Closing a chapter…

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeToday, I am closing my NetHope chapter. While my husband and I had been having this conversation for many months, when I told Farhan in early January, it was bittersweet. But as I look back over my years at NetHope, I’m grateful for all that we have accomplished together. When I … Continued

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More reflections on WEF: 4 Key trends impacting nonprofits

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman with Tae Yoo, SVP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco, and Alan Donald, CFO at Mercy Corps during the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil … Continued

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Reflections on WEF: The big picture

Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil society delegate. This is one of two posts detailing Lauren’s observations at WEF—from the big picture to nonprofit trends. By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope After concluding a busy week at … Continued

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On being thankful (and hopeful) for 2020

Above: More than 600 members, partners, and funders attended the 2019 NetHope Global Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico in October. Photo by Gabrielle N. Reyes.By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope It’s natural to anticipate the holidays and new year with both a sense of joy and a touch of apprehension. But as we head closer … Continued

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I am NetHope: Angela Sousa

As the winds howled around her and the rain sliced down in thick sheets, Angela Sousa was understandably apprehensive. “As I prepared for Hurricane Maria,” relates Sousa, “I went over my list: food, water, medicine, check; lanterns and batteries, check; copies of personal documents, extra cash, and radio, check…Seeing my apprehension my neighbors said, ‘tranquila, … Continued

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NetHope Summit 2019: Day Two

We are ALL NetHope By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeSeveral months ago Rui Lopes, a longtime NetHope member representative and CIO of HIAS, suggested that we start an #IamNetHope campaign to reinforce the concept that we are better together and that—when it comes to NetHope—it’s not just about what you gain, but what you give. This … Continued

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Njoroge drives engagement as Chair of Africa Chapter

Welcome to the fourth in a series of profiles of NetHope members and partners entitled ‘I am NetHope.’ These individuals represent a broad spectrum of our member organizations, tech partners, and funders. They demonstrate the collaborative spirit that was the founding principal of NetHope 18 years ago, and continues today. They reinforce the concept that … Continued

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Featuring Pamela Maynard, President of Product and Innovation at Avanade

“There isn’t a single client that you talk to nowadays that isn’t looking at digital transformation,” states Pamela Maynard, President of Product and Innovation at Avanade. “People are actually understanding that…once they made that step into digital transformation, it’s all about sustaining it. And evolving from it.” A Founding Partner of NetHope’s Center for the … 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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Dare to Innovate

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman during a presentation at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Woodman celebrates five years in the position.NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman harmonizes innovation and human-focused aidBy Jacky Nakamura, NetHope InternWhen you think of a leader, who do you envision? Is it someone who can effectively lead a team? Is it … Continued

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