Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman at the "Responsible Digital Transformation for Social Impact" panel at the World Economic Forum in January 2019.By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIn late January, I attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and I wanted to share my impressions. It’s always a busy week filled with valuable insights … Continued
Empowering nonprofits and humanitarian organizations to advance their mission through the use of digital technology is more than just the use of technology—and it’s not solely reliant upon just the tools. It’s really about the adoption of that technology against an organization’s mission.This is the basic tenant that drives the work of Erik Arnold, Chief … Continued
By Fredrik Winsnes, Director, Center for the Digital Nonprofit I spent 16 years working at Microsoft, focusing on bringing technology into emerging markets and sparking a lifelong passion for the transformational impact technology can have on just about any population. I’m a believer, having seen it firsthand. Now having spent the last 8 years at NetHope … Continued
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
YOUR ENGAGEMENT IS KEY TO SUCCESSBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeThe brisk, rainy Dublin morning didn’t dampen the opening day enthusiasm of attendees at the NetHope Global Summit 2018. Looking out at the delegates seated in the historic Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, I was reminded that the Summit is an opportunity to reconnect with old … Continued
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
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
NetHope is excited to announce that five new NGOs have joined our organization, bringing our total to 49. New members include: Pro Mujer – NetHope’s first member organization from the global south; HIAS – the oldest refugee resettlement organization in the world; European-based humanitarian organizations Danish Refugee Council and Medair, and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe.NetHope members share … Continued
As a small organization focused on collaboration and community, we thrive on the thoughtfulness of many. For these gifts, we are incredibly thankful, and want to take a moment to thank those individuals and organizations that have shared their time and resources freely with us this year and helped us serve more effectively.
The successes NetHope has achieved in 2014 confirm our shared commitment to the idea that collaboration between leading NGOs and the technology sector to improve our world through collective impact yields results. Whether it’s training young adults in IT skills or responding to the Ebola outbreak or sharing best practices to improve ICT usage, Nethope and its members remain convinced that together we are stronger, more impactful, and more capable of achieving our respective missions.