Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

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An Interview with Matt Roberts-Davies , General Manager of M-Changa – an official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. According to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , there are 6,500+ NGOs registered with the NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya. Traditionally, NGOs in Kenya have depended on outside support from grant makers and wealthy individuals. 5) What you like the world to know about how NGO fundraising is developing in Kenya?

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The Networked Nonprofit in Kenya

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Ushahidi Board Meeting at iHub in Kenya. I’ve just spent the last couple of days in Nairobi, Kenya because I’m a board member of an NGO based here, Ushahidi , an organization that builds tools for democratizing information and increasing transparency. The Networked Nonprofit In Kenya. Cultural Norms Around Instructional Delivery: I had learned that instructional delivery in Kenya tends to be very formal, mostly the “sage on the stage&# lecture approach.

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TechSoup Japan and Kenya Launch!

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June marked the launch of two new international TechSoup partners: Japan and Kenya , bringing the total count of TechSoup Global Network partners to 24 (not including the original U.S. TechSoup Kenya is a collaborative effort by SANGONeT/NGO Pulse and Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN). Congratulations to all, and welcome to TechSoup Japan and TechSoup Kenya!

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Market Failure in Global Health Technologies

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One repeating theme came to me during a recent and fascinating meeting with Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Director of Rice 360, the Institute for Global Health Technologies. Her students at Rice University have been busy inventing new tools and equipment for global health. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur (or VC) can't afford to look at a $5 million revenue opportunity, but that is probably much more attractive to a Kenya entrepreneur.

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Kenya: What Can One Person Do?

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According to a recent AP report , 300,000 people in Kenya were forced to leave their homes, and over 800 people were killed during this past month's post-election violence. Feministing suggests making donations to the Kenya Red Cross Society. The Vuma Kenya Initiative's site has a list of Kenya related blogs, and a list of 10 places to donate. Ida Wahlstrom's post, Kenya's Crossroads: What You Can Do is full of resources for how you can help. Kenya donation

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Alison Lowndes: Helping to care for children in Kenya

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She caught my attention because she founded an organization that works with orphaned and disabled children in Kenya. Having friends in Kenya, she came up with the idea to provide summer schools in Kenya. She chronicles the program's start up on her personal blog ) She shares why she started her NGO, "The economic situation is far worse in Kenya than China so volunteer teachers were the only option. Organizations in Kenya are carefully vetted.

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Bloggers Covering the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya

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An estimated 80,000-150,000 people from all over the world will be attending the 2007 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya January 20-25th. The World Social Forum was created by anti-globalization activists in 2001 as a balance to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Global Fund for Women's Senior Communications Office, Sande Smith, will be posting on their blog as well.

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23 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Reports for Nonprofits Worldwide

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2020 Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Report :: Download. 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report Focus Italia :: Scarica il report. 2019 Informe Global sobre Tecnología de ONG :: Descargar. 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report :: Download.

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Women, Girls, Education and Global Health: Interview with Carinne Brody

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When I signed up to participate in the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign, I wasn't sure how I would contribute, but when I connected with Carinne Brody at an International Museum of Women event a couple weeks ago, I knew she would be a wonderful person to talk with us about the connection between girls' education and global health. Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.

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). Through our global data and analysis work, we aim to provide a global snapshot of the progress being made towards SDGs for girls and women. Outcomes + Impact Social Good 2030 Equal Measures 2030 gender equality Global Goals SDGs

Stacey Edgar, Founder of Global Girlfriend: Women-made, Eco-friendly, Fair Trade

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Global Girlfriend works with over sixty women's cooperatives and NGOs in 20 countries. Her first book, Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide , came out last year. Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group. Full disclosure: The link to Stacey's book, Global Girlfriend, is linked to my Amazon Associates account.

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Data for Global Health, Part II

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A couple of weeks ago a group of Seattle global health data experts met at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute to continue a conversation we started earlier this year on global health data. This session we focused on issues of health data collection--represented by the form shown here, which is a brand-new data collection instrument from Kenya (brought to the group by PATH's David Lubinski).

Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

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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. Jensine Larsen: World Pulse is a global media enterprise fully devoted to bringing women a global voice. I'm wondering what you see as the connection between someone who has been involved with individual healing of people, and then this global, different kind of healing.

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Must-Read Digital Marketing & Fundraising Reports for Nonprofits Worldwide

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2021 Global NGO Technology Survey & Open Data Project :: Take the Survey. 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report :: Download. 2019 Global NGO Technology Report :: Download. 2020 Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Report :: Download.

