The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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We are working very closely with Dr. Yasmeen Qazi who is the Pakistan Country Advisor and her very talented team members, Dr. Iftikhar Soomro and Seema Zameer — all of whom understand capacity building programs. Day 2: Certificates Awarded To Senior Staff Attendees.

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. In the post-film Q&A, Iram said she aspired to do for Pakistan what Slum Dog Millionaire did for India. Iram is mainly pinning her hopes on festivals and a theatrical release in Pakistan and India.

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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.

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. Unfortunately, yesterday, the Pakistan government decided to block Twitter – after we had just gotten everyone comfortable tweeting!

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! Here’s the information: Give 30 minutes to help Pakistan. I’ve been a board member of Ushahidi for 6 months.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Grassroots Pakistan ● Pakistan.

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


This is not surprising since 2010 was a watershed year for many international nonprofits due to the 163% spike in fundraising around relief following the Haiti earthquake and flooding in Pakistan.

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. Earlier this week, I wrote a post called “ Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging &# about the art and science of curating information.

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? Mine includes markers , sticky notes , index cards, and flip chart paper. But wait, paper??? And, I’m not alone.

Supporting NGOs in underserved countries, and recommending consultants

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Packard Grantees from Pakistan, with In-Country Team.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

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I’m honored to be working on some social media capacity projects to assist NGOs that are supporting women’s issues – from a learning exchange for Packard Foundation Grantees in Pakistan to a Women’s Leadership Network in Africa to the [.]

The Insights of 100,000 Nonprofit Technology Facebook Fans

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The top three countries are the United States, India, and Pakistan. Last week the Nonprofit Tech for Good Facebook Page reached the 100,000 fans. It took 8 years, 4 months, and 22 days.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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I have found it especially useful to do this to kick off a longer-term peer learning experience as in the example below illustrating the knowledge and expertise of a cohort of NGOs from Pakistan that I worked with during my time as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.

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.

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

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Certificate Awards - Pakistan NGOs. I’m co-facilitating a session on Nonprofit Training Design and Delivery with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Berry, and Cindy Leonard at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference on Friday March 14th at 10:30 am! Join Us!

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New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

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.

What Mesh Businesses Should Support Philanthropy?

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Scarcity, as the conference heard in the morning from Stephanie McAuliffe, can have a very positive effect — in her example producing a crucial collaboration to support post-abortion women in Pakistan. Click for Twitter Summary of Mesh Session. Guest Post by Stephen Downs. The Mesh.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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. Be sure to give the 2013 , 2012 , and 2011 reviews a look too.

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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? Are enewsletters still worth your organization’s time? Are nonprofits experimenting with mobile more?

Women Who Tech Around the World

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Through my work with Packard Foundation and with IIE and the State Department, I have have the opportunity to work with NGOs from places like Pakistan, Rwanda, India, and the Middle East. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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. Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST.

Strategies to Manage an Online Crisis


For example, when a consumer of the ice-cream brand Wilcoxson's asked, on Wilcoxson’s Facebook page, if the gelatin in their cookies and cream ice-cream contained pork, their CEO responded on Facebook with “we don’t deliver outside of Montana and certainly not in Pakistan.” 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

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. She turned to Facebook, where she created a group called Volunteer in Dubai, hoping to get a handful of interested people. Before she knew it, 3,000 volunteers had.

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

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It has been used in disaster relief, for example, in Pakistan , and other scenarios from London Tube strike to election monitoring to mapping crime incidents Atlanta. (2) Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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I am very excited about upcoming peer learning projects that I’m working on in 2012, including several for Packard grantees in India, Pakistan, and Africa as well as the e-Mediat project in the Middle East. Photo by Beth Kanter, Net Funders Conference, October, 2011.

Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

Tech Soup Blog

This charity also has offices in India , Nepal , and Tanzania operates its own projects and supports partners in Tanzania, India, and Nepal and works on behalf of children in places like the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, China, and Bangladesh.

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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.

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.

Daily DoGooder: BhuttoTrailer

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After her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first democratically elected president of Pakistan BhuttoTrailer | 2:08 For International Women’s Equality Day we present the compelling story of Benazir Bhutto’s personal and political trajectory during her two terms as prime minister and the accomplishment of being the first woman to be elected to head a Muslim state.

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. Connect emotionally to your supporters and they'll give! Make them see the issue in human terms and they'll give more! There's just one problem.

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

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For those nonprofits working on political engagement issues/activism - When media bans were put in place at the end of Musharraf’s rule in Pakistan SMSall , or as its founder Umar Saif, says “Twitter for SMS,” or “Twitter for. established groups on SMSall in Pakistan.

The Hiding Hand: A Lesson in How to Be Creative

Beaconfire Wire

My favorite is of the Karanphuli paper mill that was built in Pakistan in the 1950’s just as the local bamboo (which was going to be 85% of its raw materials) unexpectedly flowered and died (apparently bamboo does this every 50-70 years), rendering it useless.

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.

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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'm always looking for good book suggestions, plus, I have to pick the next book for my "social changey" book club to read in December, and am looking for ideas. I've listed some of the books I'm considering below (I haven't read them yet).

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. Omer Alive , who covers the local blogosphere in Pakistan for Global s, recently launched an online campaign called " Don't Block the Blog " condemning censorship of bloggers in their country.

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. Even better, according to a comment, they've raised $5,600 so far. I'm going over to donate -- entry level donation is $5. Technorati Tags: nptech , net2

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

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The interview above is with social entrepreneur Roshaneh Zafar, founder and managing director of The Kashf Foundation , Pakistan's third largest microfinance institution, tells Global X why she had to unlearn what she learned about economics.

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). Here are the comments I received from Rod: When I was in Pakistan one month after the quake, I met with multiple groups involved in information sharing among the various thousands (literally) of NGOs and governmental groups.

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. TechSoup Global’s Dara Westling attended the recent Global Donors Forum in Washington, D.C.