Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

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According to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , there are 6,500+ NGOs registered with the NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya. Traditionally, NGOs in Kenya have depended on outside support from grant makers and wealthy individuals. 39% of donors in Kenya give tribute gifts.

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Geek teams on two continents write poverty-breaking apps for Kenya | Reuters

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Geek teams on two continents write poverty-breaking apps for Kenya | Reuters : "The Nov. 20-22 Poverty Hackathon will be the first international development-focused virtual hackathon - taking place on two continents simultaneously, the organizers say. While it’s not common for hackathons to have virtual teams working together, we think it’s a core component of actually making impact," said Canadian Danielle Thé, who set up the charity Devs Without Borders in Toronto earlier this year." 'via

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#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

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In 2010, I had an opportunity to do a Networked Nonprofit workshop in Kenya. The #1MilliForJadudi campaign was launched on August 4 th , 2015, with the goal to mobilize Kenyans to raise 1 million Kenya Shillings (approx USD 10,000) to help finance Jadudi’s fourth surgery in India.

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The Networked Nonprofit in Kenya

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Ushahidi Board Meeting at iHub in Kenya. I’ve just spent the last couple of days in Nairobi, Kenya because I’m a board member of an NGO based here, Ushahidi , an organization that builds tools for democratizing information and increasing transparency.

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Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

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She’s an incredible social entrepreneur I just visited with in Nairobi, Kenya. They made a great team: Steve was an enthusiastic salesman/CEO, passionate about building up Kenya through good IT jobs, and Carol ran the team. The doctors in Kenya struggled with a diagnosis.

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TechSoup Japan and Kenya Launch!

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June marked the launch of two new international TechSoup partners: Japan and Kenya , bringing the total count of TechSoup Global Network partners to 24 (not including the original U.S. TechSoup Kenya is a collaborative effort by SANGONeT/NGO Pulse and Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN).

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Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims

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Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims: "n online crisis mapping tool initiated and operated by Kenyans has been assisting families and friends locate missing persons, following the horrendous earthquake that hit the Haitian capital three weeks ago.The online mapping tool — www.ushahidi.com — is also being

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Inaugural Text Messaging Competition Selects Non-Profit Winners From Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Azerbaijan

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Inaugural Text Messaging Competition Selects Non-Profit Winners From Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Azerbaijan: "The inaugural nGOmobile competition ran for three months from October 2007, and was aimed exclusively at grassroots non-profit Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working for positive social and environmental change.

My Triple Ripple of Kindness: Helping Women in San Jose and Kenya

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I used my $100 check to purchase beautiful ceramic beaded necklaces from Kazuri in Kenya. Kazuri is Swahili for “small and beautiful.&# The Kazuri factory is located in the rolling hills outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

Daproim and Steve Muthee, its founder

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As I noted in my first blog on my African trip, I was delighted with the entrepreneurial culture in Nairobi, Kenya. Steve especially noted the support he received from his mother, a farmer in rural Kenya, for keeping Daproim going until the business took off.

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Back from Rwanda and Kenya

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Ah, what an amazing experience! I plan to write up my thoughts after I have recovered from the 67 hours of travel to get home. In the meantime, feel free to browse my pictures.

Kipp and Philip of the Social Development Network in east Africa

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I've just ended an exciting three week long Africa trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. One of my very first meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, was with John Kipchumbah (Kipp) and Philip Thigo of the Innovation Program of the Social Development Network. One of the first areas was a budget tracking tools for Kenya, to make it easier for people to learn about budgeted amounts for their areas. They are also planning on tracking next year's elections in Kenya.

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Alison Lowndes: Helping to care for children in Kenya

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She caught my attention because she founded an organization that works with orphaned and disabled children in Kenya. Having friends in Kenya, she came up with the idea to provide summer schools in Kenya. Organizations in Kenya are carefully vetted.

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Bloggers Covering the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya

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An estimated 80,000-150,000 people from all over the world will be attending the 2007 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya January 20-25th. This year's theme is, ""People's Struggles, People's Alternatives - Another World is Possible." The World Social Forum was created by anti-globalization activists in 2001 as a balance to the World Economic Forum in Davos. This is the first time it has been held in Africa.

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Bookshare around the world

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One of our partners is in Kenya, and I recently was sent their holiday party pictures. And, they're doing great work for us in Kenya, a country that has tremendous potential and needs to advance past the challenges of the last year. Bookshare is doing great.

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M-Pesa is our hippo!

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we get to hear the story of a cell phone banking service that gives the poor effective banking services in Kenya when the country's banks have declined to serve them. And, Kenya is not the only country to discover this opportunity. Technology really is becoming an incredible tool for empowering the poor. Whenever I see a great example of this, I get excited. Vital Wave Consulting covers the opportunities in serving developing markets and one of their blog posts really grabbed me.

Racing Through the Sahara for South African NGOs

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As a sponsor of this fundraising run in cooperation with TechSoup Egypt and TechSoup Kenya , TechSoup Global is proud to support SANGONeT and the runners as they make their journey through the Sahara.

Top rated charity opens up its real-time data - Humanosphere

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Top rated charity opens up its real-time data - Humanosphere : "The charity that allows people to make a direct donation to a person living in Kenya just got a whole lot more transparent. It is another step forward for the organization that made a big splash last year when a rigorous study of its work in Kenya showed the impact of giving poor western Kenyans money to spend as they see fit." ''via Blog this

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News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth)

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News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth) : "Joshua Shaw, from Portsmouth, Ed Adams, from Pebworth in Warwickshire, both 20, and Qui Mai, 28, from Vietnam will spend six weeks working for the charity Balloon Kenya this summer." ''via Blog this

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NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World

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In places like rural Africa, reliable internet service is hard to come by.

