NPOKI

Webinar: DHIS2 Interoperability

 

 

On Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

DHIS2 Interoperability

 

Join this panel discussion to learn about interoperability and DHIS2: successes, challenges, and new resources.

 

When talking about integration, we think about the process of making different information systems appear as one, i.e. data from them to be available to all relevant users as well as the harmonization of definitions and dimensions so that it is possible to combine the data in useful ways.

 

A related concept is interoperability, which is one strategy to achieve integration. For purposes related to DHIS2, we say that it is interoperable with other software applications if it is able to share data with this.

 -From https://docs.dhis2.org/2.26/en/implementer/html/ch07.html

 

This webinar will:

  1. Summarize key themes, successes and challenges on integrating DHIS2 with other systems
  1. Share impressions of an NGO panel who attended the recent DHIS2 symposium in Washington D.C.
  2. Announce a new set of guidelines on the topic of interoperability, in development by the University of Oslo

 

We welcome M&E focused iNGO staffers who are currently considering or using DHIS2, to bring your questions.

 

Panelists:

Daniel Messer is the Director & Chief Information Officer at Population Services International (PSI), where he is responsible for PSI’s information technology, MIS and ERP systems. Daniel is also co-founder and chair of the Non-Profit Organizations Knowledge Initiative (NPOKI) which helps non-profits to better manage information. Prior to PSI, Daniel was based in London directing International Planned Parenthood’s information systems, including clinic management systems for the federation’s network clinics across the globe.

Laura E. Lincks is the Database Manager/Developer at ICAP – Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She is responsible for the day-to-day data management of ICAP’s more than two dozen country HIV-related projects, almost half of which include DHIS 2 as a primary data collection tool. Before working with ICAP, Laura worked at CAI, a public health organization where she was the Director of Data Management for a large-scale HIV project for the Uniformed Services in a dozen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sara Gaudon is a DHIS2 enthusiast, and Executive Director of LogicalOutcomes. With a background in non-profit administration in Canada and a degree in International Development from the University of Guelph, Sara manages LogicalOutcomes’s ‘DHIS2 quick start service.’ Using open source tools and templates, and working closely with experts, analysts, trainers and monitoring and evaluation specialists, Sara helps small and medium sized NGOs set up and manage their DHIS2 implementation.

Adebusoye Anifalaje is a seasoned informatics professional specializing in resource-constrained contexts. As head of the BAO Systems services team, he provides strategic oversight, staff mentoring, and solution design for large-scale DHIS 2 implementation. Since 2009 Busoye has worked exclusively in leading the deployment of DHIS 2 for various ministries of health and international NGOs in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Afghanistan, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Jordan, DRC, Kenya, USA, and UK. He holds two masters’ degrees in Information Systems and Organization Research and a PhD from the London School of Economics.

Nicola Hobby is the Director of Service Delivery at BAO Systems and has been the Organizing Chair of the DHIS 2 Symposium since 2015. Prior to joining BAO, Nicola worked in international public health for 11 years with Population Services International in a variety of positions. She has worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America leading or managing system strengthening initiatives.  Nicola has extensive knowledge about implementing DHIS 2 as an enterprise-level MIS. As the Director of Service Delivery, she leads an international team to implement DHIS 2 for a variety of public health and development clients.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2074639180509900034

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming DHIS2 for iNGOS Webinars

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are pleased to provide two webinars in April in June, as part of the DHIS24iNGO webinar series. The topics have changed slightly from previous. Specific details and panelist information will be shared in advance of the webinar. 

 

Mark your calendars:

 

[1] DHIS2 Interoperability

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

11:30AM – 12:30 PM ET

Registration: 

 

On March 23-24, over 200 people attended the 2017 DHIS2 Symposium, in Washington DC. The focus: how system alignment and interoperability can reduce data duplication, ensure data quality and data management efficiency.

When talking about integration, we think about the process of making different information systems appear as one, i.e. data from them to be available to all relevant users as well as the harmonization of definitions and dimensions so that it is possible to combine the data in useful ways.

A related concept is interoperability, which is one strategy to achieve integration. For purposes related to DHIS2, we say that it is interoperable with other software applications if it is able to share data with this. For example, DHIS2 and OpenMRS are interoperable, because there is support in both to share data definitions and data with each other.

-From https://docs.dhis2.org/2.26/en/implementer/html/ch07.html

This webinar will:

  1. Summarize the key themes and challenges for integration with other systems
  2. Announce a new set of guidelines on the topic of interoperability
  3. Share impressions of an NGO panel who attended the Symposium

 

We welcome M&E focused iNGO staffers who are currently considering or using DHIS2, to bring your questions to this panel discussion!

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

11:30AM – 12:30 PM ET

Registration: https://goo.gl/PKeHa9 

 

 

 

[2] The True Cost of FREE: DHIS2 Set-up, Training & Maintenance

  

DHIS2 is open source, with the code available at dhis2.org for free! But what does it really cost to set up and maintain? Join this webinar for a discussion geared towards small and medium sized NGOs, and will address the following key questions:

 

  • What does it cost to get a DHIS2 up and running?
  • To maintain a functional DHIS2 system, what roles must an NGO be prepared to train for in-house? What is the effort and cost implication?
  • What cost-effective DHIS2 training options exist?

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

11:30AM – 12:30 PM ET

Registration: https://goo.gl/gjs12y

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

 

Webinar: Workplace by Facebook

 

 

Mark your calendar for a joint NetHope, InsideNGO, and NPOKI webinar on Workplace by Facebook. To share their Workplace experience CARE International will also join us!

 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
8AM-9AM PST I 11AM-12PM EST I 17:00 CET

 

>>At the scheduled time of the webinar click here to view the NetHope Solutions Center webinar page. You will see live links that will allow you to join the webinar in progress.
 

Change the way you work with Workplace by Facebook

Built on top of the familiar Facebook interface, Workplace by Facebook helps connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action. Through group discussion, a personalized News Feed, and voice and video calling, use Workplace to work together and get more done. Come learn how Workplace is supporting the non-profit community directly and hear stories from NetHope member, CARE International!

 Presenters:
 

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Brad Ferry – Growth Manager, Workplace by Facebook, Facebook

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Stefan van der Fluit – Growth Manager, Non-Profits, EMEA, Facebook

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Beth Kargel – Sr. Manager, Internal Communications, CARE International

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Greg Sjrogen – Sr. Director, IT Operations, CARE International

 

 

 

Am I Reaching the Poor? Measuring Equity with DHIS2

 

On Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Am I Reaching the Poor? 

Measuring Equity with DHIS2

Although many development programs actively target the poor, actually measuring how well we are doing this can often be challenging.  Metrics for Management (M4M) has just released a DHIS2 version of its popular EquityTool, a set of simplified questionnaires to help NGOs estimate the wealth distribution of their clients, and ultimately understand how effectively they are reaching the poor (see http://www.equitytool.org)

 

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the EquityTool, give a brief demonstration of how quickly and easily the EquityTool questionnaires and indicators can be installed in your own DHIS2 instance, and explore how you can then use them to measure equity and make data-driven decisions in your programs.

 

Panelists:

Nirali Chakraborty is the Director of Research and Technical Assistance at Metrics for Management and leads M4M’s research and technical assistance activities. She formerly oversaw the quality and dissemination of Population Services International’s reproductive health related research internationally. Nirali also previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Broad Branch Associates, specializing in health systems and performance based financing, and has expertise in quantitative research methods. Nirali has conducted research in, and published articles on, social franchising, health equity, health workforce performance and maternal health. She is fluent in English and French, and proficient in 3 Indian sub-continent languages, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali.  Nirali received her PhD in International Health, with a concentration in Health Systems, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Samuel Johnson is a freelance consultant at Qebo Ltd who advises iNGOs on the design and roll-out of information systems.  His previous positions include global Head of Management Information Systems for Marie Stopes International, M&E Advisor to the Swaziland Ministry of Health, and a range of senior management roles in UK hospitals.  As well as extensive senior management experience in the iNGO and government sectors, Sam has a deep technical understanding of information systems, with particular specializations in DHIS2, business intelligence solutions and electronic client records.  Sam has an MSc Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Kenzo Fry is a consultant at Tebiro Ltd specializing in poverty measurement, costing and impact modelling. He previously ran the Impact Analysis team at Marie Stopes International, which is responsible for designing the organization’s performance metrics, impact modelling, and overseeing global reporting such as MSI’s Global Impact Report. He also has extensive field experience running surveys and studies for public health programs in Indonesia. Kenzo has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7474704722866587906

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

 

 

DHIS2 Symposium 2017 Overview

 

 

On Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

DHIS2 Symposium 2017 Overview

The DHIS 2 Symposium is an annual event that brings DHIS 2 implementers, and M&E and technical experts together to learn from a wide range of DHIS 2 implementation projects.  

 

As we enter the 3rd year of the Symposium, DHIS 2 adoption continues to expand exponentially.  Implementing partners are now faced with multi-instance environments from the National HMIS instance to Donor and Partner instances.  This year, we’ll explore how various DHIS implementers are dealing with complex issues of data exchange and discuss how we can more easily facilitate this exchange through system interoperability.  We will also hear about innovative usage of data either through in-built features or through BI tools. Developers from the University of Oslo will share updates on the DHIS 2 roadmap and talk about the University’s on-going capacity building efforts.  

 

If you haven’t attended the symposium previously, or you want to hear more about this year’s agenda, join us for a casual discussion about the topics and speakers and answer any questions about this year’s event. 

