U.S. companies support COVID-19 relief in Indonesia, Southeast Asia


Chamber of Commerce with support from Business Roundtable — has announced commitments in support of COVID-19 pandemic relief and response efforts in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The situation on the ground in Indonesia is dire.

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. They are all part of TechSoup Asia , which serves charities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand — and now Vietnam and Indonesia. Our New NGO Partners in Indonesia. YCAB Foundation is an NGO based both in New York and Jakarta, Indonesia.


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Mobile phones to the rescue in Indonesia, Philippines and Samoa

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

From the UN Dispatch : Over the weekend a deadly tropical storm slammed into the Philippines, causing severe flooding in urban areas and affecting tens of thousands. Tuesday, a powerful underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves 15 to 20 feet high that crashed into the Samoa islands, destroying homes and taking lives.

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Mobile phones to the rescue in Indonesia, Philippines and Samoa

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

From the UN Dispatch : Over the weekend a deadly tropical storm slammed into the Philippines, causing severe flooding in urban areas and affecting tens of thousands. Tuesday, a powerful underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves 15 to 20 feet high that crashed into the Samoa islands, destroying homes and taking lives.

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Miradi all over the world!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And, we're getting reports from all over the world of Miradi being used in countries like Indonesia and China, among many others. It's easy to forget how technology spreads. I just heard about the use of Miradi and the Open Standards in the Axios Delta in Greece. They have just released their management plan (in English). What a thrill to see our software used to figure out how to conserve an exciting nature area I've only just now learned about!

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Indonesia. Unlike the.ORG domain which can be registered by any individual or brand (but mostly registered by nonprofits and socially conscious for-profits), the new.NGO and.ONG domains can only be registered by nonprofits, charities, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and ONGs (non-governmental organizations in a romance-based language ). Think about that for a second or two.

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Adobe Show Your Impact Feature: The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation

Tech Soup Blog

Tompotika area in Sulawesi, Indonesia working to ebb the flow of widespread tropical deforestation, destruction of coral reefs, and poaching of endangered species. Last month, TechSoup and Adobe announced the winners of the Adobe Show Your Impact design contest. We thought the innovative work created by the winners and runners up was so inspirational, that they should be shared more broadly and could perhaps be a muse for other nonprofits and libraries.

Book Giveaway: Mazarine Treyz, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

All fired up from my time in Indonesia, I thought, “Changing the world is so exciting! My friend, Mazarine Treyz , is an accomplished woman: She is passionate about life and supporting nonprofit organizations. She’s worked in development offices of all sizes and has recently put her years of experience and training down on paper in The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be giving away a copy of the book for free to a reader!

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The State of the Internet 2014

Tech Soup Blog

The high Internet growth countries are now India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Philippines. Mary Meeker of the of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does a yearly report on current state of the Internet and IT at about half way through the year. The latest edition has lots of NPTech insights. Here's what I found: Internet growth: 2.6 billion people are now using the Internet worldwide, 618 million of them are in China.

Mobile-First Still Matters

Forum One

Likely, most of this growth will come from China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. “Mobile-first” became a major topic for websites when Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, popularized the idea in 2010 at the Mobile World Congress.

Stick To Our Knitting? What Is TechSoup?

Tech Soup Blog

Our network partner in Indonesia runs Kitabisa.com ("We can"), a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform. In a recent blog post , in which our nonprofit, TechSoup, advocated for Net Neutrality, there were several responses that have an interestingly identical structure: (a) Government should stay out of the Internet; (b) There are technical issues involved that TechSoup does not understand; and. (c)

Innovative Geocoding Project Maps Aid Data

Tech Soup Blog

12,000 specific geographic locations were coded in 42 Sub-Sahara African countries, 27 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Indonesia, and the Philippines (a selection of Africa-wide projects were also coded). This post was written by GuideStar International communications manager Keisha Taylor and originally published on the GuideStar International blog.

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Conservation Planners Use Benetech's Miradi Software to Help Save Reefs in Guam

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Rare, which is based in Arlington, Virginia, uses Miradi in all its worldwide campaigns to promote biodiversity and has translated the Miradi software into Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin and Spanish. Elaina Todd, an environmental planner who develops social marketing campaigns with the nonprofit conservation group Rare, is profiled in our most recent case study for Benetech’s Miradi software.

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5 Ways To Expand Financial Inclusion For The World’s Poor

Global Giving

BitPesa, Banqu, and UCash are scaling similar concepts in Kenya, Indonesia, and India. How surreal.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits. Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits. NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Jakarta, Indonesia: Web Hosting. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

United Nations Volunteers Launches New Online Volunteering Site

Have Fun - Do Good

She recently signed up to do some translation: "I found this organisation named PEOI , which specializes in providing free online education for several countries, including Indonesia. Have you ever wanted to translate newspaper articles from Turkish to English for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)? Help the UNDP's (United Nations Development Programme) International Poverty Centre forge research partnerships in the Arab States region?

