Connectivity a world away becomes local

Above: Part of the sprawling refugee settlement in Dadaab, Kenya.By Frank Schott, NetHope Managing Director, New Program Development A few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I took a short Lyft ride downtown to catch the Seattle Mariners. My Lyft driver, Mohamed, was super talkative and we soon became involved in conversation. Little did … Continued

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Digital vs. Digitized

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope Question: What can a 118-year-old electric company teach us about transformation? If you’d like to know the answer, read on. Last week, I had the opportunity to join a fascinating discussion with Leslie Owens, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). I discovered their work has … Continued

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Signs of hope on a Colombian homecoming

Above: NetHope’s Alexandra Alpert, left, with Norwegian Refugee Council’s Cindy Reales and Claudia Marcela García during her trip to Colombia.By Alexandra Alpert, Director of Membership, NetHope As a native Colombian, I looked forward to my homecoming as I traveled to Santa Marta for the NetHope Latin America Chapter meeting. Each time I go back to … Continued

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Working toward Digital Responsibility

Above: The NetHope European Chapter met in beautiful Innsbruck, Austria for a Digital Responsibility Workshop hosted by The Center for the Digital Nonprofit held in February 2019. By Fredrik Winsnes, Director, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit The digital world has exponentially expanded over the past several years, but the skills we need to protect ourselves from … Continued

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Digital transformation requires nimbleness and passion

Above: Box.org Executive Director Bryan Breckenridge during a presentation at the 2019 NetHope Global Summit at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin. This episode six in our ongoing Destination Digital podcast series.Community involvement and empowerment is a legacy for Box.org executive director, Bryan Breckenridge. From childhood, the charismatic Breckenridge volunteered around his community; then in … Continued

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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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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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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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