Skype: the Link Between the UK and Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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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How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

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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.

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

AFP Blog

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

AFP Blog

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.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Daily DoGooder: War/Dance Trailer

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Change the world, one video at a time.War/Dance Trailer | 2:31 WarDancetheMovie.com War/Dance, nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, follows three children living in the remote northern Uganda refugee camp, which is under military protection from the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army.

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.

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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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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.

NetSquared Events in May and June

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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.

April NetSquared Events in Your Community

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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.

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.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Mukono, Uganda. NetSquared Uganda Safer Internet Day. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Communit­y. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Communit­y. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Communit­y. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming.

Botswana's Elections and the Use of Social Media

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While they note that their use of social media tools is behind countries like Nigeria, Uganda, or South Africa, there are promising signs that individuals like journalists and students are using such tools to monitor and report on the ongoing elections. Global Voices Online is reporting how social media is playing a role in the latest parliamentary and council elections in Botswana.

Kipp and Philip of the Social Development Network in east Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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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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.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2 Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

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Kampala, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Kampala Transport Hackathon 2016. Kampala, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda. Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology. But did you know that our work is global?

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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.

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.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Communit­y. Mukono, Uganda: Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Mukono, Uganda: Free Microsoft's Office 365 for NGOs. Mukono, Uganda: Digital Activism. Mukono, Uganda: Hands-on Web 2.0 Mukono, Uganda: Hands-on Web 2.0 Mukono, Uganda: Hands-on Web 2.0 NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good.

Interview with Rob Wu & Public Launch of CauseVox

Amy Sample Ward

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. I’m not sure if you caught the news today but CauseVox has launched their public beta!

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.

"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.