COVIDaction, WHO, UNICEF, FCDO, GPSDD and NetHope Members unite to close the data gap and ensure equitable vaccine distribution

On Thursday 15 April, NetHope convened organizations leading the global fight for equitable Covid-19 vaccine distribution with funders and NetHope Members for a vital discussion around leveraging data for vaccine prioritization in low and middle income countries. You know the drill. Data is essential for a just and effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout. NetHope Members are … Continued

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How can NetHope Members harness the purpose mindset? A Q&A with Akhtar Badshah

Akhtar Badshah is former Senior Director of Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs, founder and Chief Catalyst of Catalytic Innovators Group, an expert on social impact, philanthropy, and international development, and the author of Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World. In this interview, he shares how harnessing a purpose … Continued

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Closing the gender digital divide

Women’s advancement is key to alleviating poverty. Digital technology can be a powerful tool to help. Yet, merely giving marginalised women around the world access to technology is not enough. Here’s why. Cost, skills, relevance, time, poverty, and safety concerns. These are the factors that are almost universally listed as contributing to the gender digital … Continued

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NetHope in 2020: a year of collective action

By Lance Pierce, CEO, NetHopeThe year 2020 has proven what NetHope Members and partners have known for a long time. Technology is not the future of international development – it’s the now. ‘Unprecedented’ is a word that has been bandied around more than perhaps any other this year. The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected … Continued

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Building responsible digital organizations in the nonprofit sector. It’s imperative.

Rapid advances in technology are enabling nonprofit organizations to reach and support more people, more effectively. But as we embrace powerful technologies, we must do so responsibly – considering the very real risks, alongside the tremendous benefits. How do we build cultures of responsible innovation and ensure we’re intentional in our use of technology?By Leila … Continued

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NetHope Board appoints Lance Pierce as NetHope CEO

PRESS RELEASE October 29, 2020 NetHope Communications Team Communications@NetHope.org The NetHope Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Lance Pierce as the next NetHope CEO.Lance has a distinguished track record as a leader of organizations that have made a positive, measurable and widely recognized impact in sustainable development, corporate responsibility, sustainable investing and climate change. He has … Continued

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AI in the Humanitarian Sector

 Benefits, Challenges, and the Path Forward By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope What are the benefits of using AI in humanitarian contexts? What are the challenges? And what do we need to consider if we seek to incorporate more AI into the NGO sector? Today, close to 80 million people are displaced … Continued

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Mercy Corps’ new IDEA: Reimagining grant management

This post is part of 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 (D3), a social … Continued

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Featuring Evan Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Oracle NetSuite’s Global Business Unit

Staying true to your organization’s vision is key to success. Often easier said than done, this kind of focused strategy has been a driving force for Evan Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Oracle NetSuite’s Global Business Unit. In this, our seventh installment of the NetHope Destination Digital podcast, Goldberg talks with NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman. … Continued

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Featuring 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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