April 16, 2020
NetHope Communications Team
The Asia Foundation and Orbis join the nearly 60 leading nonprofit Members that make up the NetHope community, united with ground-breaking technology partners and visionary donors.
“We are pleased that The Asia Foundation and Orbis have decided to join the NetHope community,” says Lance Pierce, NetHope CEO. “Both organizations are doing life-transforming work within local communities across the globe and have decades of experience making a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s a privilege to have this opportunity to unite with them.
“At NetHope, we believe we can reach more people more effectively when we collaborate and learn from one another. To have the expertise of both Orbis and The Asia Foundation under the NetHope umbrella benefits our whole community. Our aim is for the NetHope Member experience to be uniquely valuable and a driver of their organization’s positive impact in the world.”
Orbis and The Asia Foundation were elected by NetHope Members on Wednesday 7 April. They share NetHope’s vision to utilize the power of technology to improve lives across the globe. Their contributions will add to the collective action of the NetHope Membership, as we unite together for a sustainable future for our planet and its people.
About The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals – strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote international cooperation.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through its network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals.
Orbis is an international nonprofit that has been transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for nearly four decades. With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire entire local eye care teams – from health workers in rural clinics to eye surgeons in urban centers – so they can work together to save and restore vision in their communities, ensuring no one has to face a life of avoidable blindness. Working in collaboration with local partners, including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas.
NetHope enables its Members, and the nonprofit sector, to be more effective and efficient – and accelerate their impacts – through the use of technology. NetHope, a consortium of nearly 60 global nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid and those who deliver it.