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. What NGOs in Uganda Need.

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.

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IT nonprofit looks into operating in Uganda - Network World

AFP Blog

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

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

AFP Blog

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.

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.

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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.

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

Connection Cafe

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.

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.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Mukono, Uganda: Second Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda: Improved Skills and Competencies for Productive Web Literacy in Mayuge.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Mukono, Uganda. Kampala, Uganda: Social Media Surgery — Blogging as a Business. Kampala, Uganda: Office 365 at Its Best.

Can “Viral” Videos Really Create Social Change?

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Bottom line - millions of people who had never even heard of Joseph Kony, or the brutal civil war that the people of Uganda have endured for years are finally learning about it, and listening.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

Mukono, Uganda: The 10th Uganda Internet Governance Forum 2016 (UIGF). Mukono, Uganda: Third Annual Electronics and IT Showcase. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

UpEnergy: cool for-profit social enterprise

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

Blog Roundup: Lessons from Kony 2012 Video Campaign

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“The campaign prompted discussion online and here in the US about KONY, although hardly anyone in Uganda is talking about him. If you want the facts about dates, see this post by African blogger, journalist, and researcher, Angelo Op-Aiya Izama from Uganda.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Kibiribiri Village, Mukono , Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing!

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. Mukono, Uganda. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring. No more excuses are allowed about your New Year's resolution to power up your nonprofit tech skills — it's time to join a meetup and find your tribe!

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Department of State just funded us to help LGBT groups in Uganda securely capture documentation of abuses against those communities (again, our funders are not responsible for this post). Benetech, is a leading nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley. We write software for people with disabilities as well as human rights and environmental groups. We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law.

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The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

Take for example, Mary Grace Henry and her project, Reverse the Course , a site where she sells reversible headbands that she sews and donates all profits to support girls education in Uganda. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Future of Social: Gen Z

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to Millennial Branding study, 61% of high schools want to be entrepreneurs versus employees. Take for example, Mary Grace Henry and her project, Reverse the Course , a site where she sells reversible headbands that she sews and donates all profits to support girls education in Uganda. I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media.

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.

Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Kamapala, Uganda , December 5 with Catherine Cassidy. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization? Our free Office 365 workshops are designed to help nonprofits that want to use their domain name for their email service.

Strategies to Manage an Online Crisis

Frogloop

However, many people in Northern Uganda (who this was ultimately about helping) felt that it over simplified the impact Kony had on millions of people in the region. Every organization makes mistakes.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

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.

First-Ever Video Benchmarks Survey for Nonprofits

Frogloop

The media questioned the $700K production video budget, the accuracy of some of the content, the idea that Uganda needs the American’s to come in and save them, and of course the ultimate goal of the campaign. According to YouTube, 100 million people either like, share, or comment on videos every week. But what kind of a direct impact do these “social actions” really have especially for nonprofits?

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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.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

These global leaders are coming from Uganda, Australia, London, and Florida. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kampala, Uganda The Sixth Africa Forum was the main reason for my Africa trip. We were demonstrating Bookshare to a person at one of Uganda’s top universities. Professor Ruth Okediji, who keynoted the Uganda conference a couple of weeks earlier, is visiting Harvard Law School this year.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The campaign prompted discussion online and here in the US about KONY, although hardly anyone in Uganda is talking about him.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Mukono, Uganda: Uganda Annual Regional Meeting. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

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 Mobile Solar Computer Training Meetup for Kikandwa Primary School.

22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The profits from the BeadforLife Store go into training and community programs in Uganda and education in North America. The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday sales this year will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1

Fair Trade Fashionista Discount at One Mango Tree

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Mukono, Uganda: Two Hens per Child Computer Training Meetup for St. Mukono, Uganda: Two Hens per Child Computer Training Meetup for St. Mukono, Uganda: Two Hens per Child Computer Training Meetup for St.

Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

Mukono, Uganda: Hands-on Web 2.0 TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past ten days, I’ve been in Rwanda, Africa. I was honored to be a trainer as part of the launch of the ACE Leaders Project, a program developed by the Institute of International Education Sub-Saharan Regional Office and supported by the Packard Foundation.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

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.

An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On September 7, 2006, Scott Harrison launched charity: water by throwing a birthday party, charging people $20 to attend, sending 100% of the money to build wells in a refugee camp in Uganda and then proving the work by sending photos and GPS coordinates to every guests.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

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.