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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The Future of ‘Good’ Identity

Cash transfer is one of the services that ‘good’ identity unlocks. Cash is one of the quickest ways to help people get back on their feet and on their way to recovery when crises strike. (Photo courtesy Mercy Corps)By Leila Toplic, No Lost Generation Tech Task Force LeadIdentity is one of those unique topics that matters to … Continued

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NetHope stands with HIAS

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWhen Nobel Laureate, political activist, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation,” he knew full well that the evil of hatred can strike hardest when we are complacent.The rampage that resulted in the deaths of 11 worshippers and … 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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NetHope Deploys Connectivity Team in Aftermath of Indonesian Earthquake

Photo credit: Shutterstock.comUPDATE: 2018.10.05  As of today, the NetHope team is in Jakarta and have obtained more information from local teams active in the affected areas.  While there are still issues with power, the mobile networks have started to recover rapidly and are providing some connectivity in urban areas.  While we wait for more detailed recovery … Continued

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Shifting the paradigm: Kiva strengthens ties between lenders and refugees

While refugees seek economic opportunities, most financial institutions, whether local microfinancing organizations or traditional banks, are unwilling to serve refugees because they are perceived as too risky. But as refugees experience protracted periods of displacement—sometimes upwards of 20 years—the real need for economic stability and even growth becomes more pressing.Since 2016, Kiva has worked to overcome … Continued

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Project Reconnect: Helping refugees rebuild their lives in Germany

By Sybille Fleischmann, Project Lead, NetHope – Project Reconnect“I am an Iraqi refugee, in Germany for two years and seven months. I regularly joined the study group (using Chromebooks at the library) in Bogenhausen, and was able to complete my language tests and the integration course. The language training at the computer was very useful … Continued

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Connectivity Matters: NetHope opens the world in Northern Uganda

Hear Lillian, a 23-year-old South Sudanese refugee living in Uganda’s Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, as she shares her story of connectivity, as well as the stories of NetHope members and partners, in the video below. Creating connections is one of NetHope’s goals. By installing internet connectivity, NetHope helps global aid providers perform their work to … Continued

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Collaboration and Connectivity Are Keys to Refugee Response

NetHope, with its extended community of member organizations, tech partners, and governmental and funding entities, is connecting the world’s largest refugee camp in northern Uganda.As we observe World Refugee Day today, NetHope’s mission comes into sharp focus: To improve the human condition.When NetHope considers the 65.6 million people around the world forcibly displaced from their … Continued

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Faith into Action in the Digital Age

This is the second post in a series focusing on the first networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Imagine, Design, Execute, Assess), a broad umbrella for digital transformation processes offered to NetHope members through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The first IDEA implementation pilot is based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a social … Continued

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