UNICEF Shares How You Can Support India Today Amidst the COVID-19 Surge

Saleforce Nonprofit

By: Richard Beighton, Chief of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships, UNICEF India. India has become the first country to report more than 400,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day. At the current rate, it may take India years to vaccinate its entire population.

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Mastercard commits $10 million for COVID relief efforts in India


Mastercard has announced a $10 million commitment to address COVID-related needs in India, where the numbers of virus-related diagnoses and deaths have skyrocketed in recent weeks, overwhelming the healthcare system in many areas. Reprinted from PND.

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How to Support NGOs Working to Fight the COVID-19 Crisis in India


India is currently experiencing a dramatic spike in COVID-19 deaths and cases, and the situation there remains dire. Earlier this month, it was reported that one in three new cases reported globally were occurring in the country. As of Thursday, June 10, more than 363,000 people have died.

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India’s Crypto Status: What are The New Regulations

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The post India’s Crypto Status: What are The New Regulations appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Cryptocurrency is a platform that has led to a lot of innovation in the monetary digital world.

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Going to South India

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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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Finding The Best Washing Machine in India

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you desire to find the top washing machine in India, you are going to need to compare Washing Machine Price in India and its features. Whirlpool washing machine is one such product that is very well-liked in India.

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Bookshare.org.in (India)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. My first visit after the India Economic Summit was to National Association for the Blind (India) to see Dipendra Manocha. We believe that there is tremendous value in accessing content from India.

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A Journey to India: Opportunities to Connect Networks

Amy Sample Ward

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.

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How WhatsApp Is Being Used by Nonprofits in India

Beth Kanter

Recently, Social Misfits Media’s Community Manager, Angharad Francis, interviewed the brilliant Pushpa Aman Singh, Founder of GuideStar India. I then got into the non-profit sector in 2001 when I joined GiveIndia, the first and leading online giving portal in India.

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GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth Kanter

Source: GivingTuesday India. In India, GivingTuesday is celebrated on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and is part of a week-long celebration of giving called Daan-Utsav. GivingTuesday India is powered by GuideStar India, India’s most reliable NGO information repository with over 8700 NGOs. This year #GivingTuesdayIndia, organizers expect over 10 million people in India will celebrate giving by taking part in over a dozen digital fundraising campaigns.

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BiGTech India Connects Nonprofits with IT Students

Tech Soup Blog

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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American India Foundation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. I felt very much at home with the dynamism of the organization, and the focused way they go about obtaining results in India.

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Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Finally, I taught two social media strategy workshops for NGO and CSR practitioners before having two days to get a taste of India and then a 24 hour journey home. . NGOS in India.

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Social by Social In India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. It makes accessible the tools you need to engage a community, offer services, scale up activities and sustain projects. Whoever you are, it shows you how to take technology and turn it into real world benefits.

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The untapped employment sector of India- Data Science

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Data science is one of the major sectors that have the potential to grow into the biggest employment generating sector in India but still the sector is not explored by the youth, result of which can be seen from the data of NASSCOM which says that there are 1.3

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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. India is of course one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is also the largest democracy in the world. Our view is based on NASSCOM Foundation's recent survey on cloud computing and cloud products among NGOs in India.

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The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

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. Chandrashekar, India Country Advisor and his talented team members, Ms.

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India's Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. The top six they identified were Water, global warming, globalization backlash, TB/HIV, oil peak prices and India's demographic challenge (one of the youngest populations in the world). Big social entrepreneurship event here in New Delhi!

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LMS training providers in India for how to learn about banking


The LMS training providers in India for how to learn about banking and finance industry revolves largely around three ideas: service, knowledge and expertise

WORTH Trust Solves Tech Woes to Help More Kids in India

Tech Soup Blog

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. Arjun was born partially blind. With doctors giving no hope that his eyesight would get any better, his parents were constantly worried about his education and ability to support himself.

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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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. In the United States, Canada, or Latin America? Register here! Based upon the soon-to-be-released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , this webinar begins with defining Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0

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

Tech Soup Blog

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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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. grant by the Lavelle Fund and with welcome changes to Indian copyright law in effect, we embarked on a new project to increase service and expand the number of accessible books for people who are blind in India. 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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. Our Commitment is to increase service and expand the number of accessible books for blind people in India via our Bookshare International initiative. “Mobilizing for Impact.”

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

Beth Kanter

One of things that struck me about India and it still resonated during my last visit – is how businesses, individuals, and nonprofit blend their strategies for making social change. Rufina’s new job is working for an education software start up that is developing operational software for schools It is called: EnTeEf: “Enabling Teachers’ Effectiveness “ in classrooms. It comes from Klay, India’s 1st NAEYC-USA compliant Chain of Prep Schools www.klayschools.com.

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

AFP Blog

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

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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

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Using Video for Women's Empowerment in Rural India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Via Roger Carr's blog post at Everyday Giving , Dr. Mani was introduced to the Sharing Foundation and became a donor to the America's Giving Challenge campaign. He also retwittered to his network.

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One Laptop per Child Lands in India

AFP Blog

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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Amazing Video Blogging Project In India: Must See

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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Last-Mile Impact Measurement: Mobile is the Way


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?

The Social Web is Not Flat

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Make assumptions about social media participation in India. And then it clicked, he did an analysis of Forrester's Social Technographic profiles in India using secondary data.

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

AFP Blog

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

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

AFP Blog

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.

Indian Publishing legend visits Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Been researching and asking for referrals for NGO examples in India. The Nasscom Foundation in India is the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation. Tags: india

Tamil Nadu Temples

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. After visiting Aravind Eye Hospital and Aurolab, we started on our vacation time. People are quite religious, and have a great deal of pride in their religious heritage and temples.

Made in India PC for just about $100

AFP Blog

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

AFP Blog

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