Human Rights Trainings in Nigeria

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My most recent visit to Nigeria confirmed this trend. Human rights monitors in Nigeria continue to be harassed. They also helped the NHRC upgrade their computers so that they could prepare for our arrival in Nigeria. Although there is no easy solution to power outages and poor Internet connectivity in Nigeria, we helped the NHRC negotiate these challenges by developing strategies that help them work effectively.

Lame spam of the day: FBI and Nigeria still want to send me money

Robert Weiner

I wrote about a version of this one last year, but the language of this version is so tortured that I have to post it. No official-looking seal this time. Sender: FBI OFFICE (office.fbi3@gmail.com). Subject: FROM IMF HEAD OFFICE. Text: Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division. FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation. J.Edgar Hoover Building. 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001. www.fbi.gov.

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Using Pinterest To Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women in Nigeria

Beth Kanter

I was going to write something patriotic about social media, but I got an email from Mari Tikkanen with story about her recent experience working with maternal/reproductive health organizations and human rights NGOs in Nigeria for the MacArthur Foundation. It was an one pager, stating violence in Nigeria facts and showing very graphic photos of victims of violence. This was their advocacy material for communicating the urgency of a Bill against violence against persons in Nigeria.

Which countries use the internet the most? - Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

AFP Blog

In countries such as Brazil and Nigeria, with younger populations and solid smartphone penetration, two-thirds of respondents say they are continuously connected,” according to the report. Which countries use the internet the most? Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum : "A study by consulting firm A.T. Kearney found that more people are spending more time online than ever.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

AFP Blog

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

SocialFish

The overnight expansion of Nigeria’s GDP by 89% on Sunday April 6 th would be the most dramatic economic improvement in history by any measure, except that it was merely a statistic update of the base year from 1990 to 2010, as explained by The Economist. What calls my attention is that two of the new big players in Nigeria’s economy are communications and films; both were practically non-existent 30 years ago. Combined they represent almost 11% of Nigeria’s GDP in 2013.

Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box

AFP Blog

So far, boxes have been shipped to organizers in Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India and Pakistan — and counting Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box : What is a TEDx in a Box, you ask? It’s a suitcase stuffed with everything an economically marginalized community needs to host their very own TEDx event — a projector, an iPod preloaded with subtitled TED Talks, a sound system, camcorders to capture fresh talks, and a how-to guide.

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Fake Facebook Friends and the CIA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Until it quickly became a classic advance fee scam conversation (originally made famous by folks in Nigeria with faxes). Last night I received a Facebook friend request from an old friend and accepted it. Within a minute or two, a FB Messenger chat started up about the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. So, I of course kept the conversation going. I quickly checked, and found that (of course) I already was Facebook friends with my old friend.

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Another example of a chatbot being used for good is in the WFP (World Food Program), which uses the chatbot in Haiti and Nigeria to ask people about the food security and prices in their communities. When you think of nonprofits, you don’t always associate them with “high-tech.”

Lame spam of the day: quite every unfruitful dealing

Robert Weiner

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria. Nigeria. A fax call was received by my insider from the International Monetary Fund (Imf) following an information given from a local security service here in Nigeria in the Name Economic and Financial Crime Commission (Efcc). This one must have been run through language translation software. The English is delightfully warped. Sender: PROF. LAMIDO SANUSI (info@paksteel.com.pk). Subject: RE: URGENT ATTENTION.

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20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Donate-ng (Nigeria). Nonprofits in North America, Europe, and Australia have a multitude of online fundraising services to choose from mostly thanks to their government’s efforts to build digital records and databases of legally verified nonprofits.

Lame spam of the day: Money from Homeland Security

Robert Weiner

So you are by this notice to contact us and claim your fund within the next four (4) working days or necessary actions will be taken by our team to terminate the transaction and return it back to Nigeria, were the compensation. Homeland Security wants to send me money (right after they learn to write English). And it makes perfect sense that they're working with the United bank of Africa to make sure I get my money. Watch out for those flying pigs.

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Lame spams of the day: More people sending me money

Robert Weiner

Central Bnak Of Nigeria. (no between the Government of Nigeria and the Metropolitan Police London, to. compensate you on your losses to Fraudsters in Nigeria and Online Lottery. Even more people want to send me money. Here are a few examples: Sender: Authorize.Net (emailreceipts@authorize.net). Subject: Successful Credit Card Settlement Report. Text: Dear Customer, The following is your Credit Card settlement report for Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

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American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

It is hard to express in one blog my entire week-long experience with nonprofit leaders from Japan, Syria, Uganda, Nigeria and different parts of the United States at the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

Lame spam of the day: FBI & Nigerian Govt want to send me money

Robert Weiner

And no need to worry about the offer's legitimacy, because "everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI.". Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $135. This one's pretty funny.

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Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World

SocialFish

Partners include Al Qasimi Foundation, Arab Foundations Forum, Blackbaud Institute, CIVICUS, CONCORD Europe, Estudio de Impacto, Greater Public, Infoxchange, iWith.org, Museu da Pessoa, Nigeria Network if NGOs, Philanthropy Circuit, Tech Trust and TechSoup. Public Interest Registry , the nonprofit operator of the.org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the “ 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.”

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And all this is on top of Martus work we're actively engaged with in Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt Our human rights group is active all over the place right now. Patrick Ball is in Colombia for most of the next three months teaching the techniques of human rights statistics and information processing at the National University there. Africa is definitely getting more attention from us. Kristen Cibelli is on her way to Uganda right now.

