NPOKI

Harnessing Tech for Compliance

 

 

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar

 

Harnessing Tech for Compliance

 

Risk management for NGOs and not-for-profit organizations is growing more complex and challenging, with ever-changing compliance requirements, geographic locations, and fiscal resources. Learn how organizations have integrated technology into compliance, such as using a ticketing system to manage leases and bank accounts, the gamification of compliance knowledge, and integrating technology into internal audit. Understand the convergence of internal audit, operations, compliance, and risk management and return to your organization with practical technology tools to enhance compliance, as well as risk management strategies.

Please join Carolyn Boyce, Senior Management Information Systems Advisor at Pathfinder International, Mike Cullen, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Senior Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, and Michael Powers, Financial Controller at Abt Associates Inc. on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET in a repeat of their popular session from this year’s InsideNGO 2017 Annual Conference.

 

Panelists:

Carolyn Boyce is the Senior Management Information Systems Advisor at Pathfinder International. Carolyn has over 20 years of experience working with a variety of groups to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate their activities. She has created guidance, systems and tools, as well as provided technical assistance and training in a variety of ways, including face-to-face and virtually. At Pathfinder International, she has lead the design and implementation of organization-wide performance monitoring systems (including for USG compliance, performance data and mentorship), and assists headquarters and field staff to effectively use the data for a variety of purposes, including project improvement and resource development. She has also provided technical assistance to project staff in planning and implementing large and small-scale qualitative and quantitative evaluations for both internal and external purposes.

Mike Cullen is a Senior Manager with Baker Tilly, a national accounting and advisory firm. Mike is a cybersecurity and IT leader in the firm’s risk, internal audit, and cybersecurity consulting team. For over 15 years, he has worked with clients in various industries leading myriad cybersecurity and IT risk assessments and audits, developing information privacy and cybersecurity programs, performing ethical hacking, and conducting digital forensic investigations. Mike has presented to a variety of local, regional, and national conferences. Mike is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

 

Michael Powers is a Financial Controller at Abt Associates Inc., based in Cambridge, MA. In this capacity Michael oversees the financial management of an $80M+ division, supports C-level department areas, and manages the global treasury and insurance/risk functions. Michael is in his tenth year with the firm and has held several positions including Corporate FP&A Manager when Abt doubled its size (to over $500M). Throughout his tenure, Michael has supported global treasury and insurance/risk matters involving development projects in 60+countries. Prior to joining Abt, Michael held progressive roles in Finance, business systems and IT for medium size and large public companies. These roles included international site work. Outside of Abt, Michael is involved with several non-profits and is a board director for a 137+ year old life insurance company.

 

To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/bzG6Cs

 

(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@insidengo.org).

 

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

 

Twitter: #CITDWS

 

 

Data Empowers Decision: Traditional Zambian Leaders are Making Decisions using DHIS2 Mobile Platforms

 

 

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:30AM – 12:30PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

Data Empowers Decisions

Traditional Zambian Leaders are Making Decisions using DHIS2 Mobile Platforms

 

“How do you empower Chief Macha to take ownership of his village’s sanitation efforts?” At Akros, they believe this is accomplished through empowering the right leaders with meaningful data in order to make informed decisions. During this webinar, Akros will share their successes and challenges implementing DHIS2 through mobile technology to support Zambian traditional leaders.

 

Akros, a woman-owned small business based in Zambia, establishes data driven systems to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities. Under the WASH program, Akros uses DHIS2 and mobile technology to empower traditional village leaders to own community-led total sanitation efforts. Implemented in over 40,000 villages across Zambia, Akros has trained chiefs and community change-agents to use WASH DHIS2 dashboards and data feedback loops to provide meaningful oversight to sanitation efforts in their communities.

 

Join panelists Robert Ntalo (Portfolio Lead) and Rabson Zimba (Program Manager) from the Akros team to learn:

  • The challenges and successes of implementing mobile-to-web technology in rural and urban areas
  • Use case for how real-time data visualization is empowering local leaders to hold their communities accountable for sanitation efforts

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

 

 

Panelists:

Dr. Robert Ntalo is a public health specialist and currently the Portfolio Lead for WASH programs at Akros Zambia. He has over 15 years of implementing community based health, water, sanitation and hygiene programs in both humanitarian and development contexts within East, Central and Southern African regions. He is passionate about establishing monitoring systems for effective programming. 

