IT nonprofit looks into operating in Uganda - Network World

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IT nonprofit looks into operating in Uganda - Network World: "Close the Gap, an international nonprofit aimed at reducing the digital divide, has u

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For Uganda's poor, a cellular connection | Wireless - CNET News

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For Uganda's poor, a cellular connection | Wireless - CNET News: "n a place where cell phones could outnumber light bulbs, several nonprofits have begun thinking that the best way to reach the country's poor and get them much needed information is through their phones.

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Skype: the Link Between the UK and Uganda

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Alongside Africa is a tiny nonprofit: half a dozen people generally working from their homes in the UK to support an even smaller handful based across Uganda. "There are very few landlines in Uganda, and it is very expensive to call from here to mobiles. This can be for board meetings or group discussions; for example, I was using it to talk to our finance manager in Uganda last night, and we have a virtual meeting planned for today.

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

Uganda is no different except for one thing: its amazing NetSquared Regional Ambassador for East Africa, Robert Kibaya. Robert Kibaya is our veteran volunteer in Uganda, where he helped found and supports five NetSquared groups. My wife Florence and our four-month old son, Jotham, live in Mukono, Uganda near Lake Victoria. Here in Uganda and Africa in general, governments do not provide for elderly people. What NGOs in Uganda Need.

Inaugural Text Messaging Competition Selects Non-Profit Winners From Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Azerbaijan

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Inaugural Text Messaging Competition Selects Non-Profit Winners From Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Azerbaijan: "The inaugural nGOmobile competition ran for three months from October 2007, and was aimed exclusively at grassroots non-profit Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working for positive social and environmental change.

Aid groups using cellphones to reach the world's poor

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It's warning farmers in Uganda about banana crop rot through text messages and collecting data on Aid groups using cellphones to reach the world's poor: "The Grameen Foundation, a Washington-based group known for helping women with the smallest of business loans, has two dozen people in a technology lab here developing mobile Internet applications to help spread its microfinance model.

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New analytics technologies transforming the face of fundraising | TMA Resources

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According to The Guardian, the agency has focused on social media to build a strong and highly active online community to raise more money for child abandonment in Uganda. New analytics technologies transforming the face of fundraising | TMA Resources : One example of an association that was able to leverage technology effectively is the Childs i Foundation.

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? 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.

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Great reads from around the web on June 29th

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New SMS Services in Uganda from Grameen, Google & MTN | WhiteAfrican - Interested in new technologies, esepcially mobile tech and the health sector? Check out this great wrap up of the new applications and services launched by Grameen Foundation’s AppLab, developed in Uganda, using Google SMS Search and in partnership with MTN Uganda as the mobile operator. These are some links I wanted to share from June 29th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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These global leaders are coming from the United Kingdom, Uganda, Florida, and DC. Mukono, Uganda. Lira, Uganda: How NGOs Can Benefit from Microsoft Donations. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. Mukono, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit? Mukono, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

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Recent topics include crowdfunding in Victoria Canada, writing for the web in Mukono Uganda, and CRM implementation tips in Philadelphia USA. Mukono, Uganda: 2nd Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Mukono, Uganda: 2nd Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Mukono, Uganda: 2nd Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community.

26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

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2020 Growing Giving in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Report :: Download. The research reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and digital marketing strategy. If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield or post a link in the comment section below. Thank you!

Dear COVID-19, I’m Breaking Up With You

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million people [PDF] Nyaka , Michigan/Uganda: Releases first full-length documentary – award winning, truth-telling, INSPIRING, and streaming free [VIDEO-40 min] What are you up to? A Letter From Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan I’m over it. COVID-19. The deaths. The sickness. The fear. The grief. The politics. The injustice. The media. The government screw ups. The lockdowns. The conspiracy theories. The economy. The unemployment rate. The PPP. The food supply.

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.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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My main commitment was to attend a conference in Uganda (described below in this blog post), but I figured if I was in east Africa, I should take the opportunity to first visit two key partners in Kenya (after having a coffee on Sunday with my cousin's daughter, an MIT grad working on analyzing traffic safety data gleaned from social media in Kenya). Kampala, Uganda The Sixth Africa Forum was the main reason for my Africa trip.

NetSquared Events in May and June

Tech Soup Blog

Some recent events have included the panel discussion Technology Upgrade 101: Integrating New Tech into Existing NonProfits in Victoria, Canada and hands-on computer training for youth in Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Kakamega, Uganda: kakamega mozilla -web maker party June 6 2014.

NetSquared in May: Get Face-to-Face with Your Nonprofit Peers

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Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Community.

Interview with Rob Wu & Public Launch of CauseVox

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A few years ago, Jeff and I went on a pro bono IT consulting project to Uganda to serve a Action for Children, an NGO that fights poverty by preserving families and delivering micro-finance. Our experience in Uganda helped us see how valuable technology and fundraising is to creating change.

April NetSquared Events in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared’s global network of volunteers will be organizing more than 30 events this April in communities as diverse as Mukono, Uganda; Wellington, New Zealand; and Boston, USA. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School&Communit­y.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda.

"A World of Good" on FRONTLINE/World Dec 25

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December 25th, 9 PM EST, Frontline/World will be re-broadcasting four "do good" stories about Kiva in Uganda, PlayPumps in South Africa, the Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Poland, and Juan Quezada and Mata Ortiz pottery in Mexico.

Are You Passionate about Technology and Social Good? Benetech Needs You!

