Rwanda and Twitter

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I’m headed to Rwanda to participate in a training for the ACE project, a network of African Women’s Leadership organizations in the Sub-Saharan region. There is also the “official” President of Rwanda account which is for more formal communications.

Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

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The site was established in 2004 on the 10th Anniversary of the genocide in partnership with the Rwanda Government, Kigali City Council, and Aegis Trust, a charity in the UK dedicated to the prediction, prevention, and ultimately elimination of genocide.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

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For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa. Most of the training days took place in rural Rwanda on Lake Muhazi – which was a beautiful place. Rwanda leads the world with the highest percentage of women in high level positions.

Preparations for Rwanda

I’m just about complete with my preparations for my trip to Rwanda. Everyone should read this book… As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda Larson takes a look at what it means to try to carry on after the genocide. President Kagame asked Farmer to Rwanda to help remake the country’s health care system. And David Brancaccio has an amazing segment on Farmer’s work in Rwanda.

I’m going to Rwanda

Today I got confirmation of some great news–in February I’ll be going to Rwanda for a week to help install an open source medical records system at a rural health clinic! Only just a week ago a friend pointed me to this piece by David Brancaccio on Partners In Health’s work in Rwanda. I’m incredibly excited by what’s already working in Rwanda, and am fired up to start thinking about how technology can help extend that impact.

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whitewater widgets yak shack November 1st, 2006 Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr Kresta King Cutcher has been posting images to the Flickr photo-sharing community since September 2005. Was there anything in particular which drew you to Rwanda?

Jen Lemen Raises Over $3,000 in 24 Hours for Rwanda Project

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" So, when she emailed me about her plans to raise money to visit Rwanda for this project , I made a contribution and circulated her request. Jen Lemen will visit Grace (12) and Lillian (9), the daughters of Odette Umurerwa, a genocide survivor from Rwanda currently living in the United States. Jen Lemen is a writer, illustrator, blogger and immigrant advocate living in Silver Spring, Maryland. Jen???s

Women Who Tech Around the World

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” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

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Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

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Note from Beth: By the time you are reading, I’ll probably have been on a jet plane for far longer than I want to be and maybe have landed in Rwanda. Once I recover from the journey, expect read reports about the Networked NGO in Rwanda and use of social media to support Women’s Rights organizations. If you’re motivated to go deeper on LinkedIn after reading this summary, you will want to check out my curated list of nonprofit and LinkedIn resources here.

Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

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They were very excited to see the Minister of Health in Rwanda on Twitter. Akilah workshop. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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How Do World Leaders Use Twitter? New Findings from Annual Twiplomacy Study

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The second most conversational leader is Rwanda’s President @PaulKagame who often gets into memorable Twitter exchanges with his critics. Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use Twitter and how they connect on the social network.

UpEnergy: cool for-profit social enterprise

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They are already active in Africa and Latin America, in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The rise of for-profit social enterprises has been quite exciting. Although I'm firmly on the nonprofit side with Benetech (because we focus on big issues where the market is failing), it's definitely easier to get funded sustainably if you have an exciting and invest-able business plan. Evan Haigler is a social entrepreneur I've known for years.

Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

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Note from Beth: I’m just finishing up an intensive training here in Rwanda. Note from Beth: I’m just finishing up an intensive training here in Rwanda.

Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

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Charity:Water used it for its Rwanda Campaign.

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

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Note from Beth: By the time you read this post, I’ll be in the air enroute to Rwanda for a training project. Photo by WhiteAfrican. As a parent of wired kids, I think teaching digital literacy is very important for parents to do.

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

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An organization dedicated to “never again” a genocide — such as those in Europe, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur — must raise awareness and advocate with as much energy as it raises money. Flickr Photo by Canolais.

Your Weekly Mobile News!

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New SMS platform to address business challenges – An SMS hotline in Rwanda that collects issues affecting the business environment for dialogue between the Government and private sector.

