The Patterson Foundation contributes $75,000 to NetHope’s connectivity efforts for displaced Venezuelans

Above: Matt Altman of NetHope partner CiscoTacOps tests a connectivity hub installed in Colombia. (Photo courtesy Sean Taylor) Contribution intended to catalyze additional support for NetHope’s efforts For the past three years, Venezuela has hovered on the edge of complete breakdown. The situation has drained the country of about 13 percent of its 31 million … Continued

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“I think of Venezuela as my country. It is my home.”

Above: Mats Ljung, of Sweden’s MSB organization, during a deployment. (Photo courtesy Mats Ljung) “I think of Venezuela as my country. It is my home.” These words personalize the experience of Mats Ljung on his mission to Colombia with NetHope to install connectivity for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Venezuelans flooding into the neighboring … Continued

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Learning from disaster

Above: Disaster Response Training participants must experience real-world scenarios, such as austere living conditions, as they learn both the technical expertise and the team-building necessary to deploy to disasters around the world. (Photo courtesy Jade Auer) Building capacity to enable preparedness The dry, rolling hills of summer-seared grass and clumps of low trees with spreading … Continued

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I am NetHope: The Patterson Foundation’s values resonate with NetHope mission

  The Patterson Foundation (TPF) looks to its values as its own North Star to strengthen people, organizations, and communities. Their values resonated with ours, and we were honored when TPF chose to invest in NetHope. TPF has played important roles, including catalytic funder, providing unrestricted funding to catalyze other donations during disaster response; capacity … Continued

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Cisco TacOps’ Hinson collaborates to bring connectivity in emergencies

  Welcome to the fifth 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 … 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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Human-centered approach to digital transformation

Above: Pamela Maynard of Avanade with David Geilhufe of Oracle NetSuite and Bryan Breckenridge of Box.org, part of the six Founding Partners of NetHope’s Center for the Digital Nonprofit during the 2018 NetHope Global Summit. This is the eighth installment in NetHope’s Destination Digital podcast series. For Pamela Maynard, President of Product and Innovation at … Continued

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Staying true to vision

Above: For Evan Goldberg, Oracle NetSuite co-founder and Executive Vice President, doing service to benefit the community is woven into his, and the company’s, DNA.This is the seventh installment in NetHope’s Destination Digital podcast. Whether your organization is a service-oriented nonprofit or a revenue-generating enterprise, staying true to your vision is key to success. This … Continued

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Digital transformation requires nimbleness and passion

Above: Box.org Executive Director Bryan Breckenridge during a presentation at the 2019 NetHope Global Summit at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin. This episode six in our ongoing NetHope Destination Digital podcast series.Community involvement and empowerment is a legacy for Box.org executive director, Bryan Breckenridge. From childhood, the charismatic Breckenridge volunteered around his community; then … Continued

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A Personal Account of a Tech Partner in Colombia

Every day, humanitarian response―and the promise that digital transformation holds for nonprofits to aid the world’s most vulnerable and underserved―is the focus of our work. But this is not a theoretical, detached proposition. The impact this work has on individuals and the communities we serve is what motivates all of us to perform this work … Continued

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