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NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
DUBLIN, IRELAND – November 5, 2018 – Over 500 representatives from global nonprofits, leading technology companies, and funding organizations will gather at the Royal Dublin Society for the NetHope Global Summit 2018. They are all united by one common goal: to apply the promise and power of technology to the problems and potential of humanity.
The convener, NetHope, is a consortium of nearly 60 global nonprofits founded 18 years ago. Its membership represents the foremost development, humanitarian, and conservation organizations leading the fight against the toughest challenges we face: disaster response, refugee displacement, disease outbreaks, poverty, hunger, and wildlife and environmental protection. Collectively, NetHope members deliver over 60 percent of all annual, international, non-governmental aid.
“Technology has quickly transformed our world,” said Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO. “The annual NetHope Global Summit is a valuable time for committed organizations to gather and focus on changing the world by utilizing this technology for good.”
Woodman added that the week-long Summit agenda includes noted keynote speakers, detailed workshops, and the release of a Digital Nonprofit Skills report that offers a far-reaching digital transformation analysis for nonprofits on Tuesday, November 6.
The theme for the NetHope Global Summit 2018 is Digital Transformation: It’s in Our DNA. As global nonprofits our desire to improve is hard-wired. Regardless of where you are on the digital journey, transformation requires a dedicated focus on people, process, and technology. It also requires camaraderie, expertise, resources, tools, guidance, and grantmaking. Together, we can evolve from being good users of technology to becoming fully realized digital nonprofits. We can accelerate the advancement of our missions and achieve exponential impact to benefit our sector and the world.
The NetHope Global Summit draws membership from nearly 30 countries for an intense week of sharing challenges and experiences, learning through participation in sessions and workshops, hearing from provocative speakers and thought leaders, finding partners through networking and collaborating, and identifying promising new technologies through the Technology Solutions Showcase.
Summit tracks include the digital NGO/nonprofit, information security and data protection, connectivity and infrastructure, and programs/refugee response.
The NetHope Global Summit has drawn 36 major sponsors, such as Microsoft and Cisco, which have supported NetHope since its founding. “Our sponsors recognize NetHope’s ability to convene the most important humanitarian actors, including NGOs, international agencies, government institutions, and corporate partners that have the common goal of leveraging technology for the greater good,” said Woodman. “We are proud to be standing alongside so many sponsors who are committed to our members and NetHope’s mission.”
NetHope Global Summit Sponsors (See below for descriptions of the major sponsors and see a full list on our website.)
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of nearly 60 leading global nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid, and those who deliver it.
Our NetHope Members
Accion, ActionAid, Americares, Ashoka, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, ChildFund International, Children International, Christian Aid, Compassion International, Concern Worldwide, DanChurchAid, Danish Refugee Council, Direct Relief, FHI360, Global Communities, GOAL, Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Management Sciences for Health, Marie Stopes International, Medair, Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical Teams International, Mennonite Central Committee, Mercy Corps, Mercy Ships, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Pact, PATH, Plan International, Pro Mujer, Relief International, Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, Team Rubicon Global, The Carter Center, The Nature Conservancy, Trócaire, VSO, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, Wildlife Conservation Society, Winrock International, Women for Women International, World Vision, WWF International
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