Crossing the digital threshold together

By Lauren Woodman, CEOPeter Drucker, often called the father of modern business management, once noted “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  It’s undoubtedly a good idea to be able to track progress against a goal. Without measurement, we’d often be lost. If we didn’t measure baskets made, how would we know whether … Continued

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Digital transformation: Losing sight of the shore

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOThis is second in a series of blog posts that will explore the factors that drive digital technology and how NetHope will lead and support it. “On ne découvre pas de terre nouvelle sans consentir à perdre de vue, d’abord et longtemps, tout rivage.”  — André Gide, “The Counterfeiters,” 1925Almost a hundred … Continued

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What nonprofits must learn from Amazon, Uber, and Tesla

By Lauren Woodman, CEOThis is the first in a series of blog posts that will explore the factors that drive digital technology and how NetHope will lead and support it.  When Amazon announced recently that it was buying Whole Foods, many marveled at how a company that started as an online book seller had become … Continued

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Why Thinking Beyond International Women’s Day Is So Important

By Revi SterlingWhile America doesn’t celebrate International Women’s Day like we do Mother’s Day, or even Women’s History Month, one scan through Facebook reveals that the rest of the world does. Policemen giving female drivers flowers and men’s chorale groups singing to women just passing by give us encouragement that women are recognized (and recognizable) on this day. However, … Continued

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Everything You Need to Know About the SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact

Designed with organizations in mind, NetHope in collaboration with partners Intel, Catholic Relief Services, Microsoft, and CDW, have developed the SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact. A resource for organizations working for development, the Playbook guide is both informative and actionable, ensuring that organizations walk away fully prepared to leverage promising ICT tools…

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ICT Solutions Transforming Global Development

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions have experienced incredible momentum since the initial Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) conference several years ago. It has transformed from a concept into real solutions being implemented by organizations across the development space.

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NetHope and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Join Together for New Health Project

NetHope is pleased to join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communications Programs (CCP) in a new five-year USAID project called the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). The project aims to build the capacity of local organizations to evaluate, design and implement communication ideas that will improve health behaviors in their own communities.

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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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