Building partnerships to address privacy and security

By Mitch HulseAt last week’s NetHope Global Summit, technology leaders from leading global nonprofits came together to discuss the need for the community to address crucial challenges of data privacy and security. These discussions very often included candid reflections on the challenges these organizations have faced while striving to implement effective policies in the face … Continued

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Day four from Summit: Treat your data like your vegetables

By Lauren WoodmanAfter a wonderful evening celebrating the NetHope community at the Vancouver Aquarium, we had more than a few stragglers at 8:30 this morning. (I think I may have been one of them.) In this final day of Summit, our focus was on Information Security, a huge concern for every organization in the room  … Continued

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Summit Day Two: The NetHope Community Nets Hope

By Lauren WoodmanIn the face of all of the challenges we confront as global nonprofits, both internally and externally, it would be easy to lose hope. Yet, days like today inspire me and reinvigorate me, because I see the strength and the resolve of the NetHope community. I see the recognition that we need each … Continued

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Summit Day One: Reunions and collaboration set this week’s tone

By Lauren WoodmanOne of the most satisfying things about the annual NetHope Global Summit is how our delegates are so ready to collaborate and be inspired. Neal McCarthy, from Oxfam, may have summed it up best in his tweet: “Inspired & reassured in equal measure!”We started the day with a joint working group on The … Continued

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A UBC grad student anticipates NetHope Global Summit 2017

By Mitch HulseIn graduate seminars, I am constantly reminded by professors and seasoned policy veterans of the intrinsic value behind collaboration in solving the myriad challenges faced by practitioners within international development. Alongside my peers, I usually point to the power of technology to facilitate the kind of collaborative innovation that can contribute to solving … Continued

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Summit Day Four: Security, cognitive computing and until next year …

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s the last day of the formal Summit (in-depth training sessions happen Friday), and I’m so pleased with the level of participation, collaboration and content we’ve seen this week. A special thanks to CDW for sponsoring our Community Celebration at the Center for Civil and Human Rights last night. If we … Continued

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Summit Day Three: Celebrating our community

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s Wednesday at the NetHope Global Summit — the day after election day in the U.S. We had more than a few bleary-eyed attendees who’d stayed up late to watch returns, but our morning speakers did a terrific job of bringing us back to our missions. Elizabeth Mynatt, Executive Director at Georgia Tech’s Institute … Continued

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Summit Day Two: Digital transformation, and DanChurchAid

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s Tuesday in Atlanta (and election day in the U.S.). Though we’re sure our delegates were surreptitiously checking for election news, we also know that today’s Summit provided an excellent distraction.  First, a big thank you to the International Procurement Agency for hosting our daily breakfasts here in Atlanta. We all appreciate … Continued

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Summit Day One: It’s a NetHope family reunion!

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOToday was a terrific start to the NetHope Global Summit in Atlanta. This is our biggest Summit to date, with longstanding members, vendors and partners, but also plenty of new faces. While there’s no way I could possibly capture all of the powerful and insightful talks and session of this first … Continued

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