The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We had wifi in the room and participants brought their laptops – this give us the opportunity for open lab time or what I call “shoulder to shoulder” learning. Day 2: Certificates Awarded To Senior Staff Attendees.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers.

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E-Mediat: Day 2 – The Networked NGO in the Arab World

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We spent Day 2 of the E-Mediat Train the Trainer sessions on “ Translating The Networked NGO in the Arab World.&# To localize Networked Nonprofit concepts to an Arab NGO context, as appropriate, for improved project outcomes.

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Tech and NGO T-Shirts for Cambodia

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The Cambodian Bloggers Summit had wonderful laptop stickers! In the video above, Virak is placing laptop stickers on his laptop. Click To Play Whenever I've travel over to Cambodia, I have the opportunity to check two large suitcases up to 70 pounds each.

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Give One, Get One: One Laptop Per Child.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost exactly two years ago, the One Laptop Per Child launched. But when I realized it would take a long time before a small NGO working in a country, like say, Cambodia, might be able to purchase a small number of them (less than 100) to outfit a school, I was disappointed.

Of Mice and Men and Laptops (A Kind of Buyer's Guide)

NTEN

I was trying to count the number of laptop models for sale at Best Buy, all the while avoiding the glance of any of the eleven sales associates (AKA "Blue Shirts") that hovered around the computer displays. That's how many different laptops there were on display at my local Best Buy (not counting the Pommes de Cher ). On a laptop, it might be seen as yet another sign of the impending apocalypse. Unlike socks, when it comes to laptops, more is not better.

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

BoardAssist

For your website and blog to be compatible with desktops, laptops, smartphones, smart TVs, etc., your NGO must mobile-optimize your content. Your NGO must invest in an email marketing service.

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For your website and blog to be compatible with desktops, laptops, smartphones, smart TVs, etc., your NGO must mobile-optimize your content. Your NGO must invest in an email marketing service.

How to Report Live from Nonprofit Events and Conferences

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report , 52% of nonprofits worldwide have used social media to report live. Equipment: You’ll need a laptop and smartphone and easy access to charging stations during the event.

12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Only.003% of referral traffic to Nonprofit Tech for Good comes from Instagram which means very, very few (if any) of our Instagram followers have registered for a free webinar or downloaded our Global NGO Online Technology Report.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

This NGO runs a primary day school, a residential high school, and a residential polytechnic college. They’re a great example of an NGO that really knows their IT. Something as basic as a laptop is a lifeline to a child who is isolated on a cancer ward.

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Congratulations Mean Lux on Your Promotion!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He is now a Program Director for the NGO he works for in Phnom Penh. One of his new projects will be a IT & Youth program for Youth Council of Cambodia and he is seeking advice about laptops for the rural provinces. Flickr Photo.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

This NGO runs a primary day school, a residential high school, and a residential polytechnic college. They’re a great example of an NGO that really knows their IT. Something as basic as a laptop is a lifeline to a child who is isolated on a cancer ward.

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Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

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This event is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong Region and included participants are coders, journalists, and NGO staff from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Remote Access Proves Critical to New Zealand NGO After Earthquake. Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help! Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

7 Things Foundations Might Not Know About TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

New Dell discounted laptops. The process for clearing an NGO to receive a grant is much faster and much less expensive than it used to be — starting at $250 per equivalency determination. TechSoup has a lot to offer foundations, but the majority of foundations don't know it! Here are seven ways TechSoup is benefiting philanthropy. See what we can do for your foundation! Most TechSoup Products Are Now Open to Nonprofit Foundations.

How Security Breaches Really Happen at Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Unless your nonprofit or NGO has specific adversaries or is being spear phished , the hacking you may encounter is probably less sophisticated and less targeted. That fundraising contractor whose laptop was stolen?

E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building

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The group has an impressive breadth and depth of expertise, including NGO capacity building, social media expertise and training design and delivery. The Train the Trainers also included “laptop time&# for participants to write reflections in their blog journals for the project.

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The Networked Nonprofit in Kenya

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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. Ushahidi Board Meeting at iHub in Kenya.

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Taking Strategies to New Heights with Cloud Technology

Connection Cafe

Field staff members access the system in remote locations via their laptops either online or via an offline option when Internet connections aren’t available. Growing Constituents and Diversifying Funding International Relief and Development (IRD) is an NGO whose mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and to provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency. Author: Cheryl Black.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

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For example, you can hear the story about how the above Tunisian NGO went from “crawling” to “running” over the course of the program. Group Photo with Certificates.

A View of the Cloud from Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

We discussed cloud adoption in Brazil's NGO sector with Valter Cegal of TechSoup Brasil. ATN is an NGO association of over 2,000 telecenters. He is also currently the country manager for the One Laptop per Child Project.

SXSW Reflection: Using Social Media to Facilitate A Global Back Channel at a Panel Session

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producer who can help with the AV and two laptops. Also, if you’re using videos, wireless mics, and fixed mics – make sure the conference provider has enough audio inputs.