Forget That Amazon Package: This Funder Wants Drones to Deliver Humanitarian Aid  - Inside Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy

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The foundation is supporting the initiative—which plans to launch its first drones in Rwanda later this year—with an $800,000 grant." 'via

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

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The second most conversational leader is Rwanda’s President @PaulKagame. Ecuador President Rafael Correa and Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo complete the top five list.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Kigali, Rwanda: Storytelling Event. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact.

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


At SFAI, Christy wrote her MA Thesis on Alfredo Jaar's The Rwanda Project, looking specifically at the impact of photographic representations of Africa in the American media. By Christy Wiles, Marketing Manager, PhotoPhilanthropy.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Left photo : Gregory Munyaneza / NetSquared Rwanda / CC BY. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

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Gorilla Doctors provides life-saving medical care to mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects 31 new “ Favorite Nonprofits ” to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner.

The Networked NGO in India

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I learned this technique from Cheryl Francisconi, director of the IIE Addis-Ababa Office in Ethiopia, last month in Rwanda ,who uses a stone that has been held by many people.

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Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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charity: water even has an entire section of their site dedicated to stories from the field, where people who work for or collaborate with the nonprofit tell stories about the experiences they’ve had bringing clean water to people in Rwanda, Uganda, Bangladesh and more.

Some Reflections About Civil Society 2.0 and Why I’m Not On A Plane To Tunisia Right Now

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The USIP has been doing some really interesting work looking at this issue around “ dangerous speech ,” stemming from incitement during the Rwanda genocide.

Mother's Day Donation Ideas

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Your mom will receive a a handmade card made by a woman in their program in Rwanda. If your mom is the kind of person who prefers a donation to a physical gift, below are a few ideas. Please feel free to add more do-good Mother's Day gift ideas in the comments.

Great reads from around the web on June 29th

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I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of June 29th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.


Photos for Social Change

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Beth Kanter posted an incredible photo today on blogher and netsquared (click on one of them to see it) taken from the camera_rwanda blog. Camera_Rwanda is using photography to raise awareness and money to send Rwandan orphans to college.


My brother-in-law Pete just stopped by with 3 soccer balls for me to take to Rwanda! I hope to run across a couple football games and if the kids don’t have a real ball I’ll pass these on to them. Pete couldn’t resist the replica balls from the first world cup in Africa!

SMS Delivers Patient Support in Many Forms

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In Rwanda, the Ministry of Health implemented a SMS notification system to keep community health workers up to date on the progress of pregnant women in their area. Around the world, smartphones rule. In many countries , they’re the only device most people use to get online.

Medical Records for Gitwe

My trip to Rwanda was amazing. I’ll write more later about Rwanda and the people. It was really interesting going to Rwanda, such an amazingly different place from where I live, and then spending a lot of time working with technology.

Will Nonprofits Take SXSWi By Storm in 2015?


New Models in Higher Ed: From Texas to Rwanda. SXSWi is one of the biggest conferences for startups, technologists, and people who have innovative ideas that they think can change the world. But where do nonprofits and cause related startups fit into SXSWi? This year several nonprofits and leaders who are doing innovating work to create social change movements, submitted terrific panels in hopes of carving out a bigger track related to activism.

Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

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Yesterday I went to see Paul Rusesabagina speak, the man who inspired the movie, Hotel Rwanda. darfur genocide rwanda bloggersHe was promoting his memoir, An Ordinary Man.

Win a Trip to Report for the NYT with Nicholas Kristof

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Past winners traveled to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Congo. In today's Sunday New York Times article , Win a Trip You Won't Forget , two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof , writes, "[I]f you want to save the world, you first must understand it."

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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What started out as a personal art project has grown into a global community project that has created over 800 handmade cards carrying voices to and from the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Costa Rica, Niger, Namibia, America, Haiti and Afghanistan.

"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

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According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site , the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

I Hope My Kids Organize Their Own Online Fundraiser When They Are Teenagers

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Spencer Brodsky is 17 and he is spending his time online to raise money to bring Green Stoves to Rwanda , something he's been doing for the past 2 years. . Spencer Brodsky.

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