NetHope aids its 57 global nonprofit members in battle against COVID-19

By Brent Carbno, Managing Director of Global Programs, NetHopeThe international humanitarian system is facing its largest global challenge since WWII. COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus, is spreading throughout every country in the world, universally disrupting our everyday lives personally and professionally. Physical separation limits the spread of the virus and is requiring millions … Continued

Read more

Helping our members respond to COVID-19

Times of crisis require intelligence, strength, agility, and decisive, collective action. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, NetHope is focused on how we can help our 57 members respond during this rapidly changing event. In addition to monitoring its effects and the impact on the work of our members, we are taking several … Continued

Read more

Practical insights on chatbots and how to get started

Seventeen nonprofit organizations participated in NetHope’s European Chapter meeting in Woking, UK, at Plan International’s headquarters, February 26-28, 2020. By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative at NetHope Last week at the NetHope European Chapter meeting, 30+ representatives from 17 NGOs came together to share, learn, and collaborate. At this meeting, NGOs wanted to … Continued

Read more

More reflections on WEF: 4 Key trends impacting nonprofits

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman with Tae Yoo, SVP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco, and Alan Donald, CFO at Mercy Corps during the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil … Continued

Read more

Reflections on WEF: The big picture

Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil society delegate. This is one of two posts detailing Lauren’s observations at WEF—from the big picture to nonprofit trends. By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope After concluding a busy week at … Continued

Read more

AI and the future of learning: What we talked about at the world’s largest edtech event

By Leila Toplic, Lead, Emerging Technologies, NetHope   The 2020 Bett Conference brings together over 34,000 attendees, including more than 800 leading companies, and 103 EdTech startups from the education technology landscape. People from over 146 countries in the global education community come together to discuss the future of education and explore how technology and innovation can enable learners … Continued

Read more

On being thankful (and hopeful) for 2020

Above: More than 600 members, partners, and funders attended the 2019 NetHope Global Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico in October. Photo by Gabrielle N. Reyes.By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope It’s natural to anticipate the holidays and new year with both a sense of joy and a touch of apprehension. But as we head closer … Continued

Read more

Disaster preparation depends on trained responders and proactive funding

Above: Setting up connectivity in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. Photo by Ivo Belohoubek. Disasters, just by their very nature, often take place with little to no warning. While this may be true, not only individuals but organizations can properly prepare for “the worst.” For NetHope and its nonprofit members, tech partners, … Continued

Read more

IT professional learns first-hand the benefits of membership through Disaster Response Training

Above: NetHope trainer Ingo Haraldsson explains solar energy solutions to trainees during the NetHope Africa region Disaster Response Training held in Uganda in November.By Emmanuel Mpango, World Vision Malawi I first heard of NetHope when I joined World Vision Malawi in 2015. As World Vision Malawi’s (WV) IT Infrastructure and Networks Administrator, my role encompasses … Continued

Read more

Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance progresses digital inclusion in rural areas around the globe

The Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance (GBI) is a 10-year cooperative agreement between NetHope and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). GBI leverages new and existing technologies to support socioeconomic development in USAID-priority countries through (1) extending the reach of broadband internet access, including enhanced mobile networks, into more remote and rural areas; and … Continued

Read more