 

 

Panelists & Moderators:

Nicola Hobby is the Director of Service Delivery at BAO Systems and the organizing chair of the DHIS 2 Symposium.  Since 2012, Nicola has lead institutional-wide DHIS 2 deployment projects at multiple international public health non-profits.

William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI

Igal Rabinovich, CEO, n-Village

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5606691644662584324

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

 

 

 

Mango Mobile Application Platform

 

On Tuesday, January 10th from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Mango Mobile Application Platform

 

The Mango platform is a complete mHealth surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation solution – scalable to any size, flexible to suit any operation, and fully customizable with its modular architecture. The platform is designed to operate sustainably in any environment, even when the available communications services and infrastructure is limited or unreliable – what we call a low resource area. And it can be a standalone solution, or integrate with other platforms like DHIS2.

 

The Mango platform was developed by Greenmash LTD, a UK-based software and consulting firm – with offices in London, Washington D.C., Auckland, and Nairobi – that works extensively with government and non-profit organizations. Join Andrew Wyborn, Managing Director at Greenmash, as he and his team discuss and demonstrate how Mango has provided mHealth solutions for its clients.

 

(This is a co-presentation of both the Connecting The Information Dots and the DHIS2 For INGOS webinar series)

Panelists:

Andrew Wyborn is the Managing Director at Greenmash LTD. He is passionate about building businesses that make a real and sustainable difference, improving processes, visibility and accountability.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5695028607929637889

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

Twitter: #CITDWS, #DHIS24INGOS

 

 

NPOKI Newsletter – January 2017

Newsletter
January 2017

 

Happy New Year to all of our colleagues! We hope that 2017 will be a positive year with many expectations, and even greater achievements.

 

During January/February 2017, we have already scheduled four (yes, FOUR) free webinars which we think will be of interest to our audience: those who work for, work with, collaborate with, or partner with international not-for-profit organizations. These webinars include:

 

  • Mango Mobile Application Platform
  • Who Wants a FREE Puppy! (The true cost of Free)
  • DHIS2 2017 Symposium Overview
  • Am I reaching the Poor? Measuring Equity with DHIS2

 

Please scroll down to read more about each webinar, and if the topic interests you, please register. The process is painless, and we do not share attendees lists with other organizations or vendors. Please feel free to share webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in a particular topic.

 

We look forward to “seeing” you at one of our events!

 

William (Bill) Lester

Executive Director NPOKI



 

On Tuesday, January 10th from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Mango Mobile Application Platform

 

The Mango platform is a complete mHealth surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation solution – scalable to any size, flexible to suit any operation, and fully customizable with its modular architecture. The platform is designed to operate sustainably in any environment, even when the available communications services and infrastructure is limited or unreliable – what we call a low resource area. And it can be a standalone solution, or integrate with other platforms like DHIS2.

 

The Mango platform was developed by Greenmash LTD, a UK-based software and consulting firm – with offices in London, Washington D.C., Auckland, and Nairobi – that works extensively with government and non-profit organizations. Join Andrew Wyborn, Managing Director at Greenmash, as he and his team discuss and demonstrate how Mango has provided mHealth solutions for its clients.

 

(This is a co-presentation of both the Connecting The Information Dots and the DHIS2 For INGOS webinar series)

Panelists:

Andrew Wyborn is the Managing Director at Greenmash LTD. He is passionate about building businesses that make a real and sustainable difference, improving processes, visibility and accountability.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5695028607929637889

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

Twitter: #CITDWS, #DHIS24INGOS



 

On Thursday, January 12th from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a webinar:

 

Who Wants a Free Puppy!

(The true cost of FREE)

Nothing is free. You pay for it with money and/or with time. Free puppies require both, just like open source/free license software. If everything isn’t clear up front, you will find yourself needing to defend all the time you’ve spent on your no-cost project.

 

Marc Baizman, popular raconteur and Customer Success Director at Salesforce.org, gives us his humorous spin (based on lots of experience) on accepting, training, grooming, and managing a free puppy. He is joined by Zachary Tapp, IT Director at Cradles To Crayons.

 

This is the perfect webinar to share with folks at your organization who can’t/won’t understand why open source, free license, and other seemingly low-cost solutions don’t always beat custom/commercial solutions. So, invite them to join you for our webinar!

 

(This is a co-presentation of both the Connecting The Information Dots and the DHIS2 For INGOS webinar series)

 

 

 

Panelists:

Marc Baizman has been involved with nonprofits and technology for the past 12 years, and has gone from being “the tech guy” hooking up Ethernet cables under desks at a small nonprofit to running a solo technology consulting practice focused on moving organizations to the cloud using Salesforce, Box.com, and Google Apps. He is delighted to be at the Salesforce Foundation, and Customer Success is in his blood.

Zachery Tapp is an innovative and motivated problem-solver with an eye for the big picture. As a technology enthusiast with a comprehensive understanding of many industry leading business solutions, he has a solid record of success with project management, developing, and implementing technology and business systems. Currently, he is the Director of IT at Cradles To Crayons, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6195548288274759426

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

Twitter: #CITDWS, #DHIS24INGOS



 

On Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

DHIS2 Symposium 2017 Overview

The DHIS 2 Symposium is an annual event that brings DHIS 2 implementers, and M&E and technical experts together to learn from a wide range of DHIS 2 implementation projects.  

 

As we enter the 3rd year of the Symposium, DHIS 2 adoption continues to expand exponentially.  Implementing partners are now faced with multi-instance environments from the National HMIS instance to Donor and Partner instances.  This year, we’ll explore how various DHIS implementers are dealing with complex issues of data exchange and discuss how we can more easily facilitate this exchange through system interoperability.  We will also hear about innovative usage of data either through in-built features or through BI tools. Developers from the University of Oslo will share updates on the DHIS 2 roadmap and talk about the University’s on-going capacity building efforts.  

 

If you haven’t attended the symposium previously, or you want to hear more about this year’s agenda, join us for a casual discussion about the topics and speakers and answer any questions about this year’s event. 

 

 

Panelists & Moderators:

Nicola Hobby is the Director of Service Delivery at BAO Systems and the organizing chair of the DHIS 2 Symposium.  Since 2012, Nicola has lead institutional-wide DHIS 2 deployment projects at multiple international public health non-profits.

William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI

Igal Rabinovich, CEO, n-Village

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5606691644662584324

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs



 

On Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Am I Reaching the Poor? 

Measuring Equity with DHIS2

Although many development programs actively target the poor, actually measuring how well we are doing this can often be challenging.  Metrics for Management (M4M) has just released a DHIS2 version of its popular EquityTool, a set of simplified questionnaires to help NGOs estimate the wealth distribution of their clients, and ultimately understand how effectively they are reaching the poor (see http://www.equitytool.org)

 

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the EquityTool, give a brief demonstration of how quickly and easily the EquityTool questionnaires and indicators can be installed in your own DHIS2 instance, and explore how you can then use them to measure equity and make data-driven decisions in your programs.

 

Panelists:

Nirali Chakraborty is the Director of Research and Technical Assistance at Metrics for Management and leads M4M’s research and technical assistance activities. She formerly oversaw the quality and dissemination of Population Services International’s reproductive health related research internationally. Nirali also previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Broad Branch Associates, specializing in health systems and performance based financing, and has expertise in quantitative research methods. Nirali has conducted research in, and published articles on, social franchising, health equity, health workforce performance and maternal health. She is fluent in English and French, and proficient in 3 Indian sub-continent languages, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali.  Nirali received her PhD in International Health, with a concentration in Health Systems, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

Samuel Johnson is a freelance consultant at Qebo Ltd who advises iNGOs on the design and roll-out of information systems.  His previous positions include global Head of Management Information Systems for Marie Stopes International, M&E Advisor to the Swaziland Ministry of Health, and a range of senior management roles in UK hospitals.  As well as extensive senior management experience in the iNGO and government sectors, Sam has a deep technical understanding of information systems, with particular specializations in DHIS2, business intelligence solutions and electronic client records.  Sam has an MSc Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Kenzo Fry is a consultant at Tebiro Ltd specializing in poverty measurement, costing and impact modelling. He previously ran the Impact Analysis team at Marie Stopes International, which is responsible for designing the organization’s performance metrics, impact modelling, and overseeing global reporting such as MSI’s Global Impact Report. He also has extensive field experience running surveys and studies for public health programs in Indonesia. Kenzo has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7474704722866587906

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs


 

Webinar: Who Wants a Free Puppy!

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On Thursday, January 12th from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a webinar:

 

Who Wants a Free Puppy!

(The true cost of FREE)

Nothing is free. You pay for it with money and/or with time. Free puppies require both, just like open source/free license software. If everything isn’t clear up front, you will find yourself needing to defend all the time you’ve spent on your no-cost project. 

Marc Baizman, popular raconteur and Customer Success Director at Salesforce.org, gives us his humorous spin (based on lots of experience) on accepting, training, grooming, and managing a “free puppy”. He is joined by Zachary Tapp, IT Director at Cradles To Crayons. 

This is the perfect webinar to share with folks at your organization, who can’t/won’t understand why open source, free license, and other seemingly low-cost solutions don’t always beat custom/commercial solutions. So, invite them to join you for our webinar!

 

(This is a co-presentation of both the Connecting The Information Dots and the DHIS2 For INGOS webinar series)

 

 

 

Panelists:

Marc Baizman has been involved with nonprofits and technology for the past 12 years, and has gone from being “the tech guy” hooking up Ethernet cables under desks at a small nonprofit to running a solo technology consulting practice focused on moving organizations to the cloud using Salesforce, Box.com, and Google Apps. He is delighted to be at the Salesforce Foundation, and Customer Success is in his blood.

