How to Support Women in Lebanon

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The GFW recently donated $15,000 to the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action to support displaced families in Lebanon: CRTD.A, women lebanon donation philanthropyThe Global Fund for Women has lots of good information up right now about how to support women in the Middle East. You can donate to the Global Fund for Women and they will make sure your money goes to women in the Middle East.

Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

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Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi As a Program Associate for the Benetech Human Rights Program (HRP), I train and support human rights advocates who use Benetech’s free and open source Martus program to securely document human rights violations. Over 8 weeks this last fall, I had the privilege of working with NGOs from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, in a series of trainings that took place in Phnom Penh, Beirut and Istanbul.

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The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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” I first used this exercise in 2011 in Lebanon to kick off E-Mediat project that brought trainers and capacity builders from 5 countries in the Middle East to be trained on curriculum based on my book, the Networked Nonprofit , and interactive training techniques. In this case, I used the exercise to help the teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan see a visualization of their collective expertise. Network Map Networks Training Design

Bookshare without Borders: #3/3

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Our collection includes children’s books from Scholastic, contemporary books from Arab Scientific Publishers in Lebanon and literary books from the public domain from Kotobarabia in Egypt. To increase utilization of our Arabic collection, Mada offers free Bookshare memberships to qualified individuals in Qatar as well as training and advice on the use of assistive technology.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Administration — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Essentials — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Beirut, Lebanon: Writing Workshops: Monthly. Hamra, Lebanon: صورة غب الطلب. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Mombasa­ Friday, October 9, 2015. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Kisumu.

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

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I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver. I have the honor of co-training with some of the best folks doing work in this part of the world. We spent Day 2 of the E-Mediat Train the Trainer sessions on “ Translating The Networked NGO in the Arab World.&#

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Al-Mallahi, Training Coordinator, @dalmallahi. Nada Hamzeh, Country Directory, Lebanon, @NADO23. Mona Messlmany, Training Coordinator, Lebanon, @MonaSul. March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide.

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

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That’s one of my favorite photos from Beirut, taken in March, 2011 during E-Mediat Train-the-Trainers intensive workshop that kicked off the 18-month capacity building project for NGOs in the Arab World about using social media to realize civil society goals. I’m sitting next to my colleague, Lena, a master trainer from Yemen – engaging in a some shoulder to shoulder learning. The bootcamps will be an opportunity for the ngos they trained to meet and share knowledge.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Essentials — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Beirut, Lebanon: Creative Writing Workshops and Programs. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

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

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Colorado Springs, Colorado: Train and Equip Your Team on a Shoestring Budget. Mukono, Uganda: Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School 1. Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School 2. ICT for Development Training Program. Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School 1. Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School 2.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School.

E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

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” The conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society. 12 training centers have been established. ” I told her that I was honored to meet her, to be in her country at the Dead Sea, and train NGOs to use social media to make the world a better place.

What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

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I’m leaving on Friday to travel to Beirut as part of the eight-day Train the Trainers component of the E-Mediat project. The first day of training is this Sunday and we’ll be covering networked approaches for NGOs and social media trainers. The participants include in-country teams from six different countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School.

Nonprofit and Activist Women Bloggers in Chicago

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Journal of a Young Activist write about her travels and human rights work in Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Afghanistan, and her life as a Chicago Seminary Student. Finally, the blog, reappropriate , although not based out of Chicago, posted about the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress Activist Training and Midwest Summit on Saturday, August 4th in Chicago.

E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

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I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver. I have the honor of co-training with some of the best folks doing work in this part of the world. (Here’s the posts from Day 1 and Day 2 ). To reflect on how these modules might be used in their own trainings. Nada, In-Country Team Leader for Lebanon.

E-Mediat: Networked Capacity Building in the Middle East

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I’m the lead for Zoetica for this project where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as a sort of meta network weaver. The project is being managed by IIE and builds on a highly successful program launched in the Middle East five years ago, Women in Technology that trained over 10,000 women from 9 countries in the Middle East and in collaboration with over 60 training partners.

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Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Boston, Massachusetts: TNB and MKI Training: Sharing Your Success: Visualizing Outcomes Data. Beirut, Lebanon: Pre-Bootcamp SkillPill: Spreadsheets for Startups. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School.

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

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I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver. I have the honor of co-training with some of the best folks doing work in this part of the world. Today in Beirut there were peaceful protests , but in another part of the city the E-Mediat project participants gathered for the first day of the Train the Trainers eight-day workshop. Photo by @sdarine.

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E-Mediat: Social Media and Digital Activism in the Arab World

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Mary Joyce , who is an expert on digital activism and will be delivering a training on that topic, gave us an overview of how social media is being used for activism around the world. Jessica Dherre and Mohamad Najem from SMEX Beirut gave an overview of Social Media use in Lebanon. As Mohamad pointed out, most of the users of social media are using it for social reasons and only a small percentage by “terrorists&# or political activism.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

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Every month we hold free training and networking events in cities across the United States (and the globe!). Beirut, Lebanon: SkillPill: TV Presenting. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work. Unless you're Superman, you're probably already struggling. Keeping resolutions is hard.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Mukono, Uganda: Two Hens per Child Computer Training Meetup for St. Mukono, Uganda: Two Hens per Child Computer Training Meetup for St. Mukono, Uganda: Two Hens per Child Computer Training Meetup for St. Beirut, Lebanon: Android Development for Teens. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m in Jordan and Morocco this week for the culmination of the E-Mediat program, a dynamic technology training and capacity building program developed to help grassroots organizations around the world use digital technology to tell their stories, build membership and support, and connect to their community of peers around the world. E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

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

Beth Kanter

Both conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society goals. The project kicked off a year ago with a seven-day Train the Trainers intensive in Beirut, Lebanon for the in-country teams who would localize and implement the curriculum for five 3-day workshops that I designed. Group Photo with Certificates.

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

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Over the past month, I have been thinking about a couple of different ideas and how to incorporate them into training design to facilitate learning. My questions are: 1. The panelists included: Danielle Brigida of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Mark Horvath of Invisible People and Jessica Dheere , of Social Media Exchange Beirut in Lebanon.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge Global Tweet Chat Recap

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Beirut, Lebanon: NetSquared Beirut. North York Community creates powerful digital stories by geting their constituents involved with hands-on training that brings them into the creation process. On Monday, April 16, TechSoup took its Digital Storytelling global with a full-day tweet chat spanning 10 time zones. Each tweet chat covered a different facet of digital storytelling and featured storytelling experts and nonprofit and library participants.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Hamra, Lebanon: FREE Design Basics Workshop. Abuja, Nigeria: Office 365: Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Abuja. Now, I'm no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year's resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like "find a mentor" or "learn a new skill every month." " But following through on these plans can be difficult because life is unpredictable and complicated. Luckily for you, NetSquared is here to keep you on track.

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth Kanter

Unfortunately, our presenter from Lebanon had connectivity issues and was unable to present. Heather gave an overview of the different types of programs that she managed – that help women who don’t have computer skills to gain them to run home-based businesses to supporting highly skilled technical women and social media training to support civil society goals. They offer comprehensive high school scholarships, personalized mentoring, and leadership training.

Mom in the Movement: Lisa Russ of the Movement Strategy Center

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And of course this year, after Katrina there also has been the bird flu scare, it has also been the 100th anniversary of the earthquake, the war in Iraq and then this war between Israel and Lebanon, and Israel's own war on Gaza, on Palestine -- so there has just been a lot of like Armageddon in the air and I definitely, for maybe six months of Zach's life, got preoccupied by this fear. It's about Israel and Lebanon and I was like, "I'll definitely do that, I'll definitely do that."