The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US. Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a group of Population and Reproductive Health grantees from Pakistan on 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. News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops

AFP Blog News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops: "Developing nations to test new $150 laptopsBy Jason SzepBOSTON (Reuters) - From Brazil to Pakistan, some of the world's poorest children will peer across the digital divide this month -- reading electronic books, shooting digital video, creating music and chatting with classmates online


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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth Kanter

” I remember working with a cohort of grantees in Pakistan which is 12 hour time zone. I keep my laptop on my home timezone and always set meetings up using my home base timezone. My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones.

Opening Session at NASSCOM and Social Innovation Winners

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I was lucky enough to have a front row seat in the reserved section with laptop and digital camera in hand to cover the opening ceremonies on Twitter. . The opening session started with the lighting of a lamp and welcome from NASSCOM officials to the crowded ballroom fill with 1600 conference attendees from 27 countries, including a delegation from Pakistan. Lighting of the lamp is a traditional way to begin a conference here in India.

Building Refurbished Computers with Volunteers at InterConnection

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During the past few years, InterConnection has also participated in supplying badly needed IT equipment to disaster stricken areas like Chile , Haiti and Pakistan , and Japan. InterConnection now supplies RCI with warrantied laptops and desktop computers that go to nonprofits and libraries in the United States. This week we’d like to introduce you to a unique TechSoup Refurbished Computer Initiative. partner, InterConnection, a nonprofit computer refurbisher in Seattle.

The Faces of International Development

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Can we really debate one laptop per child and mobile access when kids may really just need food, clothes and school books? I guess I consider myself a "back to the basics" girl when it comes to international aid, admiring initiatives taken by the mountain climber Greg Mortenson (author of Three Cups of Tea ) who saw villages of people with no schools and started his own personal campaign to raise money and build one school at a time in the remote mountains of Pakistan, see

Dancefloor and Balcony: What I learned about emergent online collaboration from Eugene Eric Kim

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This makes me more comfortable for me to open my laptop and take notes. There are now 990 actively engaged Fellows— across the five focal countries of Ethiopia, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines—regularly participating in the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health network activities.