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.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. Education is a major focus for nonprofits and NGOs, accounting for 9% of NGO activity worldwide. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. State/Local / #DCNP2019 / @DMANF. State/Local. State/Local / #NPSummit19 / @TogetherSC. State/Local.

NGO Connection Day: Singapore

Tech Soup Blog

On Apriil 29 Microsoft and TechSoup held an NGO Connection Day at the Microsoft office in Singapore. TechSoup's partner NGO, the Hong Kong Council of Social Services , attended as well, giving local attendees a personal insight on how TechSoup's global network enables capacity and community building around the world.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. Education is a major focus for nonprofits and NGOs, accounting for 9% of NGO activity worldwide. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Workshop Ngo Feb 13 View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Finally, I taught two social media strategy workshops for NGO and CSR practitioners before having two days to get a taste of India and then a 24 hour journey home. . You can find my materials and slides on the workshop wiki - CSR and NGO workshops, but always like to do a reflective wrap up post. This workshop was for the NGO audience. Connecting With Local Trainers, Building Capacity.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Rami Al-Karmi , Founder and CEO of Shabakat , Al Ordon (JordanNet) and is serving as the E-Mediat Strategic Adviser for the Jordan In-Country Team shared some lessons about working as networked ngo.

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Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured IT to further their missions. 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.

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TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

As the weeks pass, the disaster recovery is increasingly shifting out of the hands of professional first-responder organizations into the hands of the local NGO community. The nonprofit sector in Japan has a major role to play now in providing services and support to the devastated local communities. The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred 7 weeks and 4 days ago.

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TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

We released our report on the 2012 TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey in September of 2012 and have now had a few months to ponder the findings and talk to several of you about what you think of them. TechSoup Global's NGO cloud survey found plenty of contradictions and confusion about cloud computing. Cloud Contradictions in the NGO Sector. To quote TechSoup Global's Dan Web: We need solutions that include an ability to ask a question of an expert or another NGO user.

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Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Summer Social. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what lots of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured-IT to further their missions. 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.

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BiGTech India Connects Nonprofits with IT Students

Tech Soup Blog

To celebrate, TechSoup's partner in India, BiGTech , held the Find an IT Partner event in Mumbai to connect local nonprofits with IT students. A representative from each NGO presented his or her project. International nonprofits NetSquared community nonprofit NGO India education BigTech students information technology vocational training

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How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa

Tech Soup Blog

She spent her days collecting sticks in hopes of selling them at a local market so she could feed her siblings. She has been able to will this global NGO into fruition from her kitchen table. based NGO and Malawian NGO, Hope Endeavors needed help. ” Check out Hope Endeavors' story on our Local Impact Map and find out how organizations like you are using TechSoup donations to change the world faster!

Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

The organization with the most innovative and effective usage of a donated TechSoup product will receive the Lenovo IdeaPad AND will be featured as the "Youth Impact" story for an entire month on our Local Impact Map (LIM). The Local Impact Map is a rich storytelling platform that uses mapping technology to place stories in a global context as you can see in the picture below. success stories july14contest Local impact map youthorg

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

63% of nonprofits worldwide regularly send email updates and fundraising appeals ( Global NGO Technology Report ). 15% of nonprofits worldwide regularly send text messages to donors and supporters ( Global NGO Technology Report ). Large have 22,299 ( Global NGO Technology Report ). 33% of nonprofits worldwide using a peer-to-peer fundraising platform ( Global NGO Technology Report ). 34% of nonprofits worldwide have paid for social ads ( Global NGO Technology Report ).

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TechSoup Global Launches Service to Scale Donations of Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

TechSoup Global Launches Service to Scale Donations of Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits - MarketWatch : SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 12, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TechSoup Global announced today that, in partnership with Microsoft, it has launched a new service on its platform to quickly and reliably verify if an organization is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) and qualified to receive donations of Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits.

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22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

From the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report : 2) 9% of donors worldwide donated to a nonprofit, NGO, or charity on GivingTuesday 2019. 13) 75% have donated to a NPO, NGO, or charity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Tips to Help Make Your Payroll Processing Easier

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The income tax is administered by the Finance Ministry and it is payable to the local state tax office of the state. Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Effective Tips to Help Make Your Payroll Processing Easier.

