Back to School in Tanzania with a New Windows Multipoint Server Computer Lab

Tech Soup Blog

and was off to Tanzania. I think of Tanzania as the ultimate African country. Grace Ministries International has been doing interesting things to develop their school, the Tanzania Grace Bible Institute. Tanzania Grace Bible Institute teachers learning how to use the new lab.

allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Charitable Giving - Where Are Tanzania's Affluent? (Page 1 of 4)

AFP Blog

allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Charitable Giving - Where Are Tanzania''s Affluent? Page 1 of 4) : IN December 2009, Luca Neghesti, a serial entrepreneur in Media, ICT and Logistics industries in Tanzania spearheaded a relief aid campaign for thousands of victims of the Dar es Salaam floods through the use of social media platforms

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7 Tips for Successful Online Fundraising

NetWits

On mothers day 2010 they set out to raise money for Mama Lucy - a change maker who’s dedicated her life to helping kids in Arusha, Tanzania. The folks at Epic Change continue to do great things using the web as their medium. We can learn some things from this online fundraising project

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

While we don’t yet know the exact ways in which the SDGs will be accomplished over the next 14 years, we do know that the dedication of philanthropic organizations from Toledo to Tanzania will be key to the end results.

Roles 101

Watch me cut off all my hair for #EpicThanks (video)

John Haydon

The goal this week is to build more classrooms for Shepherd Middle School in Tanzania. This week is EpicThanks where the entire internet will explode with gratitude.

Can you make your cause this personal?

John Haydon

From Tanzania to Los Angeles. Stacey invited Mama Lucy, Gideon and Leah from the Shepherds Junior in Tanzania (an Epic Change project ) to share their hopes and dreams with the attendees. Leah (on my right) wants to be a pediatrician and the first female president of Tanzania.

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Their Tweetsgiving campaigns were fundraisers benefiting Mama Lucy’s school in Tanzania and connected the students to their supporters through Twitter.

Happy Thanksgiving: Check out #Goodspotting and EpicThanks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Stacey is one who launched the first social media infused gratitude campaign during Thanksgiving back in 2008,successfully raising money for a school project Tanzania. Happy Thanksgiving!

Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst

Frogloop

The inspiring Tweetsgiving , developed by Epic Change , raised over $60K over the last three Thanksgiving holidays to build schools in Tanzania. Are your nonprofit staffers addicted to social media? Do they feel that one day Twitter and Facebook are going to bring in the big bucks and build a huge base of activists that will come to your organization’s rescue when you need their help the most?

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Using Virtual Reality to Showcase Nonprofit Impact

Tech Soup Blog

From this moment on, I truly felt an emotional connection to the foundation's work in Kenya and Tanzania and appreciated the reality of these everyday problems that are so often looked over in favor of more dramatic conflict.

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.

Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For inspiration, I had to look no further than the " On the Road: Tanzania ," a video blog from the UN World Food Programme. Here's a few how-to resources that relate to the camera and software that were used to create the On the Road: Tanzania video blog.

NTEN Members Online Round-Up: Research and Resources to Help Your Organization!

NTEN

an SMS-based initiative to promote user-driven media in Tanzania. This week, NTEN members are sharing and discussing interesting research and helpful tips from marketing to Facebook. Get ready to learn something new today with these links! Have more news to share? Drop us a line or include your links in the comments! Katya Andresen highlights research from eMarketer that reminds us email is still the winning tool for sharing content online! Read her post and get the stats.

Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

Her students consistently score at the top of over 120 schools in the Arusha district of Tanzania. I have talked many times before about the way we as nonprofit organizations and changemakers set our goals. (If If we focus our work on feeding the hungry, for example, do we actually create a system in which we rely on people needing our services? What would happen, instead, if organizations focused on eliminating hunger?)

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Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As I mentioned in my previous two blogs about my Africa trip of last July, I had the pleasure of meeting many interesting people and learning about numerous exciting, cool projects during that three week long visit to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. Kenya and Tanzania, among others, are considered “high burden countries,” defined as having more than 5 million people living in trachoma-confirmed and suspected areas.

Happy Tweetsgiving: Nonprofit taps Twitter for fundraising - OrlandoSentinel.com

AFP Blog

But it also included a link to a website that told the story of Mama Lucy Kamptoni, a woman building a school in the African nation of Tanzania. Happy Tweetsgiving: Nonprofit taps Twitter for fundraising - OrlandoSentinel.com: "The Twitter message started simple enough two years ago: What are you thankful for? Happy Tweetsgiving!But The site allowed readers to donate money

Six Ways to Influence Donors with Brain Science

John Haydon

During their Epic Thanks campaign, they showed what the achievement of each campaign milestone would provide for a middle school in Tanzania.

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Times are hard. Associations make the world better.

