The Networked NGO in India

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This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US. I’ve just returned from leading a training for Population and Reproductive Health grantees from India.

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How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

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We encourage investors from all around the world to lend individually and collaboratively, via social fundraisers hosted on our platform, to micro-businesses started by India’s working poor, in fields as diverse as water, energy, sanitation and education.

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WORTH Trust Solves Tech Woes to Help More Kids in India

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India is home to 70 million people with different needs and abilities. WORTH, which stands for Workshop for Rehabilitation and Training of the Handicapped, aims to create opportunities for vocational training and avenues for employment for people with different needs in India.

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The Triple Bottom Line in India: Software, Quality Education, and Early Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is being beta tested as part of a new model of high quality education in schools called: Sujaya : India’s 1st K-12 Hybrid CBSE Schools www.sujayaschools.com. The school’s curriculum is based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory.

For Nonprofits in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits

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Times in various cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India: 1pm: Casablanca, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Lisbon. Date: Monday, September 26. Time: 1pm-2:30 BST ( View Time by City ). Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

Last-Mile Impact Measurement: Mobile is the Way

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Data india International mobile Mobile nptech survey Tech Program Heather Franzese. Executive Director. Good World Solutions. Four nonprofits are leveraging mobile technology to measure the impact of their programs, and hear from their remote beneficiaries that may not have access to the internet. Learn how they're implementing this technology, and the five lessons learned so far on how to maximize participation. Why use scissors to cut the grass when you can use a lawn mower?

Great Coverage of our Bookshare India Announcement

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We just announced the launching of Bookshare.org in India, and the response from the Indian press was immediate. The Times of India wrote For print-disabled, reading bestsellers is just a click away. The Indian Express said Bookshare.org inks pact with three organisations in India. And, the Hindustan Times also talked about our Online Library for the Blind.

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My last stop in New Delhi was to visit the American India Foundation, which is the largest Silicon Valley/India foundation. We wrapped up with a lunch back at the AIF offices, where I got to meet Shankar Venkateswaran, the head of AIF in India, and many of his team.

Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

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We first extended Bookshare services internationally in 2008 with the launch of Bookshare in India. Of course, in India and other developing countries, the gap is even larger. We are committed to increasing our impact in India by an order of magnitude.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

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The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme. In addition, during a roundtable on social media at the conference, I was fortunate to meet social media experts in India ( @ nirav @ amnigos @ pranavbhasin @ paritoshsharma and @ avinashraghava ) who shared some examples.

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A Journey to India: Opportunities to Connect Networks

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India Social Entrepreneurship Journey, February 2010 Contest - Please support me! Journeys for Change is offering the chance to win a fully-paid nine-day tour of leading Social Entrepreneurs in India. As someone enmeshed in the innovation and social impact sector, this would be an incredible opportunity to understand the issues and options facing those in communities in India as well as connect with individuals who are ready to do more.

Bikers ride for Nepal, raise donations online - The Times of India

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Bikers ride for Nepal, raise donations online - The Times of India : "Namma Kudla bikers' hearts beat for the quake-ravaged Nepal. A group of 25 cyclists on Sunday morning set out on a 30km journey to raise funds for the resettlement and rehabilitation of people in some of the worst quake-hit regions of the Himalayan nation. " 'via Blog this

Jaitly Leaving Knight Foundation to Lead Twitter's Efforts In India | Xconomy

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Jaitly Leaving Knight Foundation to Lead Twitter's Efforts In India | Xconomy

One Laptop per Child Lands in India

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One Laptop per Child Lands in India: "Nicholas Negroponte has found it tough going in India. For years as the head of MIT's Media Lab, the famed computer scientist promoted radical ways to use technology to transform society. His best-known idea is the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program (BusinessWeek, 6/5/08), a plan to make a simple, $100 laptop that would create a digitally literate generation.

Video: Facebook Says Thank You to Its Users for Donating Millions During Nepal Earthquake - India Real Time - WSJ

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Video: Facebook Says Thank You to Its Users for Donating Millions During Nepal Earthquake - India Real Time - WSJ : "Six months on, funds worth more than $15 million have been raised through the feature, according to the social-media company, and on Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a video chronicling how the money had been spent, from distribution of medicines to providing reproductive health services and surgical care.

India's Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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At the India Economic Summit, Vikram Akula of SKS, the microfinance institution, won the award today. One of the more interesting sessions was the discussion of the main risks India is facing. Big social entrepreneurship event here in New Delhi!

Social by Social In India

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I brought to India to place it in the hands of Rufina Fernandez , CEO of Nasscom Foundation. I'm sure that after she is finished reading it, she will spread the ideas all over India. Social by Social is a practical guide to using new technologies to create social impact.

A View of the Cloud from India

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This is a communique on the current state of cloud adoption in India from Prashant Pandit and Pooja Jayna from TechSoup Global's, NASSCOM Foundation BIGTech Program , which is an NGO committed to building ICT capacity in civil society in India.

Techtree.com India > News > General > Microsoft Helping NGOs Better Use Tech

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Techtree.com India > News > General > Microsoft Helping NGOs Better Use Tech: "Bill Gates leaves behind a rich legacy in terms of philanthropy. After him, Microsoft continues to come up with such initiatives, the latest being 'NGO Connection', designed as a new online resource for use by thousands of non-profits around the world.'NGO NGO Connection' aims to assist non-governmental organizations (NGOs

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Poisoning the Treaty for the Blind

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The World Blind Union''s lead negotiator pointed out how these provisions would, in practice, stop Bookshare from serving blind people in India. accessibility Treaty for the Blind India disabilities copyright law education MPAA treaty Bookshare WIPO The Obama Administration is turning its back on people with disabilities--and I''m outraged.