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Save the Elephants engages potential donors using Google Street View » Charity Digital News

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Save the Elephants engages potential donors using Google Street View » Charity Digital News : "oogle has released Street View imagery of Kenya—including the Samburu National Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust—in partnership with Save the Elephants and with the support of the Samburu County Government. “It’s

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Samasource wins contract with Bookshare.org

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We recently signed a deal with a group in Kenya, and they were very enthusiastic about it! We're busy expanding Bookshare.org with the help of social enterprises all over the world. Samasource wins contract with Bookshare.org

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Crowdsourcing put to good use in Africa | Madeleine Bunting | Global development | guardian.co.uk

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Crowdsourcing put to good use in Africa | Madeleine Bunting | Global development | guardian.co.uk : "Back in 2008, a group of bloggers based in Kenya came up with an idea in response to the wave of ethnic violence sweeping the country in the wake of elections: Ushahidi – meaning testimony in Swahili – aimed to use crowdsourcing to track a fast-moving crisis.

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Kenyan schools get wired up - The National Newspaper

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Kenyan schools get wired up - The National Newspaper: "n the past six years, an organisation called Computers for Schools Kenya has placed more than 20,000 computers in institutions across the country, bringing disadvantaged youths into the information and communication technology (ICT) age.“The

New Ideas at TED2014

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He now lives in rural Kenya working on eye care. Andrew’s focus is on curing blindness: 80% of the people he sees in rural Kenya can have their blindness reversed. I explained Benetech’s efforts to grow the impact of our Bookshare library globally, specifically discussing partnerships with groups in India and Kenya. While English might be very useful in Nairobi, Swahili would be the language needed in rural Kenya.

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Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper

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Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper: "When Lola Lopez founded Aid in Motion, a Dubai-based NGO, last year to collect and donate clothes to poor rural communities in Kenya, Myanmar and Pakistan, she needed help. She turned to Facebook, where she created a group called Volunteer in Dubai, hoping to get a handful of interested people. Before she knew it, 3,000 volunteers had.

Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box

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So far, boxes have been shipped to organizers in Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India and Pakistan — and counting Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box : What is a TEDx in a Box, you ask? It’s a suitcase stuffed with everything an economically marginalized community needs to host their very own TEDx event — a projector, an iPod preloaded with subtitled TED Talks, a sound system, camcorders to capture fresh talks, and a how-to guide.

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20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

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M-Changa (Kenya). Nonprofits in North America, Europe, and Australia have a multitude of online fundraising services to choose from mostly thanks to their government’s efforts to build digital records and databases of legally verified nonprofits.

Raising Diapers with Social Media: Help a Mother Out Co-Founder, Lisa Truong

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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala. Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group. This month's Big Vision Podcast guest is Lisa Truong, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Help a Mother Out.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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Nairobi, Kenya Next I headed to Nairobi, Kenya. Like many other leaders of nonprofit organizations, I travel an unreasonable fraction of the time. I recently hit three million lifetime miles on American Airlines. Not sure whether to celebrate or mourn this milestone. Why do I do it?

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire

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Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire:"In a sign that the medium is maturing, Were said that many of the sites saw a surge in traffic from in Kenya in the days after the plane crash.“More

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Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

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As I mentioned in my previous two blogs about my Africa trip of last July, I had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people and learning about numerous exciting, cool projects during that three week long visit to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. Kenya and Tanzania, among others, are considered “high burden countries,” defined as having more than 5 million people living in trachoma-confirmed and suspected areas.

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Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

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Are you ready to join a global, Storytelling conversation on Twitter at #Storymakers2014 spanning the globe from India, Libya, Kenya across Europe, Canada and the United States. Kenya. Storymakers2014 is going around the world!

Creating Your Generosity Plan: Kathy LeMay, Raising Change

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You can connect with Kenya through CD Baby, Source Consulting Group , and Facebook. " 'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.'

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Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week

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3) OLX Kenya has launched an SMS Service to help farmers sell their produce A good reminder of how creative text message can be. 1) Texting: Is it the Key to a Better College Transition?

30 Days of NetSquared Events

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Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Monthly Meeting. Kisumu, Kenya: Mozilla Make a Party Western Kenya joins together with Netsquared Kenya. What has NetSquared got planned for the next month? So much that it’ll blow your mind!

Halle Butvin, One Mango Tree, A Fair Trade Clothing Company

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Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group. [W]atching her become a leader, and develop the confidence not just at the work place, but also at home, it's been really amazing to see how she has completely changed her circumstances just from having a steady income.

Dancing for Peace: Big Vision Podcast with Sara Potler

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Show Notes* Learn more about Sara and Dance 4 Peace: Dance 4 Peace website Dance 4 Peace on Facebook Dance 4 Peace on Twitter Connect with me: Big Vision Consulting Speaking and workshop calendar Facebook Twitter Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala. Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group. "We had a blast!

Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

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Nakuru, Kenya , November 4 with Mary Antonina. Malaba, Kenya , November 5 with David Wanga. Nairobi, Kenya , November 6 with Chrispine Okumu. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization?

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

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Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Joins Mozilla Maker Party 2016. Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Women and Web Literacy Program 2016 – 17. Nairobi, Kenya: Mobile Solar Computer Classroom Project in Kenya.

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Deanna Zandt: Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking

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Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group. It was the power of people sharing the stories with one another that actually brought it to some sort of critical mass where mainstream media then took attention.

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Samin Nosrat: Cook, Teacher, Writer, Accidental Activist

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You can connect with Kenya through CD Baby, Source Consulting Group , and Facebook. "I think as cooks there's something sort of innate in us that's about sharing and being generous and giving to people."

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