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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Digital Transformation that Delivers: NetHope’s Eight Year Journey on the Path to Digital Financial Inclusion

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeDigital transformation, whether for organizations or across a sector, is hard work. It requires patience, attention to detail, and a willingness to be in a perpetual mode of evaluation and learning. In the area of financial services, digital transformation is making huge gains at record speed.  As the CEO of NetHope, … Continued

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Reflecting on a new year and new hopes

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeThis is the time of year when many review the past 12 months before we take a deep breath and dive into the next year. While it’s true to a large degree that our pasts color who we are—the actions we took, the decisions we made—and brought us to where we … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Five

The end to a busy and inspiring weekBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeWhat I consider the bonus day of the NetHope Global Summit 2018 saw attendees departing from the familiarity of the Royal Dublin Society campus and dispersing for in-depth workshop and training opportunities hosted by some of our technology partners with offices in Dublin. Here … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Four

Attendees treated to diverse and intriguing line-up of speakers including keynote Kentaro ToyamaBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeWhile technically the last day of the NetHope Global Summit 2018, there was no loss of momentum among the attendees (Who knew?: Perhaps Guinness is an energy drink?). The day’s presentations and sessions underscored the explosive growth and opportunities … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Three

A HUMAN-CENTERED DIGITAL FUTUREBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeYou’ve heard me say before that technology is no longer a “nice to have” but a “necessity.” In order for each of us to fully realize the vision that drives our organizations and to scale our impact to meet global needs, digital transformation is essential.This morning’s plenary sessions … Continued

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