Medair “melts hearts, inspires minds” as they dream of digital solutions

This is the third post in a four-part series focusing on NetHope members participating in the Dream, Design, and Deliver program, a social impact accelerator of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit.By Jean-Louis Ecochard, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, NetHopeAs I write this, 23 reported emergencies have ignited in just the last two days. … Continued

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Faith into Action in the Digital Age

This is the second post in a four-part series focusing on NetHope members participating in the Dream, Design, and Deliver program, a social impact accelerator of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. By Jim Daniell, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, NetHopeCalled by deeply held faith, many NGOs use that foundation to help find solutions to … Continued

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The Need for Increased Collaboration

The world we live in is certainly not a perfect place. There are a number of things that need to be done to improve it. Sometimes governments set out on improving it, sometimes non-profit organizations set out on improving it and sometimes concerned citizens set out on improving it. Each of these stakeholders has their own vision of the problem at hand and ideas about how to solve them. That vision is very much dependent upon their own vision of life and what they feel confident in doing.
Lets take an example to clarify things. For anyone who has visited the slums of Africa, you are touched by the hard life of people living in dire poverty, lack access to clean water, education, shelter and livelihood. Yet you also see a magnitude of organizations trying to help. Even the government has their own programs trying to address some parts of the problem. You will see an organization focusing on educating the children. You will see another organization focusing on providing healthcare services. You will see yet another organization focusing on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. Each one of those organizations provides a small piece in a big puzzle, which is to improve the life of slum dwellers.

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