#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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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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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.

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

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World


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

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

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Kisii, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Kisii. Mombasa, Kenya: Storytelling in Mombasa NetSquared. Kakamega, Kenya: Stand for Sharing Your Story — NetSquared Kakamega. Maseno, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Siaya. Busia, Kenya: Storytellers in Busia Netsquared.

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

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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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Join Our 24-Hour Round-the-World Twitter Chat

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On May 4, we and our partners from Australia to South Africa, Kenya to Warsaw, and Florida to San Francisco will host a 24-hour, around-the-world #Storymakers2016 Twitter chat. KENYA. LUSAKA, KENYA.

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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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.

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?

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

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There are digital literacy trainings for women springing up in Bangladesh, Internet cafés for women opening doors in Argentina, and women leaders in Kenya prototyping mobile apps that send out alerts if a woman’s safety is threatened.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


She co-founded Hope Runs , a non-profit organization in Kenya and is is a published author writing on such diverse topics as social media strategy , saving money , and natural living. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us.

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. Next we heard from Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg is Founder and Executive Director of Akili Dada and based in Kenya.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Kisumu, Kenya: Storymakers 2016 — Kisumu. Kakamega, Kenya: Storymakers 2016 — Kakamega. Kenya: NetSquared Camp — Storytelling 2016. Kenya. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Camp — Storytelling 2016.

The Evolution of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Rise of DIY

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Digging into ten years of data from our annual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Top Thirty, I felt a bit like P2P’s version of Louis Leakey sifting through the dirt at Kenya’s Olduvai Gorge.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Busia, Kenya: Net2 Kenya Subregional Conferences — Kisumu Busia and Kakamega. Busia, Kenya: Fast, Affordable, Safe, and Transparent — FAST Africa Campaign 2016. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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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.'

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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Ushahidi, an open source project originally deployed in Kenya to report post-election violence has since been downloaded and deployed for many other events and disasters, including Haiti, Chile, and Japan.

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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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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So far we've scheduled events in Kenya and Uganda, and will be adding more cities throughout the fall. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Mombasa­ Friday, October 9, 2015. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Kisumu.

Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data

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Last week at the United Nations General Assembly , Equal Measures 2030 launched a multi-country policymaker survey that explored perceptions of progress on gender-related issues and access to and use of data to inform decisions.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Busia, Kenya: Stop Cyberbullying Day SCD 2016. Busia, Kenya: Building for the Future with Appmakers — Mozilla and NetSquared Kenya. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

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

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I had an opportunity to meet Ms Kathambi Kinoti from the Young Women’s Leadership Institute in Kenya. For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa.

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.

Samaschool Uses Tech to Empower Low-Income People

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In 2014, Samaschool expanded globally to Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2015, it launched an online curriculum that teaches students what it takes to do digital work.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Center photo : Chrispin Okumu / NetSquared Kenya / CC BY. Right photo : Chrispin Okumu / NetSquared Kenya / CC BY. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

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Illustrating the positive power of another incredibly popular game, the United Nations and Minecraft developer Mojang partnered to bring youths’ game-world blueprints to real-life in public works in Kenya, Sweden, and Haiti through its innovative “Block by Block” ( [link] ) program.

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya and Mozilla — Building for the Future with App Maker. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills.

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

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In early 2008, villages and cities across Kenya were ravaged with violence following the disputed re-election of the sitting Kenyan president. An ad-hoc group of tech bloggers based in Kenya decided to do something about it.

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