VisionLinker Travels to Peru on Humanitarian Mission


Aaron and his wife recently visited Arequipa, Peru. Working on a team with dedicated humanitarians like VisionLink’s Software Developer, Aaron Priebe, is a honor. Both embarked on their journey to work in a children’s home, providing food, shelter, education, and healthcare to poverty and abuse stricken youth. To further improve the livelihood and success of older girls, Aaron's wife has taken on the rewarding task of teaching them how to style hair.

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Trainer’s Notebook: #Tech2Empower Peru

Beth Kanter

Greetings from Cusco, Peru! I am honored to be working with Wake International on their Tech2Empower Program in Cusco, Peru. This was a very empowering icebreaker – and a great way to get to know a little bit more about the people I will spending the next week with on a service project here in Cusco, Peru.

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Back from Peru

Have Fun - Do Good

I just got back from an amazing two-week trip to Peru. I'll start posting Have Fun * Do Good news soon, but in the meantime, here are a few photos from my trip: Peru Machu PicchuHello Have Fun * Do Good Readers!

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Conversations on Hispanic Heritage Month

Media Cause

My mom was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and my dad was born and raised in Peru. Growing up, I visited Peru a couple of times, and in college, I did an exchange program there and stayed with my grandparents for a whole semester.

Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Another video they posted after the landslides in Peru drove $3,200 in donations , which used video clips shot on a mobile device by staff on the field responding to disaster. By Becky Brooks , Director of Communications at Animoto , an online video maker that makes it easy to create marketing videos for social media and beyond. Facebook has, for a couple years now, committed to making their platforms “video first.” Unsurprisingly, other networks followed suit.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then the organization has grown to work in 10 different countries.

Survey: Analysis of Benefits of Blogging in Nonprofit Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He was born in Lima, Peru and is studying for his masters in Information Systems in Hawaii at HPU. I got an email from Cesar Vargas who writes the NPO Blog. He is currently working on a paper about: "How do blogs benefit nonprofit organizations in U.S." As part of research for his degree, he is conducting a survey about the Benefits of Blogging in Nonprofit Organizations. Check it out

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11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a group or as an individual, CARE Packages can help send girls in Afghanistan to school for a year, or help expectant mothers in Peru safely deliver. Many of us will purchase hundreds of dollars in holiday gifts over the next six weeks, and with some conscious consumerism those dollars could also help some of your favorite nonprofits continue their work in 2012.

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The Non-Profit That's Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business | WIRED

AFP Blog

Under a Heifer pilot program in Peru, farmers are using things like Excel, Photoshop, and Facebook to sell goods online and off." ''via Blog this The Non-Profit That''s Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business | WIRED : "Ferrari is the CEO of Heifer International, a non-profit that donates things like livestock, seeds, farm equipment, and other essentials to farmers in the developing world, helping them become self-sufficient.

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Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

Last week I was got to work on a week-long service trip in Cusco, Peru as part of Wake: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange #Tech2empower program where womwn in who work in technology volunteer to share their professional skills and knowledge with women-run business owners. If you ever find yourself in Cusco, Peru, you must book a trek with the Llama Pack Project.

The Blue Sweater 500

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The winner was Lethal Sheethal who was about to leave for six months on her Kiva Fellowship in Peru. Before leaving, she did a fundraiser and raffled off her copy of the book. A year ago Jacqueline Novogratz was featured in a guest post from Think Social about the themes in her book, The Blue Sweater. My first introduction to her book was from Lucy Bernholz and shortly after that James Wu from the Acumen Fund gave me a copy of and this profile in the Economist.

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How can nonprofits adopt social enterprise strategies to create sustainable revenue streams?

ASU Lodestar Center

Since earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree from ASU, Sandoval served in the Peace Corps as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in northern Peru from 2016 – 2018. Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by Marina Sandoval Fall 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Daniel Ben-Horin on Campus Party

Tech Soup Blog

Since 1997, in Spain , Mexico , Brazil , Chile, Ecuador , Colombia - and soon in Peru - Paco and his team have been serving up their magic brew. TechSoup's founder and co-CEO Daniel Ben-Horin, took to the Huffington Post last week to talk about an innovative technology phenomenon that's growing around the globe and coming to the U.S. soon: Campus Party. Campus Party. is one of those names that doesn't translate perfectly. It's not a.

Social Media and Community-Building Tips from Not For Sale's Sarah Potts

Tech Soup Blog

Not For Sale operates in Peru, the Netherlands, India, South Africa, and Romania. Please listen to me. I'd like to tell you about the worst thing you've ever imagined. According to anti-trafficking organization Not For Sale , human trafficking is a $32 billion industry, enslaving more than 30 million individuals worldwide. How do you talk about the enslavement of 30 million people in just 140 characters or in a simple Facebook post?

Research Friday: The Importance of Strong and Weak Ties In Leadership Development

ASU Lodestar Center

for Vive Peru. She is currently serving as Director of Development for Vive Peru, and seeking her next steps in a career in the nonprofit sector. posted by Annalise Parady , Director of Development. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter

I made it to the 1000K level for United, in part, due to too many International trips, including teaching a master class and workshop session at the IFC-Asia in Bangkok, teaching a workshop in Brasil for Ford Motor Company Leadership Fellowship Program, and Tech2Empower in Peru. Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

We also looked at a campaign strategy developed by the office in Peru called Nofilter and looked at ways to incorporate some of the takeaways from the Networked Nonprofit workshop. I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.