Zachery Tapp is an innovative and motivated problem-solver with an eye for the big picture. As a technology enthusiast with a comprehensive understanding of many industry leading business solutions, he has a solid record of success with project management, developing, and implementing technology and business systems. Currently, he is the Director of IT at Cradles To Crayons, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6195548288274759426

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

Twitter: #CITDWS, #DHIS24INGOS

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DHIS2: Helping People in their Daily Work

 

On Thursday, November 17th, 2016 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

DHIS2: Helping People in their Daily Work

DHIS2 is powerful and effective, but it is also complicated.  Join NPOKI, LogicalOutcomes, and HISPUganda in an interactive presentation examining the impact of using DHIS2 on NGO staff, stakeholders, and program participants – and how it effects on their day-to-day lives. Specifically, we’ll talk about:

 

       How does DHIS2 change the daily workflow of individuals working in, and affected by, NGOs?  

       How does DHIS2 improve an organization’s services, decision-making, and community?  

 

Looking at examples from dozens of implementations across multiple continents, we will share learnings, resources, and strategies to implementing and working with DHIS2 as an approachable and practical tool which has a positive impact on the community.

 

Panelists & Moderators:

Eric Munyambabazi, DHIS2 Expert, HISPUganda

Nicholas Santillo, DHIS2 Training Lead, LogicalOutcomes

William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI

Igal Rabinovich, CEO, n-Village

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4865503157014570498

 

Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  

 

 Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

 

Connecting The Information Dots – 2015 Schedule


 2015 Calendar

Topic, Date/Time Details Presenters

Developing An International Project Management System On Salesforce


Tues, January 13 @ 11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Webinar Recording

This case study examines ECOS (The Efficient Collaborative Operating System), a custom project management system. We’ll discuss how the American Red Cross – International Services Division used the Salesforce platform to achieve increased efficiency and impact in managing humanitarian aid projects and how it “…revolutionized the way we work.”

Join Sonia Karkare, Senior Program Manager, and her team for this informative webinar. Learn about the many challenges they faced, both as a non-profit and as an international humanitarian organization, and learn how the experience of building ECOS could benefit your organization.

NPOKI


n-Village


Sonia Karkare, Senior Program Manager, American Red Cross – International Services Division


 

GeoPoll – Mobile Survey Platform


Tues, February 10 @ 11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Webinar Recording


 

  •  Are you able to survey large populations (both urban and/or rural) in the countries where you work? Can you target sub-sets to reach the specific audience you want?
  • Do you take advantage of mobile phone technology to collect your survey data?
  • Can you easily collect demographic information with your surveys?
  • Are your results available within days of a survey run?

GeoPoll is a mobile surveying platform with a database of nearly 200 million users in the developing world. They connect researchers, businesses, and aid organizations directly to mobile phone users in just about every country in the world, reaching everyone from dense urban areas to remote villages. While conventional paper-based poll can take several weeks (or more) and reach a limited number of respondents, using mobile phones technology can reduce that time to days.

Please join Amy Sweeney, Director of Client Business Development at GeoPoll, and Kai Hopkins, Senior Consultant at Keystone Accountability to learn more about how our community is using GeoPoll to access individuals in traditionally hard-to-reach areas, including areas with little internet penetration and conflict zones.

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 NPOKI


n-Village


Amy Sweeney, Director of Client Business Development, GeoPoll


 

 

Systmapp: Cloud-based Monitoring, Planning, and Knowledge Sharing


Tues, March 10 @ 11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Webinar Recording


What does a program/project manager need to see to make decisions? Collecting relevant data is just step one in the process. The Systmapp Team, working with the Boston Consulting Group at the UN World Food Programme, started with a blank slate. The result was a novel three-step approach to managing information, intelligently helping managers:

  • Assess programs: structure and visualize existing monitoring data to prompt decision making
  • Plan improvements: use knowledge from around the organization to inform decision making
  • Review progress: visualize change and collect learning

Systmapp is a dynamic platform that goes beyond data into a novel approach to management – linking monitoring, strategic planning, and knowledge management to close the learning loop.

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 NPOKI


n-Village


Ajay Anand, Founder, Systmapp

Sonali Wickrema, Former Head of Programme, Ethiopia Country Office, United Nations World Food Programme


 

 

Microsoft OneNote – A Hidden Gem in the Nonprofit Toolbox

(a NetHope Webinar)


Tues, April 7 @ 11:00AM – 12:00 Noon ET


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Webinar Recording


 

Microsoft’s versatile Office Suite includes many popular applications, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. These apps are essential productivity tools in our nonprofit toolbox. But hidden among the gems are a few that are not so well known, including Lync, Publisher, and the application that we’ll focus on in this webinar: Microsoft OneNote.Often compared to Evernote, OneNote is described in Wikipedia as “…a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.” Users, though, are more than enthusiastic:

“A terrific way to get organized!”

“…this is the app that I wish I had when I was a student. I would have killed to use something like this in high school and college…”

“You can be a lot more productive and get things done faster on OneNote, if you’re worried that your work won’t get saved, it gets saved automatically to ‘the cloud,’ so you can work on it online and offline.”

“It is super simple to collaborate and save group work. To me, that is really the major benefit of this program- the sharing and collaboration.”

Please join Mike Tholfsen, Principal Program Manager for OneNote at Microsoft, Ari Schorr, Product Marketing Manager for OneNote at Microsoft, and Duncan Drury, International Operations Manager at Christian Aid, to learn about OneNote and see how your colleagues at nonprofit organizations use OneNote as a collaborative, productivity tool.

 NetHope


Mike Tholfsen, Principal Program Manager for OneNote at Microsoft


Ari Schorr, Product Marketing Manager for OneNote at Microsoft


Duncan Drury, International Operations Manager, Christian Aid


 

ICT in M&E – Enterprise Systems

(InsideNGO Webinar)


Tues, May 12 @

11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Webinar Recording


 

This year’s hot topic in the international nonprofit community seems to be the use of information and communications technologies in support of monitoring and evaluation activities. What was once the domain of paper, Excel spreadsheets, and statistical analysis tools, has now exploded into a universe of possibilities with diverse solutions like mobile phones and mobile apps for data collection, data warehouses for aggregating and mapping data, and project / program / enterprise M&E systems.Staff are doing their best to wade through the many options and resources available in order to decide which solutions are best for their organizations, but that process can be overwhelming.During this webinar, we focus on Enterprise M&E systems and will tackle questions such as:

  • How do you decide whether to build or buy?
  • What’s appropriate for small, medium, and large organizations?
  • What ongoing maintenance and support is required?

Join Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), NPOKI, and a panel of iNGO staff as they discuss Enterprise M&E System options, strategies, and best practices.

 NPOKI


Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance


 

 

Today’s Finance Team: From Money to Mission


Tues, June 9 @

11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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modern financial analysisNonprofits face many challenges, including impact measurement, transparency, and new donor expectations. These challenges are felt in the CFO’s office, where return on investment (ROI) in the mission is as essential as accurate financials. In effect, the CFO and the finance team are now charged with empowering program staff, as well as producing a timely budget vs. actual report. Addressing these challenges often creates a division between financial compliance and financial planning & analysis (FP&A). CFOs now recognize that a properly run FP&A team can motivate mission impacts, and are important partners with their customers – the program staff. The DNA, personality, staffing, and activities of an effective FP&A team are quite different from traditional financial compliance.Join David Geilhufe, Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship & Nonprofit Vertical at NetSuite, as we discuss the mandates, staffing, personalities, and technologies that allow a CFO to effectively address both compliance and mission for the organization.  NPOKI


n-Village


David Geilhufe, Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship & Nonprofit Vertical, NetSuite


Ingrid Rasmussen, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Mobile Engagement: Easy as Sending an Email!


Tues, July 14th @

11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Join our friends at VOTO Mobile as they discuss their mobile phone notification and survey platform – a new technology that allows development practitioners to communicate with the poorest 3 billion people using their mobile phones. Their latest tools make communication to the “edge of the network” as easy as sending an email! They’ll dive into case studies by large organizations (such as the World Bank) as well as smaller, local NGOs, and explore a range of tools that VOTO offers, include messaging campaigns, behavior change, monitoring surveys, national polls, etc. VOTOAbout VOTO Mobile: VOTO Mobile is a fast growing social enterprise with offices in Ghana, Canada, the US, and Zimbabwe (soon Senegal, Kenya and India). VOTO’s services help their partners distribute and collect information by engaging difficult-to-reach populations through their mobile phones. They specialize in interactive voice calls (including IVR) and SMS in local languages, instantly reaching across distance and literacy barriers. In the 30 months since their launch, their product has been used by 450 organizations to reach over 500,000 people across 26 countries (18 in Africa). Some of their most active partners include: the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, Ghana Health Services, Stanford University, McKinsey & Company, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Facebook, MIT, IDEO.org, Camfed, ONE Campaign, FHI360 and Equal Access. NPOKI


n-Village


Louis Dorval, Cofounder and Chief Program Officer, VOTO Mobile


Suhuyini Shani S. Zango, Operations Associate, VOTO Mobile – Ghana


 

Domain Name Strategies for iNGOs


Tues, August 11th @

11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Somewhat quietly, the Internet has exploded. Where most people are used to .ORG, .COM, .NET, and perhaps their own country code (.ES for Spain, .CO.UK in the UK), there are now over 600 new top-level domains to the right of the dot and growing. From .NGO and .ONG to .WEBSITE to .SUCKS (yes, that’s a legitimate domain), from locales like .NYC or .TOKYO to domains in non-European character sets, there are many more choices for building an online presence or campaign.

