Bookshare.org.in (India)

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Bookshare.org.in (India) My South Asian trip is mainly exploratory, with one notable exception. Bookshare.org is going international, and India is one of our focus countries for this expansion. We believe that there is tremendous value in accessing content from India.

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Going to South India

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In April I'll be heading for Chennai , the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India. It should be a great day talking about improving access to print for the community of people with disabilities in India. Look forward to blogging more from India next month! Shri T.S.Krishnamurthy Former Chief Election Commissioner of India has kindly consented to preside and inaugurate the Seminar.

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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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American India Foundation

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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

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My 8 day visit to India was a whirlwind. The Nasscom Foundation in India, the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation, invited me to present as part of the Global CSR track in a session about reaching the Bottom of the Pyramid with technology and social media.

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A View of the Cloud from India

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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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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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

SocialFish

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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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

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Rural Farmers Call a Friend: Cisco and OneWorld Partner in India

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LifeLines India allows them to call in and —using a voice activated system in their local language — get advice about their needs. Cisco writes about a public-private partnership they have had with British Telecom and OneWorld that offers a voice accessible knowledgebase for rural farmers. This sustainable model has been in progress for over two years with measurable success.

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Tamil Nadu Temples

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Virginia and Kate, my wife and daughter, volunteered to come along with me on my one-week trip to South India. South India is famous for its temples. So, I extended it to two weeks and added a trip to Madurai as part of that.

Indian Publishing legend visits Bookshare

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This is a guy who as his daughter put it, piled books onto a little vegetable cart and trundled it into the market place so that the common man in small town India would be exposed to the literature of Tolstoy, Gibran, Ruskin and others. Tags: India Meghani Bookshare Gujarati We just hosted Indian publishing legend Mahendra Meghani , who dropped in last week when many of our team were traveling.

The Social Web is Not Flat

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In less than 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane bound for Mumbai to present at the NASSCOM conference called NASSCOM India Leadership where I'll be on a panel on NGO and Social Media as well as lead a discussion at an unconference on whether CEO/Executive Director's should use social media.

I'm Headed for Nasscom Foundation's Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai

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The Nasscom Foundation in India is the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation. This year they have a record registration of 1650 delegates from India and other countries from around the world. It will be interesting to compare the perspective from India.

Congrats to Megha Bhagat, Winner of HP Laptop/Printer Bundle Theory of Change Contest

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To enter the contest, readers had to share their " Theory of Change." Megha is a passionate human rights advocate in India and also lawyer. I am a lawyer by profession and presently a student of human rights law in my masters at India. Tags: contest india

The Universal Language of Technology Conferences: Schwag

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I greeted at the airport with a sign that read " Nasscom Leadership India Forum - Miss Kanter." The driven took me to the Grand Hyatt Hotel saying that during the day the traffic is much different. And the Nasscom India Leadership Forum is not different. Tags: india

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.

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori

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I was easily able to relate to the experiences of immigrating to the country because my family immigrated from India. We lived through the struggle of being poor in India and then coming out to America and having the huge culture shock that many immigrants are going through now and have been going through for decades. Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer.

Opening Session at NASSCOM and Social Innovation Winners

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Lighting of the lamp is a traditional way to begin a conference here in India. Tags: india I'm still very jet-lagged and adjusting to both the time zone and culture in Mumbai.

Social Actions Adds Six New Action Sources; Partners with Innovators in India, South Africa, and the UK

Social Actions

Today, Social Actions added six new action sources to our open database of opportunities to make a difference. For a full list and profiles of the latest innovators contributing to Social Actions, please see Our Guide to 50+ Action Sources. New Action Sources. GiveIndia -> Donate. Greater Good South Africa -> Donate. OptINnow -> Lend. South African Social Investment Exchange (SASIX) -> Donate. Stop Climate Chaos Coalition -> Support a campaign. YouthNoise -> Join a group.