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A collection of articles on communications, culture, and technology.
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Why Digital Marketers Should Consider Latin America [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Digital Marketers Should Consider Latin America [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic on digital trends in Latin America vs. the US, including details on internet growth and the rise of ecommerce.
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Wow, some really amazing stats on the rise of LatAm in the digital age!

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Making a Powerful Case for Donor Support webinar presentation with ...

Tom Ahern, founder of Ahern Communications, Ink., discussed how a lack of donor-centricity in your donor communications can seriously undermine their effectiven
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Silicon Valley's Only Hackathon For Women Looks To Create A New Programming Culture

Silicon Valley's Only Hackathon For Women Looks To Create A New Programming Culture | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Now in its second year DevelopHer is seeing a jump in participants as it looks to create a more friendly style of hackathon.
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4 Places Where Technology Is Empowering The Urban Poor

4 Places Where Technology Is Empowering The Urban Poor | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Empowering the urban poor to pull themselves out of poverty is a sustainable, respectful, and effective way to encourage development.
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The $10,000 Social Innovation Degree

The $10,000 Social Innovation Degree | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Want to change the world? It's easier without student loan debt. Here are the best learning resources for aspiring social entrepreneurs.
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101 Inbound Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

101 Inbound Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it

Here are a hundred and one (yes, 101!) of the top blogs and websites that you should be reading, if you aren’t already. They cover a variety of topics and they are purposely not segregated by topic. Just because you don’t think you may need to read a blog about social media or content doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking at it. So get to it....

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WOMEN: Women Powering Work for Economic Equality in the Middle East and North Africa

WOMEN: Women Powering Work for Economic Equality in the Middle East and North Africa | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it

Here are 12 innovative initiatives working for women's economic integration and empowerment in the Middle East!


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Kris Herbst's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:32 PM

Women's economic integration and empowerment is a global issue that has a particular resonance in the Arab world, where women represent just one quarter of the labor force, and less than 1 in 7 of the 5,887 firms in 10 MENA countries are female owner.

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MEDIA: Five Key Ingredients of a ‘Sticky' Story

MEDIA: Five Key Ingredients of a ‘Sticky' Story | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it

What makes great stories so powerful is their "stickiness," their ability to catch our attention and engage our hearts and minds. The best stories stand out in the constant stream of new media that surrounds us.


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:10 PM

Storytelling is about making sense of the wild world around us, connecting with people and inspiring empathy. Telling an authentic story can make your ideas accessible and invite others to become part of your evolving journey to effect positive social change.

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How NASA Will Use 3D Printers in Space

How NASA Will Use 3D Printers in Space | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Starting next fall, astronauts will be able to use a new 3D printer to fabricate the tools and materials they need in space.
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President & CEO Steve Vetter of Partners of the Americas reflects on the spirit of voluntary service.

Mission: To connect people and organizations across borders to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships. Partners of the Americas' purpose is c...
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Video is an important tool for communicating the vision of an organization. President Vetter utilizes video regularly to communicate to the Partners network - from his "aha moments" to updates from the international office in DC. #VetterConnect

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Visualizing The Benefits Of Skills-Based Volunteering

Visualizing The Benefits Of Skills-Based Volunteering | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Instead of sending employees to a soup kitchen more and more companies are matching them with volunteer opportunities that makes use of their skills...
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Is Online Learning Transforming Education?

Is Online Learning Transforming Education? | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
It is ironic -- and troubling -- that those technological advances haven't permeated the one sector that is most crucial to preparing our citizens for the challenges and opportunities of this knowledge society.
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Helen Clark of the UNDP on the role of technology in opening up government - video

Helen Clark of the UNDP on the role of technology in opening up government - video | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
In this video, Helen Clark of the UNDP outlines the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in promoting greater transparency (How can technology open up government?
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Be Social Change - Educating and Connecting the Next Generation of Change Makers - Be Social Change - Educating and Connecting the Next Generation of Change Makers

Be Social Change - Educating and Connecting the Next Generation of Change Makers - Be Social Change - Educating and Connecting the Next Generation of Change Makers | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
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INNOVATING: Using Feedback Loops To Move From Collaboration To Collective Impact

INNOVATING: Using Feedback Loops To Move From Collaboration To Collective Impact | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it

Communities that are a part of the StriveTogether movement use a Data Lens to find the “sweet spot,” which combines local data and community expertise, and voice with national research to inform decision-making.


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:25 PM

Instead of prescribing what to do, funders and practioners establish the expectation that programs and services must work together to establish a feedback loop to practice continuous improvement. Being more disciplined about feedback loops and creating more incentives will focus the right people on the right work at the right time. 

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art x smart adds 21st technology onto famous masterpieces - designboom | architecture & design magazine

art x smart adds 21st technology onto famous masterpieces - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
combining famous historical paintings with 21st century technology, 'art x smart' has transported them into another time.
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Helpouts From Google Connects People With Experts Over Live Video - New York Times (blog)

Helpouts From Google Connects People With Experts Over Live Video - New York Times (blog) | Social Impact Communications | Scoop.it
Helpouts From Google Connects People With Experts Over Live Video New York Times (blog) A new product from Google, Helpouts, connects people with experts over video chat to give free or paid advice for tasks as varied as how to apply lipstick, how...
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