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SEATTLE, WA – April 4, 2018 – NetHope, a consortium of leading global nonprofits, welcomed three new members today, bringing its total membership to 56. The new members are: GOAL, Norwegian Church Aid, and Team Rubicon Global.
“Collectively, NetHope members deliver over 60 percent of all international non-governmental aid. With the addition of these three new, committed members, the NetHope community just got stronger,” said Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO. “They join us in a common goal: to apply the promise and power of technology to the problems and potential of humanity. They also join us at an exciting time. We recently launched The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, and these new members will join us on this exciting journey of transformation.”
Here’s what our new members have to say about joining NetHope and why their participation is so exciting.
“Over the last 40 years GOAL has responded to nearly every major emergency, in over 60 countries throughout the world. We are more committed than ever to working in partnership with some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities to build resilience, and end poverty,” said Janet Humphreys, Head of Group Services. “New technologies present huge opportunities for the world's poorest people, and GOAL is determined to be at the forefront of empowering communities to maximize their potential in this area. That is why GOAL has joined NetHope.
“GOAL looks forward to new collaborations and building enduring relationships with the team at NetHope, peer agencies, and technology companies, enhancing all members’ effectiveness in the implementation of our work.”
“Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is committed to continuous improvement of our work, and we see how crucial it is to engage with digitalization and an increased use of ICT for both internal systems and value creation in the field,” said Pio Ding, Director of International Programmes. “Working in partnership with peer organizations and companies is vital for this work. Our ambition in joining the NetHope partnership is to contribute to the development of the knowledge base, and to access the competencies we need to meet new challenges.”
“While responding to crisis around the world, the Team Rubicon network has benefited from the strong support provided by NetHope,” said Adam J. Szafran, Director of Global Technology. “Our common bond grew as we worked side-by-side with like-minded Silicon Valley partners on a broad range of topics centered on the reality that information is aid. As game-changing technologies continue to enable both innovation and humanitarian impact at scale, we are honored to become a member of the NetHope community.”
NetHope Members (new in orange)
Accion, ActionAid, Ashoka, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, ChildFund International, Children International, Christian Aid, Compassion International, Concern Worldwide, DanChurchAid, Danish Refugee Council, Direct Relief, FHI360, GOAL, Global Communities, Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Ipas, 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
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of 50-plus 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.
NetHope recently launched The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, an initiative that pulls the future forward so that international nonprofits can “Do good better.” Through innovation and collaboration, The Center brings together the expertise of the technology sector with the on-the-ground experience of global nonprofits to create a network for committed, forward-looking organizations to improve the world we share. By providing the guidance, resources and tools, and grantmaking needed for digital transformation, The Center helps nonprofits achieve the promise of tomorrow today.
The mission of GOAL is to work towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education.
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor. They are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organization. GOAL works towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in the world and those affected by humanitarian crises, have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life, including, but not limited to, food, water, shelter, medical attention and education.
About Norwegian Church Aid
Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world's largest humanitarian alliances. The alliance consists of church-based organizations throughout the world and cooperates with organizations across religious faiths.
NCA provides emergency assistance in disasters, works for long-term development in local communities and addresses the root causes of poverty, they advocate for just decisions by public authorities, business and religious leaders.
Norwegian Church Aid is an ecumenical diaconal organization for global justice. They work to help the poorest and those in need, regardless of their creed, race, political or religious affiliation. Together, we work throughout the world to create positive and sustainable change. To save lives and seek justice is, for us, faith in action.
About Team Rubicon Global
Team Rubicon Global supports the Team Rubicon Network by fostering the establishment and development of Team Rubicon country units and by facilitating the Team Rubicon Network to provide effective humanitarian aid in the wake of disasters and, in so doing, help veterans find purpose and community. Team Rubicon Global launches and supports independent disaster response veteran service organizations, each referred to as Team Rubicon, located in select countries around the world. There are Team Rubicon organizations currently in Australia, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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