NetHope stands with HIAS

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWhen Nobel Laureate, political activist, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation,” he knew full well that the evil of hatred can strike hardest when we are complacent.The rampage that resulted in the deaths of 11 worshippers and … Continued

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Episode 2 with Mike Gianoni, CEO of Blackbaud

In this episode, we hear from Mike Gianoni, CEO and President of Blackbaud, the world’s leading Cloud software company powering social good. Blackbaud is also a founding partner of NetHope’s Center for the Digital Nonprofit. Since assuming the leadership helm at Blackbaud in January of 2014, Mike has led a remarkable journey of digital transformation … Continued

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The (Near) Future of Work & Learning for Nonprofits and Individuals

By Gary A. Bolles (Chair of Future of Work, Singularity University) & Leila Toplic (No Lost Generation Tech Task Force Lead, NetHope)This blog post is a preview of some of the topics we’ll be discussing at NetHope Global Summit in Dublin. The ChangeWe are at a dramatic inflection point in human history. We are better … Continued

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Technology as a positive force for social impact

Above: Panel members at the recent Grace Hopper ConferenceBy Leila Toplic (NetHope), Minnie Ingersoll (Code for America), Erin Coffman (Airbnb), Esra Ozkan (Loon/Alphabet), Sandra Liu Huang (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”William Gibson, American-Canadian fiction writer and essayist, made this prescient statement in the early 1990s, but … Continued

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Remembering Paul Allen

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIt was September 2014, and NetHope had been hearing from our member NGOs working in West Africa about the desperate need for improved connectivity in the rural districts of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The Ebola outbreak was ravaging the region, and the lack of connectivity in hard-hit areas was making … Continued

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Indonesia response a window to NetHope model of collaboration

Damage around Palu, Indonesia. Photo courtesy DoGoodFilms.By Brent Carbno, Managing Director, Global Programs for NetHopeWhen the news broke on September 28 that a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami had leveled villages on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, I immediately contacted our field connectivity team and others to learn about the impacts of this double … Continued

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NetHope Deploys Connectivity Team in Aftermath of Indonesian Earthquake

Photo credit: Shutterstock.comUPDATE: 2018.10.05  As of today, the NetHope team is in Jakarta and have obtained more information from local teams active in the affected areas.  While there are still issues with power, the mobile networks have started to recover rapidly and are providing some connectivity in urban areas.  While we wait for more detailed recovery … Continued

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It’s in the numbers: Measuring and Evaluating outcomes improve through digital transformation

For the past several months, select NetHope members have been participating in IDEA (Imagine, Design, Execute, Assess) sessions, a broad umbrella for digital transformation processes offered to NetHope members through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The first IDEA implementation pilot is based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a social impact accelerator developed by Microsoft.By Jim … Continued

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HIAS embraces digital transformation

Above: HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield with recently settled Syrian refugee Omar Alawad and his family in Toledo, OH. Photo credit: Christie MaterniHIAS CEO Mark Hetfield is our first guest on NetHope’s new Destination Digital podcastFor the 129 years of HIAS’s existence, the dreams and aspirations of refugees—and the threats they face—have remained much the same. … Continued

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Blockchain: beyond the buzz

Study reveals how nine market leaders stack upBy Ric Shreves, Senior Advisor, Technology for Development, Mercy CorpsEven for those familiar with distributed ledgers, the next level is to determine how their capabilities  measure up comparatively when searching for the best application to build and deploy your project.To help cut through the abundance, and confusion, of … Continued

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