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Iowan helps provide high-tech eyes of disaster relief in Philippines | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs : Harwath is one of four Global DIRT members currently on the ground in the Philippines. The nonprofit has had as many as a dozen people working there in recent weeks, plus a pair of dogs trained to nose through the debris in search of human survivors and remains.

A Woman's Investment: A Web 2.0 Fundraising Campaign to Support Women Entreprenuers in Philippines

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"    She invited me to contribute one sentence for a social media fundraising project she's leading to support female entrepreneurs in the Philippines.   She is hoping to raise $10,000 for a group of female entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

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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. So, for example, on PulseWire, our global community newswire, every woman can have a voice.

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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.

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Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

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Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating typhoon in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts.

Research Friday: Generosity Expanded: The Impact!

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This level of increased global philanthropy is worth a further look. Both papers serve as resources for this blog post, which touches on only a few aspects of this global generosity. billion) and the Philippines ($10.1 research friday Pat Lewis global philanthropy

Google Bombing Campaign:Filipina

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Because it relates to blogging and because part of my extended family is from the Philippines (as well as Cambodia) here goes: By way of Global s Online , a Google Bombing campaign to change the online image of women from the Philippines and take back the keyboards flipina and Philippines.

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

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This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by and others. Cebu, Philippines. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets.

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Selfies for Good?

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Using photos for online organizing is not limited to the US, it is global. Here is a recent example from Global Voices Online reporting on how activists in the Philippines used selfies to protest train fare hikes.

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The State of the Internet 2014

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Global Internet adoption growth is actually slowing compared to previous years. The high Internet growth countries are now India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Philippines. Global mobile data traffic is up 81% from the previous year.

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The Million Meal Challenge made a difference for children and families in Haiti, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Tanzania. Their Construction Challenge directly engaged more than 11,000 kids, and made a global impression on more than 18 million students who now have an awareness of opportunities to succeed in construction-related jobs. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC.

FYI: I’m in Southeast Asia Giving Social Media Trainings to Nonprofits!

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I’ve been fortunate enough to be hired to provide three social media trainings to their nonprofit partners in Malaysia (photo above), Singapore, and the Philippines. Tolerance and appreciation for diversity in thought is so important as we go deeper and more global into the 21st Century.

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My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Paul Farestveit A trained historian with a degree in history from the University of California at Los Angeles, Paul Farestveit has spent the majority of his career working for STA Travel, a global student travel company that operates large businesses in Europe, the United States, and Australia.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. We’re a global movement with chapters in 20 countries. NetSquared Manila in the Philippines.

300 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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Help __ Deliver Hope to the Philippines. Global update: What we’ve accomplished together in 2013. This is the 2013 edition of my annual review of year-end email subject lines that started in 2011 and continued in 2012.

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What Is TechSoup Up To in Asia (Now)?

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Having been at TechSoup Global for eight years now, I can remember what it was like before we added the “Global” to our name (literally and figuratively). We’ve also launched a NetSquared Local in Singapore, and are working to include the Philippines and Thailand in the near future. Aletha Schelby is Program Manager for TechSoup Asia.

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How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind

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In December 2013, drones from the NGO Direct Relief were put to work assessing damage and participating in search and rescue operations in the super typhoon Haiyan-stricken Philippines. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are one of the most surprising technologies for good.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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We''re a [global movement]([link] with chapters in 20 countries. Manila, Philippines: Social Media Surgery. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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These global leaders are coming from Uganda, Australia, London, and Florida. We're a global movement with chapters in 20 countries. Manila, Philippines: NetSquared Manila Launch Event. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

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We proudly welcome NGO partners Vietnet-ICT and the Lin Centre in Vietnam, as well as ASEAN Foundation , Kopernik Marketplace , and YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to the TechSoup Global family.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

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Born in Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines, she graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in mass communications. Cross-posted on Global s.

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

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I did a post a few weeks ago on youth programs in TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map and decided I hadn’t covered this resource nearly enough.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Mobile Active Convergence: Looking for a few Mobile Organizers

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A handful of visionaries and activists are convening a working session of global activists, communications staff, technology experts and foundation staff to mine a wide variety of experience, expertise and vision. A handful of visionaries and activists are convening a working session of global activists, communications staff, technology experts and foundation staff to mine a wide variety of experience, expertise and vision.

Guest Post by JD Lasica -- Socialbrite: A new sharing & learning hub

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A Causes widget that points to charitable actions and donations on other sites such as Global Giving and Facebook Causes. Sloane Berrent, a Kiva fellow, social philanthropy activist and a former executive at Causecast who’s currently serving a three-month tour in the Philippines.

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Nonprofit Technology News for June 2013

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The leaders in adoption are China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Brazil, and Mexico. She is now TechSoup Global's content curator. It's time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news!

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Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

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When I did a little digging, I realized that aside from threatening our water supply in Austin, Texas, they had sufficiently done that in Indonesia, and the Philippines and pretty much all over the world.