New NetHope Report: Facebook Data for Good population density maps and how they are helping the nonprofit sector

Publicly available Facebook datasets are helping nonprofits plan and deliver their programs better.In recognition of World Population Day 2021, NetHope has today released a report showing how Facebook’s high-resolution population density maps (also known as the high-resolution settlement layer or HRSL) are being used by NGOs to aid programs at a local and global level. … Continued

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The digital nonprofit: key considerations for a better data hygiene

By Leila Toplic, Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope. In collaboration with James Eaton-Lee (Oxfam), Florian Edelmaier (SOS Children’s Villages), Pallavi Garg (PATH), Molly Hrudka (MSI Reproductive Choices), Kate Keator (The Carter Center), Bo Percival (Humanitarian OpenStreetMaps Team), Joel Urbanowicz (Catholic Relief Services), and Joff Williams (Mercy Ships). As digital transformation accelerates, the volume of … 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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In Mexico, laying communication lifelines

New operations between nonprofits NetHope and Team Rubicon deliver access for migrants, refugees, and the NGOs who serve them. By Julie H Case, Editor, Team Rubicon It was winter, still warm in Mexico, and around Tijuana men and women in grey shirts were knocking on doors and laying internet cable. Soon, migrants fleeing violence, drought, … Continued

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