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Racing Through the Sahara for South African NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

As a sponsor of this fundraising run in cooperation with TechSoup Egypt and TechSoup Kenya , TechSoup Global is proud to support SANGONeT and the runners as they make their journey through the Sahara. Fundraising TechSoup SANGONet NGO South Arica TechSoup Egypt TechSoup Kenya nongovernmental organizationsPicture the scene…our heroes with pain coursing through their bodies and sweat dripping down their brows as they head toward the finish line.

API Explained: This Technology Will Transform Your Company’s Charitable Giving

Global Giving

A: Founded in 2002, GlobalGiving has an extensive community of vetted global nonprofits and a trusted donation platform. Benevity provides companies with a one-stop shop for global employee engagement, featuring all eligible international organizations vetted by GlobalGiving.

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

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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).

5 Ways To Expand Financial Inclusion For The World’s Poor

Global Giving

Since 2007, offerings like M-Pesa , a mobile money transfer service, which began as an initiative from the telecommunications company Vodafone, is a huge opportunity for those living in primarily cash-based societies like Kenya and Tanzania. How surreal.

26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

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2019 Global NGO Technology Report :: Download. 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report :: Download. Please take the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Survey !]. Published by Global Web Index. 2020 Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Report :: Download.

Father's Day Show: My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

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Tom Aageson, the co-Founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. In addition to being the co-Founder of the Global Center, he is also the Executive Director of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Music credits: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala , and "Bricks" by Crowsong This month's Big Vision Podcast interview is a special one with. my Dad (!)

Interview with My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

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We want to give people an opportunity to really develop, innovate, and preserve their own culture." -- Tom Aageson, co-founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship A week, or so ago I interviewed my Dad, Tom Aageson, for a special Father's Day show on the Big Vision Podcast. My dad is the co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. We know, through the franchise device and other globalization issues, that we're tending towards becoming very homogeneous.

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20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

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That said, this year’s Global Trends in Giving Survey includes questions about crowdfunding. M-Changa (Kenya). The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey is an annual research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Global.

Crowdsourcing put to good use in Africa | Madeleine Bunting | Global development |

AFP Blog

Crowdsourcing put to good use in Africa | Madeleine Bunting | Global development | : "Back in 2008, a group of bloggers based in Kenya came up with an idea in response to the wave of ethnic violence sweeping the country in the wake of elections: Ushahidi – meaning testimony in Swahili – aimed to use crowdsourcing to track a fast-moving crisis.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. Kavita Ramdas is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, the Global Fund for Women. I think it's worth it (: Kavita Ramdas: The Global Fund for Women is the largest independent, publicly supported grant-making foundation to advance women's human rights internationally. I just saw a remarkable film made about a grantee organization that the Global Fund had supported for many years in Liberia.

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Women's Global Green Action Network: An Interview with Melinda Kramer

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She is the co-founder and co-director of Women's Global Green Action Network , a nonprofit that cultivates global partnerships of grassroots women environmental leaders by providing access to communication tools, support services and networking capabilities. Melinda Kramer: Women's Global Green Action Network is an international organization that is linking and empowering women working in environmental sustainability around the world.

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The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global’s Dara Westling attended the recent Global Donors Forum in Washington, D.C. She is our vice president of development alliances and global media for TechSoup Global’s domestic and international programs. She is often on the road traveling to far-flung places negotiating strategic deals on behalf of the TechSoup Global Network and our now 51 partners around the world. We connect the local with global resources.”

New Ideas at TED2014

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He now lives in rural Kenya working on eye care. Andrew’s focus is on curing blindness: 80% of the people he sees in rural Kenya can have their blindness reversed. I explained Benetech’s efforts to grow the impact of our Bookshare library globally, specifically discussing partnerships with groups in India and Kenya. While English might be very useful in Nairobi, Swahili would be the language needed in rural Kenya.

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Weekly update from PND


The Gates Foundation pledged $315 million over three years to CGIAR , a global research partnership focused on the needs of smallholder farmers, in support of efforts to help them adapt to a surge of climate threats that, in turn, are exacerbating global hunger and poverty.

