We Have the IDEA!

“The act of design devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” (Herbert Simon, 1988)By Jean-Louis Ecochard, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, NetHopeLet’s imagine a better world. One where we solve humanitarian challenges faster, and where nonprofit staff no longer have to toil so hard to achieve great results.Working harder … 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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Global Summit: Day Two

‘COMMITMENT’ IS OPERATIVE WORD AT SUMMITBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIn any presentation about NetHope, I typically begin with our mission statement: NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology.I recognize this shouldn’t be breaking news for any organization, but every single word of this statement was carefully and intentionally chosen … Continued

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People come first in digital transformation

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWith all the important work that NetHope members perform, time is nearly always of the essence. Whether it’s responding to a disaster, providing vital health care programs, protecting and educating youth and women, conserving the environment, or the other myriad types of assistance, the critical component is often getting those services provided … Continued

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Relationships at the core of NetHope Summit

Photo: Dublin, Ireland, the site of the 2018 NetHope Global SummitGLOBAL SUMMIT: WELCOME!Hello, and welcome to Dublin!We’re so happy to have the opportunity each year to meet with so many of our colleagues, partners, and friends; with more than 500 attendees and 36 sponsors, this year’s NetHope Global Summit will be the biggest ever! Knowing … 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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Building partnerships to address privacy and security

By Mitch HulseAt last week’s NetHope Global Summit, technology leaders from leading global nonprofits came together to discuss the need for the community to address crucial challenges of data privacy and security. These discussions very often included candid reflections on the challenges these organizations have faced while striving to implement effective policies in the face … Continued

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Day four from Summit: Treat your data like your vegetables

By Lauren WoodmanAfter a wonderful evening celebrating the NetHope community at the Vancouver Aquarium, we had more than a few stragglers at 8:30 this morning. (I think I may have been one of them.) In this final day of Summit, our focus was on Information Security, a huge concern for every organization in the room  … Continued

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