SocialFish

The Million Meal Challenge made a difference for children and families in Haiti, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Tanzania. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC. We were at the National Building Museum, with it’s spectacular architecture highlighted with uplights, an understated stage set, and beautiful party decor. We had drinks, wine and a three-course dinner.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Tanzania]([link] in Tanga, Tanzania * [501 Tech Club Austin]([link] in Austin, TX * [Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club]([link] in Kansas City, MO --> Upcoming Events.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: NetSquared Tanzania in Tanga, Tanzania. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Epic Change, a charity raising money for a school in Tanzania, is a finalist in one of a mushrooming number of contests that enable Web users to vote for nonprofit groups. Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? Philanthropy.com: "Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities?Epic But Stacey Monk, its founder, sees a big challenge: the lack of Internet access

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We now have more than 3,500 users in over 140 countries using Miradi for projects as varied as a coordinated national strategy for the preservation of the chimpanzees in Tanzania, to the development of management plans for two Marine National parks bordering Sweden and Norway.

Stacey Monk talks Epic Change, Tweetsgiving and more …

NetWits

Make sure to watch the brief video to see how EpicChange has impacted the lives of many children in Arusha, Tanzania using tools like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to raise money, connect people with a cause and tell their story If you’ve ever wondered how to do fundraising using social media as a core part of your nonprofits online strategy I suggest you check out what Stacy Monk of Epic Change has to say.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Tanzania]([link] in Tanga, Tanzania * [501 Tech Club Austin]([link] in Austin, TX * [Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club]([link] in Kansas City, MO --> Upcoming Events. (Please visit the site to view this video).

Oxfam Uses Text Messages to Turn a Powerful Event into an Ongoing Commitment

Mobile Commons

For example, you could be Eni, a mother of 9 in Tanzania; you might be Ken, a struggling carpenter in the Republic of Vanuatu; or you could be Manu, the mayor of a Peruvian town. Challenge: How do you connect attendees of a local event with an international organization?

TweetsGiving: Show Your Gratitude With Epic Change

Amy Sample Ward

People donate to a shared cause in honor of that for which they are most grateful Funds raised will go to support the work of Mama Lucy Kampton ( @MamaLucy ), a ChangeMaker who has transformed her community in Arusha, Tanzania through her school Shepherd’s Junior.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

eTransform Africa also describes the work of technology hubs or incubators across Africa such as iHub and NaiLab in Kenya, Hive CoLab, and AppLab in Uganda, Activspaces in Cameroon, BantaLabs in Senegal, Kinu in Tanzania or infoDev's mLabs in Kenya and South Africa.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?

SocialFish

It was launched by Voddaphone in 2007 for Safaricom and Vodacom, who are the largest mobile networks within Kenya and Tanzania. At one point in time, when you opened a new account at your local bank, and the expectation was that you’d stay awhile.

Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

In the end, a sustainable and locally based NGO, staffed with volunteers from across the globe, can offer education to students in a small town in Tanzania. posted by. Dianna Schwartz , Public Allies Arizona Alumna. Executive Director. Military Assistance Project. Welcome to Research Friday !

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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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Instead of saying in the middle of the campaign “we need $X”, they share an interview with one of the beneficiaries, or invite people to connect directly via twitter with children in Tanzania who attend the school funded through the campaign.

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Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Avi is just back from Tanzania where he and other Epic Change team members were working with the students in the classroom built with last year’s TweetsGiving proceeds. Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

Avi is just back from Tanzania where he and other Epic Change team members were working with the students in the classroom built with last year’s TweetsGiving proceeds. Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Tanzania in Tanga, Tanzania. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! The exact format isn't important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other.

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

Amy Sample Ward

" The TwitterKids of Tanzania | The Epic Change Blog – A beautiful update from the Epic Change blog where Stacey and Avi are now in Tanzania working with the "school that Twitter built" last year from proceeds of Tweetsgiving, and where this year's donations will help bring technology. "Hujambo "Hujambo from Tanzania! These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more!

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

Amy Sample Ward

" The TwitterKids of Tanzania | The Epic Change Blog - A beautiful update from the Epic Change blog where Stacey and Avi are now in Tanzania working with the "school that Twitter built" last year from proceeds of Tweetsgiving, and where this year's donations will help bring technology. "Hujambo "Hujambo from Tanzania! These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more!

Nonprofit Technology News for September 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The service has 17 million users and is transforming the way wealth is distributed in poor countries, which now include Tanzania, India, and Afghanistan as well as Kenya. It's about time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news!

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The BBC just had a great article that demonstrates the power of this tool: Mobile phones boom in Tanzania Two articles caught my eye recently. Nicole Wallace, the tech reporter for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, who does a great job, just wrote an article on new business plan software that the Social Enterprise Alliance has helped develop, entitled New Technology Tools Aid Business Plans. I saw a demonstration of this software at the last Gathering conference, and it looks very well done!

Show Your Mama Some Love (or Facebook Like)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The money you donate to this effort will support Mama Lucy Kamptoni, a changemaker in Tanzania who once sold chickens and used her income to build a primary school that now provides a high-quality education to over 400 children in Tanzania.

Show Your Love on Mother’s Day for Your Mom & Mama Lucy

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, using the theme of gratitude and TweetsGiving, Epic Change catalyzed the global community to help build a school in Tanzania. From the Heart: Just like Tweetsgiving, and everything that Mama Lucy is doing in Tanzania, the To Mama with Love campaign is all from the heart.