CommonsCloud: technological sovereignty for Catalan and International nonprofits

Technology cooperative Jamgo launches a campaing to fund CommonsCloud, a software platform that aims to serve as an alternative to Google Drive.

Thinking.   Source: Pixabay

Different thinking, bigger difference

It is the topic of NCVO Annual Conference 2018 which takes place on monday 16 April in London. 

Stop Sida, one of Wapsi's partner organizations

Wapsi and Teaming, ways to help nonprofits with 1 euro or at no cost at all

Are microdonations the future of nonprofits? It could be, especially since initiatives like Teaming and Wapsi keep on growing.

Measuring the social impact of volunteering

Volonteurope organises a conference where its Measuring Impact Working Group will present its policy paper outlining the results of a research about the impact of volunteering on the society.

Llibre solidari stand in a Barcelona metro station

Selling second-hand books in any language as a means to help others

Joan Bagur was a business person all his life. Soon after he retired, he was diagnosed his cancer. That day the bad news arrived, he promised himself something: “if I survive, I’ll start a nonprofit organization”. 

TURN ONline teamwork, Barcelona 2017

TURN ONline, the project to digitalize youth NGOs working for Human Rights

Nowadays, it is crucial for organizations to be present both offline and online. The digital world becomes more and more present in our daily life, but do organizations exactly know how to profit from it? 

The project was launched in September 2015 Source: Neet U

NEET U social innovation project draws to an end

The initiative, promoted together by several European states, had as a goal to implement social innovations in the community by getting senior citizens to work together with youths facing exclusion.

Make a donation to support charitable organizations.  Source: The Blue Diamond Gallery

AmazonSmile, a great way to support non-profit organizations

UK Charities are being invited to take part in this project in which the online shopping brand will donate a percentage of the cost of some purchases.

Access to the Internet may help more vulnerable children to develop their potential and find references.  Source:UNICEF

Internet can promote children’s rights, says UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund highlights that access to the Internet may help more vulnerable children to develop their potential and find references, while also warning of the risks entailed.

Poverty image. Photo: Pixabay

The ethics of using images from Humanitarian aid NGOs

Fundraising campaigns often use photos and themes that conjure up images of horror and destruction. But where do we draw the line between appealing to our emotions and the so-called “poverty porn”?

Lupe, farmer and co-funder of Fortaleza del Valle Corporation

Invest your savings in projects that empower the South (rather than in stock markets)

Oikocredit Catalunya promotes ethical finances and gets people and entities' savings to invest them in projects related to global development and self-employment in the South, particularly those involving women who live in rural areas. 

the winners of the Social Innovation Tournament 2017.   Source: EIB

A tournament to recognise the best european social entrepreneurs

The Social Innovation Tournament promotes the generation of innovative ideas that create social and environmental impact.