Domain names and internet concept

There are also more chances for confusion, as less than 25% of worldwide internet users are aware of this expansion. There is potential for donors, partners, and clients to be fooled into clicking phishing emails, going to fake sites or even installing malware because of name confusion.

Join Howard Greenstein, COO at DomainSkate, and Surya Sayed-Ganguly, CIO at the Asia Foundation, to discuss the domain expansion, domain name strategies, how you can benefit from the branding opportunities, and how you can protect your organization from exploitation in this new world

 NPOKI


n-Village


Howard Greenstein, COO, DomainSkate


Sayed-Ganguly, Sr. Director of Global Information Services, The Asia Foundation


Customizing DHIS2 For Nonprofits: It’s Not Just About The Software


Thurs, September 10 @

11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Webinar Recording


 DHIS2 Quick Start


Monitoring and evaluation systems often fail: they go wildly over budget, or over schedule, or don’t deliver what they promised, or all three. Yet funders expect nonprofits – even small ones – to evaluate their programs as though it’s a simple task. Why are M&E systems so difficult to implement? And how can we make them less expensive and more useful?

LogicalOutcomes, a Canadian non-profit organization that provides evaluation and consulting to support collective impact, was recently tasked with identifying software that might have a decent chance of success for a large NGO. They carried out interviews with over a dozen international NGOs, reviewed the literature on performance management, and compared about 30 software programs.

In this webinar, we’ll share their findings:

  • What nonprofits want from monitoring and evaluation software, and why they don’t usually get it.
  • Why DHIS may be the best choice for the nonprofit sector.
  • How DHIS can be used to build a common evaluation platform for nonprofit services.

LogicalOutcomes is in the process of developing a quick-start version of DHIS for NGOs that will include standardized indicators, templates for data sets and reports, generic user roles and so on, complete with a separate hosted instance for each organization.

Please join Dr. Gillian Kerr, President at LogicalOutcomes, and Martha McGuire, former President of the Canadian Evaluation Society, as they discuss the barriers to implementing a successful enterprise monitoring & evaluation system at iNGOs, and evaluate DHIS as potential solution.

 NPOKI


n-Village


Dr. Gillian Kerr, President, LogicalOutcomes


Martha McGuire, Director, LogicalOutcomes


Customizing DHIS2 For NonProfits, Part II – Technical Deep Dive


Tue, Oct 13 @

11:30AM – 12:45 PM ET


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Webinar Recording


 DHIS2 Quick Start


On September 10, as part of the CONNECTING THE INFORMATION DOTS Webinar Series, we hosted Customizing DHIS2 For Nonprofits: It’s Not Just About The Software. In that webinar, Dr. Gillian Kerr and Martha McGuire of LogicalOutcomes shared their findings from a white paper that addressed the problems with monitoring & evaluation systems for nonprofits, and compared existing software solutions. They also discussed their approach to a DHIS2 Quick Start implementation.  The webinar was hugely successful with almost 200 registrants.

Given the number of questions and interest, we’ve decided to continue the conversation, since it is both timely and important to our community. On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present: Customizing DHIS2 for iNGOs – Part II

Joining Gillian and Martha will be Steven Uggowitzer, Senior Architect, Health Information Systems, ICT4D. Many of you may know Steven from his work at the World Health Organization and his role as the Senior Architect for the Health Metrics Network. Currently, Steven is helping organizations to implement DHIS2, and is working with Logical Outcomes to develop their DHIS2 Quick Start application.

In Part II, we’ll briefly summarize the content from the original webinar, and then go into depth about the process of testing and deploying DHIS2. We’ll address some technical issues, and we’ll allow more time for your questions. Please join us for this new webinar.

NPOKI


N-Village


Dr. Gillian Kerr, President, LogicalOutcomes


Martha McGuire, Director, LogicalOutcomes


Steven Uggowitzer, Principal, Entuura Ventures

CSPro: Census and Survey Processing System


Tues, November 10 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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 The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a public domain software package used by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals for entering, editing, tabulating, and disseminating census and survey data. CSPro is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, yet powerful enough to handle the most complex applications. It can be used by a wide range of people, from non-technical staff assistants to senior demographers and programmers.CSPro now supports data collection on mobile devices including Android tablets and smart phones as well as Windows tablets.

CSPro is used in over 160 countries. Leading statistical agencies in the developing world use CSPro to process census and survey data. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities, hospitals, and private sector groups also use CSPro for survey work. CSPro can be used to process censuses and surveys of any size and has been used to process the census data for both Djibouti (less than one million people) and Indonesia (more than 235 million). Examples of uses of CSPro include:

  • Censuses (population and housing; agriculture; and economic)
  • Demographic and labor force surveys
  • Household income and expenditure surveys
  • Major international projects such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

Join Glenn Ferri, Assistant Division Chief, International Programs, Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, and Stan Mierzwa, Director, Information Technology at Population Council, as they share the features and benefits of CSPro, especially for an iNGO audience.

NPOKI


N-Village


Glenn Ferri, Assistant Division Chief, International Programs, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau


Stan Mierzwa, Director, Information Technology, Population Council

Information Security & Data Privacy: Why NGOs Need to Pay Attention


Weds, December 9 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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Many corporations – including SONY, Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan, and Blue Cross – have experienced major data breaches. The question is “Should the NGO sector be concerned?” Simply, YES.

  • Funders are beginning to require organization’s data security plan in proposals.
  • The EU is implementing more stringent requirements on data privacy.
  • The trend appears for developing countries to adopt EU standards.

Many think because the words “information” and “data” are involved, that this is an IT issue. It is not. Rather, it is both a risk and compliance issue, and requires the full attention of the entire organization.

This webinar will provide an overview of the current landscape of information security:

  • We’ll compare US and EU data privacy regulations, and discuss how that can impact your staffing and policies.
  • We’ll examine our vulnerabilities as organizations working in a global environment.
  • We’ll share the direction in which many funders are moving.
  • We’ll hear how one organization is proactively assessing their vulnerabilities and implementing a data security strategic plan.
  • We’ll learn how your organization can begin to conduct its own risk assessment.

This is a complex, trending issue and the Connecting the Information Dots webinar series plans to highlight other related topics in the future. Join us for Part 1 of a multi-part series.

 Michael Duggan, Chief Information Officer, Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Agency for International Development


Joel Urbanowicz, Manager of the Deployment Services Team, Global Knowledge and Information Management, Catholic Relief Services


Branko Bokan, Senior Information Security Engineer, Apextech LLC

 


2014 Calendar

Topic, Date/Time Details Presenters
Executive Summary: Analysis of InsideNGO’s Annual Software Survey


Tues, January 14 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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Webinar Recording


 

Each year, InsideNGO conducts a software survey among its 300+ member organizations. The results inform our community about who’s using what, and provides resources for helping INGOs to navigate the maze of software products and solutions that may or may not be appropriate.

In this webinar, we’ll review the results of the InsideNGO survey, highlighting the most widely used systems. We’ll compare the results with previous surveys. We’ll also discuss the trends for 2014. What are many organizations talking about and planning to address this year? What are the “hot topics”?

NPOKI


n-Village


Marie McNamee, Director of Programs, HR, IT and Legal, InsideNGO


Brooke Kassner, Program Associate, InsideNGO


Elizabeth Pope, Director of Research and Operations, Idealware

Creating an M&E Custom Solution – a Case Study


Tues, February 11 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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Creating a custom M&E solution has very unique risks and rewards that are different from the approach of selecting a pre-built, solution out-of-the-box.We will explore the decision process and possible risk factors in executing this custom development plan. We will hear from Ipas, which in early 2012 selected implemented Microsoft CRM as the software platform for both its traditional business development functions as well as its monitoring and evaluation functions. The Ipas M&E staff will present the results and major challenges of the two year M&E project. NPOKI


n-Village


Amy Vincus,Ipas Research and Evaluation /CRM Project Director


Emily McMahon, Ipas Research and Evaluation/CRM Project Team Lead


Eric Jones, IPAS IT

Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow


Tues, March 11@ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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Webinar Recording

This is a repeat of our most popular webinar: Delivering the right information, to the right person, at the right time and in the right format is an objective of every organization. We will explore real world challenges and then look at how bringing together best practices and cutting edge technology can unlock knowledge within and outside the organization. NPOKI


Igal Rabinovich- CEO, n-Village


Laura Raney, Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor
at Jhpiego

Cloud Based Solutions For Better Managing Projects And Data In International
Development – A DevResults Case Study


Tues, April 8 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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 It’s fair to say that international development NGOs universally struggle to keep track of their programs and data. As a result, we are unable to make decisions in real-time or sufficiently communicate with our diverse stakeholders. Judging by the amount of content generated on the subject of accountability and transparency, it is clear that the international development community needs to be better at tracking, using, and reporting data.What is not clear is how to get from where we are to where we want to be.In this webinar, we will speak with the DevResults team to hear how they define and approach this pervasive challenge, including:

  • Getting to “big data”
  • Friction in data collection, management, and reporting
  • Solutions for solving the problem
  • Intro to DevResults approach and software
NPOKI


n-Village


Herb Caudill – Founder/CTO, DevResults


Joris Vandelanotte – Deputy Director Results and Measurement, Pact


 

 

Best Of Breed: Bringing Together Financial, Grant, and Donor Management
Systems


Tues, May 13 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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 We will explore best practices for evaluating and identifying appropriate tools for managing the unique business and technical challenges facing INGOs.  We will also discuss the merits of both the best-of breed approach and moving to cloud-native tools to achieve efficiencies in both spend anddeployment worldwide, including:

  • Understanding the pros/cons of using a single vendor
    (suite) approach to technology versus assembling a best-of-breed set of
    applications
  • Using common financial dimensions across applications to
    optimize grant management, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Providing visibility across the organization to shorten
    decision cycles and boost effectiveness
 NPOKI


n-Village


Jacqueline Tiso, CEO, JMT Consulting Group


Richard Graham, VP of Finance and Administration, Grameen America


 

 

NGOs And Effective Use of Social Media – The What, Why and How


Tues, September 16 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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 Social media plays an increasingly important role for NGOs looking to get their message out to the world and to promote conversation among its stakeholders.

