Diversity Rules the Global Economy, Step Up to Success

.orgSource

The proof that we are citizens of the world, no matter how fiercely we choose to localize, was one of the pandemic’s profound lessons. Technology has created an interdependent global economy. The post Diversity Rules the Global Economy, Step Up to Success appeared first on.orgSource.

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Restoring Earth for 2021: Locally & Globally

Charity Navigator

Earth and our efforts to conserve it are far too important to be observed on just one day. We consider all of April, Earth Month, a time to renew our focus on preserving, caring for, and honoring our planet. Earth Day’s importance has become more critical beyond one day.

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Taking Local Currency Digital: A New Experiment Emerges

Non Profit Quarterly

a local currency issuer. Then as now, the idea behind BerkShares was to galvanize residents in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, and surrounding areas to purchase more goods and services locally. A local currency seeks to encourage recirculation and reinvestment within the community.

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New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

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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.

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.

Salesforce.org Force Multiplier Podcast Earns Top 5% Global Ranking

Saleforce Nonprofit

The new series, which is hosted by best-selling author Baratunde Thurston , just wrapped up its first season with much fanfare — Force Multiplier ranks in the top 5% globally for the most popular podcasts. Health equity isn’t just a distant problem; it is a very local problem.

Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now in its third edition, the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report provides 100+ donor benchmarks for NPOs, NGOs, and charities worldwide. In addition to the global benchmarks, this year the benchmarks are also available for six regions: Africa. 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report.

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Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

In mid-2019, I will transition out of my role as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to focus full-time on leading OF/BY/FOR ALL, an emerging global movement to build more inclusive community institutions. We now have a wholly community-rooted model, working with over 2,000 local partners annually to plan, produce, and share exhibitions and events. I have some big news to share.

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Think Global, Act Local

Connection Cafe

Two recent advocacy victories this week by PETA and my former colleagues at Defenders of Wildlife are a great reminder of a little practiced truth: organizations are seeing greater (and often easier) success in leveraging online advocacy to change policy at the state and local level. I, personally, have a renewed interest in local issues after losing my power over four times in the last year. Author: Michelle Shefter.

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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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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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Local Stories, Global Audience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They are now all working together and have formed an organization called HiperBarrio with the tagline Historias Locales, audiencia global, or ???Local Local Stories, global audience.??? About a month ago, Globels announced the first five citizen media outreach projects to receive Rising s microgrants. So, I'm keeping an eye on the progress reports for inspiration. This video blogging workshop in Columbia caught my eye: ??lvaro

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. Their students actually go into the field, work with local medical professionals, and learn their real problems, their real pain points.

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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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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 lots of 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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Tips for a Virtual Global Go-Live During a Pandemic

Saleforce Nonprofit

The Salesforce.org Professional Services team offer tips from a recent virtual global customer go-live during a global pandemic. The post Tips for a Virtual Global Go-Live During a Pandemic appeared first on Salesforce.org.

To Act Nationally or Globally, Think Locally

Connection Cafe

Sometimes the best way to make a nationwide or global impact starts closer to home, maybe right in your backyard. We all know the value of building relationships with Members of Congress and local legislators. Research by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) shows that Members of Congress view visits to local facilities as one of the most valuable ways to collect constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information!

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June #4Change Chat: Local Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve had experience organizing communities offline in local communities, and organizing community online – but the kind of organizing that inspires me the most is combining online and offline. Lots of organizations, campaigns, and even individuals are now using social media tools to organize online and offline – bringing local communities together in new and powerful ways. What’s the point in using “global&# tools (social media) for local organizing?

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

These global leaders are coming from the United Kingdom, Uganda, Florida, and DC. Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

» Local Team of Global Philanthropists Prepares to Shoot T.V. Pilot

AFP Blog

» Local Team of Global Philanthropists Prepares to Shoot T.V. Pilot : "emember Dr. Robert Gore, the emergency room doctor from Bed-Stuy behind the Global Empowerment Movement? (If Well, now, he and his team of global do-gooders– including Brian “Deka” Paupaw, a youth leadership executive; and Marc Baptiste, a renowned international photographer– are about to bring their globetrotting adventures to the big screen.

Spotlight on Finastra’s 2020 Global Employee Wellness Program

Connection Cafe

Finastra’s CSR team quickly pulled together employee resource group leaders, ambassadors, and regional leaders to help launch a series of health and wellness events while remaining aware of the different interests, cause-areas, and global content their regional employees desired.

A Call for Millions: Ending the Global Book Famine for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There’s a global book famine afflicting people with disabilities. I have good news: For $5 million a year, we can build a global library that provides tens of millions of people around the world who are blind, low vision, or dyslexic free access to books that will work for them. Very few philanthropic opportunities come with the chance to solve a global problem with modest risk. Why is a global solution to the book famine possible now?

