Disaster response training course launched for Asia region

By Gisli Olafsson, Humanitarian Advisor, NetHope During the first week of April, NetHope conducted its inaugural disaster response training (DRT) course for the Asia region in Makati, Philippines. Thirty-two participants from 17 member organizations and three governmental organizations were given hands-on training in emergency telecommunication networking, wireless distribution, TV white space, installation of VSATs, alternative … Continued

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Daring to dream: Marie Stopes International embarks on digital transformation

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 first IDEA implementation pilot was based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a social impact … 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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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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“Creative Accounting”

This is the first post 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 first IDEA implementation pilot was based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a social … 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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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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Times call for an Agile mindset

By Jean-Louis Ecochard, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit Work is changing in the 21st century. One of the fundamental elements of rethinking how work gets done is rooted in digital. Broadly called “Agile” (e.g., organizational agility, business agility, management agility), this paradigm shift in management is ideally suited to respond to the pace and complexity … Continued

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Looking Ahead: The Center for the Digital Nonprofit and Our 2019 Priorities

By Fredrik Winsnes, Director, Center for the Digital Nonprofit I spent 16 years working at Microsoft, focusing on bringing technology into emerging markets and sparking a lifelong passion for the transformational impact technology can have on just about any population. I’m a believer, having seen it firsthand. Now having spent the last 8 years at NetHope … Continued

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