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In this photo, Tyler is listening to a book from Bookshare.org on his school's laptop with the assistance of the Kurzweil 3000 audio software. As many folks know, I try to send out quarterly updates on what's new at Benetech. Well, I just got my first one out in 2008!

Network-Centric & Alinsky

Network-Centric Advocacy

The puzzle lies in front of us "the rules" are scattered on one side of the desk and papers the "network attributes and components" are on the laptop sitting on the other side of the desk. I look at "the rules", the network culture, the most modern warfare strategy and the traditional gurus that struggle to create our modern movement of NGO's and I can not yet make them meet. Network Rules for Radicals.

The Pros/Cons of Social Web for NGOs from Kabissa

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But that isn't the case for an ngo working a developing country or extremely rural area. I usually left my laptop back in the hotel and packed all my paper resources. Kabissa, an organization that supports African civil society organizations so they can put information and communication technologies to work for the benefit of the people they serve, has recently published a terrific overview of the promises and and pitfalls of Web2.0 for African Civil Society.

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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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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Ten Ways Small NGOs Can Collaborate

NTEN

I often get the comment during a leadership seminar I teach that goes something like, "Well this is all well and good for large organizations, but what about my twelve-person NGO?" 7) Partner with a corporation to get their laptops and other equipment coming off lease. Many corporations lease their PCs and laptops, often over two years with a $1 buy-out. Every NGO needs an IT plan, as much to avoid costs as to invest in the gains technology makes possible.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

Tablet sales are up 53% while laptop and desktop computers are down 11% from the previous year. According TechSoup’s Global NGO Cloud Survey , cloud storage and back-up is one of the most useful cloud technologies out there.

Collecting Data in Low Resource Areas: How to Get Started

NTEN

Imagine this scenario: You’re an NGO working in an African country to advocate for clean water. They include things like: Access/FileMaker databases on desktops or laptops. People can fear or mistrust or envy someone walking around with a laptop or a PDA. William (Bill) Lester, NPOKI. It’s an old problem, made worse by the tantalizing potential that technology provides: how do you collect and aggregate quality data when you work in low resource areas?

nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

Rebooting Charity

Not really a prediction as the One Laptop Per Child project looks set to really happen this year. It looks as if you’ve got to learn all this stuff on your own in order to bring your nonprofit around and up to date, unless your a big time NGO with the funds to do so.

Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

Tech Soup Blog

More and more nonprofit, library, and NGO offices worldwide will need to accommodate personally-owned tablets and smartphones on wireless networks in order to work and communicate. I love year-ahead forecasts and have looked a number of them from all over the global IT press.

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

Tech Soup Blog

They will be powered by the same operating systems used on desktops and laptop PCs – mostly Windows and Mac OS. Now the bad news: the international NGO sector saw a decline in online giving.

Top 2015 Tech Trends

Tech Soup Blog

We expanded this year to be able to provide product donations to pretty much any NGO in the world — 236 countries and territories to be exact. About this time of year, we like to take stock of what went on in the world of nonprofit technology over the last 12 months.

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Benefits of Global Blogging: Dinner Companions No Matter Where You Go!

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This is a similar challenge that ngo staffers may face in the US, but the difference is that a staff person the US is far more likely to own a personal laptop and enjoy an Internet connection (a high speed one) at home or a nearby coffee shop.

How to Develop a Cloud-Based Integrated IT System: ENCLUDE in Ireland

Tech Soup Blog

This is a guest post by Eamon Stack, CEO of ENCLUDE , which is TechSoup's NGO partner organization in Ireland. After a short conversation with ENCLUDE they were able to identify an affordable solution - they need to build an appropriate ICT support at three levels: To build a solid foundation with Windows 7 and Office 2010 on all desktops and laptops - all donated via the TechSoup donation program.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

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If you want to keep up with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), check out the wiki. Someone tagged the NGO-in-a-Box with nptech just today. VTVigils VT Vigils VTvigils.org is a project of a diverse group of national campaigns and organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2013

Tech Soup Blog

They will be powered by the same operating systems used on desktops and laptop PCs – mostly Windows and Mac OS. Now the bad news: the international NGO sector saw a decline in online giving. It's time to catch up on some of the nonprofit technology trends and news once again.

NpTechTag Summary: Insect Antennae, A Blast from the Past, and More

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He notes they were all taken with a Sony Picturebook mini-laptop with built-in camera. see here ) In celebration of International Women's Day, Joe's Blog showcases some games that are designed to teach us about this issue, along with ways to support NGO's doing work in this area.

Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you aren’t funding rich, use free AV tools such as Avira or ClamAV, and keep them updated DAILY Web mail is your friend – for many reasons: spam filtering, virus checking, document previewing, login securing, and you also never know when your laptop might be confiscated or stolen As you can see, these are fairly simple rules that you can carry out on your own as an administrator.