I am NetHope: Martin Mbalu

For Martin Mbalu the moment at the recent NetHope Global Summit 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico when attendees whipped out their phones to post #IamNetHope selfies resonated as more than just a slogan or a hashtag moment. As the Global Service Delivery Manager with Oxfam International, Mbalu has personified the spirit of the engagement … Continued

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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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Joel Urbanowicz: “Be willing to be actively engaged”

Welcome to the second in a series of profiles of NetHope members and partners entitled ‘I am NetHope.’ These individuals represent a broad spectrum of our member organizations, tech partners, and funders. They demonstrate the collaborative spirit that was the founding principal of NetHope 18 years ago, and continues today. They reinforce the concept that … Continued

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NetHope Global Summit 2018: A Recap

By Alex Alpert, Director of Membership, NetHopeWhen I started working at NetHope a few years ago, a member told me that if you put a group of members together in room, you can watch the “magic happen.”  And after attending four Global Summits and too many chapter meetings to count, I can safely say they … Continued

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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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