Essential Advice for Non-Profits Hiring Overseas Workers

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Working with a PEO can benefit your nonprofit in a variety of different ways as not only will they have extensive knowledge of the local area, but they may also be more knowledgeable when it comes to where and how to find the best potential employees.

Dancing with Abby Normal… « Digital Diner

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I think it also has some applicability in the NGO-SOHO space. In my mind — strange as it may be — the typical features of a small “team&# site might be quite applicable to both the home market and the small NGO market — shared calendar, “cork&# board, shared file storage, etc. The first thing to do is add authorized users to the WSS site — if you’ve set up WHS with local users, you can use the same login credentials (user accounts) on WSS.

5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

Approximately 70% of large corporations already have an EAF in place and those that do not are turning to third party nonprofits like e4e Relief and/or local community foundations to distribute charitable funds directly to employees. Companies are also engaging their employees as volunteers in purchasing, packing, and distributing food to those in need through partnerships with local foodbanks who are safely engaging volunteers.

4 Types Of Business Strategies To Fast Forward Your Growth

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

If you plan to expand in Germany, for instance, you can hire an employer of record for Germany , in which case your workforce is managed efficiently for the local market. Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise.

SEO for Branding: How to Increase Branded Traffic

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Focus on ongoing local SEO. Improving your ability to reach your local audience is pivotal, and your general SEO strategy even with your branded keywords in mind is far from enough in this endeavor. If we take into account that 46% of all Google searches are local , your brand needs to have a clearly established presence in your community to truly make an impact. Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise.

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How to Step Up Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy & Increase Donations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

If your non-profit is active in your local community, try partnering with a local social media or digital marketing agency. They might provide a deal for local businesses or non-profits. Plus, it’s always nice to support local businesses.

Facebook Campaigning in Romania

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this summer, I had the huge privilege to visit Romania and help with the Local Philanthropy Workshop. It was so much fun and it was an amazing experience to work with people like Chris Worman and meet with so many local nonprofit and community changemakers. day conference was split into two tracks for IT and NGO, sometimes meeting separately, sometimes coming together to collaborate. The Local Philanthropy Workshop: Facebook Campaigning in Romania.

12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

GroupRaise is an online system that enables restaurants to fundraise for local organizations with a 3-5 mile radius. The 2019 Global NGO Technology Survey is now live! If you work at a nonprofit or NGO, please volunteer 6-8 minutes of your time and take the survey. The results will be released in the 4th edition of the Global NGO Technology Report on September 16, 2019.

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6 Must-Download Mobile Apps for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Reach app encourages users to explore the world by sharing photos and videos of their travels or visits to local landmarks and natural sites. The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report summarizes how NGOs use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software. Thus far, nonprofits have struggled to create mobile apps that their donors and supporters want to use.

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

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Gulmakai Network, Malala Fund : To accelerate and amplify the impact of local education advocates in countries where girls are most likely to miss out on secondary education. Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the local context, Kenyan’s give an extremely high proportion of their earnings as donations (cc. The lack of trust between NGOs and local Kenyans and the expectancy that NGOs are funded from outside Kenya are the key reasons for limited local fundraising towards NGO in Kenya. M-Changa strives to make it convenient for local NGOs to accept both mobile and card payments. Finally, M-Changa seeks to build trust from both local and international donors.

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Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Local Philanthropy Playground | Local Philanthropy Playground – "The Local Philanthropy Workshop (LPW), developed by the Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation and TechSoup Global with the support of the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, first took place between August 31 and September 4, 2010. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Seeds for a Future Part 3: Creating a sustainable future

ASU Lodestar Center

There are examples all over the country of programs that simply sputtered and died after the NGO left town: there are empty medical clinics, non-functioning water works, empty private schools, farmers raising tons of luscious strawberries but with no means to get them to market, and food/nutrition programs for which little is known about whether the training provided is continued after the NGO leaves or even if it had an lasting impact on the participants.

