Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Empowering the child via SMS – U-Report is a tool designed to engage young people through SMS on developmental issues in Zimbabwe. 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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Women Bloggers in Africa Celebrate International Women's Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the posts/blogs that caught my eye was Sokwanele - This is Zimbabwe and their celebration of the women of Zimbabwa through WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise). And through honouring them we recognise the courage of all Zimbabwe women battling in these difficult times - not just for today, but for every day of the year." Nancy White posted about the Blog Mentoring in Africa project , run by Ore Somolu and Sokari Ekine that she found from reading Joitske's blog.

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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.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

" He has been an advocate and organizer with immigrants and refugees in Charlotte, New York/Newark, and Los Angeles, as well as in Zimbabwe and Great Britain, for organizations including Detention Watch Network. Here at TechSoup, we’re big on empowering nonprofits and libraries to make smart do-it-yourself technology choices since we know time, staff, and money are all limited resources. This month, we're examining the landscape of DIY blogging.

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

Have Fun - Do Good

A high school English teacher in Zimbabwe, whose name is Betty Makoni , began hearing stories from her students after school, that they had been raped. The children are ages 6-16, and they're making huge strides by leading a national movement against child rape in Zimbabwe. The little girls are part of a culture, the Shona culture in Zimbabwe, as maybe you know, uses poetry. There are no men in Zimbabwe who are immune to these girls' attention.

How to Use Causes for Your Year-End Fundraising Appeal

NTEN

And Camfed raised $4,500 to build a roof on a school in Malawi , then turned around and funded another $3,386 project to give shoes to schoolgirls in Zimbabwe. . Susan Gordon, Causes. Planning for the year-end giving season is in full swing throughout the nonprofit sector. In 2009, giving in December alone brought in about 1/3 of the fundraising dollars to nonprofits.

"Press 2 for Chickens": Innovating African Radio Stations

NTEN

Bartholomew Sullivan, a regional ICT officer for AFRRI, and Farm Radio International had been in touch with Kubatana, the parent organization of Freedom Fone, in Zimbabwe and thought IVR technology could be used to improve programming at the stations by making the experience and content more interactive. . “We’re Melissa Ulbricht, MobileActive.org.

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Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring

VisionLink

We see the tragic consequences when fear and hatred win out over the Golden Rule in places like the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, Darfur, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.) I was able to meet Stan some years ago when we were both working on a project to support youth and their successful education and employment.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

Have Fun - Do Good

We have $2 donors out of Zimbabwe and $20,000 donors out of San Francisco. "Now, 18 months later, all of Juana's children are in school. She went from being somebody's servant to somebody who when she walks down the street of her community, people stop her and shake her hand and thank her for the stories that she is telling, or ask, 'When are you going to interview me? I have a story that you have to hear.'"

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