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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , there are 6,500+ NGOs registered with the NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya. 1) From the outside, it appears that NGOs in Kenya do not have access to the traditional fundraising services that are so common here in the United States, such as a “Donate” page for processing credit cards and PayPal accounts. Traditionally, NGOs in Kenya have depended on outside support from grant makers and wealthy individuals.

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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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NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World

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In an effort to allow people in remote areas to have consistent access to the cloud, a Kenya-based nonprofit is making plans to distribute a new device that can bring reliable internet to even the most remote of locations, even when … Continued The post NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World appeared first on Tech Impact. In places like rural Africa, reliable internet service is hard to come by.

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TechSoup Japan and Kenya Launch!

Tech Soup Blog

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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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. Behind the scenes, these often unsung heroes of the NGO community

The Networked NGO: Translating the Networked Nonprofit and 1-11-11 Club

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Networked NGO. I spent my part of my birthday giving a presentation at the Packard Foundation Program Forum on translating the Networked Nonprofit into the Networked NGO. Networked NGO View more presentations from Beth Kanter. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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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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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.

26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

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2019 Global NGO Technology Report :: Download. 2020 Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Report :: Download. The research reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and digital marketing strategy.

20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

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M-Changa (Kenya). If you have donated to a nonprofit, NGO, or charity within the last 12 months, then please take the survey! Now in its third year, the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 5,352 NGOs from 164 countries and available in ???????????? , English , français , português , and español.

Father's Day Show: My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

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Before coming to Santa Fe, he was the Director of Aid to Artisans , an international artisan enterprise development NGO. Music credits: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala , and "Bricks" by Crowsong This month's Big Vision Podcast interview is a special one with. my Dad (!)

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

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Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Victoria's Nonprofits. 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. Nairobi, Kenya: Netsquared Kenya Joins MLH Hackathon December 3, 2016.

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NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Get social at an NGO Ho Ho in Vancouver and Victoria or join Pittsburgh's Bagels & Bytes for its annual party. Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Victoria's Nonprofits. Vancouver, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Vancouver's Nonprofits. Busia, Kenya. NetSquared Kenya and Mozilla Caravan (Kisumu City, Kenya). Busia, Kenya: Turning Information into Action — Net2 Kenya Mombasa Local Network.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Get social at an NGO Ho Ho in Vancouver and Victoria or join Pittsburgh's Bagels & Bytes for its annual party. Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Victoria's Nonprofits. Vancouver, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Vancouver's Nonprofits. Busia, Kenya. NetSquared Kenya and Mozilla Caravan (Kisumu City, Kenya). Busia, Kenya: Turning Information into Action — Net2 Kenya Mombasa Local Network.

Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

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Our chapter leaders believe that we can bridge the digital divide by giving every NGO the tools and skills to accomplish its mission efficiently and effectively. Toronto has scheduled a Pints not Profits social, Victoria is holding its annual NGO Ho Ho party, and the Research Triangle will hold an NPTech Mixer. Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Victoria's Nonprofits. Nakuru, Kenya: Net2Nakuru: Office 365 workshop.

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. Malaba, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Malaba. Kisumu City, Kenya: Storytellers in Kisumu NetSquared: A #Storymakers2017 Event. Busia, Kenya: Storytellers in Busia Netsquared.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Current growth is occurring in parts of the world where “NGO” and “ONG” are commonly used terms and in regions where “nonprofit” and “charity” are more common, many nonprofits and charities are purchasing the domains (they are sold as a bundle) and having them forward to their.ORG website(s). Kenya.

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Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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Victoria, Canada: Heartbeats & Remarkable: Building a Winning Communications Strategy for Your NGO. Victoria, Canada: NGO HO HO: A holiday party for Victoria’s non-profits. Kakamega Town, Kenya: Netsquared Kenya Regional Meeting /Kakamega County. NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good.

Ushahidi BRCK: Bringing Internet to the Developing World

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Ushahidi is an NGO headquartered in Kenya. Here’s some news on a now famous NetSquared alumnus project. It is a nonprofit tech company that develops free and open-source software for information collection, visualization, and crowdsourced interactive mapping to help mitigate disasters. Ushahidi was a NetSquared Mashup Challenge winner in the fabled 2008 Netsquared conference in Santa Clara, California. I first heard about this from Marnie Webb, who co-founded NetSquared.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Taipei, Taiwan: NGO要怎麼搞群眾募資?- 綠盟經驗談. 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. 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?

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

Beth Kanter

The project mobilizes leading women’s organizations and key stakeholders in four countries in Africa – Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda to develop and launch a Women’s Leadership program and network. The organizations have extensive experience delivering leadership programs, especially for young women and experience advocating for women’s issues, including reproductive health. For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Summer Social. Busia, Kenya: Net2Kenya Small Charity Week 2015. Busia, Kenya: Building for the Future with Appmakers — Mozilla Western Kenya Network — 2015. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun. Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, you'll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe.