  • What should be an NGO’s Social Media Goals – What audiences are they trying to reach: Funders? Program beneficiaries? Other governmental and non-governmental stake holders?
  • Why should limited resources be used in social media channels? What are the benefits, and how do you measure them? What roles do IT and operations staff play in implementation?
  • How do you evaluate what networks and tools to use?
  • Who else in the organization is key for buy-in? How do you effectively involve them?
  • What does it look like when you execute successfully?

Join Adjunct Professor Howard Greenstein from NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, and Emily Bell, Marketing and Development Manager at More Than Me, as they lay out some specific steps to take when starting, or improving a program using social media.

 NPOKI


n-Village


Howard Greenstein, Adjunct Professor, NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising


Emily Bell, Marketing and Development Manager, More Than Me


 

 

A Global Implementation of ERP in the iNGO Sector – A Case Study


Tues, October 14 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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  • Does your international nonprofit organization use a robust finance system at HQ while using a generic/standalone system like QuickBooks in the field?
  • Are you looking for ways to extend your finance system to all your field/regional offices?

This webinar presents an interesting case study discussing how the International Relief and Development (IRD) was able to extend its legacy, HQ-based Deltek finance system to its field offices.

Our presenters include Mladen Basaric, Director, Global Information Technology at International Relief and Development. Inc., and Marc Holliday, Director of Product Marketing at Deltek.

 NPOKI


n-Village


Mladen Basaric, Director, Global Information Technology, International Relief and Development. Inc.


Marc Holliday, Director of Product Marketing, Deltek

IT to IS: Cloudsizing Our Way to Reliable Information Services for iNGOs


Tues, November 11 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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  •  Would you like to provide equal access to critical organizational information to every staff member, across all your offices?
  • Would you like to transition from a technology environment of disparate, inefficient systems and workarounds to a comprehensive, unified, online collaboration set of tools, complete with documentation, training, and branding?
  • Would you like to learn how to bring together staff representatives from all of your offices as a cohesive team focused on designing and implementing a bold new global technology strategy?

In this webinar, we explore one international development NGO’s amazing transformation in 18 months from in-house, heterogeneous IT infrastructure to outsourced, cloud-based information services. The drivers for this massive effort included:

  • Cost savings
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Process transparency
  • Organizational cohesion

We’ll discuss important success factors for this effort, including change management and the development of practical templates and tools to keep a large, multi-country operations project humming to completion on time and on budget.

This case study will focus on work done by The Asia Foundation (TAF). The OneTAF Team that implemented the new strategy rollout was recently awarded the InsideNGO 2014 Operational Excellence Award for Information Technology. Please join Surya Sayed-Ganguly, Director, Global Information Services, and Danny Anabieza, IT Manager, Global Information Services, TAF-Philippines, as they share with us their ambitious project.

 NPOKI


n-Village


Surya Sayed- Ganguly, Director, Global Information Services, The Asia Foundation (TAF)


Danny Anabieza, IT Manager, Global Information Services, TAF-Philippines


 

 

Building Online Communities


Tues, December 9 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


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Online Communities are a powerful tool that iNGOs can leverage to facilitate internal and external collaboration, knowledge and content sharing, as well as member engagement.  Successful online community building is connecting a group of people online and making them feel a part of something special. This ‘something special’ element is often overlooked. Many options exist in both public, private, and mixed mode community models.

In this webinar we’ll examine:

  • What does a successful online community look like? How is it started? Who should manage it?  How do we grow it?
  • What are the benefits of online communities? How do you measure success?
  • How can we build and maintain online communities with limited resources?
  • How do you evaluate what networks and tools to use?
  • Who else in the organization is key for buy-in? How do you effectively involve them?
  • What roles do IT, program, and operations staff play in implementation?

Join Ben Martin from Online Community Results, and Renata Barradas Gutierrez, Knowledge Management Specialist at the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, American Red Cross/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as they lay out some specific steps to take when starting or improving an online community.

NPOKI


n-Village


Ben Martin, Chief Engagement Officer, Online Community Results


Renata Barradas Gutierrez, Knowledge Management Specialist at the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, American Red Cross/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


Registration

There is no fee for the webinars, but attendance is limited, so register early. Please register for the individual sessions you would like to attend. The registration links are in the Topic Grid above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

There is a limit of 100 attendees for each webinar – first come, first served – so if you are not able to access the webinar, we will send you a follow-up email with a link to the recording of the webinar and to the slide deck.

We anticipate quite an interest in the topics included, and suggest that you promote the webinar series to key colleagues within your organization with a direct interest in these topics, including Knowledge Management, Communications, M & E, Grants & Contracts, Finance, Program, and IT staff. If you have questions or comments about the Connect the Information Dots Webinar Series, please contact info@npoki.org.

Background

In 2012, NPOKI partnered with n-Village to explore possible solutions to meet the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) requirements for INFP organizations.  As we worked through the discovery process with the INFP community, a common question emerged – “what then?”  Our INFP partners made a strong statement that resolution of the M&E question was only a small part of the overall challenge that they faced in the current climate and foreseeable future.  Other issues included:

  • How do we connect our legacy information silos with the newer technologies being offered; such as ERP, mobile phone data collectors, business intelligence solutions, document management systems, contact relationship management systems etc.?
  • Beyond SharePoint and content management systems like Drupal, what’s being offered that we should explore?
  • Where do custom data warehouses and “the cloud” fit into the puzzle?
  • How do INFPs, with limited resources (people, time, money), ‘connect the information dots’?

In response to the needs expressed by the INFP community, we expanded the scope of our research to address these larger questions of how to streamline the process of collecting, managing, analyzing, reporting and communicating within and outside the organization.  Our approach was to research the available solutions, see how each could be integrated and fill in any gaps that remained.  And most importantly, we did not want to re-invent the wheel.

In 2013, InsideNGO formally joined the conversation, and we presented a series of  8 biweekly webinars that demonstrated the possibilities available when we ‘connect the information dots’ – defining, collecting, managing and sharing information inside and outside the organization. We looked at specific solutions implemented by our member organizations, and demonstrated interesting products from various vendors and implementation consultants. We chose to focus on those that provided new value to the INFP sector and/or that worked in low resource areas.  William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI, and Igal Rabinovich, CEO and Founder, n-Village moderated the original webinar series. The topics included:

  • Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow
  • M&E with DHIS2
  • SharePoint – Leveraging our Investment
  • Global Accounting
  • Project Management using PMD Pro 1, SmartSheet
  • An Integrated Approach to Award and SubAward Management
  • iHRIS: Open Source Health Workforce Information Systems
  • TaroWorks: Mobile & Cloud Tools to Manage Field Operations, Data Collection and Data Analysis

Most of the past webinar recordings are available, along with the slide deck.

Connecting the Information Dots – Fall 2014

– A Webinar Series for International Not-for-Profit Organizations –

Fall/Winter 2014

 

NPOKI & n-Village, in partnership with InsideNGO, continues with its successful webinar series for international not-for-profit organizations (INFP) seeking solutions to address and integrate knowledge management, content management/publishing, monitoring and evaluation, use of ICTs, workflow, project management, financial management, and grant/partner management.

On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM ET, we will present a webinar:

Building Online Communities

Online Communities are a powerful tool that iNGOs can leverage to facilitate internal and external collaboration, knowledge and content sharing, as well as member engagement.  Successful online community building is connecting a group of people online and making them feel a part of something special. This ‘something special’ element is often overlooked. Many options exist in both public, private, and mixed mode community models.

In this webinar we’ll examine:

  • What does a successful online community look like? How is it started? Who should manage it?  How do we grow it?
  • What are the benefits of online communities? How do you measure success?
  • How can we build and maintain online communities with limited resources?
  • How do you evaluate what networks and tools to use?
  • Who else in the organization is key for buy-in? How do you effectively involve them?
  • What roles do IT, program, and operations staff play in implementation?

Join Ben Martin from Online Community Results, and Renata Barradas Gutierrez, Knowledge Management Specialist at the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, American Red Cross/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as they lay out some specific steps to take when starting or improving an online community.

Registration:http://goo.gl/phx5El

See below for the calendar with session details and registration information.

