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PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights. We develop partnerships with these organizations to provide meaningful support designed to increase their skills, effectiveness and impact. Technology has rendered individuals more powerful than ever. We put technology and communications tools in the hands of peacebuilders, human rights defenders and humanitarian responders. We connect them with skilled...
Relief 2.0 is the practice of running the last mile in the field in disaster response through independent field units supported by mobile technologies and social networks, connecting resources, stakeholders, needs, organizations, volunteers and survivors in an efficient, effective and timely manner, filling the gaps created by bureaucracy and slow response from top-down hierarchies.   It is the result of field experience, the relentless pursuit of committed volunteers to be effective and respond to the requests of disaster survivors and the humane sympathy and empathy of global...
The Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. We develop free and open source software and provide services that help solve concrete problems and bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and the survivors themselves, such as:   Reuniting separated families through registering missing and found persons Tracking and managing requests for help from individuals...
The SBTF, which was launched at the 2010 International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM 2010), currently comprises some over 1,000 skilled volunteers with dedicated experience in online Crisis Mapping. Existing SBTF volunteers are from 70+ different countries and have been involved in crisis mapping projects for Haiti, Chile, Pakistan, Colombia, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Philippines etc.
Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is an Outreach Group of the American Statistical Association. Comprised entirely of volunteers, we provide free statistical consulting to organizations and government agencies, particularly from developing nations, that do not have the resources for statistical services. In support of non-partisan and secular activities, SWB promotes the use of statistics to improve the health and well-being of all people. Our vision is to achieve and implement the best statistical practice in the service of others.  Statistical Volunteers: SWB has over 1,000...
TechChange provides technology training for social change. They deliver online certificate courses to individuals and build customized courses and learning experiences for organizations. Their online social learning platform facilitates best practice sharing, builds professional networks, and integrates a number of dynamic features for both real-time and self-paced interaction. They have prepared over 3000 alumni from 100+ countries to apply technology effectively and appropriately in response to global challenges. Their participants have come from a number of prominent organizations such as...
Translators without Borders, a non-profit organization, envisions a world where knowledge knows no barriers. The mission of Translators without Borders is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting nonprofit organizations with our community of translators, building local language capacity and raising awareness about language barriers.  Translators without Borders volunteers translate millions of words each year, focusing on different types of humanitarian translations: crisis translations needed urgently to inform people in crisis, translations that...
The UNV Online Volunteering service connects volunteers with organizations working for sustainable human development. Volunteers contribute their skills online to help organizations address development challenges. Organizations collaborate with online volunteers over the Internet to strengthen the impact of their development work.
URISA’s GISCorps coordinates short term volunteer GIS services to underserved communities worldwide. Since its inception in October 2003, the Corps has attracted +/- 3,200 volunteers from over 95 countries. To date, GISCorps has deployed 474 volunteers to 138 missions in 50 countries. These volunteers have contributed over 15,000 working hours in disaster and non disaster response missions including in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
Ushahidi is a non-profit technology company from Kenya, that in just five years has catalyzed an industry, democratized tools for giving people a voice, and changed a region. Beyond leading a movement in crisismapping through mobile phones and the internet, and revolutionizing an industry of data-use to solve problems, Ushahidi built the iHub in Nairobi, creating a new model for innovation and tech startups in the region and changed the perspective about where innovation comes from. Ushahidi’s core platform for data collection and changing the way information flows is now used in 159...

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