Rice professor bringing hand-held technology to schools in India | Ultimate West U

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Rice professor bringing hand-held technology to schools in India | Ultimate West U: "Krishna Palem, a Rice University professor, is leading an effort on three continents to create a low-cost, electronic version of the hand-held slates that millions of Indian children use in school's today.Thanks to a partnership between Rice, Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Villages for

BiGTech India Connects Nonprofits with IT Students

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Joy of Giving Week is a "festival of philanthropy" held October 2 through 8 all over India in conjunction with Mohandas Gandhi's birthday. To celebrate, TechSoup's partner in India, BiGTech , held the Find an IT Partner event in Mumbai to connect local nonprofits with IT students. The projects ranged from as simple as troubleshooting a website to as complex as creating a management system for an organization with multiple locations in India.

Made in India PC for just about $100

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Made in India PC for just about $100: "While global computing giants like IBM and AMD are yet to give shape to their ambitious plans for a computer that costs $100 or less, an Indian company has already set its eyes on 10 million potential customers with its up-and-running PC priced at Rs 4,500 only.The machine, launched by Chennai-based Novatium Solutions in 2004, costs a little over $100 as of

Nonprofits Using Social Media to Engage and Share, Says Sage North America Survey | SYS-CON INDIA

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PRESS ReleaseNonprofits Using Social Media to Engage and Share, Says Sage North America Survey | SYS-CON INDIA: "AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/09 -- Sage North America today announced the results of its recently conducted social media survey for nonprofit organizations in the U.S.

OpenSocial apps now available to Orkut users in India | The Social - CNET News.com

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OpenSocial apps now available to Orkut users in India | The Social - CNET News.com: "And now, the latest in social network developer platform announcements: Orkut, the community site owned by Google, has rolled out a directory of applications to its users in India and will continue to expand geographically over the next few weeks.India, along with Brazil, is one of Orkut's main hubs of popularity

NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? - BusinessWeek

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NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? BusinessWeek: "At the Consumer Electronic Show this week, the One Laptop Per Child foundation was supposed to make two announcements—the number of computers it sold under the Give One, Get One holiday program and a new olpc machine made jointly with Intel. But now Intel has pulled out or been pushed out of the.

Mobilizing Impact at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

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Judy Heumann (left) moderating the panel on empowering the world''s billion people with disabilities On the second day of the CGI Annual Meeting, I announced Benetech’s Commitment to Action : Leveraging Technology to Bring Books to the Blind in India. “Mobilizing for Impact.”

What is your “Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?

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Rufina and I traveled six hours by car outside of Bangalore to the hills of Coorg, a peaceful and beautiful part of rural India where they are known for their coffee, sugar cane, and mangos. with Rufina Fernandez and Rajen Varada.

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The Unexpected Benefits From Content Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By the time you read this post, I’ll be somewhere in the air between California and India to facilitate a “Networked NGO” training for NGOs in India that are Packard Foundation grantees.

Using Video for Women's Empowerment in Rural India

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I recently learned about an nonprofit organization in India dedicated to using video to help alleviate poverty and accelerate social change in the developing world. In looking at some of the project examples , I found several that focus on women's empowerment and rights in India. SNEHA Praja Video involves 11 rural women who brought together for a training with the NGO Velugu in Hyderabad, India.

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Dr. Mani: Heart Surgeon in India Uses Social Media To Fund Heart Surgery for Children in India and America's Giving Challenge Donor!

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He lives in India. I feel honored to have been introduced to your work with children in India and your expertise in social media from my good friend, Roger Carr, who is helping with the bloggers campaign.

One of Many: Vibha Reaches Out to India's Neediest Children

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Americans think it takes a lot of money to make a difference," according to Rajesh Haridas, chief operating officer of Vibha , an almost entirely volunteer-run organization that aims to improve the lives of underprivileged youth in India and elsewhere. One of those projects is the Sikshana Foundation , set up to improve India's primary education. This post is part of a series spotlighting TechSoup member organization's achievements.

Amazing Video Blogging Project In India: Must See

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I'm addicted to Swajana which means ???our our people??? s a collaboration between an Indian and a U.S. video team. This is so much what I'd love to see happen in Cambodia - to see a video of daily life in a developing country through the eyes of people who actually live there. This week's installment is about Manthan (which means ???churning???) churning???) and founded by Gaurav Sharma.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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India. Mission: To improve access and quality of education for 4 million children living in underserved communities in India.

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

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Early last year my colleague Noel Dickover and his co-workers at PeaceTech Lab organized a workshop in Mumbai, India to help activists use technology and media to prevent gender based violence. March 8th is International Women’s Day.

Five Nonprofits Maximizing YouTube’s Nonprofit Program

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Today, however, the program has been expanded to Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom and it offers some very powerful free tools to nonprofits: Google Wallet donate button.

Five Nonprofits Maximizing YouTube’s Nonprofit Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Today, however, the program has been expanded to Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom and it offers some very powerful free tools to nonprofits: Google Wallet donate button.

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

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I was in India this past summer to facilitate an intensive four-day training for Packard Foundation grantees working on family-planning issues. In India, I designed the first one to celebrate the local culture: It was called “Bollywood Moment.”

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Box.org Announces Nonprofit Program

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…meaning the cloud storage company is giving away 10 starter licenses for free to all eligible nonprofits (so if you’re very small staff in particular, this means you).

TODAY: Global Impact Sparks 24-Hour Global, Digital Celebration

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Milaap, a unique platform that blends micro lending and crowd funding was founded four years ago in order to help India’s working poor start their own businesses and break out of the cycle of poverty.

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