People, data key elements to nonprofit digital transformation

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

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Episode 4 with Erik Arnold, CTO of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft Philanthropies

This is the fourth in a series of Destination Digital podcasts by NetHope, showcasing the leading influencers in the nonprofit and tech sectors together to illustrate how digital transformation promises positive change for the world’s most vulnerable through innovation, collaboration, and responsible best practices.Empowering nonprofits and humanitarian organizations to advance their mission through the use … Continued

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NetHope’s new Emerging Technologies Working Group: Focus on AI and blockchain

By Leila Toplic, Lead for NetHope’s Emerging Technologies Working GroupToday’s news is filled with stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain. These technologies promise massive benefits to nearly every type of organization, including those focused on driving social impact.While there’s concern about the readiness of these technologies for our sector and challenges related to data, infrastructure, … Continued

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Okta helps nonprofits realize digital future

“One of the most exciting parts of my job is helping organizations think about how they can take advantage of new technologies and put them to great use for customer reasons, to accelerate their business, to save costs, to enhance securities; there are just a ton of opportunities.”–Frederic Kerrest, COO/Co-Founder, OktaAs global nonprofits, we all … 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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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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Global refugee crisis: Refugee turned humanitarian shares reasons for optimism

Conflict-affected youth in Lebanon interacting with and testing Hakeem chatbot in September 2018 (Photo credit: NRC)This month, governments, humanitarian organizations, the private sector, and civil society are convening in New York City for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. One of the pressing topics on the agenda is how to accelerate and expand efforts to deliver education … Continued

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NetHope Device Challenge Gold Star Award Winners Announced

NetHope 2017 Device Challenge grantees recognized for innovative application of internet-enabled devices By Lisa ObradovichNetHope is thrilled to announce the NetHope 2017 Device Challenge “Gold Star Award” winners: Mercy Corps and The Nature Conservancy.  These two organizations were selected to receive an additional $25,000 USD grant on top of the original funding they and 15 other … Continued

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A Case for the Cloud in the Developing World

For many years, it was thought that cloud solutions were out of reach for those working in the developing world. Because many organizations lack the basic connectivity that users would need to access their applications and data, it seemed improbable that it would catch on quickly. However, I’ve been struck by how quickly various innovations are coming together simultaneously making cloud solutions well within reach – and highly desirable – for most organizations working in the developing world today. With today’s announcement from Microsoft that Office 365 for Nonprofits is now available to NGOs worldwide as a donation, it’s likely to become even more appealing.

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