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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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. She also asked some really good questions about blogging for ngos on the listserv. Having friends in Kenya, she came up with the idea to provide summer schools in Kenya.

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Your Top 10 Content Strategy Questions (Finally!) Answered


In case you’re still on the fence, or you’re not really clear about what Content Strategy is and what’s involved, here are answers to the top 10 most important Content Strategy questions. In her former life she was a web developer for the private sector, with a stint in humanitarian aid analysis, and a couple years overseas working for a women's micro-finance program in Cambodia and Kenya. Michaela Hackner, Project Director, Forum One Communications.

20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

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That said, this year’s Global Trends in Giving Survey includes questions about crowdfunding. M-Changa (Kenya).

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. … My one request of you: If you could ask one question of this panel, what would it be?

Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

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in Kenya with Mary, 10, circa 2006]. On the last stop of that trip, I went to Kenya to climb a mountain. Our connection to Kenya remains strong; we are also the guardians for one of the children from that orphanage, @sammyikua , who now studies in Maine.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Developing countries like Kenya and Ghana, which are starting to make good progress on these efforts, aren’t in the LDC category. The question of licensing pretty much got punted down the road. One of the reasons I started the Beneblog more than ten years ago (!)

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. The second exercise was done in small groups and a report the whole group answering the questions, “What are your hopes and fears for the program?”

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What advice would give Ali about promoting her blog?

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Alison Lowndes who works with children in Kenya last December. I also suggested to Ali that she go over to NTEN and post this question on the nonprofit blogging affinity as well as on the UK Riders List

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

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They’re answering the question “how do I collect money online?” Busia, Kenya: Blue Bells Orphans And Vulnerable Support Program /Kenya. We’re half way into Social Media September , but we’re just getting started!

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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Vancouver, British Columbia: Questions Answered Regarding Tributes Module in Raiser’s Edge. Busia, Kenya: Open Data Day. Busia, Kenya: Open Data Day. Busia, Kenya: Teaching Mobile Apps Development to High School.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

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But many of us find that we learn better when we get into the same room with our peers to ask questions, gossip and build relationships. Busia, Kenya: mozilla western kenya follow ups -openness,opportuni­ty on the open web.

What is Jumo? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

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In the very early days of the website they had visitors answer a series of questions about interests, skills, and cause activities. Two of the questions were “Which of these places would you most like to visit? Argentina, France, India, or Kenya?&#

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Save Money on Mobile While Giving Back with Sparrow

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With donated Sparrow mobile devices, children in Kenya are learning to read, girls across the U.S. Questions? This is a guest blog post by Heather Forsythe, chief marketing officer at Sparrow. I'd like to introduce you to Sparrow.

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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

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The first example is Ushahidi – originally designed as a tool for mapping reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election unrest in 2008. Today I’m in San Antonio, Texas, for the American College of Preventive Medicine annual conference.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

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Vancouver, British Columbia: Questions Answered Regarding Tributes Module in Raiser’s Edge. Busia, Kenya: Safer Internet Campaign — February 10 to March 25. Busia, Kenya: Teaching Mobile Apps Development to High School Students.

Dani Saves the World

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Dani Burlison-Craft is going to the 7th World Social Forum in Kenya, January 20-25, 2007. In my interviews for Solutionary Women and the Big Vision podcast , I have heard the questions asked again and again, how do you change the world AND be a good parent?

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How to use social media to inspire 40,000 people to give on one day

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Since I’m enroute to Kenya, I invited Jeff Achen to share his thoughts. Dr. Garry has produced one YouTube already and will take questions via phone or Twitter ( @askdrgarry ) in a fun format that we think will be a hit with social media aficionados and promote giving.

Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses

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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.

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

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The presentation was an opportunity to share some insights about working internationally and from sharing the ideas from the book from trip to Kenya / UK last November. I’m now interested in the question of how your scale a networked capacity building approach around social media. .

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Girls' Night Out with a Twist: Dining for Women and the Power of Giving Circles

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We had a group that went to Kenya to visit BOMA Fund , and we went to Uganda to visit the BeadforLife program. I took my 14-year-old with me to Kenya this past March, and it was a life-changing experience.

I’m going to Rwanda

He wants to answer the question: does cloud computing have a role in health systems in rural Africa? He’s planning some really interesting efforts in Kenya later this year. For me, it’s all about getting to the right questions. Today I got confirmation of some great news–in February I’ll be going to Rwanda for a week to help install an open source medical records system at a rural health clinic!

Tweetathon: Jerry Lewis Meets PBS Pledge Drive To Promote Twitter Book and To Support Clean Drinking Water On Twitter

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The Water is Life project got underway to help children in Kenya last November. This leaves me with some questions.