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The Internet Domain.NGO Should Serve Best Interests of Nonprofits Worldwide: Sign An Online Letter of Support

Beth Kanter

Among the proposed new gTLDs is.NGO.NGO will be the exclusive domain for local and global non-governmental organizations looking to advance their missions or to inspire their communities. That’s what brings me here today. As the Internet stands on the cusp of a major sea change, PIR has a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen our core mission by applying for a domain extension specifically aimed at the needs of the global NGO community – NGO.

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Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

It wasn’t simply about throwing money at an international issue - it was about listening to local problems, local solutions, and local thought. I learned I could and should offer assistance to local citizens who asked for it. My days as an Ally are behind me, but the passion remains: in December of 2012 I found myself on a plane bound for a Tanzanian NGO. Local problems, local solutions. I worked with a locally founded (and inspiring!)

GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth Kanter

GivingTuesday celebrates philanthropy and countries around the world that participate make it their own, unleashing creative and localized strategies to promote a culture of giving. GivingTuesday India is powered by GuideStar India, India’s most reliable NGO information repository with over 8700 NGOs. GivingTuesday India has localized and adapted ideas like the #unselfie. Source: GivingTuesday India.

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8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Spotfund is a location-based mobile app that allows users to search for stories (created by nonprofits) to donate to that are in near proximity or located in their local community. Based upon the survey results of 4,908 NGOs worldwide, the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how NGOs use online technology on a global scale.

Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

Amy Sample Ward

Before they head home, they will train the local community and the NGO partner how to use a Flip video and digital camera so update can continue. LearnAsOne is a charity that works with local partners and communities in Africa to fund schools and support their running costs. Steve Heyes, a colleague and founder of LearnAsOne , has just embarked on a great journey to Zambia and you’re invited! Steve and 3 self-funded volunteers (found for free via Google Grants!)

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How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

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Try this energy efficiency calculator to find out what improvements would lower the impact of your home , and search on Save Energy for local grants you can get for installing insulation or green energy measures. How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact. by Zoe Allen.

How WhatsApp Is Being Used by Nonprofits in India

Beth Kanter

Our team discovered that NGO leaders and staff responded instantly to WhatsApp messages vis-à-vis email. We asked NGO leaders to join a dedicated broadcast list. Some NGO leaders take the initiative to translate our messages so that key information gets shared further in other groups with which they’re connected. It is now almost customary that at every workshop, a leader emerges from the group who offers to create a local NGO WhatsApp group.

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Let’s Connect at the NTC!

Amy Sample Ward

Local Community Organizers (#localco). What : This is a chance for local organizers to share stories and lessons learned and network with those considering starting a group. It’s open to the public so invite your local Atlanta friends to meet you there! East-West Technology, Culture & Food Exchange: Innovation and culture sharing with NGO counterparts in India. It’s that time again: time to meet up at the Nonprofit Technology Conference!

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Most Recent Letter from Leng Sopharath

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Leng Sopharath is one of 19 college students being sponsored for college through a program of the Sharing Foundation , an ngo that works directly with local officials, orphanages, and NGOs in Cambodia to identify and carry out projects which improve the lives of children. Leng Sopharath, February, 2007. If you are reader of this blog, you are probably aware of the campaign I ran to raise money for Leng Sopharath's college tuition using the ChipIn fundraising widget.

What is working wikily? How can funders catalyze and support networks? Join the conversation #netfunders on April 5-6th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to support NGO leaders who want to work with a network mindset but run into obstacles, like their board? Several local leaders who have lived inside of networks will join me, including Annie Leonard / Story of Stuff , Marnie Webb/ TechSoup Global , and Deborah Mehan / Leadership Learning Community. Some topics we’ll explore: What are some stories from your network that illustrate the power of working in a network?

Seeds for a Future

ASU Lodestar Center

The end of the Guatemalan Civil War resulted in a flood of non-governmental organization (NGO) programs spreading across the country in the hope of helping desperately poor people gain everything from their human rights, to better health care, food and nutrition, and training in governance. We consulted the Guatemala NGO Network in Antigua for guidance and attorney/accountant referrals. Be prepared to endure difficulties in establishing a local bank account.