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When there are no equal opportunities and women remain oppressed, potential cannot be fully actualised. Let’s face it, not all women have equal access to
Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC Celebrates GivingTuesday, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on November 30, 2021
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is an annual international campaign that seeks to raise awareness against the violation of women and children. The campaign runs from the 25th of November until the 10th of December.
The internet has provided women the opportunity and space to have their say, react and voice opinions on patriarchy, opinions, and many other topics that they have never been able to speak out about before. Sadly, women can also experience online harassment, threats, racist and/or gender slandering which leaves them feeling violated and not able to have freedom of expression.
Tips for building a successful digital advocacy campaign for gender-based violence.
Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC Launches Free Microsoft 365 Packages To Nonprofit Organisations
Microsoft has partnered with Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC to offer eligible nonprofit organisations in Southern Africa, free access to their Microsoft 365 (M365) Business Premium cloud software. Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC, a nonprofit company with the main purpose of becoming the go to solution for technology capacity building in civil society organisations across Southern Africa, has been instrumental in making this become a reality.
Just like any other business, NGOs rely on the expertise of skilled individuals to fulfil essential needs. Even at a small nonprofit, specialists are needed for IT tasks, grant applications, and practical daily needs. These organisations also tend to rely on donations, which often equates to a fluctuating and unpredictable income, sometimes making it difficult to hire new full-time staff members. Generous volunteers make a huge difference, but paid staff are essential in completing many of these tasks.
In the wild ride that was 2020, most of us nonprofit staff moved out of the office and into our living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms in a master class in “making it work!” And as we figured out not only how to manage our organizations remotely, but also how to deliver our programs and fundraise from the couch, we acquired technology to help us. And boy, did we acquire technology — hardware, software, implementation services — whatever it took to work remotely, collaborate with our colleagues, and engage with our constituents.
Phishing emails are a type of spam that “fishes” for sensitive information from individuals or entire organisations. These messages often mine for financial information and other critical data such as medical records and trade secrets. Criminals use a variety of phishing techniques, but the goal is always the same — to get a person to give up private information for malicious purposes.
One common thread throughout successful storytelling by nonprofits, NGOs, community service organizations, libraries, and schools is the incorporation of data. All of your stories do not need to include great and amazing numbers and metrics at every turn, but where you can plug in your impact, you can stand out. This is data-driven storytelling.
The cloud-first world we live in today has allowed for levels of collaboration, security, mobility, and productivity never thought possible. But with more solutions at our disposal, we are also challenged to use these tools effectively. And this can be a daunting task to nonprofits primarily focused on their missions.
Most likely, the reason your boss, board of directors, and other key stakeholders haven’t considered cloud computing is because they don’t have the right information. If they see the benefits, they may be more motivated to make the necessary changes.
As a nonprofit where communications accessibility is the core of their mission, Ability Central regularly hosts meetings with participants who have sight or hearing loss, have sensory processing issues, or have difficulties speaking. Their board chairperson communicates by typing on an iPad with his toes. Moving meetings online after COVID hit presented challenges. However, with a few adaptations, their online meetings now go smoothly, and everyone participates fully. Below are their top tips and resources.
Food security is the measure of the availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it. According to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, food security is defined as meaning that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.
Achieving equality between women and men and getting rid of all forms of discrimination against women, are fundamental human rights. Women’s Rights are Human Rights.
Engage Communities. Create Resilience – Our Experience At The 2021 TechSoup Global Network (TSGN) Summit
TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network facilitating distribution of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, convened more than 500 civil society leaders from 50 countries virtually for the biennial TechSoup Global Network (TSGN) Summit in June 2021. Centered around the theme “Engage Communities. Create Resilience,” the virtual gathering took place June 16-30 across every time zone and showcased the voices of capacity builders, philanthropists, corporate partners, NGOs and team members of TechSoup’s more than 60 global network partners.
In order to empower more organisations to use Amazon Web Services (AWS), TechSoup has changes to the AWS for Nonprofits Program. As of July 1, eligible nonprofits can access $1,000 in credits per fiscal year (July 1 to June 31) instead of the previous $2,000 offering. These credits will be made available for a lesser admin fee, and we hope that a greater number of organisations can now use this versatile and valuable offering.
At TechSoup in Southern Africa, we equip changemakers with transformative technology solutions and skills they need to further their mission, and we have been front and center helping nonprofits transform their operations and learn new systems during the pandemic. Whether your organisation is looking for affordable technology, tech support, or new ways to leverage tech, there are many reasons to check out what TechSoup in Southern Africa has to offer. Here are four of the big reasons to join TechSoup in Southern Africa if you are not yet a member — and it’s totally free to sign up!
A robust email outreach program is essential for reaching donors, funders, stakeholders and those who rely on the services that you offer to your community. With that in mind, we’re pleased to offer discounted Constant Contact Email and Email Plus plans to eligible organisations through the TechSoup South Africa Programme!