Jennifer Lee, Right-Brain Business Plan: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

I’ve coached a massage therapist from Japan and a jewelry designer from Peru. Last fall, I hosted a Have Fun, Do Good series where 12 bloggers shared how they have fun and do good. This month, I'll be picking up the series again with new posts by Desiree Adaway , Emily Goligoski , Jamie Ridler , Jennifer Lee , Jennifer Louden , Mary Mulliken , Tara Sophia Mohr , and Wendy Harman. The first post is by Jennifer Lee, author of The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success.

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Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

In Peru, the group explored how Azure can help NGOs and in Tanzania , people learned about the concept of cloud productivity services. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions. That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared.

Drive Attention and Gain Donations on Facebook with Video Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

Using a handful of photos and video clips shot entirely on a mobile phone, ShelterBox created a video days after the landslides hit Peru and Colombia in an effort to drive donations in the wake of the devastation. Sponsored by Animoto. Nonprofits have a unique advantage on Facebook. Facebook is an environment where billions of people go to check in on what matters most to them and this includes the causes they’re most passionate about.

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. I did a post a few weeks ago on youth programs in TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map and decided I hadn’t covered this resource nearly enough. Our Local Impact Map.

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GOOD Magazine

Have Fun - Do Good

While on the plane to and from Peru I had A LOT of time to read. I read my new issue of Ode , With All Our Strength by Anne Brodsky, and a new magazine, GOOD. I'd been looking forward to GOOD for a while after Green LA Girl wrote about it, and after talking to Christine Soto at the GOOD Magazine booth at the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp. Christine was nice enough to send me a review copy before I left on my trip.

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MCON13 Live Blog: The Millennial Movement (Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American)


So the cover photo had 35 people from many different countries: Israel, Peru, the Philippines, China, Guatemala. Throughout the day, we''ll be live blogging sessions from MCON13 , a virtual conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. Here are my notes from the first session, a talk by Jose Antonio Vargas with a brief Q&A at the end. Find Jose Antonio Vargas at @joseiswriting on Twitter. Learn more at or watch the "Immigation is Documented" video.

The value of attending Gnomedex: Priceless

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Find more videos like this on Internet Time. Video from Jay Cross and more about Matt from Jamie Nelson. There were approximately 250 social media power users. There were two full-days packed with excellent content and fabulous speakers. There were 15 sponsorship partners and tasteful sponsorship giveaways and promotion. Thousands of photos in flickr (and really good ones). Two delicious breakfast and lunches, plus 5 different kinds of candy in the afternoon. Two awesome parties.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Four countries in Latin America now have e-waste laws or rules: Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. Just thought I'd take a look at the state of electronics recycling around the world to see how we're doing. World Snapshot. According to the International Environmental Technology Center of the United Nations Environment Program. UNEP) the volume of e-waste is increasing by 40 percent per year worldwide.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

We are also planning a trip to Peru!

Interview with My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Have Fun - Do Good

For example, I'd seen potters in Peru whose tradition was to make clay water jars for their community. "If we start losing cultural diversity, we begin to lose our whole sense of community because community is defined by culture.

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Web Video for Social Benefit Sector: Some learnings.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The video producers, a husband/wife team, started their company after doing some volunteer work in Peru with CARE. The newswires were filled with stories about Google/YouTube Marriage yesterday. I was up too late editing a screencast to do a content analysis yesterday, instead I found a great thread on Nonprofits and Vlogging over at Social Edge facilitated by Patrick O'Heffernan. It's called Web Video for the Social Benefit Sector.

Tools to End Poverty: An Interview with Martin Fisher of KickStart

Have Fun - Do Good

I went off to Peru and went trekking in the mountains, and came face-to-face with developing country poverty for the first time, and thought well, maybe something could be done with engineering, and design, and poverty. I applied for a Fulbright Fellowship to go back to Peru. You're not going to Peru." About three years ago, I watched a fabulous documentary series sponsored by the Skoll Foundation called The New Heroes.

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

You can post a resource if you have medical supplies, or iPhones, or something you want to give to women, or anything you need, like you're looking for a designer, or a volunteer opportunity in Peru. "I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices. I realized it would be a greater risk to not do this; it was almost like something would die inside of me if I didn't do it.

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Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

Have Fun - Do Good

We are also in discussions in Peru, in Burkina Faso, and in Botswana as well. "Now, 18 months later, all of Juana's children are in school. She went from being somebody's servant to somebody who when she walks down the street of her community, people stop her and shake her hand and thank her for the stories that she is telling, or ask, 'When are you going to interview me? I have a story that you have to hear.'"

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Online Storytelling & Cause Marketing: An Interview with Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios

Have Fun - Do Good

Before I left for Peru, I did an interview for the Big Vision Podcast with Jonah Sachs, the Principal of Free Range Studios , an advertising and marketing firm with offices in Washington DC and Berkeley, California that specializes in non-profits and socially responsible businesses.

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Big Vision Podcast: Interview with llyse Hogue Rainforest Action Network

Have Fun - Do Good

The newest Big Vision podcast is up , and it is an interview with Ilyse Hogue, the Global Finance Campaign Director for the Rainforest Action Network and one of the founders of SmartMeme , a non-profit collective of long term organizers, strategists, trainers and communications professionals.

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