Digital technology has revolutionized nearly every aspect of society - and yet fewer than one-third of international nonprofits have digital strategies. How can NGOs realize the promise of technology without becoming overwhelmed by the weight of transformation?
Join us Thursday, September 7 for a lively discussion between Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar and NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman to explore how NGOs must embrace digital technology to deliver on their missions. This webinar comes ahead of NetHope's fall launch of the Center for the Digital Nonprofit, which will help organizations navigate this transformation.
During the event, you will learn:
- What digital transformation is -- and why it matters to global nonprofits
- How to focus on what really makes digital transformation successful (it’s not technology)
- How Devex and NetHope can support you on this journey
Admission is complimentary for Devex & NetHope members. Register here:
President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Raj Kumar is the Founding President & Editor-in-Chief of Devex, the media platform for the global development community. A social enterprise dedicated to ensuring global development efforts do more good for more people, Devex was born in 2000 when Raj was a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Today, there are 120+ Devexers around the world serving a global audience of more than one million aid workers and development professionals. Beginning as a kid in Kerala, India, Raj has witnessed firsthand determined and courageous development work in over fifty countries - it’s what drives the Devex mission to “Do Good. Do It Well." He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Clinton Global Initiative, and chaired the World Economic Forum's humanitarian council.
Lauren Woodman is Chief Executive Officer of NetHope, a consortium of 50-plus global nonprofits that empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope and its members unite with technology corporations and funding partners to design, fund, apply, adapt and scale technology-based solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems in development, humanitarian response and conservation. NetHope harnesses technology to transform how nonprofit organizations operate and deliver aid to advance their missions. In the process, NetHope builds a platform of hope for everyone.
Lauren's career has been defined by the intersection of technology, development and policy. Prior to assuming the leadership role at NetHope in 2014, Lauren held a variety of high-level positions, including: managing Microsoft Corporation's global education and government programs for more than a decade; serving as an executive at the Software and Information Industry Association; and shaping policy at the United Nations. Lauren holds a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor's degree from Smith College.