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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Global Summit: Day Three

A HUMAN-CENTERED DIGITAL FUTUREBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeYou’ve heard me say before that technology is no longer a “nice to have” but a “necessity.” In order for each of us to fully realize the vision that drives our organizations and to scale our impact to meet global needs, digital transformation is essential.This morning’s plenary sessions … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Two

‘COMMITMENT’ IS OPERATIVE WORD AT SUMMITBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIn any presentation about NetHope, I typically begin with our mission statement: NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology.I recognize this shouldn’t be breaking news for any organization, but every single word of this statement was carefully and intentionally chosen … Continued

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People come first in digital transformation

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWith all the important work that NetHope members perform, time is nearly always of the essence. Whether it’s responding to a disaster, providing vital health care programs, protecting and educating youth and women, conserving the environment, or the other myriad types of assistance, the critical component is often getting those services provided … Continued

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Global Summit: Day One

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

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Relationships at the core of NetHope Summit

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

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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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Technology as a positive force for social impact

Above: Panel members at the recent Grace Hopper ConferenceBy Leila Toplic (NetHope), Minnie Ingersoll (Code for America), Erin Coffman (Airbnb), Esra Ozkan (Loon/Alphabet), Sandra Liu Huang (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”William Gibson, American-Canadian fiction writer and essayist, made this prescient statement in the early 1990s, but … Continued

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It’s in the numbers: Measuring and Evaluating outcomes improve through digital transformation

For the past several months, select NetHope members have been participating in IDEA (Imagine, Design, Execute, Assess) sessions, 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 impact accelerator developed by Microsoft.By Jim … Continued

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