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

NetSquared Local: How to Get Connected Locally

Tech Soup Blog

An initiative of TechSoup Global, NetSquared is a global community of organizations and individuals leading the way in social change through technology. As Amy explains in her post, local NetSquared chapters have been quickly springing up all over the world: there might even be one in your city. NetSquared works online and offline to connect the global community at the intersection of technology and social change. Offline, we take things local!

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TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

As the weeks pass, the disaster recovery is increasingly shifting out of the hands of professional first-responder organizations into the hands of the local NGO community. The TechSoup Global Network believes a strong civil society is always important. The nonprofit sector in Japan has a major role to play now in providing services and support to the devastated local communities. A joint press release in English is posted in the TechSoup Global press room.

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global and NetSquared. Net2 Houston: Crafty Social Marketing Tactics That Work is a report from a NetSquared Local group that swapped tips on social media planning. As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )! have teamed up to bring you events, content, and webinars centered on using social media to support your nonprofit or charity's mission.

GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth Kanter

But GivingTuesday is not limited to the United States, it has caught fire over the past 7 years to become a global movement, with over 150 countries. GivingTuesday celebrates philanthropy and countries around the world that participate make it their own, unleashing creative and localized strategies to promote a culture of giving. Like in the US, organizations and online platforms, including Global Giving will issue matching challenges to help incentivize giving to NGOs.

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NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 1

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local is growing! We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? All we need is a bit of sunlight, water and your participation for our tribe of nonprofit techies to keep expanding into new communities.

SSIR Post: Swine Flu or Why Local Organizations Matter

Amy Sample Ward

In a recent Op-Ed piece in the New York Times , David Brooks compared the global response vs localized response to the outbreak. I think this comparison, and context, is a great example of why local (read: non-global) organizations are still key in social change work, and why we need to be building stronger networks for data and information sharing. Speak the Local Language. Local organizations provide this local face.

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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. 3D printing at your local library?

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

Tech Soup Blog

What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! The exact format isn’t important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other. However, our organizers are currently very keen on social media surgeries.

Announcing Virtual NetSquared Local: Participate from Anywhere!

Tech Soup Blog

Each month, the NetSquared community (a project of TechSoup Global) meets up offline at NetSquared Local events around the world to discuss ideas, meet new people, and work together to make social change. Recently, many of these NetSquared Local meetings are being streamed live on the Internet via livestream or online recording. Due to the increased popularity of these streamed social gatherings, NetSquared has introduced the Virtual NetSquared Local page.

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

What’s the point in using “global” tools (social media) for local organizing? From @amoration: I find we’re always both global & local, so many of us travel frequently that virtual organizing tools are essential even for “local&# endeavors. And in each local place, people are on different types of social media, some of which are global in scope. Social media used to engage local supporters to act globally.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 15, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? Being a nonprofit techie can be lonely work, since our role requires that we be change agents in our organizations as we help them discover the future! Change-agenting is exhausting (and rewarding!) work, but we can renew our energy to connecting with our peers.

NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

Hunger Is A Global and Local Issue: Some Ways To Take Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The younger kids are asked to bring an item in that is donated to a local community group in need. For October, the school is requesting donations of canned food for the local food pantry. "With living costs soaring, many local families are struggling to makes ends meet, and nowhere can it be seen with more clarity than on the lengthening lists of people being helped by the local food pantry." " Hunger is not only local issue, but also a global one.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 8, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

That’s what NetSquared Local is for! We’ve a global network of 50 #nptech meetups with chapters in 50 countries. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? The Internet has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to online nonprofit tech education. Webinars? Check! Tutorials? You betcha! Blogs? Heck yeah! But what if you learn best face-to-face or with a group?

Keep the World Talking - Support Global Voices

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Global Voices is the leading participatory media room for voices from developing countries around the globe. I've the honor of being involved with the Global Voices on and off for a couple of years. I did some volunteer outreach work for global voices to connect with Cambodia bloggers and was an editor for the Cambodia section for a short time before Tharum (in the above photo) took over the job. So, that's why I'm hoping you'll join me and support Global Voices

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NetSquared Local Events in the First Half of August

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings… but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies.

Fundraising Resources from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global Network is a treasure trove of fundraising wisdom. We've compiled some of the best articles, blogs, and webinars from our partners in Canada, Australia, and the global NetSquared Local groups. NetSquared Local groups from all over the world meet up to tackle fundraising strategies and tools for nonprofits.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We're a global movement with chapters in 20 countries. Every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 60 cities. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.