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Net2: Nettuesday: Net Tuesdays are a chance for social changemakers interested in the social web to come together offline to share success stories, learn about projects and tools, and collaborate. Over 30 cities around the world including Douala, Cameroon and Guayaquil, Ecuador A winner in N2Y4: FrontlineSMS:Medic (pilot in Malawi) In the developing world, lack of infrastructure prevents health workers from delivering efficient healthcare to rural areas. As health workers travel from clinics to reach isolated patients, they are often as disconnected from central clinics as the patients they are trying to serve. The mission of FrontlineSMS:Medic is to advance healthcare networks in under served communities using innovative, appropriate mobile technologies. The centerpiece of our system is FrontlineSMS, a free, open-source software platform that enables large-scale, two-way text messaging using only a laptop, a GSM modem, and inexpensive cell phones . We are also extending the FrontlineSMS platform to enable better patient management, electronic medical records via the cell phone, cheap mobile diagnostics, and mapping of health services.
The Boomer Esiason Foundation was just one organization present that shared its success story of using Second Life as a platform for Cystic Fibrosis patients to connect and support one another. Cystic Fibrosis is an aggressive and debilitating disease. Patients are often tethered to vibrating vests and machines to keep their lungs mucus-free. To avoid serious cross-infections, patients are discouraged from interacting with one another in real life. In many cases, the virtual world of Second Life is the only opportunity for patients to meet others with the disease in a real-time setting. In this virtual environment, patients are able to socialize, get support and advice, and to connect with others who understand their condition. Second Life is superior to a chat room for these purposes as it provides a unique venue for creative self-expression. The patients, for example, have created a photo gallery where their avatars can guide others through a hall of photos showing self-portraits of their human selves and explaining the meaning behind each shot.
The program has dramatically expanded the supply of computers to schools, charities, and NGOs around the world.
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Our Mission <ul><li>We are working toward a time when every social benefit </li></ul><ul><li>organization on the planet has the technology resources and </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge they need to operate at their full potential. </li></ul>
TechSoup Global’s Reach Users in 190 countries visit our sites and participate in our online communities… … Net Tuesday’s in 45 cities, in 16 countries … Product donations distributed in 30+ countries
<ul><li>83,000 organizations have received product donations </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 unique monthly visitors </li></ul><ul><li>190 countries of origin of visitors </li></ul><ul><li>25% of overall traffic to TechSoup from outside U.S. (FY08 only) </li></ul><ul><li>115,000 monthly TechSoup online forum visitor sessions (FY08 only) </li></ul>IMPACT REACH Cumulative Performance Metrics <ul><li>$1.8 billion retail value of technology product donations distributed </li></ul><ul><li>$1.1 billion in potential savings for NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>4 million technology products distributed </li></ul><ul><li>35 product donor partners </li></ul><ul><li>155,000 documents downloaded </li></ul>
TechSoup Global serves our mission in 3 ways TechSoup Products TechSoup Community Institutional Services <ul><li>Corporate Technology Product Donation Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Technical Product Offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Unique discounts on technology products </li></ul><ul><li>Add products and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Community platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Events – online and offline </li></ul><ul><li>Promotions & Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Articles and information </li></ul><ul><li>Phone & email support </li></ul><ul><li>Add human capacity </li></ul><ul><li>501c3 or equivalent eligibility verification services for institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted grant processing services – product or cash </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain services </li></ul><ul><li>Increase philanthropy </li></ul>Current & Future Service Areas Oppor-tunities Strengthen capacity-building platform
Donor partners come together on a neutral platform to provide donations to social benefit organizations in 30+ countries Technology Donor Partners
TechSoup Global Network Partners Partners carry TechSoup Global into 30 countries Australia Belgium Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile Croatia France Germany Hong Kong Hungary India Ireland Japan Kenya Luxembourg Macau Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Poland Romania Russia Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Taiwan United Kingdom Partner logos (a sample) For more information: www.techsoupglobal.org/countries
NGO Repository <ul><li>TechSoup Global was selected by a panel of COF and Foundation representatives to host the NGO Repository project </li></ul><ul><li>Committee members included representatives from Gates, Carnegie, Hewlett, Kellogg, Rockefeller and other leading foundations. </li></ul><ul><li>TSG was selected based on demonstrated success in building global eligibility model for product donations – people, process, partners & technology </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in alpha testing phase in CEE with plans for production in 2010. </li></ul>
Programs focused on ensuring that community organizations have a baseline of stability in their technology systems and infrastructure. TechSoup For Libraries : Articles and community forums for the administration of public use computers with an emphasis on small rural libraries www.techsoupforlibraries.org HSC Workbooks : Create a secure IT environment and a healthy addition to infrastructure www.techsoup.org / hsc
NetSquared brings global organizations, developers and innovators together to work for social change, online and offline Net Tuesday in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Douala, Cameroon Net Tuesdays NetSquared conference and online community www.netsquared.org
Virtual worlds and other social networking tools are an increasingly important way for engaging communities about civil and social issues. Nonprofit Commons in Second Life: Easy way for NGOs to explore the use of virtual worlds for social good www.nonprofitcommons.org
GreenTech supports social benefit organisations to choose, select and use technology products to reduce environmental impact around the world . <ul><li>The program of the Microsoft Authorized Refurbished for the Americas provides a Microsoft operating system reconstructive personal computers in all the countries of North America, Central and South America www.techsoup.org /mar/ </li></ul><ul><li>For other topics related to GreenTech, visit the following address : www.techsoup.org / greentech / index.cfm </li></ul>