Disaster response training course launched for Asia region

By Gisli Olafsson, Humanitarian Advisor, NetHope During the first week of April, NetHope conducted its inaugural disaster response training (DRT) course for the Asia region in Makati, Philippines. Thirty-two participants from 17 member organizations and three governmental organizations were given hands-on training in emergency telecommunication networking, wireless distribution, TV white space, installation of VSATs, alternative … Continued

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Daring to dream: Marie Stopes International embarks on digital transformation

This post is one in a series focusing on the second 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 was based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a social impact … Continued

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Connectivity a world away becomes local

Above: Part of the sprawling refugee settlement in Dadaab, Kenya.By Frank Schott, NetHope Managing Director, New Program Development A few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I took a short Lyft ride downtown to catch the Seattle Mariners. My Lyft driver, Mohamed, was super talkative and we soon became involved in conversation. Little did … 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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Signs of hope on a Colombian homecoming

Above: NetHope’s Alexandra Alpert, left, with Norwegian Refugee Council’s Cindy Reales and Claudia Marcela García during her trip to Colombia.By Alexandra Alpert, Director of Membership, NetHope As a native Colombian, I looked forward to my homecoming as I traveled to Santa Marta for the NetHope Latin America Chapter meeting. Each time I go back to … Continued

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Working toward Digital Responsibility

Above: The NetHope European Chapter met in beautiful Innsbruck, Austria for a Digital Responsibility Workshop hosted by The Center for the Digital Nonprofit held in February 2019. By Fredrik Winsnes, Director, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit The digital world has exponentially expanded over the past several years, but the skills we need to protect ourselves from … Continued

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“Creative Accounting”

This is the first post in a series focusing on the second 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 was based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a social … 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 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 in … 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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