2014 Calendar

Topic, Date/Time Details Presenters
Executive Summary: Analysis of InsideNGO’s Annual Software Survey


Tues, January 14 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Each year, InsideNGO conducts a software survey among its 300+ member organizations. The results inform our community about who’s using what, and provides resources for helping INGOs to navigate the maze of software products and solutions that may or may not be appropriate.In this webinar, we’ll review the results of the InsideNGO survey, highlighting the most widely used systems. We’ll compare the results with previous surveys. We’ll also discuss the trends for 2014. What are many organizations talking about and planning to address this year? What are the “hot topics”? NPOKI


n-Village


Marie McNamee, Director of Programs, HR, IT and Legal, InsideNGO


Brooke Kassner, Program Associate, InsideNGO


Elizabeth Pope, Director of Research and Operations, Idealware

Creating an M&E Custom Solution – a Case Study


Tues, February 11 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Creating a custom M&E solution has very unique risks and rewards that are different from the approach of selecting a pre-built, solution out-of-the-box.We will explore the decision process and possible risk factors in executing this custom development plan. We will hear from Ipas, which in early 2012 selected implemented Microsoft CRM as the software platform for both its traditional business development functions as well as its monitoring and evaluation functions. The Ipas M&E staff will present the results and major challenges of the two year M&E project. NPOKI


n-Village


Amy Vincus,Ipas Research and Evaluation /CRM Project Director


Emily McMahon, Ipas Research and Evaluation/CRM Project Team Lead


Eric Jones, IPAS IT

Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow


Tues, March 11@ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

This is a repeat of our most popular webinar: Delivering the right information, to the right person, at the right time and in the right format is an objective of every organization. We will explore real world challenges and then look at how bringing together best practices and cutting edge technology can unlock knowledge within and outside the organization. NPOKI


Igal Rabinovich- CEO, n-Village


Laura Raney, Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor
at Jhpiego

Cloud Based Solutions For Better Managing Projects And Data In International
Development – A DevResults Case Study


Tues, April 8 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

It’s fair to say that international development NGOs universally struggle to keep track of their programs and data. As a result, we are unable to make decisions in real-time or sufficiently communicate with our diverse stakeholders. Judging by the amount of content generated on the subject of accountability and transparency, it is clear that the international development community needs to be better at tracking, using, and reporting data.What is not clear is how to get from where we are to where we want to be.In this webinar, we will speak with the DevResults team to hear how they define and approach this pervasive challenge, including:

  • Getting to “big data”
  • Friction in data collection, management, and reporting
  • Solutions for solving the problem
  • Intro to DevResults approach and software
NPOKI


n-Village


Herb Caudill – Founder/CTO, DevResults


Joris Vandelanotte – Deputy Director Results and Measurement, Pact

Best Of Breed: Bringing Together Financial, Grant, and Donor Management
Systems


Tues, May 13 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

We will explore best practices for evaluating and identifying appropriate tools for managing the unique business and technical challenges facing INGOs.  We will also discuss the merits of both the best-of breed approach and moving to cloud-native tools to achieve efficiencies in both spend and
deployment worldwide, including:

  • Understanding the pros/cons of using a single vendor
    (suite) approach to technology versus assembling a best-of-breed set of
    applications
  • Using common financial dimensions across applications to
    optimize grant management, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Providing visibility across the organization to shorten
    decision cycles and boost effectiveness
NPOKI


n-Village


Jacqueline Tiso, CEO, JMT Consulting Group


Richard Graham, VP of Finance and Administration, Grameen America

NGOs And Effective Use of Social Media – The What, Why and How


Tues, September 16 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Social media plays an increasingly important role for NGOs looking to get their message out to the world and to promote conversation among its stakeholders.

  • What should be an NGO’s Social Media Goals – What audiences are they trying to reach: Funders? Program beneficiaries? Other governmental and non-governmental stake holders?
  • Why should limited resources be used in social media channels? What are the benefits, and how do you measure them? What roles do IT and operations staff play in implementation?
  • How do you evaluate what networks and tools to use?
  • Who else in the organization is key for buy-in? How do you effectively involve them?
  • What does it look like when you execute successfully?

Join Adjunct Professor Howard Greenstein from NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, and Emily Bell, Marketing and Development Manager at More Than Me, as they lay out some specific steps to take when starting, or improving a program using social media.

NPOKI


n-Village


Howard Greenstein, Adjunct Professor, NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising


Emily Bell, Marketing and Development Manager, More Than Me

A Global Implementation of ERP in the iNGO Sector – A Case Study


Tues, October 14 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

  • Does your international nonprofit organization use a robust finance system at HQ while using a generic/standalone system like QuickBooks in the field?
  • Are you looking for ways to extend your finance system to all your field/regional offices?

This webinar presents an interesting case study discussing how the International Relief and Development (IRD) was able to extend its legacy, HQ-based Deltek finance system to its field offices.

Our presenters include Mladen Basaric, Director, Global Information Technology at International Relief and Development. Inc., and Marc Holliday, Director of Product Marketing at Deltek.

 

NPOKI


n-Village


Mladen Basaric, Director, Global Information Technology, International Relief and Development. Inc.


Marc Holliday, Director of Product Marketing, Deltek

IT to IS: Cloudsizing Our Way to Reliable Information Services for iNGOs


Tues, November 11 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

  • Would you like to provide equal access to critical organizational information to every staff member, across all your offices?
  • Would you like to transition from a technology environment of disparate, inefficient systems and workarounds to a comprehensive, unified, online collaboration set of tools, complete with documentation, training, and branding?
  • Would you like to learn how to bring together staff representatives from all of your offices as a cohesive team focused on designing and implementing a bold new global technology strategy?

In this webinar, we explore one international development NGO’s amazing transformation in 18 months from in-house, heterogeneous IT infrastructure to outsourced, cloud-based information services. The drivers for this massive effort included:

  • Cost savings
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Process transparency
  • Organizational cohesion

We’ll discuss important success factors for this effort, including change management and the development of practical templates and tools to keep a large, multi-country operations project humming to completion on time and on budget.

This case study will focus on work done by The Asia Foundation (TAF). The OneTAF Team that implemented the new strategy rollout was recently awarded the InsideNGO 2014 Operational Excellence Award for Information Technology. Please join Surya Sayed-Ganguly, Director, Global Information Services, and Danny Anabieza, IT Manager, Global Information Services, TAF-Philippines, as they share with us their ambitious project.

NPOKI


n-Village


Surya Sayed- Ganguly, Director, Global Information Services, The Asia Foundation (TAF)


Danny Anabieza, IT Manager, Global Information Services, TAF-Philippines

Building Online Communities


Tues, December 9 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Online Communities are a powerful tool that iNGOs can leverage to facilitate internal and external collaboration, knowledge and content sharing, as well as member engagement.  Successful online community building is connecting a group of people online and making them feel a part of something special. This ‘something special’ element is often overlooked. Many options exist in both public, private, and mixed mode community models.

In this webinar we’ll examine:

  • What does a successful online community look like? How is it started? Who should manage it?  How do we grow it?
  • What are the benefits of online communities? How do you measure success?
  • How can we build and maintain online communities with limited resources?
  • How do you evaluate what networks and tools to use?
  • Who else in the organization is key for buy-in? How do you effectively involve them?
  • What roles do IT, program, and operations staff play in implementation?

Join Ben Martin from Online Community Results, and Renata Barradas Gutierrez, Knowledge Management Specialist at the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, American Red Cross/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as they lay out some specific steps to take when starting or improving an online community.

NPOKI


n-Village


Ben Martin, Chief Engagement Officer, Online Community Results


Renata Barradas Gutierrez, Knowledge Management Specialist at the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, American Red Cross/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Registration

There is no fee for the webinars, but attendance is limited, so register early. Please register for the individual sessions you would like to attend. The registration links are in the Topic Grid above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

There is a limit of 100 attendees for each webinar – first come, first served – so if you are not able to access the webinar, we will send you a follow-up email with a link to the recording of the webinar and to the slide deck.

We anticipate quite an interest in the topics included, and suggest that you promote the webinar series to key colleagues within your organization with a direct interest in these topics, including Knowledge Management, Communications, M & E, Grants & Contracts, Finance, Program, and IT staff. If you have questions or comments about the Connect the Information Dots Webinar Series, please contact info@npoki.org.

Background

In 2012, NPOKI partnered with n-Village to explore possible solutions to meet the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) requirements for INFP organizations.  As we worked through the discovery process with the INFP community, a common question emerged – “what then?”  Our INFP partners made a strong statement that resolution of the M&E question was only a small part of the overall challenge that they faced in the current climate and foreseeable future.  Other issues included:

  • How do we connect our legacy information silos with the newer technologies being offered; such as ERP, mobile phone data collectors, business intelligence solutions, document management systems, contact relationship management systems etc.?
  • Beyond SharePoint and content management systems like Drupal, what’s being offered that we should explore?
  • Where do custom data warehouses and “the cloud” fit into the puzzle?
  • How do INFPs, with limited resources (people, time, money), ‘connect the information dots’?

In response to the needs expressed by the INFP community, we expanded the scope of our research to address these larger questions of how to streamline the process of collecting, managing, analyzing, reporting and communicating within and outside the organization.  Our approach was to research the available solutions, see how each could be integrated and fill in any gaps that remained.  And most importantly, we did not want to re-invent the wheel.

In 2013, InsideNGO formally joined the conversation, and we presented a series of  8 biweekly webinars that demonstrated the possibilities available when we ‘connect the information dots’ – defining, collecting, managing and sharing information inside and outside the organization. We looked at specific solutions implemented by our member organizations, and demonstrated interesting products from various vendors and implementation consultants. We chose to focus on those that provided new value to the INFP sector and/or that worked in low resource areas.  William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI, and Igal Rabinovich, CEO and Founder, n-Village moderated the original webinar series. The topics included:

  • Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow
  • M&E with DHIS2
  • SharePoint – Leveraging our Investment
  • Global Accounting
  • Project Management using PMD Pro 1, SmartSheet
  • An Integrated Approach to Award and SubAward Management
  • iHRIS: Open Source Health Workforce Information Systems
  • TaroWorks: Mobile & Cloud Tools to Manage Field Operations, Data Collection and Data Analysis

Most of the past webinar recordings are available, along with the slide deck.

