruchterman of Benetech June 8, 2010 The international copyright negotiations in Geneva around a proposed Treaty for the Visually Impaired (“TVI”) have been steadily heating up. Right now, it’s not in great shape: • No global exception norm, but voluntary agreement by rightsholders (that’s today’s status quo), with model agreements that are terrible from the nonprofit/library side. residents with disabilities and globally.

TSG2011: TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit Day One

Tech Soup Blog

How do we enable transformative and far-reaching change that gets down to the root of solving local, regional, and global problems? The TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit officially started yesterday, but over at the NetSquared Blog , you can read introductions from many of the more than 200 attendees who've introduced themselves over the past week to get an understanding of who is coming together and why.

Social Media at AFP International Conference

NCE Social Media

Some companies that were there included: ammado - Global online community of nonprofits, socially responsible companies, and individuals committed to positive change, ie your volunteers. I’m back from the Association of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) conference in New Orleans, LA. There were social media companies there hocking their wares. There also were charities there who conducted presentations on their use of social media. I wanted do a brief run down of what I learned.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities. 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?

Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

Tech Soup Blog

Upwardly Global, also known as "UpGlo," is working to combat this disparity. with training, support, and exposure to companies looking to hire internationally trained talent. Currently operating in Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Silver Spring, Maryland, Upwardly Global also supports clients across the U.S. Meghan Lewit is Upwardly Global's senior associate for marketing communications. Over 1.8 college-educated immigrants in the U.S.

Clinton Global Initiative

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am listening to Senator Clinton right now, as the Clinton Global Initiative makes it to its last couple of hours. Our commitment is smaller, but really exciting to me: taking Bookshare.org international. The conference has been very interesting: great people and speakers, and an unusual format (the demand that every attendee make a specific commitment to social change).

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Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured IT to further their missions. The kinds of donations they’ve gotten through the BiGTech Program , the TechSoup Global Network partner in India, support their infrastructure with things like Microsoft Visual Studio , Windows Server , and also Microsoft Office Professional.

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Forum One on Social Media Monitoring and Evaluation at the Global Health Mini-University

Forum One

So we decided to share our knowledge on how to measure and evaluate social media campaigns at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health’s 11th Annual Global Health Mini-University in Washington, DC. Influence Global HealthAt Forum One, we take monitoring and evaluation (M&E) seriously, especially when it comes to measuring the success of digital communication campaigns.

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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