President’s Update: Fall 2013

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Highlights of this Update: Global Literacy Human Rights Benetech Labs Communications Global Literacy Bookshare celebrated a double milestone this summer, reaching over 200,000 available titles in our collection and serving over 250,000 members with disabilities! million grant from the U.S.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

The program helps Vietnamese nonprofits to build staff capacity, apply for grants, and recruit skilled volunteers. Although Vietnam is regarded as a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94 percent. English is increasingly favored as a second language. The organization promotes ASEAN awareness through language training, mass media, and youth exchange activities (such as volunteer programs and youth camps).

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Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Emphasis is on digital literacy. Grants are about taking it scale. Translate what gamers do into the language of "normal traditional education" and out of school time learning? Photo by Rikomatic. The key takeaway for me is the whole point about the need for new metrics to measure learning from games. That the old metrics aren't working. This is the same conversation that is happening around web metrics versus blog metrics.

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Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

Have Fun - Do Good

I learned to speak the language fluently, and was there at a really intense time in terms of the civil war, and a lot of the political uprisings that were going on. It was written in very scribbled Nepali, her literacy skills were incredibly rudimentary, but what she ended up writing was a piece of journalism. We go on our gut instinct from people's answer to that one question, and then there is literacy testing involved as well.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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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. Britt Bravo: I think one of the things that make the Global Fund special is how women can submit grants, the lack of bureaucracy involved, and maybe you can talk a little bit about how you choose the people who are funded. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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