People come first in digital transformation

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWith all the important work that NetHope members perform, time is nearly always of the essence. Whether it’s responding to a disaster, providing vital health care programs, protecting and educating youth and women, conserving the environment, or the other myriad types of assistance, the critical component is often getting those services provided … Continued

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Global Summit: Day One

YOUR ENGAGEMENT IS KEY TO SUCCESSBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeThe brisk, rainy Dublin morning didn’t dampen the opening day enthusiasm of attendees at the NetHope Global Summit 2018. Looking out at the delegates seated in the historic Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, I was reminded that the Summit is an opportunity to reconnect with old … Continued

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Relationships at the core of NetHope Summit

Photo: Dublin, Ireland, the site of the 2018 NetHope Global SummitGLOBAL SUMMIT: WELCOME!Hello, and welcome to Dublin!We’re so happy to have the opportunity each year to meet with so many of our colleagues, partners, and friends; with more than 500 attendees and 36 sponsors, this year’s NetHope Global Summit will be the biggest ever! Knowing … Continued

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NetHope stands with HIAS

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWhen Nobel Laureate, political activist, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation,” he knew full well that the evil of hatred can strike hardest when we are complacent.The rampage that resulted in the deaths of 11 worshippers and … Continued

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Remembering Paul Allen

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIt was September 2014, and NetHope had been hearing from our member NGOs working in West Africa about the desperate need for improved connectivity in the rural districts of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The Ebola outbreak was ravaging the region, and the lack of connectivity in hard-hit areas was making … Continued

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Episode 1 with Mark Hetfield, CEO of HIAS

In this inaugural episode, we learn that for the 129 years since its foundation, HIAS has focused on the needs of refugees, starting with Jewish migrants to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century, to all refugees facing the challenges to their status today. Throughout this time, however, the dreams and aspirations of … Continued

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Crossing the digital threshold together

By Lauren Woodman, CEOPeter Drucker, often called the father of modern business management, once noted “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  It’s undoubtedly a good idea to be able to track progress against a goal. Without measurement, we’d often be lost. If we didn’t measure baskets made, how would we know whether … Continued

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What would you do?

By Lauren WoodmanWhat would you do if you had to leave your home at a moment’s notice? If you woke up to find three tons of mud in your living room? Or if you woke up in a place that wasn’t your home at all, but a temporary shelter or refugee camp?As 2017 comes to … Continued

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Wow, it’s really bright up here!

By Lauren Woodman, CEOUnarguably, this was the most frequently uttered phrase from onstage presenters at the NetHope Global Summit 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. They said it as they peered out with squinty eyes, trying to connect with a hard-to-see audience in the Pan Pacific Crystal Ballroom.And, you know what? Nearly two weeks after the Summit, … Continued

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Digital transformation: Losing sight of the shore

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOThis is second in a series of blog posts that will explore the factors that drive digital technology and how NetHope will lead and support it. “On ne découvre pas de terre nouvelle sans consentir à perdre de vue, d’abord et longtemps, tout rivage.”  — André Gide, “The Counterfeiters,” 1925Almost a hundred … Continued

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