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As one of our partners from an LGBT group in Uganda noted last year, “If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen.” Guest post by Betsy Beaumon, President, Benetech We are seeking visionary leaders to join Benetech in applying technology to advance the rights of disadvantaged people around the world. Technology is playing an ever larger role in increasing respect for human rights and delivering better services, and we have two rare opportunities to lead world-class tech-for-good programs.

Kipp and Philip of the Social Development Network in east Africa

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They've also done a similar project in Tanzania and Uganda. I've just ended an exciting three week long Africa trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. There are so many exciting people and organizations to talk about! One of my very first meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, was with John Kipchumbah (Kipp) and Philip Thigo of the Innovation Program of the Social Development Network.

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Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Mukono, Uganda: 2nd Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Communit­y. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community. Mukono, Uganda: 2nd Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Communit­y. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community.

Making social impact: How nonprofit work taught me to look beyond the bottom line

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My task in Uganda was to develop strategies for the maize and dry bean industries, in order to increase the income of smallholder farmers. Uganda is an interesting country and has been referred to as the “bread basket” of East Africa, with extremely fertile soils and two harvests per season in most regions. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by BenTe jes Co-founder and CEO of Ascend Finance.

The Future Today: Empowering youth via social media

Amy Sample Ward

Habbo’s InfoBus re: curbing violence against gay teens; developing understanding via the Matthew Shepard Foundation visiting ‘in-world’ or the War Child Int’l foundation partnership to focus in-world on kids impacted by violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda etc.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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Mukono, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Adobe Spark: Storytelling That Matters. Kampala, Uganda: Teaching Youths the Dangers of the Internet. Gulu, Uganda: Adobe Spark Digital Storytelling. Mukono, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits Workshop. Kampala, Uganda: Creating Powerful Digital Stories with Adobe Spark. Mukono, Uganda: Capacity-Building Training in Resource Mobilization for Organizations.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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So far we've scheduled events in Kenya and Uganda, and will be adding more cities throughout the fall. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Get Free Email for Your Domain with Office 365. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Digital Storytelling. Mukono, Uganda. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary School. Mukuno, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Kampala, Uganda: Introduction to Online Fundraising. Kampala, Uganda: Cloud Computing for Nonprofits. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda.

Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

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From capturing the stories of human rights violations in Guatemala, Burma, Syria and Uganda, to helping a biologist plan a better restoration of a wetlands, or matching up an open source geek with the social good project of his or her dreams, Benetech’s team is using technology to make the world a better place. Earlier today, I attended the American Foundation for the Blind’s (AFB) National Leadership Conference in Chicago where I received the 2013 Migel Medal.

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American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

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It is hard to express in one blog my entire week-long experience with nonprofit leaders from Japan, Syria, Uganda, Nigeria and different parts of the United States at the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Where There’s No Internet, Farmers Are Texting Their Way out of Problems – an article about WeFarm, the farmer-to-farmer SMS-based messaging service available in Kenya, Uganda, and Peru. This brilliant app will send you a positive text message every morning – A wonderful article about ShineText, a service sending positive affirmations daily via text. Stay inspired! 25 Best Practices to Drive Mobile Engagement in 2016 – Some good strategy tips for messaging engagement!

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NetSquared Goes to 14NTC. And to Your Hometown too

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Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School & Community.

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Kristen Cibelli is on her way to Uganda right now. Our human rights group is active all over the place right now. Patrick Ball is in Colombia for most of the next three months teaching the techniques of human rights statistics and information processing at the National University there. Africa is definitely getting more attention from us.

Women, Girls, Education and Global Health: Interview with Carinne Brody

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She is conducting an evaluation of a reproductive health voucher program in Uganda and Cambodia as part of her dissertation, and she co-instructs the International Maternal and Child Health Seminar, and the Maternal and Child Health Core course at UC Berkeley. Before and during her studies, she conducted field research for governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as foundations, on maternal and child health in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Haiti, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and India.

Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

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Mukono, Uganda: One Million Code Girls. Mukono, Uganda: Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School 1. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Online Security. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free and low-cost nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits Workshop. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Capacity-Building Training in Resource Mobilization for Organizations.

Fair Trade Fashionista Discount at One Mango Tree

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At the moment, their work is focused in Uganda. Isn't this One Mango Tree dress cute? Long time readers might remember One Mango Tree from my Big Vision Podcast interview with its founder, Halle Butvin , in the fall of 2011. One Mango Tree is a clothing company that uses a fair trade model to provide income-generating opportunities for women in impoverished and conflict areas around the globe. Halle asked me if I'd like to share a special discount with you this month, and I said sure!

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School.

A Slice of the Joy of Being at Benetech

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We've been honored to support J-FLAG in their work, and we believe that our work with J-FLAG has helped lead to our new major project helping LGBT groups in Uganda and other African countries. My job is so much fun! I get to spend most of my time talking to people about social good: what we're doing with technology, what our partners are doing and what the many cool people we get to meet are doing along the way.

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Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

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For Barbara — a participant in a training led by World Pulse community member Loyce Kyogabirwe in a remote fishing community in Uganda — the issue of domestic violence and mobile phones has been transformed. With ingenuity and resourcefulness, women are coding new strategies to bring more women online and empower them. World leaders and technology firms should be paying attention to their solutions—and backing them up.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Kampala, Uganda: Story Makers 2016. Mukono, Uganda: How to Create a Digital Photo Story to Fundraise for a Community Cause. Kibiribiri, Uganda: Building Capacities of Teachers and Students in Digital Storytelling. Mukono, Uganda: How to Create a Simple Video Story to Advocate for a Community Concern. Uganda. Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: How to Create a Digital Photo Story to Fundraise for a Community Cause. Uganda. Uganda.