Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Beth Kanter

A branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine. I’m giving my support as well as sharing my teaching and technology skills with Women’s Rights organizations in Ukraine. In Ukraine, nearly 2 million people are internally displaced. Please make a donation to this crowd funding campaign to bring women’s organizations from across Ukraine to Kiev for our Tech2Empower workshop in October 2015.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth Kanter

In a few weeks, I’ll be facilitating a training in the Ukraine with Wake International. As part of the curriculum development, we needed to have meetings with our trainers, some who are here in the US, but also with our partners in the Ukraine and one from Poland.

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Museum 2.0

Three intrepid blog managers are soliciting contributions from all over the world, and so far, there are posts from Belarus, Canada, Germany, Northern Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the US. This week, a kitchen sink of inspiring bits. Museums, Politics, and Power is a new blog that lives up to its name. It presents global perspectives on these juicy, interrelated issues. It is the online counterpart to a conference of the same name that will be hosted this fall in St. Petersburg.

Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory

Beth Kanter

I’m just back from two weeks of inspiring work where I participated in a training for women organizations in the Ukraine and the International Fundraising Congress in Holland. So, expect more some posts this week from about what I learned. But despite jet lag and an over flowing email in box, I wanted to write up two opportunities for nonprofits that could help them power up their year end and Giving Tuesday Campaigns.

International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth Kanter

Last year, I was honored to work on an amazing project that brought me to the Ukraine along with a delegation of women technologists to work with local women’s groups on building technology skills. This work helped strengthen organizations that reach more than 38,000 women across Ukraine, connecting women and their families with resources and services for a better life. March 8th is International Women’s Day.

From Kiev With Love: Teresa Crawford's New Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her first post is about her experience leading a social media workshop for staff from NGOs in Ukraine. This was part two of a series of workshops sponsored by the Ukrainian Citizen Action Network which is a USAID funded program based in Kiev but serving all of Ukraine. Teresa Crawford is in Kiev doing a workshop on Web2.0 for NGOs there. She used the Social Media game developed by David Wilcox. We had a few Skype conversations about this week.

Meet Dr. James A. Levine: The 1st “You can walk and work!”Evangelist

Beth Kanter

On my 12 hour plane ride back from Ukraine, I read Dr. James A. Levine’s book “ Get Up: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.” ” (Yes, I see the irony) He is the Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Solutions Initiative and the inventor of the treadmill desk. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and worked on dozens of corporate programs to bring movement into work.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

Beth Kanter

I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake , an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey. They started WAKE after working together for 15 years designing and leading global programs at the intersection of technology, civil society and women’s empowerment. The program is called Tech2Empower and you can learn more about it here.

5 Ways to Use Data Storytelling for Advocacy

Tech Soup Blog

A great example that illustrates this combination is Bellingcat's Vehicle Tracking Project , which tracks movements of Russian military equipment related to the Ukraine conflict. Nonprofits are often wary of creating their own data visualizations, and for valid reasons. Setting up such a project can require a team of designers, developers, and coders to bring it to life.

Leaders in Nonprofit Technology: Daniel Ben-Horin

Tech Soup Blog

I know that may sound very ‘soft’ as political analysis goes, and I also know that no amount of niceness "fixes" Syria or Ukraine or human trafficking or global warming. I just recently found myself reading Andrey Kurkov who writes magical realism noir novels about Ukraine. To kick off a series of profiles on leaders in nonprofit technology, we thought we’d start close to home by featuring our TechSoup Global founder, Daniel Ben-Horin.

MobileActive Strategy Guide Now Available for Download

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

a number of popular uprisings in the Ukraine and South Korea, to name just a. Via a press release from Michael Stein Mobile phones have enormous potential in electoral, voter. registration, and election monitoring campaigns, finds a MobileActive Strategy. Guide released today by MobileActive, a global network of organizations and. individuals using mobile phones for activism and civic engagement. The Guide. can be downloaded at here.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

This year took me to Mexico to do an intensive training with Oxfam America’s Latin American Network , London to teach nonprofit leaders Networked Leadership Skills , Amsterdam to teach a master class, workshop, and Big Room session at the International Fundraising Conference , and to Ukraine to teach workshops for women’s organizations as part of Wake International’s Tech2Empower Program. Happy New Year !

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GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

Beth Kanter

One of my favorites: #GivingTuesday in Ukraine, launched a new curriculum in over 200 schools that teaches students across the country about kindness, generosity and giving. The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.

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NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Teresa Crawford is in Kiev in the Ukraine doing a workshop on Web2.0 One of the above is the actual cover of " Visualizing Information for Advocacy " - a must read booklet from Tactical Technology Collective. NpTech Conversations. So, you want to build a MashUp? Take the NetSquared Mashup Challenge !