Coordinated – and early – involvement key to eradicating poverty

Above: DFID Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft (wearing tie) met NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman (center), Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH, and Dena Morris, President, Washington Global Health Alliance, during a visit to Seattle where Rycroft participated in health and tech roundtable discussions.Digital technology has radically transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. From financial transactions … Continued

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Episode 5 with Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development

Digital technology has radically transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. But can it help eradicate poverty?In this fifth installment of our Destination Digital podcast NetHope CEO, Lauren Woodman sat down for a conversation with Matthew Rycroft, the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development (DFID), the U.K.’s governmental body coordinating international aid and … Continued

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WEF 2019: Urgency and Energy Drive Work Toward Globalization 4.0

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

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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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Dare to Innovate

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman during a presentation at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Woodman celebrates five years in the position.NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman harmonizes innovation and human-focused aidBy Jacky Nakamura, NetHope InternWhen you think of a leader, who do you envision? Is it someone who can effectively lead a team? Is it … Continued

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Digital Transformation that Delivers: NetHope’s Eight Year Journey on the Path to Digital Financial Inclusion

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeDigital transformation, whether for organizations or across a sector, is hard work. It requires patience, attention to detail, and a willingness to be in a perpetual mode of evaluation and learning. In the area of financial services, digital transformation is making huge gains at record speed.  As the CEO of NetHope, … 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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Reflecting on a new year and new hopes

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeThis is the time of year when many review the past 12 months before we take a deep breath and dive into the next year. While it’s true to a large degree that our pasts color who we are—the actions we took, the decisions we made—and brought us to where we … Continued

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NetHope Global Summit 2018: A Recap

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

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