KM Resources from Webinar

Here are some resources identifed during the Knowledge management Webinar on March 11, 2014:

Global Health Knowledge Collaborative (GHKC – formerly the Knowledge Management Working Group): www.globalhealthknowledge.org

KM4Dev: http://www.km4dev.org/

KM for Health and Development Toolkit: www.k4health.org/toolkits/km

Knowledge Management (KM) in Global Health Programs – USAID Global Health Learning: http://www.globalhealthlearning.org/course/knowledge-management-km-global-health-programs-0

FAO: ABC of Knowledge Management:
http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/knowledge/docs/ABC_of_KM.pdf

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Knowledge Management Toolkit:
http://www.sdc-learningandnetworking.ch/en/Home/Library?applState=detail&itemID=7333

USAID Learning Lab: www.usaidlearninglab.org

Agrilinks: http://agrilinks.org/

Research to Action: http://www.researchtoaction.org/

Asian Development Bank: http://www.adb.org/site/knowledge-management/main

LinkedIn: KM World, Gurteen’s KM Community, KM Edge, etc.

APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center): http://www.apqc.org/

NGO Connect.net: www.NGOConnect.NET

SID KM Workgroup: http://www.sidw.org/knowledge-management-workgroup

KDID (Knowledge Driven International Development, which includes Microlinks): http://kdid.org/

World Bank K4D

Connecting the Information Dots – 2014

 NPOKI  N-Village  InsideNGO

Connecting the Information Dots – 2014

– A Webinar Series for International Not-for-Profit Organizations –

NPOKI & n-Village, in partnership with InsideNGO, continues with its successful webinar series for international not-for-profit organizations (INFP) seeking solutions to address and integrate knowledge management, content management/publishing, monitoring and evaluation, use of ICTs, workflow, project management, financial management, and grant/partner management.

Last year hundreds of INFP staff joined us for our first webinar series. In 2014, many INGO’s will continue to look to strengthen the connections between their internal teams and external partners, donors, volunteers, and surrounding communities.  In doing so, they will continue connecting the dots between their information silos, deciding on how best to integrate new and existing platforms.  All this will have to be accomplished with an ever-shrinking pool of organizational resources and an ever-growing appetite for relevant and timely content. Beginning in January 2014, we will continue the webinar series with monthly presentations. This year’s topics will include:

  • Executive Summary: Analysis of InsideNGO’s Annual Software Survey
  • Creating an M&E Custom Solution – a Case Study
  • Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow
  • Cloud Based Solutions For Better Managing Projects And Data In International Development – A DevResults Case Study
  • Best Of Breed: Bringing Together Financial, Grant, and Donor Management Systems

See below for the calendar with session details and registration information.

Background

In 2012, NPOKI partnered with n-Village to explore possible solutions to meet the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) requirements for INFP organizations.  As we worked through the discovery process with the INFP community, a common question emerged – “what then?”  Our INFP partners made a strong statement that resolution of the M&E question was only a small part of the overall challenge that they faced in the current climate and foreseeable future.  Other issues included:

  • How do we connect our legacy information silos with the newer technologies being offered; such as ERP, mobile phone data collectors, business intelligence solutions, document management systems, contact relationship management systems etc.?
  • Beyond SharePoint and content management systems like Drupal, what’s being offered that we should explore?
  • Where do custom data warehouses and “the cloud” fit into the puzzle?
  • How do INFPs, with limited resources (people, time, money), ‘connect the information dots’?

In response to the needs expressed by the INFP community, we expanded the scope of our research to address these larger questions of how to streamline the process of collecting, managing, analyzing, reporting and communicating within and outside the organization.  Our approach was to research the available solutions, see how each could be integrated and fill in any gaps that remained.  And most importantly, we did not want to re-invent the wheel.

In 2013, InsideNGO formally joined the conversation, and we presented a series of  8 biweekly webinars that demonstrated the possibilities available when we ‘connect the information dots’ – defining, collecting, managing and sharing information inside and outside the organization. We looked at specific solutions implemented by our member organizations, and demonstrated interesting products from various vendors and implementation consultants. We chose to focus on those that provided new value to the INFP sector and/or that worked in low resource areas.  William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI, and Igal Rabinovich, CEO and Founder, n-Village moderated the original webinar series. The topics included:

  • Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow
  • M&E with DHIS2
  • SharePoint – Leveraging our Investment
  • Global Accounting
  • Project Management using PMD Pro 1, SmartSheet
  • An Integrated Approach to Award and SubAward Management
  • iHRIS: Open Source Health Workforce Information Systems
  • TaroWorks: Mobile & Cloud Tools to Manage Field Operations, Data Collection and Data Analysis

2014 Calendar

Topic, Date/Time Details Presenters
Executive Summary: Analysis of InsideNGO’s Annual Software Survey


Tues, January 14 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Each year, InsideNGO conducts a software survey among its 300+ member organizations. The results inform our community about who’s using what, and provides resources for helping INGOs to navigate the maze of software products and solutions that may or may not be appropriate.In this webinar, we’ll review the results of the InsideNGO survey, highlighting the most widely used systems. We’ll compare the results with previous surveys. We’ll also discuss the trends for 2014. What are many organizations talking about and planning to address this year? What are the “hot topics”? NPOKI


n-Village


Marie McNamee, Director of Programs, HR, IT and Legal, InsideNGO


Brooke Kassner, Program Associate, InsideNGO


Elizabeth Pope, Director of Research and Operations, Idealware

Creating an M&E Custom Solution – a Case Study


Tues, February 11 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Creating a custom M&E solution has very unique risks and rewards that are different from the approach of selecting a pre-built, solution out-of-the-box. We will explore the decision process and possible risk factors in executing this custom development plan. We will hear from Ipas, which in early 2012 selected implemented Microsoft CRM as the software platform for both its traditional business development functions as well as its monitoring and evaluation functions. The Ipas M&E staff will present the results and major challenges of the two year M&E project. NPOKI


n-Village


Amy Vincus,Ipas Research and Evaluation /CRM Project Director


Emily McMahon, Ipas Research and Evaluation/CRM Project Team Lead


Eric Jones, IPAS IT

Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow


Tues, March 11@ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

This is a repeat of our most popular webinar: Delivering the right information, to the right person, at the right time and in the right format is an objective of every organization. We will explore real world challenges and then look at how bringing together best practices and cutting edge technology can unlock knowledge within and outside the organization. NPOKI


Igal Rabinovich- CEO, n-Village


Laura Raney, Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor
at Jhpiego

Cloud Based Solutions For Better Managing Projects And Data In International
Development – A DevResults Case Study


Tues, April 8 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

It’s fair to say that international development NGOs universally struggle to keep track of their programs and data. As a result, we are unable to make decisions in real-time or sufficiently communicate with our diverse stakeholders. Judging by the amount of content generated on the subject of accountability and transparency, it is clear that the international development community needs to be better at tracking, using, and reporting data.What is not clear is how to get from where we are to where we want to be. In this webinar, we will speak with the DevResults team to hear how they define and approach this pervasive challenge, including:

  • Getting to “big data”
  • Friction in data collection, management, and reporting
  • Solutions for solving the problem
  • Intro to DevResults approach and software
NPOKI


n-Village


Herb Caudill – Founder/CTO, DevResults


Joris Vandelanotte – Deputy Director Results and Measurement, Pact

Best Of Breed: Bringing Together Financial, Grant, and Donor Management
Systems


Tues, May 13 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

We will explore best practices for evaluating and identifying appropriate tools for managing the unique business and technical challenges facing INGOs.  We will also discuss the merits of both the best-of breed approach and moving to cloud-native tools to achieve efficiencies in both spend and
deployment worldwide, including:

  • Understanding the pros/cons of using a single vendor
    (suite) approach to technology versus assembling a best-of-breed set of
    applications
  • Using common financial dimensions across applications to
    optimize grant management, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Providing visibility across the organization to shorten
    decision cycles and boost effectiveness
NPOKI


n-Village


Jacqueline Tiso, CEO, JMT Consulting Group


Richard Graham, VP of Finance and Administration, Grameen America

NGOs And Effective Use of Social Media – The What, Why and How


Tues, September 16 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


PowerPoint Download


Webinar Recording

Social media plays an increasingly important role for NGOs looking to get their message out to the world and to promote conversation among its stakeholders.

  • What should be an NGO’s Social Media Goals – What audiences are they trying to reach: Funders? Program beneficiaries? Other governmental and non-governmental stake holders?
  • Why should limited resources be used in social media channels? What are the benefits, and how do you measure them? What roles do IT and operations staff play in implementation?
  • How do you evaluate what networks and tools to use?
  • Who else in the organization is key for buy-in? How do you effectively involve them?
  • What does it look like when you execute successfully?

Join Adjunct Professor Howard Greenstein from NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, and Emily Bell, Marketing and Development Manager at More Than Me, as they lay out some specific steps to take when starting, or improving a program using social media.

NPOKI


n-Village


Howard Greenstein, Adjunct Professor, NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising


Emily Bell, Marketing and Development Manager, More Than Me

A Global Implementation of ERP in the iNGO Sector – A Case Study


Tues, October 14 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


Registration:http://goo.gl/S6yynQ

By far the largest hurdle for small to mid-sized NGOs receiving government funding is to get accustomed to the donor requirement of providing excruciating details about the direct, indirect, and overhead expenses associated with every item billed to the government in fulfillment of specific awards. Particularly if you receive funding from a government contract, it is not an easy task to create and maintain all the supporting accounting records.
This webinar will showcase how the International Relief and Development (IRD) delivers its ERP solution through a Cloud offering utilizing the Smart LOGIC platform and best practices. We will talk about issues shared by international development organizations and how a successful ERP implementation can benefit your organization.
NPOKI


n-Village


Mladen Basaric, Director, Global Information Technology, International Relief and Development. Inc.