A First Look at Jumo

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In the very early days of the website they had visitors answer a series of questions about interests, skills, and cause activities. Two of the questions were “Which of these places would you most like to visit? Argentina, France, India, or Kenya?&#

Data Digest: Moneyball Giving, Data and Philanthropy, Data for Africa

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The rational for "seeing data as a state" rather than a donor in Africa to help answer policymakers questions is also explained.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

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I was asked to facilitate a session on the question, "Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?". Reeta Roy , president and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation, is sending tweets from her site visit to Uganda and Kenya.

Data for Global Health, Part II


This session we focused on issues of health data collection--represented by the form shown here, which is a brand-new data collection instrument from Kenya (brought to the group by PATH's David Lubinski). We'll continue to explore that key question in a couple of months when we meet again A couple of weeks ago a group of Seattle global health data experts met at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute to continue a conversation we started earlier this year on global health data.

Don’t Be Fooled by Abstract Jargon: Internet Governance and ICT Policy

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The 6th Internet Governance Forum will soon bring multiple stakeholders to Kenya to discuss key policy and governance issues. ” International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is inviting CSOs and corporations, entrepreneurs, and the general public to submit questions, ideas, and stories in the run up to ITU Telecom World 2011 in October. This was originally posted on the GuideStar International Blog.

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Now What? The Post-Election Non-Profit Advocacy Landscape

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They highlight their worldwide reach in a post about Kenya’s declaration of a national holiday in response to Obama’s win. This election cycle has proven, in many ways, the power of web organizing.

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

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While Jacqueline and the Acumen Fund are the first to admit that Acumen is still relatively small and has much to learn, without question its measurable impact through investments in the developing world is one of the real success stories of social enterprise and a beacon light for future endeavors.

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

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That's a great question and it's very true. We even get Skypes from a woman from Kenya named Leah, who was one of our first grassroots women reporters. "I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices.

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Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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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. It wasn't until I got to Kenya and saw how many kids were just dying to go to school and would do anything that I realized that that's not true all over the world.

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A Little Bit of Gloom Between Two Slices of Hope: Diet for a Hot Planet Author, Anna Lappe

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It's only been recently that people have started asking the question, "What's the story of our food? Well, that's a really easy question to answer right now, because I am having fun by hanging out with my 10-month old daughter.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

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Way back in August I posed the somewhat rhetorical question: Will Facebook’s Bridge the Global Digital Divide? My current favorite digital inclusion NGO is our newest TechSoup Global partner, Computers For Schools Kenya.

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Ari Derfel & Eric Fenster, Back to Earth Podcast Interview Transcription

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So the question on the table is, is what is and who is Back to Earth. There really wasn't ever a question on whether that was something that was going to manifest or not. And there's never been a question for us from the beginning that we were driven to make this work.

Solutionary Women: Anna Lappé of Grub

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We met some of the most incredible social movement leaders, and met Wangari Mathai, this incredible environmental leader in Kenya who ended up winning the Nobel Peace Prize several years ago.

Solutionary Women: Jessica Jackley Flannery of Kiva

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She has worked in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with the Village Enterprise Fund, and Project Baobab on impact evaluation and program development. let's take Kenya: say there is a head office in Nairobi, and maybe some branch offices in Kakamega or Kisumu, towns all around Kenya. Basically, we had lunch every few weeks for that year and I was able to pick his brain and ask questions. We asked a lot of questions.

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

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When we look at environmental challenges, we can't avoid the question of women's role within designing the solutions. 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.

Big Vision Podcast: Interview with llyse Hogue Rainforest Action Network

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Ilyse Hogue: I enjoy, wow, that's a great question. Ilyse Hogue: One of my favorite success stories--wow, that's a great question, there are so many. If you like the music, it is from Kenya Masala's "Mango Delight".

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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PG: I think that the one that comes to mind first is a wonderful picture of women in Kenya who are growing corn. My last question is always, "What would you like to ask me?" I would never ask that question.

Joitske Hulsebosch: Blogs, NGOs, and Developing Countries

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She notes, "I started in Kenya working with a water users association, living in a thatched hut!" My question is whether you need to work on the mindset first, or whether the tools can help shift the mindset as well. It is good to have some experienced bloggers around who can help you out with simple questions you may have.

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The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Increasingly, rape of women is being used as a tool of war, not just in large scale wars as we saw in the Serbian and Bosnian conflict, but as we saw recently in Kenya and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She made it almost impossible for me not to look at those questions.

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It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.