Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

Amy Sample Ward

Steve Heyes, a colleague and founder of LearnAsOne , has just embarked on a great journey to Zambia and you’re invited! are headed to Zambia to document a community who doesn’t have a school, in as close to real-time as possible. Email the Zambia LearnAsOne team. What I am most interested in with LearnAsOne’s trip and engagement in Zambia is testing the idea in practice of helping answer the needs of a community without directing or dictating the response.

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Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander

AFP Blog

As thunder cracks and lightning flashes over the roof of a family home in Remuera, a young woman from Zambia peers from a computer screen into a world she has only ever read about Window for charity - Local News - The Aucklander : "A Skype connection allows a Remuera family to 'meet' one of the African children they have sponsored for the cost of a few cups of coffee, writes Rebecca Blithe.

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Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response?( - Internet-based applications and services )

AFP Blog

Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response( - Internet-based applications and services ) : Innhold a- Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response o Michael Malakata 19.01.2012 kl 18:33 | Computerworld Zambia By providing access to a Web-based community mapping tool and data, World Bank and Google are aiming to improve the ability of African and other developing countries to monitor public services and respond to disasters

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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

Our friend at Hewlett Foundation ( @Hewlett_Found ), Margot Fahnestock, pointed out the cultural difficulties with setting up an effective women’s reproductive health system in Zambia. It was an invigorating first day at SOCAP16, connecting with innovators, all convening for one sole reason: strategizing the best way to leverage capital for social benefit. At the forefront of strategies is impact investing.

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Geoff Livingston Guest Post: Follow @childfund and Help Feed Children

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These efforts will directly benefit children in Gambia, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A goat for a family farm in Zambia. ChildFund International just rebranded from the Christian Children’s Fund last week as an effort to demonstrate a singular commitment to children’s welfare today and tomorrow (image: Faith Smiling by ChildFund, NZ ). Along with the new brand are new Twitter (@ childfund ), Facebook , blogging and YouTube efforts.

Great reads from around the web on March 17th

Amy Sample Ward

10 Questions for Camfed — Camfed International – Jordan Ridge and Kristy Green will be traveling to northern Zambia this week to meet students, filmakers, and young entrepreneurs in the communities where Camfed works – and you can go with them! I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of March 17th).

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Lusaka, Zambia: Website Building and Designing Using WordPress for Nonprofits. Lusaka, Zambia: Social Media Surgery. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The documentation projects of our partners in Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have yielded so far six high-quality publications or reports about violations against LGBTI individuals in their communities. My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good. More and more of my time is spent around both raising money and raising awareness of how much more could be done with technology to increase social impact.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia. 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. However, our organizers are currently very keen on social media surgeries. A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign, or collaborate.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Lusaka, Zambia: Website Building and Designing Using WordPress for Nonprofits. Lusaka, Zambia: Social Media Surgery. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities. So if you're looking to build your skills and find your fellow accidental techies, there's probably a group near you!

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Lusaka, Zambia: Girls in ICT Day (Girls with Disabilities in ICT). Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

NpTech Tag Summary: Best Wishes for Healthy, Happy, and Social 2008!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A Small Change-Fundraising Blog : A blog to answer questions from nonprofits about fundraising Brenda Zulu from Zambia, a journalist who covers ICT and Development issues. The Net2 Secret Plan from Marnie Webb NpTech Tag New Year's Reflections, Predictions, and Best Ofs What are some of the ways that the social web marks the New Year? Let's take a look. Chronicle of Philanthropy has a roundup of predictions for 2008 from.

Joitske Hulsebosch: Blogs, NGOs, and Developing Countries

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

in Ghana here and a story about the use of a wiki in Zambia by my colleague Saskia here. Joitske Hulsebosch, who lives and works in Netherlands, writes a blog called " Communities of practice for development " where she writes about topics related to her work of facilitating processes at different levels; teams, groups, organizations, networks, and communities of practice.

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Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

Have Fun - Do Good

He ended up running for about 1,500 miles all the way to Zambia, arriving with nothing but the clothes on his back, about 90 pounds, and showing up at a refugee camp where he knew nobody. His idea is that he wants to recreate, in reverse, the walk that he made from Sudan all the way through Congo and into Zambia. Kjerstin Erickson is one of those people "shiny" people who lights up a room.

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