Bookshare without Borders: #1/3

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Revenues from developed countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Denmark, where subscription fees are comparable to those in the United States, help us underwrite the cost of memberships in developing world countries such as India, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Bookshare International Library We’re always thinking about new ways in which Benetech could go deeper and help many more people.

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Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

Connection Cafe

There’s Olutosin in Lagos, Nigeria. With ingenuity and resourcefulness, women are coding new strategies to bring more women online and empower them. World leaders and technology firms should be paying attention to their solutions—and backing them up. According to the Women and the Web report, 200 million more men have access to the Internet than women. In mid- to low-income countries this statistic soars to a 25-40 percent access gap between women and men.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There's more in the press release, and we will be expanding our efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria. One of the issues I was exploring on my trip to Africa was the expansion of the use of our Martus software there. When we started working on Martus four years ago, we didn't look too closely at Africa. We assumed that Martus would require PCs and telecommunications that didn't exist there. Times have changed dramatically. Cybercafes are found in quite poor areas.

My remarks just made at WIPO today

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Statement of Benetech to the 20th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization June 23, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland • My nonprofit organization, Benetech, operates Bookshare, the largest online library for people with print disabilities, with the mission of bringing accessible books to all people with print disabilities around the world • We have roughly 100,000 members in the U.S.

Did I Like The Philanthropist? Not So Much.

Have Fun - Do Good

The show's premise is that a wealthy businessman, Teddy Rist, has a transformational experience during a business trip to Nigeria and helps save a young boy during a flood. (We I wanted to like NBC's new show, The Philanthropist , but I didn't.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One terrific guy is Isaac Durojaiye from Nigeria. One of the best memories of Isaac was standing in the Schatzalp hotel holding a laptop to his ear like it was a cell phone, because someone had made a Skype connection to Nigeria.

Botswana's Elections and the Use of Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

While they note that their use of social media tools is behind countries like Nigeria, Uganda, or South Africa, there are promising signs that individuals like journalists and students are using such tools to monitor and report on the ongoing elections. Global Voices Online is reporting how social media is playing a role in the latest parliamentary and council elections in Botswana.

Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

It is hard to express in one blog my entire week-long experience with nonprofit leaders from Japan, Syria, Uganda, Nigeria and different parts of the United States at the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

Opportunity to Mentor Nigerian Women - The Networking for Success Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might want to consider participating in this online mentoring program for women in Nigeria. That's why I'm passing this mentoring opportunity to work with women in Nigeria. Take this three question quick quiz: 1.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

SocialFish

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. From We Are Social Singapore.

The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

While there are larger numbers of Gen Z in India, China and Nigeria compared to UK or US, they are truly a global organization. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising and marketing.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Microsoft Office 365. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Website Building and Design. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The chief negotiators of the Treaty for India (GR Raghavender), Brazil (Kenneth Nobrega), and of course Nigeria (Ruth) all participated. Like many other leaders of nonprofit organizations, I travel an unreasonable fraction of the time. I recently hit three million lifetime miles on American Airlines. Not sure whether to celebrate or mourn this milestone. Why do I do it? Why do my peers do it?

The State of the Internet 2014

Tech Soup Blog

The high Internet growth countries are now India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Philippines. Mary Meeker of the of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does a yearly report on current state of the Internet and IT at about half way through the year. The latest edition has lots of NPTech insights. Here's what I found: Internet growth: 2.6 billion people are now using the Internet worldwide, 618 million of them are in China.

NetSquared Mid-October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Computer Tutoring (Graphic Design). It’s getting colder out there…winter is coming. Huddle up with your #nptech colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. October’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. With 50 groups world-wide there’s probably an event near you! Monday, October 21. Vancouver, Canada: Community Management: PR Tips & Tricks.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Isaac from Nigeria makes mobile toilets and gives them to poor widows to use to generate income: "shit business is serious business." The Voices of Davos This meeting is all about conversations.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Abuja, Nigeria: TechSoup Online Programs. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!), and the leaves are starting to change color.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Digital Storytelling. Abuja, Nigeria: A Well-Told Digital Story Is Powerful. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Digital Story Maker. Abuja, Nigeria: A Well-Told Digital Story Is Powerful. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Women for Women International

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Though many of the countries we work in are talked about in the news (DR Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan), some aren’t as well-known (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nigeria) and we often need to explain why operating in these countries is important.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Microsoft Office 365. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Managing Data. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Abuja, Nigeria: Office 365: Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Abuja. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Shaping Port Harcourt for Social Change. 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.

Benetech and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Liberian TRC was also the first to collect statements from members of the diaspora community – in this case Liberians living in Ghana, Nigeria, the United States and Europe.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Building the Capacity of Storymakers. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact. TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October.

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Computer Tutoring (Graphic Design). Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries. October promises to be a bit quieter — we’re going to relax and eat candy. But we are prepared for Halloween, since we spent the month in costume dressed as (social media) surgeons! October’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.

What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

Have Fun - Do Good

Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). The short, dark, last days of the year are a great time to reflect on your 2008 Activist Resolutions , and your favorite "social actions" of 2008. What did you do this year that you feel made a real impact?

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Learn How Your NGO Can Use Adobe Spark and Other Storytelling Tools. Ilorin, Nigeria: Recession: Reviving the Nation's Economy Through Technology. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.