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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 28, 2010

The Networked NGO in Kenya- by Beth Kanter


Thank you for your interest in attending the Networked NGO meeting, an event designed to provide an opportunity for organizations to interact and exchange ideas on how to engage effectively.

Many nonprofit organizations have dipped their toes into the set-me-free world powered by social media, but too many still have trepidations about turning their organizations inside out to take full advantage of the new tools. The Networked Nonprofit, a new bestselling book by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine, enables organizations to overcome their fears of losing control and evolve to meet the informational and cultural needs of today’s donors and volunteers.

In their research, the authors discovered that the organizations that are immersed in social media — whether they are created that way or are becoming so — look and act more like social organizations than traditional organizations.
Beth will facilitate a discussion about the myths and realities that make organizations leery of opening themselves up, and they’ll share specific stories of how other organizations have been successful in doing so. We’ll explore how and if this applies to NGOs in Africa and provide some tactical tips.
Location & Time

November 18, 2010 from 10 am to 12:00 at iHub Nairobi Ngong Rd. across from Uchumi Hyper

Tentative Schedule

10:00- 10:15 am: Arrive and sign in

10:15-10:30 Welcome and Introductions

10:30-11:15: Presentation: Networked Nonprofit, why use social media

11:15-12:00 Q&A

Leave at your leisure

Please note that space is limited. Click the link to confirm your attendance. If you have any queries, please contact us at These are monthly events. If you can’t attend, please look for future invitations, and if you’re a developer, stay tuned for upcoming Developers 101.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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