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The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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On the first day, we all sang “ Dil Dil Pakistan ,” a well-loved song that most people from Pakistan know. Program Design.

Josh, a new indie feature film set in Pakistan

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Against the Grain), the first feature film by director Iram Parveen Bilal, is set in modern-day Pakistan. Although the movie touches on many social justice issues, Iram made it clear that she didn't want to make another documentary about Pakistan. Josh ??? She succeeds in showing us, rather than telling, something true and challenging.

Pakistan flood fundraising app brings in only $56 | Sci-tech | DAWN.COM

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Pakistan flood fundraising app brings in only $56 | Sci-tech | DAWN.COM : "But it is free to download on Nokia and most Apple platforms, so that despite around 90,900 copies being distributed only $56 has been generated for flood victims, Afzal said. The idea was since there are so many people that spend 99 cents or $1.99

Getting Around Internet Censorship: VPN

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Last month I did a Networked NGO training in Dubai for Pakistan NGOs where I experienced Internet censorship first hand. More from GlobalVoices.

Give 30 Minutes to Help Pakistan!

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I just got an email from another board member that told me that they’re using Ushahadi in Pakistan for the PakReport System! link].

2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Highlights Online Advocacy, Fundraising, and Social Media Metrics


In particular we were excited to see advocacy response rates increased 28% between 2010 and 2011. In 2011, the median email open rate was 14%.

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

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Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? But wait, paper??? Facilitation

Grazing on Curated Lists Is Like Sipping A Fine Wine

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Waqas Ali’s NGOs in Pakistan. Flickr Photo by JC Burns. I’ve been experimenting with Scoop.It , a bookmarking and curation tool.

Supporting NGOs in underserved countries, and recommending consultants

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Packard Grantees from Pakistan, with In-Country Team. One part of this effort is our new, experimental strategic planning website. Why/why not?

Celebrate International Women’s Day

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March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide. The certificate above. E-Mediat

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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It was a great learning experience from both a process and content perspective. What are the opportunities for reciprocity?

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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Bears in Pakistan need your help this Christmas. Here it is! The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines.

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The Insights of 100,000 Nonprofit Technology Facebook Fans

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The top three countries are the United States, India, and Pakistan. It took 8 years, 4 months, and 22 days. Does this mean anything?

A New Year: A New Learning Journey Begins

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I will be working with a cluster of Packard grantees in Pakistan and India in collaboration with IIE. Last Sunset of 2011. Housekeeping

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

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Certificate Awards - Pakistan NGOs. Join Us! Can participants apply the skills?” Use Learning Theory. The four levels are: Reaction.

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New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

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This rebound was led by an enormous 163% increase in the International sector due to emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Pakistan. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up. Read the post below or visit SSIR to read and comment with that community. Both of them involved celebrities.

What Mesh Businesses Should Support Philanthropy?

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Click for Twitter Summary of Mesh Session. Guest Post by Stephen Downs. The Mesh. Great, provocative question. Philanthropic Functions. Networks

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media


The study said that the International sector drove this growth, which experienced a 163% increase in donations spurred by disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the flooding in Pakistan. Do you know the average click-through and open rates on action alerts and fundraising appeals across the nonprofit sector? Online Fundraising.

Women Who Tech Around the World

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Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. I organized and moderated a panel called “ Women Who Tech Globally.”

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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When I taught Networked Nonprofit workshops for NGOs from India and Pakistan , all the examples and even the icebreakers were relevant. BEFORE.

Strategies to Manage an Online Crisis


Every organization makes mistakes. We had such a terrific discussion that I thought I would contribute my list back to the community. News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops

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Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper

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Volunteers show a generous face - The National Newspaper: "When Lola Lopez founded Aid in Motion, a Dubai-based NGO, last year to collect and donate clothes to poor rural communities in Kenya, Myanmar and Pakistan, she needed help. Before she knew it, 3,000 volunteers had.

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

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Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. The focus has been to develop practice and share insights on networked effectiveness.

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

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Our Local Impact Map. All of them happen to use Microsoft Office to good advantage. How One NGO Serves 70,000 Children. It has just 20 UK-based staff.

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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Photo by Beth Kanter, Net Funders Conference, October, 2011. A few days ago I opened the door on a new learning journey. Techniques. Great Endings.

Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box

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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? TEDx in a Box was an idea that originated at TEDxKibera, a vibrant event held in the slums of Nairobi.

Halle Butvin, One Mango Tree, A Fair Trade Clothing Company

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She spent much of 2010 in Pakistan assisting women-owned garment businesses to develop their products and export potential. Big Vision Podcast

Daily DoGooder: BhuttoTrailer

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After her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first democratically elected president of Pakistan

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says


Right now in Pakistan, that's one of the only ways to get food — so thousands of children are going hungry." "On By Colin Holtz and Steve Daigneault, M+R Strategic Services Everyone is talking about "the power of stories" — social scientists, nonprofit directors, your mother, you name it. There's just one problem. and they're not working.

Shouldn’t the Word Phone Be Removed from Mobile? The Use of the Mobile by Nonprofits for Development

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established groups on SMSall in Pakistan. This was originally posted on the GuideStar International blog. Can you remember when a huge mobile.

The Hiding Hand: A Lesson in How to Be Creative

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Thanks to a recent Malcolm Gladwell piece in the New Yorker, I sat down today and read Albert Hirschman’s essay, “ The Principle of the Hiding Hand.”

11NTC Preview: Technology in Times of Disaster: The Important Role of Social media in Disaster Response and Awareness


In the aftermath of that quake, as well as flooding in Pakistan, fires in Israel, flooding in South and Central America, and countless other incidents, technology played a critical and often-life-saving role, and remains at the center of the ongoing advocacy and long-term rebuilding work in Haiti. Photos by George Durham.

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What Do Good Books Did You Read in 2010?

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Each year I post a list of my favorite Have Fun Do Good Books for the year (even if they weren't actually published in that year). As I'm beginning to draft my list for 2010, I would love to know what do good books you read and loved in 2010. I've listed some of the books I'm considering below (I haven't read them yet). Thanks!

Don't Block the Blog: Pakistani Bloggers Freedom of Speech Threatened

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Omer Alvie and Awab Alvi are associated with the web site which was launched as part of the ongoing relief effort for the October, 2005 massive earthquake in Pakistan. They've launched an online campaign to support free speech of Pakistani bloggers and internet free speech in general. You can find the code here

Menu for Hope: Holiday Gift Giving

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She posted this about the Menu for Hope , a little fundraiser by food blogger, to help people affected by the earthquake in Northern India and Pakistan. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Dina Mehta , a blogger from Indian and fabulous person. I love seeing how grassroots fundraising translates to blogs. Technorati Tags: nptech , net2

Interview with Roshaneh Zafar, Kashf Foundation, part of Global X Social Entrepreneurs Video Series

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She also shares what happened when she realized that she was sitting at a conference next to a gentleman called Muhammad Yunus

Concept from Rod Beckstrom

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Rod Beckstrom, prominent Silicon Valley tech executive, was in Pakistan during the great quake (although not in the quake zone when the big one hit). He passed along some interesting requirements that are well worth thinking about. I am sure that Rod's concept is doable: may be being done already deep inside Google!

The Steep Challenges of Philanthropy to the Muslim World

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The most populous Muslim country is Indonesia , followed by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Egypt. Dara Westling.

A Few More Do Good Gift Ideas

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If you click on it, you can download a 10 page PDF with advertisements from all kinds of Fair Trade companies. Christmas holiday gift