Go Holiday Shopping with Your Global Girlfriend

Have Fun - Do Good

The creators of Global Girlfriend's merchandise come from all over the world: Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nicaragua, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam. According to a recent article in Muncie, Indiana's Star Press , "the National Retail Federation expects the average consumer to spend $791.10 this holiday season, up from $738.11 last year." If you're going to spend that kind of cash, why not give a gift that gives back?

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

Successful and Unsuccessful Examples: From @davidahood: Greenpeace internationally had great success recently with the Nestle campaign getting Nestle to end deforestation in Indonesia for palm oil. Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. Thanks to all those who participated or followed along, and to those who will join the conversation now!

Creating a Movement, Addressing Inequality


She spent half of her senior year traveling the world again, backpacking through places like Indonesia, Thailand, and Southeast Asia. The following is an excerpt from Derrick Feldmann’s latest book, Social Movements for Good: How Companies And Causes Create Viral Change. Order your copy here.

Data Digest: African Students Using Open Data, Social Impact Bonds, Digital Smoke Signals, and the Data Dilemma

Tech Soup Blog

They are building a network of Pulse Labs to this end, the first of which operates in Jakarta Indonesia. Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It was originally published on NetSquared. This week we learn about the Resilient Africa Network (RAN), which is helping African students use open data for disaster relief.

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Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Jakarta, Indonesia: Youtube for Nonprofits. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017.

Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

Connection Cafe

And, in our initial six pilot countries (which include Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Senegal) we plan to take a deeper look, using national data, research and story-gathering to understand where progress is being made and where it is lagging. .

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How a Multi-Sectoral Partnership is Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

Connection Cafe

And, in our initial six pilot countries (which include Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Senegal) we plan to take a deeper look, using national data, research and story-gathering to understand where progress is being made and where it is lagging. .

The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

Tech Soup Blog

The most populous Muslim country is Indonesia , followed by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Egypt. TechSoup Global’s Dara Westling attended the recent Global Donors Forum in Washington, D.C. to report on Tech for Good trends and also to find out how things are going in one of the most challenging areas of philanthropy: providing much needed help and support to people in the Muslim world. Dara Westling. Dara has possibly the longest title at TechSoup.

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

Tech Soup Blog

It helps endangered Asian children get off the streets in Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, East Timor, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. 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. Our Local Impact Map. demonstrates what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup Global software donations to further their missions.

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Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data

Connection Cafe

By surveying 109 policymakers across Indonesia, India, Kenya, Senegal and Colombia, Equal Measures 2030 was able to get some insight into policymakers’ perspectives on gender equality and how much these were grounded in data and evidence—a crucial part of understanding where change needs to happen in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for girls and women by 2030.

10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Have Fun - Do Good

For example, according to the Global Girlfriend site, the $28 Button Summer Tote pictured above is, " Made by a fair trade organization based in Bali Indonesia that aims to help women create a market for their beautiful handicrafts in order to help them create sustainable incomes and encourage keeping traditional crafts and skills alive." According to the CCNMoney.com article, Splurges Will Be Scarce This Holiday Season : "Americans will spend an average of $923.36

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Reflections on a Weekend with Ze Frank and His Online Community

Museum 2.0

About 700 people participated over two days, including some who had traveled to Santa Cruz from London, Indonesia, and across the US. It's not every day that a visitor buys pizza for everyone in the museum. Or that visitors form a spontaneous "laugh circle" on the floor. Or that we take a group photo together at the end of the day. Then again, Saturday was hardly normal at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

They recently launched lab in Indonesia and started to hear through social media chatter that vaccine serum had meat and that people should not get vaccines. I was honored to be invited to cover this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum , a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes.

NetCentric Advocacy: Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern

Network-Centric Advocacy

Additionally, the latter group is much more likely to use Xanga and Friendster than are Whites, a practice that may be due to these services popularity in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia (boyd & Ellison, this issue), where—given the immigrant nature of the sample—many students may have extended family and friends from earlier parts of their lives. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Nonprofit Technology News for June 2013

Tech Soup Blog

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

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Big Vision Podcast: Interview with llyse Hogue Rainforest Action Network

Have Fun - Do Good

I certainly get inspired by getting to touch and be a part of some of the vast wilderness left on the planet, so the job has allowed me the privilege, which not everyone has, of going to Indonesia, and going to the Amazon in Brazil, and certainly that is fuel that will fill my engine for a very long time.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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. In April I organized a panel for the Stanford Women's Leadership Conference called "Solutionary Women: How Can I Create Change?"

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