Topic: International

UNICEF staffperson using laptop in back of open van

Innovations in Emergencies: Deploying RapidFTR Philippines

August 4, 2016
To summarize my experience in one sentence: I am grateful for everything I have in my life, and I feel more human and alive for contributing to software products that serve humanity.

On Building the #TechKlub Network

February 9, 2016
New Technologies Locally is a program that has been introduced to Poland couple of years ago. One of its flagship projects is the network of Tech Clubs operating in 16 Polish cities. Meetings of Tech Clubs are held in all the cities at the same time on the first Wednesday of each month. From the beginning of the program, Tech Clubs have been visited by nearly 8,000 participants.

When Should You Use an Existing Tool/Service and When Should You Build Your Own?

March 18, 2015
When it comes to web technology, there are solutions for just about everything. Do you need CRM, online fundraising, discussion forums, social networks, or job listings? You can likely find a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution to sign up for, a license to purchase, or open source solution to download all that offer complete working solutions to use "out of the box" to address your need. How do you know when to use what someone else has built to do the job you need or whether it may be time to build something of your own?

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

March 13, 2015
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people. The typhoon, which was the deadliest in the country’s history, left the area littered with rubble and in complete darkness. The response to the disaster made history, too: It marked the first time that unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, were used to save lives and provide relief in the aftermath of a storm.

Mobility: We Cannot Afford Not to Take Advantage of It

April 22, 2014
Mobile technology has revolutionized the means of communication. Today, nobody can afford not to use it. In particular, this applies to NGOs. This is why it is so important to be aware of opportunities associated with mobile technologies and promotion of good practices, such as the conference to be held in Warsaw in May, Sektor 3.0.

Connecting Healthcare to Underserved Communities with Crowdfunding & Mobile

April 17, 2014
In Nepal, an estimated 75 infants and 12 women die in childbirth every day, many of them needlessly due to inadequate care. The problem isn’t care. It’s coordination. Learn how Hope Phones by Medic Mobile and Samahope are partnering to further One Heart World-Wide's mission to ensure that more women give birth safely.

Last-Mile Impact Measurement: Mobile is the Way

April 14, 2014
Why use scissors to cut the grass when you can use a lawn mower? In the world of impact measurement with remote beneficiaries, mobile is the new lawn mower. Four nonprofits are leading the way in leveraging mobile technology to hear directly from remote beneficiaries. While each has a very different mission, all have the shared goal of hearing directly from their beneficiaries about whether their work is working, and mobile enables them to do it.