Project Reconnect: with Chromebooks,
refugees work on their plans for the future

By Frank Schott, Former Vice President of Global Programs, NetHope In 2016, Google Germany and NetHope started Project Reconnect, an initiative to provide refugees access to online education and information. Today we reflect and (re)connect with some of the organizations whose initiatives were supported with Chromebooks sponsored by Google.org. Note: the German translation of this … Continued

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When nonprofits move together, the world is changed for good.

By Jean-Louis Ecochard, The Center for the Digital NonprofitWhen nonprofits move together, the world is changed for good. So how can we use their common strategic goals, and the readiness of the countries they work in, to find more impact and predict success? Right now we are at a unique moment in history when many … Continued

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The Nonprofit Data Journey

Data, data, data. At times it can feel like a four-letter word we love to hate. This little word carries as much potential for good as it does of peril. Consider that GPS coordinates can be used to rescue vulnerable people and get them to safety, but in the wrong hands those same coordinate matches … Continued

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USAID hack: urgent focus on cybersecurity
in the nonprofit sector needed

The latest cyber-hack of USAID appears to be aimed specifically at international development, humanitarian, and human rights agencies. This attack is the latest in an increasing trend for threat actors to target nonprofits. Most nonprofits are not resourced to withstand this level of attack and, when they are breached and fall victim to such attacks, … Continued

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Regional differences impact digital transformation, and they cannot be ignored

NetHope has published a new whitepaper showing the impact geography and cultural differences have on digital transformation. A one-size-fits-all approach to digital transformation can be expensive and ineffectual. Taking regional differences into account can result in a more sustainable, more effective, and less expensive journey. Key findings presented in the new whitepaper include: Global South … Continued

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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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