Evaluating Suitability of Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies (NetHope) and Steve Hellen, ICT4D Director (CRS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of those technologies that can have a transformative impact on our ability to solve some of the toughest global challenges, like the refugee crisis, poverty, infectious disease outbreaks (COVID-19*). As the tech world moves quickly to … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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Key takeaways from the AI discussions at the NetHope Global Summit 2019

Above: AI discussions during the NetHope Global Summit held October 21-25, 2019 in Puerto Rico By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies at NetHope, and Steve Hellen, ICT4D Director at Catholic Relief Services   Last month we had the opportunity to host several discussions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at the NetHope Global … Continued

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Tools of the trade

Above: Bram Krieps (center) from emergency.lu helps simex participants set up a VSAT during NetHope’s recent Disaster Response Training.Disaster response today has tech at its core If you’re a firefighter, you need a hose. If you’re a surgeon, a scalpel. As NetHope prepares to help assess and respond to the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, we’re … Continued

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El sueño de salud (The Health Dream)

Above: Maria Cavalcanti, Pro Mujer President and CEO, collaborates and ideates with her team. This post is one in a series focusing on the second networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Imagine, Design, Execute, Assess), a broad umbrella for digital transformation processes offered to NetHope members through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The … Continued

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4 business models and 8 key capabilities

This is part four of a series of five blogs to guide nonprofit leaders on what it takes to thrive in their digital transformation journey. These ideas leverage research from MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) complemented with The Center for the Digital Nonprofit studies of the digital transformation experience of nonprofits gained through … Continued

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4 pathways to digital transformation

This is part three of a series of five blogs to guide nonprofit leaders on what it takes to thrive in their digital transformation journey (read Part 1, Part 2). These ideas leverage research from MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) complemented with The Center for the Digital Nonprofit studies of the digital transformation … Continued

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Digital challenges and opportunities

Above: Peter Batali, founder of the South Sudanese refugee-assistance organization called CTEN in Uganda’s Rhino Settlement, shows the technology that is allowing CTEN to train and equip refugees with the digital skills necessary for educational and social development. By Jean-Louis Ecochard, The Center for the Digital NonprofitThis is part two of a series of five … Continued

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