NetHope Summit 2019: A post-Summit legacy in Puerto Rico

Above: Summit attendees working with World Central Kitchen during the NetHope Service Project Day. By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeEvery year when planning our Summits, we challenge ourselves to offer new, relevant experiences and opportunities for attendees. For this year, since we were returning to Puerto Rico, we decided to find some way to give back … Continued

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NetHope Summit 2019: Day Four

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeAs I reflect on our week together at the NetHope Global Summit 2019, I leave inspired, energized and, yes, a little exhausted. I am sure you all share my sentiments. We’ve learned, we’ve shared best practices, we’ve networked, we’ve socialized, and we’ve had some moments of laughter and respite. Some of … Continued

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NetHope Summit 2019: Day Three

Above: NetHope’s three newest nonprofit members include FUPAD, Operation Smile, and Right To Play. We’re excited to begin helping them advance their missions!9  Causes for Celebration By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeOur third day at the Summit was packed with opportunities to network, learn, and collaborate. With a plethora of break-out sessions, plenary sessions, informative vendor … Continued

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NetHope Summit 2019: Day Two

We are ALL NetHope By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeSeveral months ago Rui Lopes, a longtime NetHope member representative and CIO of HIAS, suggested that we start an #IamNetHope campaign to reinforce the concept that we are better together and that—when it comes to NetHope—it’s not just about what you gain, but what you give. This … Continued

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NetHope Summit 2019: Day One

Above: NetHope’s Global Programs Director of Field Operations, Rami Shakra, welcomes those who helped during NetHope’s deployment to reconnect Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeWhat struck me first upon arriving at the Caribe Hilton, the site of our NetHope Global Summit 2019, was warmth. But not just the warmth of the … Continued

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Building for a better future is not “overhead”

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope Technology, particularly digital technology, has permeated every aspect of our lives. The way we personally navigate in the world. The way companies think about and conduct business. And increasingly, the way that international nonprofits serve their respective constituencies. While we still have far to go, global nonprofits are beginning to … Continued

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Digital vs. Digitized

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope Question: What can a 118-year-old electric company teach us about transformation? If you’d like to know the answer, read on. Last week, I had the opportunity to join a fascinating discussion with Leslie Owens, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). I discovered their work has … Continued

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Featuring Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development

Digital technology has radically transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. But can it help eradicate poverty?In this fifth installment of our Destination Digital podcast NetHope CEO, Lauren Woodman sat down for a conversation with Matthew Rycroft, the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development (DFID), the U.K.’s governmental body coordinating international aid and … Continued

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WEF 2019: Urgency and Energy Drive Work Toward Globalization 4.0

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman at the “Responsible Digital Transformation for Social Impact” panel at the World Economic Forum in January 2019.By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIn late January, I attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and I wanted to share my impressions. It’s always a busy week filled with valuable insights … Continued

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Featuring Erik Arnold, CTO of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft Philanthropies

This is the fourth in a series of Destination Digital podcasts by NetHope, showcasing the leading influencers in the nonprofit and tech sectors together to illustrate how digital transformation promises positive change for the world’s most vulnerable through innovation, collaboration, and responsible best practices.Empowering nonprofits and humanitarian organizations to advance their mission through the use … Continued

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