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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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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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Global Covid-19 vaccination efforts: the world’s leading NGOs unite

NetHope Members have expertise in complex health and vaccination programs. Our partners are at the cutting-edge of digital solutions. The result? Huge potential for collective action to ensure that no-one misses out on a Covid-19 vaccination. NetHope has now convened our Members for two calls focusing on the global Covid-19 vaccination effort. Members and partners … 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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