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Link Roundup 2/28

28 Time-Saving Facebook Marketing Tips [INFOGRAPHIC] -

ShortStack published this super-handy infographic with 28 time-saving tips and tools for managing your Facebook Page.

6 Ways to Create Content Your Donors & Members Will Value | NTEN

A recent survey by the Content Marketing Institute showed that 92% nonprofits are using content marketing. While nonprofits are using a wide variety of sites and services to distribute their content, the effectiveness of these efforts is often uncertain.




Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of the people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive open indicators and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.

Ten digital social innovators to watch

What is digital social innovation? The internet is playing an ever-increasing role in how we work, play and relate to each other. As a natural result of this, many of the most exciting new innovations that enable people to collaborate to address societal challenges are being developed online.

Ankur Capital breaks into India's impact investing scene with 3 investments

Ankur Capital, a Mumbai-based social venture fund for early-stage businesses driving change in India's rural markets, makes its first investments in three ventures, reports The Economic Times. The firm, which had only been approved this month by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), invested in CropIn, a cloud-based farm management solutions company, Daily Dump, a home compost solutions provider, and eye care service provider ERC.

Viral Marketing For Nonprofits: 5 Best Emotions To Leverage

This is the second installment of our viral marketing for nonprofits series in which we apply Jonah Berger's 6 STEPPS of viral marketing to nonprofits. Here, we explore the five best emotions to leverage in order to get people to spread the word about your nonprofit and take action.

It's Not What You Know, It's How You Learn

About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector. E-learning is using internet technology and your networks to learn in real-time - either as an individual, within your organization, or a network an

Renewable Energy for Power Africa

By Cindy Nawilis, community & operations lead Recently on Huffington Post, Doug Norten and University of California, Berkeley's Daniel Kammen made a case for why renewable energy off-grid solutions (namely solar) is an effective approach for delivering energy access to Africa's population living off-the-grid.

Driving Impact By Reinventing The Rickshaw: Turning Empathy Into Action

Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/24/14 Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Ashoka's "Change in the Making" Forbes blog and is a part of a series of Inventior-Entrepreneur stories brought to you in partnership with the Lemelson Foundation Pradip Sarmah was riding in a rickshaw one day in India when he had a conversation that would change the course of his life.

SciDev.Net Podcast: Africa's energy struggle, the data revolution, and more

Next, we travel to Ethiopia for the second meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership . The AEEP is struggling to meet their clean energy goals by 2020 , according to Jacob Waslander, h ead of the Climate Change and Energy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands (see infographic below) .

ICTs to Boost Livestock Sector in Ethiopian Highlands

In rural settings, access to information is vital in influencing the decisions of value chain actors and enhancing the profitability of the livestock sector. In Ethiopia, IICD is currently working on the implementation of ICT solutions within this sector through the Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project.

Computer Training with Girl Child Concerns -

Shelley McCoy | Fall 2006 | Kaduna, Nigeria For the year, GIIP fellow Shelley McCoy has worked with the Reproductive Rights Network (RRN) of Santa Cruz County and International Health Programs (IHP). Shelley is a third year at UC Santa Cruz working towards a Bachelor degree in Biology and a minor in Sociology.

How mobile phones increased the digital divide

When new technologies begin to go mainstream many assume this leads to a narrowing of the digital divide. The obvious example is the mobile phone. But this common belief may not hold true, according to Martin Hilbert, coordinator of the Information Society Programme at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Building ICT Capacity in Reproductive Health Orgs in Ethiopia

Jyesha Wren | Summer 2009 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia This summer, I was in Ethiopia working with the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health (LDM) program. The LDM program focuses on building the capacity of grassroots community organizations working in the field of reproductive health by providing leadership and health-based trainings.