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NetHope Global Summit 2016

I had the pleasure of recently attending the NetHope Global Summit in Atlanta, Georgia (#NHSummit16).  NetHope has been a partner of TPF for the past six years and is the organization with whom TPF partners to provide its support of international disasters. As a reminder, NetHope is a membership organization comprising 50 very large, international… Read more »

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The Anatomy of an Emergency – NetHope Provides Information to Emergency Responders

Copyright: 2016 EUMETSAT Editor’s Note: Isaac Kwamy is Director of Global Programs, Disaster Preparedness and Response, at NetHope, a consortium of 50 global nonprofits that partner with other committed corporations and funders to find, apply and scale technological solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems. In the field of disaster response, we are… Read more »

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How Expertise and Crowdfunding Heft Are Coming Together on Disaster Relief

Editor’s Note: Philip Rojc is a writer for Inside Philanthropy, which originally published the following blog. The connections made between the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Crowdrise illustrate how cross-sector collaborations can strengthen a variety of efforts. Disasters get a lot of media attention. Whether they are natural, like the flooding in Louisiana this August,… Read more »

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Strengthening new and existing donor relationships

All relationships, whether personal or professional, develop at the speed of trust. Trust is a virtue that requires consistent investments of thoughtfulness and attention – investments that pay for themselves over time and reap untold benefits through the possibilities they unlock. Because The Patterson Foundation believes that everyone can be a philanthropist, its contributions to the 2016… Read more »

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Networks strengthen ability to share impact of philanthropy

Networks in philanthropy are transformative — especially when it comes to sharing stories of impact. For The Patterson Foundation, cultivating a network of passionate supporters has resulted in more than 1.2 million impressions related to its work since the foundation launched its vision to the community in 2010. As a foundation strengthening the efforts of… Read more »

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Committing up to $300,000 to strengthen bayfront planning effort

The Patterson Foundation will provide up to $300,000 in catalytic funding and consulting support benefiting the formation and work of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization. Through a multi-sector, community-centered approach, the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization will create a plan for nearly 42 acres of land on Sarasota’s bayfront. Following the positive response from Sarasota City… Read more »

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Supporting refugees: It takes a village

Editor’s Note: Frank Schott is the managing director of global programs at NetHope. This post was previously published on NetHope’s website as part of a series commemorating World Refugee Day. Over the years, NetHope, UNHCR and many international and local nonprofit organizations have been working to support families that have been forced to flee their… Read more »

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A collaborative solution to strengthen programs benefiting Sarasota-area youth

When it comes to children, it’s clear our community’s nonprofit organizations provide programs– made possible through the generosity of others — that help area youth succeed and become productive and engaged members of our society. Now, one of the longtime leaders in youth development in Sarasota is transferring its award-winning teen programs to ensure its legacy… Read more »

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Funding benefits NetHope refugee Wi-Fi connectivity effort in Greece

At a time where global communication is vital humanitarian aid –a critical need just like food or shelter — The Patterson Foundation is providing $193,000 in catalyst funding to its international partner NetHope as the organization establishes Wi-Fi hotspots at 28 refugee camps in Greece. Tech partners Cisco and Facebook are also contributing to this… Read more »

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2016 Giving Challenge to evolve community’s philanthropic legacy

Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their support for charitable organizations during the Giving Challenge. Last year’s event set a new standard for generosity in our community when nearly $6.7 million was donated in 24 hours to the 449 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner, an online tool that helps donors make more… Read more »