IT to IS: Cloudsizing Our Way to Reliable Information Services for iNGOs


Tues, November 11 @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM ET


Registration: http://goo.gl/GgE2fh

Using the cloud to reduce IT costs is a familiar demand for most nonprofit CIOs. We explore one international development NGOs transformation from in-house, heterogeneous IT infrastructure to outsourced, cloud-based information services in 18 months. Cost savings were one driver, as were knowledge sharing, process transparency, and organizational cohesion. Critical success factors, including roadblocks and change management, will be discussed, along with practical templates and tools to keep a large, multi-country operations project humming to completion on time and on budget.This case study will focus on work done by The Asia Foundation (TAF). The OneTAF Team that implemented the new strategy rollout was recently awarded the InsideNGO 2014 Operational Excellence Award for Information Technology. NPOKI


n-Village


Surya Sayed- Ganguly, Director, Global Information Services, The Asia Foundation (TAF)


Danny Anabieza, IT Manager, Global Information Services, TAF-Philippines

Registration

There is no fee for the webinars, but attendance is limited, so register early. Please register for the individual sessions you would like to attend. The registration links are in the Topic Grid above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

There is a limit of 100 attendees for each webinar – first come, first served – so if you are not able to access the webinar, we will send you a follow-up email with a link to the recording of the webinar and to the slide deck.

We anticipate quite an interest in the topics included, and suggest that you promote the webinar series to key colleagues within your organization with a direct interest in these topics, including Knowledge Management, Communication, M & E, Grants & Contracts, Finance, Program, and IT staff. If you have questions or comments about the Connect the Information Dots Webinar Series, please contact info@npoki.org.

Connecting the Information Dots – a Webinar Series

NPOKI N-Village

Connecting the Information Dots

– A Webinar Series for International Not-for-Profit Organizations –

NPOKI & n-Village, in partnership with InsideNGO, will present a webinar series for international not-for-profit organizations (INFP) seeking solutions to address and integrate knowledge management, content management/publishing, monitoring and evaluation, use of ICTs, workflow, project management, financial management, and grant/partner management.

Introduction

About a year ago NPOKI partnered with n-Village to explore possible solutions to meet the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) requirements for INFP organizations.  As we worked through the discovery process with the INFP community, a common question emerged – “what then?”  Our INFP partners made a strong statement that resolution of the M&E question was only a small part of the overall challenge that they faced in the current climate and foreseeable future.  Other issues included:

  • How do we connect our legacy information silos with the newer technologies being offered; such as ERP, mobile phone data collectors, business intelligence solutions, document management systems, contact relationship management systems etc.?
  • Beyond SharePoint and content management systems like Drupal, what’s being offered that we should explore?
  • Where do custom data warehouses and “the cloud” fit into the puzzle?
  • How do INFPs, with limited resources (people, time, money), ‘connect the information dots’?

In response to the needs expressed by the INFP community, we expanded the scope of our research to address these larger questions of how to streamline the process of collecting, managing, analysing, reporting and communicating within and outside the organization.  Our approach was to research the available solutions, see how each could be integrated and fill in any gaps that remained.  And most importantly, we did not want to re-invent the wheel.

This webinar series offers presentations (1 – 1½ hour) demonstrating the possibilities available when we ‘connect the information dots’ – defining, collecting, managing and sharing information inside and outside the organization. We will look at specific solutions implemented by our member organizations, and demonstrate interesting products from various vendors and implementation consultants. Knowing that it is not possible to highlight every available solution, we have chosen to focus on those that may provide new value to the INFP sector and/or that may work in low resource areas. William Lester, Executive Director, NPOKI, and Igal Rabinovich, CEO, n-Village, moderate the series.


2013 Calendar

Topic,  Date/Time

Detail

Presenter(s)

Knowledge Management / Content Management / Publishing and Workflow

Tues, June 18th @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Delivering the right information, to the right person, at the right time and in the right format is an objective of every organization.  We will explore real world challenges and then look at how bringing together best practices, cutting edge technology and the latest in gamification techniques can unlock knowledge within and outside the organization. NPOKI

Igal Rabinovich- CEO, n-Village

Laura Raney, Senior Technical Officer at FHI 360

M&E with DHIS2

Tues, July 2nd @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Webinar Recording

Capturing, organising and analysing routine monitoring health information across multiple projects and geographies has always been a challenge. Until recently, most solutions were based on custom software. District Health Information Software (DHIS2) addresses many of these requirements as an open source platform. Learn about how you can collect data using mobiles (including SMS and offline options), as well as analyse your data using dynamic charts, maps and pivot tables. NPOKI

Rodolfo Melia – Principal @ knowming.com, Senior Adviser at NPOKI, MIS Architect (consultant) at Population Sciences International

Daniel Messer, CIO, Population Services International

SharePoint – Leveraging Your Investment

Tues, July 16th @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Webinar Recording

Many of INPFs have adopted SharePoint as part of their Information Management strategy. They have customized it, upgraded it, and now they are moving it to the cloud. How do we incorporate other technologies without abandoning a sizable investment in SharePoint? NPOKI

Igal Rabinovich- CEO, n-Village

Kyle Conquy, ECM Practice Director, Net@Work

Julia Cleaver, Manager, Knowledge Services, Ipas

Julie Grubbs, Knowledge Services & Information Technology Coordinator, Ipas

Global Accounting

Weds, July 31st @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Webinar Recording

Organizations that work internationally face unique challenges in managing their finances. From a decentralized collection of country offices managing their own funds to a structured hierarchy of scattered operational units managed at the HQ (and many variations in between), INFPs struggle to find the system(s) and process that will work for them.We’ll look at some of the challenges of global accounting in the NGO world.

We’ll also present a relatively new player to the ERP market for INFPs : Sage ERP X3, “…a complete and integrated management suite, covering all your operational needs in terms of finance, grant and contract management; fund raising and donor management; distribution, logistics, and human resources.”

NPOKI

Marc Gower – NGO Solution Architect, AccTech Systems

Anell Beetge – X3 Finance Consultant, AccTech Systems

Project Management using PMD Pro 1, SmartSheet

Tues, Aug 13th @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Webinar Recording

PMD Pro 1 is a high-impact project management training that helps NGO professionals effectively initiate, plan, execute and close projects. We’ll learn about InsideNGO’s popular 3-day course, designed specifically for the INFP sector.We’ll look at SmartSheet, a web-based project management tool that has received high marks from INFP staff, and can be part of an overall approach to managing project deliverables. NPOKI

Maureen MacCarthy, PMD Pro 1 Instructor, InsideNGO

Scott Mills, Vice President, Global Information Technology, Conservation International

An Integrated Approach to Award and SubAward Management

Tues, Aug 27th @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Webinar Recording

Managing awards – prime contracts, sub-awards, and sub-grantees – remains a challenge for INFPs  Some organizations have built custom applications with workflow using SharePoint, Salesforce, etc., while others have looked for off-the-shelf solutions to meet their needs.We’ll look at relatively new player in this market who uses an integrated approach to Awards Management: Sage ERP X3, “…helping Not-for-Profits manage and report on both inbound and outbound awards.  Contractual requirements, restrictions and stipulations are managed and reported in the correct formats.  Award obligations and encumbrances are managed and project budgets and commitments are tracked over their lifetime.” NPOKIMarc Gower – NGO Solution Architect, AccTech
iHRIS: Open Source Health Workforce Information Systems

Tues, Sep 10th @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

PowerPoint Download

Webinar Recording

Many developing countries face daunting obstacles to meeting the health care needs of their people. To ensure that the right health care provider is in the right place with the right skills, these countries require current, accurate data on human resources for health (HRH). A strong human resources information system (HRIS) enables health care leaders to quickly answer the key policy and management questions affecting health care service delivery.The IntraHealth-led USAID global Capacity Project developed iHRIS, an easy-to-use open source software for capturing, maintaining, and reporting high-quality health workforce information. iHRIS enables countries to understand how many health workers they have, what their qualifications and skills are, where they are posted, and how many new workers are likely to join them. Built on a flexible framework, iHRIS can be customized and extended to address local needs.

The follow-on CapacityPlus project continues to support iHRIS in collaboration with a community of other donors, implementers and projects around the world. Currently, 15 countries are using iHRIS with several more in the pipeline.

NPOKI

Dykki Settle, HR Information Systems Team Lead, CapacityPlus Project, IntraHealth International

TaroWorks: Mobile & Cloud Tools to Manage Field Operations, Data Collection and Data Analysis

Tues, Sep 24th @ 11:30AM – 12:45PM EDT

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TaroWorks (www.taroworks.org) enables any organization to manage their field staff, collect data and use that data to make business decisions. TaroWorks is built for Android devices, providing robust offline access in the field. The Androids sync with the Force.com Platform for data reporting and administrative tasks like user and survey management. TaroWorks also includes access to the Progress out of Poverty Index which enables any TaroWorks to understand the extent to which they are reaching and serving the poor. TaroWorks has been in the market for about a year. The product is in use around the globe in at least 10 different countries, with customers who vary from small to medium social enterprises to large multinational organizations both public and private. NPOKI

Emily Tucker, Executive Director, TaroWorks, Grameen Foundation

Elaine Chang, Product Manager, Global Market Development, TaroWorks, Grameen Foundation

Alexei Bezborodov, Head of Field Operations, Honey Care Africa

 

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