Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

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For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa. I was honored to be a trainer as part of the launch of the ACE Leaders Project, a program developed by the Institute of International Education Sub-Saharan Regional Office and supported by the Packard Foundation.

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nfp 2.0 » Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr

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whitewater widgets yak shack November 1st, 2006 Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr Kresta King Cutcher has been posting images to the Flickr photo-sharing community since September 2005. Was there anything in particular which drew you to Rwanda?

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The Faces of International Development


The Society for International Development has done it again! Earlier this month, I attended their tremendous annual conference with notable and unforgettable speakers that make you leave the glimmering chandeliers in DC's Omni Shoreham ballroom thinking to yourself, what more needs to be done in international development? The conference convened approximately 600 leaders and advocates for international development. Tags: International Development

Jen Lemen Raises Over $3,000 in 24 Hours for Rwanda Project

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s essays have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Huffington Post and Imagining Ourselves, an online exhibit founded by Paula Goldmanfor the International Museum of Women in San Francisco. " So, when she emailed me about her plans to raise money to visit Rwanda for this project , I made a contribution and circulated her request. Jen Lemen is a writer, illustrator, blogger and immigrant advocate living in Silver Spring, Maryland. Jen???s

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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One of the ones I am continuing to support is Women for Women International. I was thrilled when Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International's Founder and CEO, agreed to an interview with me for the Big Vision Podcast. Women for Women International has been around for 16 years.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

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I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The second most conversational leader is Rwanda’s President @PaulKagame.

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Women Who Tech Around the World

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” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

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Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

Mother's Day Donation Ideas

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Women for Women International to support women survivors of war. Your mom will receive a a handmade card made by a woman in their program in Rwanda. If your mom is the kind of person who prefers a donation to a physical gift, below are a few ideas.

nfp 2.0 » You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” (what, you don’t have one?)

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It’s a particular crusade of mine to encourage not-for-profits to identify an internal champion (or recruit a virtual volunteer) to take on this role. That doesn’t mean proving ROI, but having some immediate examples of the impact you can have goes a long way to getting people internally on board.

Win a Trip to Report for the NYT with Nicholas Kristof

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The winner will go on an international reporting trip with him to focus attention on the problems of global poverty, and its solutions. Past winners traveled to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Congo.

Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

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Yesterday I went to see Paul Rusesabagina speak, the man who inspired the movie, Hotel Rwanda. darfur genocide rwanda bloggersHe was promoting his memoir, An Ordinary Man.

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

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Coordinate all internal efforts. An organization dedicated to “never again” a genocide — such as those in Europe, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur — must raise awareness and advocate with as much energy as it raises money. Flickr Photo by Canolais.

I Hope My Kids Organize Their Own Online Fundraiser When They Are Teenagers

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Spencer Brodsky is 17 and he is spending his time online to raise money to bring Green Stoves to Rwanda , something he's been doing for the past 2 years. . Spencer Brodsky.

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What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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My favorite social action was being a sponsor for Jacinta Onoro, a Nigerian woman participating in Women for Women International. Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). Gina Trapani of Lifehacker is also a Women for Women International sponsor.

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Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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This week's Solutionary Woman is 24-year-old Heddy Nam, the Associate to the Chief Operating Officer of Amnesty International USA and co-founder of Never Again , an international network of young people working for peace. Describe the work you do for Amnesty International.

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet. As a result, the UN is making the same mistakes it made on Darfur and Rwanda.

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Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


As a result of Morgan’s capacity for visual narrative, the organization has garnered attention from major international news sources including the Guardian, BBC News, and the New York Times. By Christy Wiles, Marketing Manager, PhotoPhilanthropy.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Left photo : Gregory Munyaneza / NetSquared Rwanda / CC BY. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

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April 6-13, 2008 human rights groups like Genocide Intervention Network , STAND , Amnesty International , and Save Darfur are using the Global Week for Darfur to raise awareness about the continuing violence and need for action. April 6 Host a fundraiser house party for your favorite human rights organization with a viewing of Hotel Rwanda in memory of the Rwandan genocide's anniversary. "[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem.

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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If not director of a school, I would like to be someone of importance, someone of value again.'"--Honorata (pictured left) about her experience with Women for Women International. The show ended, and I immediately signed up to be a Women for Women International sponsor.

Ask Britt: How can I combine the creative arts with social impact?

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Examples of socially rousing photography permeate our history: Vietnam, Rwanda, 9-11’s Ground Zero. Aid to Artisans "Aid to Artisans (ATA), an international nonprofit organization, is a recognized leader of economic development for the craft industry.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Kigali, Rwanda: Storytelling Event. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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charity: water even has an entire section of their site dedicated to stories from the field, where people who work for or collaborate with the nonprofit tell stories about the experiences they’ve had bringing clean water to people in Rwanda, Uganda, Bangladesh and more.

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Deadline Approaching for $10,000 Pizzigati Prize

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Most notably, it has been used by nonprofit D-Tree International to reduce rates of serious illness and preventable and treatable diseases in Tanzania. The system is used by hospitals around the world to better diagnose patients, like a hospital in Rwanda that was able to identify HIV-positive children who had not been picked up by the pediatric program to get them on life-saving treatment.

Guest Post from ThinkSocial: Building A Movement in An Interconnected World - A Conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz

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She emphasizes how important journalists are in helping to tell stories, both internally and from the outside and how these stories have the potential to reach more people through social media channels.

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nfp 2.0 » Online activism in a fragmented world

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There have been other interesting examples such as the Jubilee 2000 movement, which grew from small beginnings to become an effective international campaign.

nfp 2.0 » Bertie, Blogs and Breast Cancer Care

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I am always impressed by the level of creativity and the desire to do more… and almost always disappointed to hear repeated stories of lack of resources, the difficulty of getting internal buy-in and lack of recognition of in-house skills. We also do a lot of internal PR.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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The Press Institute for Women in the Developing World is an international nonprofit organization and citizen journalism initiative. I had the feeling that there was something else that I could be doing with my passion for journalism and my knowledge of international reporting.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

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I Collaborate blog has a post about how to lobby for skype in your organization, if you're working internationally. Intel unveiled its support for the Global Education Alliance's pilot program to create an education framework in Rwanda.

NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

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Is that why we're seeing so many charity online stores like the one from Campus Kitchens Project and Amnesty International. Your donated laptop will reach a child in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Mongolia or Rwanda in the same early 2008 timeframe.

Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them: Interview with The She Spot co-author, Lisa Witter

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She heads the firm’s practice in women’s issues and global affairs for clients including Women for Women International, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai,, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Global Fund for Women, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucille Packard Foundation and many others. One organization that does this I think better than any organization I've seen is Women For Women International. I interned for a public defender.

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. I think feminists in the United States have always had a strong sense of international solidarity.

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