Episode 1 with Mark Hetfield, CEO of HIAS

In this inaugural episode, we learn that for the 129 years since its foundation, HIAS has focused on the needs of refugees, starting with Jewish migrants to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century, to all refugees facing the challenges to their status today. Throughout this time, however, the dreams and aspirations of … Continued

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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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What would you do?

By Lauren WoodmanWhat would you do if you had to leave your home at a moment’s notice? If you woke up to find three tons of mud in your living room? Or if you woke up in a place that wasn’t your home at all, but a temporary shelter or refugee camp?As 2017 comes to … Continued

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Wow, it’s really bright up here!

By Lauren Woodman, CEOUnarguably, this was the most frequently uttered phrase from onstage presenters at the NetHope Global Summit 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. They said it as they peered out with squinty eyes, trying to connect with a hard-to-see audience in the Pan Pacific Crystal Ballroom.And, you know what? Nearly two weeks after the Summit, … 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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We are passengers on the same planet

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s been a couple of weeks since I returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. I generally try to share my reflections immediately, but I needed to shake off a cold and allow time to get some perspective. It was a frenzied week – the meeting … Continued

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Closing out 2016 with gratitude, and hope

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOAs 2016 comes to a close, many of us turn to family and friends during this season of reflection and gratitude. At NetHope, we’re immensely thankful for our strong and vibrant member community, as well as our deeply committed partners for their unwavering support. We have accomplished much together in 2016, … 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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