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

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Are you ready to join a global, Storytelling conversation on Twitter at #Storymakers2014 spanning the globe from India, Libya, Kenya across Europe, Canada and the United States. Then join us September 4, 2014 for an amazing, global conversation. With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. Kenya.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

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10×10 is global action campaign with a film as its centerpiece.Their message is simply this: Educate girls and you can change the world. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. Ewaso Lions is a focused conservation research project in Samburu, Kenya that is working to conserve Kenya’s lions while improving livelihoods of local people. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

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We are scheduling workshops globally. Nakuru, Kenya , November 4 with Mary Antonina. Malaba, Kenya , November 5 with David Wanga. Nairobi, Kenya , November 6 with Chrispine Okumu. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization? Our free Office 365 workshops are designed to help nonprofits that want to use their domain name for their email service.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

But did you know that our work is global? In collaboration with the TechSoup Global Network , our trusted partners give organizations worldwide access to the solutions they need. That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups. Every month our global network of community organizers hosts Tech4Good events in more than 70 cities. Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Joins Mozilla Maker Party 2016.

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Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

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As I mentioned in my previous two blogs about my Africa trip of last July, I had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people and learning about numerous exciting, cool projects during that three week long visit to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. Peter is spearheading the wonderful campaign Vision 2020 “The Right to Sight”: a global initiative seeking to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020.

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Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

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The Sharing Foundation started this Khmer Literacy program for young children of farm workers in Cambodia – that helped these children learn to read and write in their native language and enter school. I’ve followed Claire’s work in Kenya and her passion for literacy programs – and invited her to share her personal take on why this cause is so important. in Kenya with Mary, 10, circa 2006].

Happy TweetsGiving! Epic Thanks!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just back from a trip to Kenya and London and as they say in the UK, “cream crackered&# (really tired). I’m really grateful to be home with family and friends – and for the many wonderful global friends I have around the world made through the connectedness of social media. But before I rest, I wanted to let you know that it’s Tweetsgiving time again, a global celebration of gratitude and giving lasting 48 hours to support the work of EpicChange. .

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Kenya. Mission: To ensure corporations respect human rights in their global operations. Unlike the.ORG domain which can be registered by any individual or brand (but mostly registered by nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits), the new.NGO and.ONG domains can only be registered by nonprofits, charities, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and ONGs (non-governmental organizations in a romance-based language ). Think about that for a second or two.

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Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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It’s the week of the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative. Nairobi, Kenya Next I headed to Nairobi, Kenya. Like many other leaders of nonprofit organizations, I travel an unreasonable fraction of the time. I recently hit three million lifetime miles on American Airlines. Not sure whether to celebrate or mourn this milestone. Why do I do it? Why do my peers do it?

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Join our global tweet chat on September 4 for the best examples of nonprofit storytelling. Kisumu, Kenya: Social Media Week. Busia, Kenya: Building for the Future with Appmaker-Mozilla Western Kenya Network. Busia, Kenya: Social Media Week Event. Storymakers is live! TechSoup’s digital storytelling challenge is open between now and September 26, 2014. Submit your digital video, five photographs, or a super-short story. We have $13,000 in prizes available!

Your Nominations: 13 People with Big Visions for a Better World

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Here's who you've suggested so far: Casey Golden, Small Act Dr. Jeffrey Bryan, a veterinary oncologist Emily Jacobi, Digital Democracy Jenny Ramo, New Mexico Appleseed Kavita Ramdas, formerly of Global Fund for Women ( I interviewed Kavita in April 2008 ) Kenya Masala, Source Consulting Group, (he's the musician behind the Big Vision Podcast's intro and outro music). Flickr photo credit: Ray of Light. Madonna by Micky Zlimen Wow, everyone!

Storymakers 2014 Interactive Events

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As part of Storymakers 2014, we offer a slate of interactive events including our global tweet-chat on September 4, 2014 and NetSquared meet-ups this August and September with storytelling workshops and presentations in your local community. Global Tweet-Chat. Join our global-tweet chat on September 4, 2014 at # Storymakers2014. Our global tweet-chat will be a series of one-hour conversations to be hosted by digital storytelling experts. We ARE storymakers.

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. Kisii, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Kisii. Mombasa, Kenya: Storytelling in Mombasa NetSquared. Kakamega, Kenya: Stand for Sharing Your Story — NetSquared Kakamega. Maseno, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Siaya. Malaba, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Malaba.

Give 30 Minutes to Help Pakistan!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008 and has been used for many other projects, including tracking disaster relief efforts in Haiti. The board meets virtually most of the year – via online and old fashioned conference calls. It can be difficult to coordinate a meeting for 7 people across 7 different time zones – so once a year the board meets in Kenya.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Along with her work as an aquatic biologist, her book, Silent Spring , is largely credited for advancing the global environmental movement worldwide , inspiring the rise of ecofeminism and many feminist scientists. Wangari Maathai was a renowned environmental political activist in Kenya. Girls Who Code , TGI Justice Project , Global Fund for Women , and Malala Fund are committed to disrupting the status quo for women and girls worldwide. she·ro (pl.

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