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

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International NGO Leadership. Janet Mawlyoo , executive director, Kenya Community Development Foundation. Full disclosure. I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. One of my great joys in my long career in nonprofit technology has been seeing the extraordinary success of so many women in our field. I just want to mention a few of them. More About International Women's Day.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Busia, Kenya: Hackathon: -New Technologies and young talents-Kenya. Victoria, BC: NGO Summer Social. Kakamega, Kenya: kakamega mozilla -teaching web development. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it’s awesome fun. Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, but you’ll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Ho Ho: A Holiday Party for Victoria's Nonprofits. Busia, Kenya: Netsquared Kenya Joins MLH Hackathon 3 December 2016. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Storytelling 2016. Kakamega, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya — Partnership to Fight Online Harassment. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

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Storymakers 2016 Winners

Tech Soup Blog

First, we want to thank every nonprofit and NGO who submitted. Thanks to our judges: Bryan Breckenridge , executive director of Box.org ; Tyler Butler , director of corporate social responsibility at GoDaddy; Janet Naumi Mawiyoo, CEO of Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF); Mark Murrmann, photo editor from Mother Jones ; Mark Ruskamp , public access coordinator at Portland Community Media; and Carol Varney, executive director of Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC).

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Summer Social. 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. That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community.

Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Lately, a question on my mind is whether or not the concept of Networked Nonprofits is a global one as I’ve had the opportunity to share some of the ideas beyond the US borders in Kenya and UK. I think Pratham Books , an NGO in India, is a networked nonprofit.

Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way

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Ushahidi is an NGO project from Kenya that hosts a free online service that collects reports about a stricken area via mobile phone or computer and then maps them so relief efforts can respond. Disaster relief is one of the primary activities of the NGO sector, and crowdsourced volunteer digital disaster work is an important and expanding part of it.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Busia, Kenya: Net2Kenya Joins Hour of Code 2015. Taipei, Taiwan: 民眾、社群與 NGO 的協作:飲水地. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

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Peterborough, Ontario: Domains, Branding, and Identity — NGO,CA,ORG, and more. Kisumu City, Kenya: Netsquared Safer Internet 2017: Be the Change; Unite for a Better Internet. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

Meet Michaela Hackner: BlogHer and Nonprofit Techie

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What did you do while your in Cambodia (and Kenya)? Throughout my two years at Pact, with residence in both Cambodia and Kenya, I spent much of my time doing actual program work, providing technical assistance to our partners, and chronicling lessons learned.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

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It can also plug into mobile banking services like mPesa in Kenya for making money transfers. Finally, we offer our sincere congratulations to AbilityNet , the most excellent UK based accessibility charity, for winning the Digital Leaders 100 Award for 2014 in the NGO category.

Interview with My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

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Before moving to Santa Fe, he was the Director of Aid to Artisans , an international artisan enterprise development NGO. The intro and outro music was from Kenya Masala's song, "Mango Delight."

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

According TechSoup’s Global NGO Cloud Survey , cloud storage and back-up is one of the most useful cloud technologies out there. This years’ Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to the technology oriented Dutch NGO, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Ushahidi in Kenya has developed a device called a BRCK that addresses frequent Internet and electricity outages in much of the developing world.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

Tech Soup Blog

My current favorite digital inclusion NGO is our newest TechSoup Global partner, Computers For Schools Kenya. I just had a chance to chat with Dr. Tom Musili who runs that incredible NGO to find out what all they’re doing to bring the knowledge economy to school children and electronics recycling to Africa.

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2013: Free WiFi in Forbes Magazine and Braille Phones

Tech Soup Blog

Now the bad news: the international NGO sector saw a decline in online giving. African countries are the primary users of mobile banking and a hotbed of innovation in this field like the Safaricom M-PESA mobile payment system in Kenya. I posted some nonprofit technology trends and news late last month, but found some late breaking nptech news items I wanted to add.

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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He did his degree in NGO Management, and will be graduating this coming June. I was in high school, I was 17 and my first trip to Africa was to Kenya with my family, just on a picture safari. Kjerstin Erickson is one of those people "shiny" people who lights up a room.

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Women's Earth Alliance: Co-Directors Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond

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One of the women that stands out is actually someone who participated in our 2008 training, which took place in Kenya. "To us, it's really about collaboration. It simply doesn't work to stay in your silo, and to grab hold of your mission statement and work alone.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Now the bad news: the international NGO sector saw a decline in online giving. African countries are the primary users of mobile banking and a hotbed of innovation in this field like the Safaricom M-PESA mobile payment system in Kenya. It's time to catch up on some of the nonprofit technology trends and news once again.