Rabson Zimba is the WASH Deputy Program Manager at Akros. With over 4 years of experience, he has brought expertise to Akros’ programs in real-time monitoring and evaluation, program design, and successful deployment of community based surveillance systems. Under Rabson’s management on WASH, 7 chiefdoms in Zambia attained open defecation free status, including Zambia’s Chiengi District, which was the first community of its size to be declared Open Defecation Free in Africa.

 

To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/A6S1jg

 

(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@insidengo.org).

 

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

 

Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

DHIS2 for iNGOs Listserv: https://lists.npoki.org/lists/info/dhis2foringos

 

Webinar: Buyer Beware – Selecting Vendors and & Negotiating Terms in Technology Agreements

 

 

On Tuesday, October 17th, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Buyer Beware: Selecting Vendors and & Negotiating Terms in Technology Agreements

 

With the proliferation of new technological solutions for everything from fundraising to donor relationship management, program analytics to payment processing, organizations are increasingly engaging a wide-variety of third-party vendors. The services being provided by such vendors are often “mission-critical,” meaning they are essential to an organization’s ability to meet their goals and pursue their mission. As the legal contract with these vendors form the groundwork for the delivery and continuing functionality of the system being provided – and details the rights, obligations and remedies of the parties – it’s essential that NFPs / NGOs are prepared to properly and effectively review and negotiate the legal terms.

 

In this webinar, Moderator Surya Sayed-Ganguly and Attorney Jon Dartley will walk you through the maze of tasks, questions, and considerations needed to insure success when assessing, selecting and negotiating terms with technology vendors, including:

 

  • Nuts & Bolts of the Pre-Selection Process, including how to determine if an RFP is warranted?
  • Negotiating Price – factors and tactics to be considered, including fixed price versus time and materials.
  • Working with Key Stakeholders – how and when to bring the right staff to the table, and how each can help to insure success
  • Business Considerations – reviewing the contract, both internally (stakeholders) and externally (lawyers).
  • Legal Terms and Conditions – Key terms to include to protect against/mitigate delays, price overruns, data breaches, vendors failure to perform as expected, etc. Negotiating key terms is essential to protecting your organization.

 

Who should attend:

We welcome all NFP/NGO staff involved in helping to select technology vendors and negotiate vendor contracts to bring your questions.

 

 

Panelists:

John Dartley, J.D., Ph.D., Attorney at Perlman & Perlman

 

To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/PDu9XL

 

(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@insidengo.org).

 

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

 

Twitter: #CITDWS

 

 

Webinar: Implementing a Low Budget DHIS2 System

 

 

On Thursday, September 28th, from 11:30AM to 12:30PM, we will present a free webinar:

 

Implementing a Low Budget DHIS2 System

 

We love case studies…

 

…especially DHIS2 case studies, where the goal is to test a solution – and if it is successful – roll it out to the larger organization. This month, we feature an interesting case study from Save The Children.

 

This webinar showcases an implementation of DHIS2 for the LAIHA Project in Niger. The budget for the implementation was less than $50K for the initial phase, and included in-country training of the program team. The implementation delivered most of the required functionality using as many DHIS2 OOTB features as possible.

 

Join Save The Children colleague Webert José, Acting Chief of Party / LAIHA Project along with consultant Neeran Seraf as they share their approach to implementing DHIS2. They’ll provide details of the features implemented and discuss how this approach can be used as a low entry cost solution for an organization to adopt DHIS2, including scaling up to the enterprise level.

 

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

 

Panelists:

Webert José, Acting Chief of Party / LAIHA Project at Save the Children International

Neeran Saraf, Senior ICT Consultant, Moonshot Global, LLC.

 

To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/BQtzi5

 

(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@insidengo.org).

 

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

 

Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

DHIS2 for iNGOs Listserv: https://lists.npoki.org/lists/info/dhis2foringos

 

 

 

Dharma Platform: Data Management Tools for your NGO

 

 

On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45 ET, we will present a free webinar

 

Dharma Platform: Data Management Tools for your NGO

 

The Dharma Platform is based on the idea that working with data shouldn’t be difficult, time consuming, or expensive. As an end-to-end, web and mobile-based solution that streamlines the data collection, management and analysis process, Dharma is designed to provide the insights you need to make smarter decisions. Dharma allows information to be collected anywhere, in any language, on any device, online and off. Field-tested in some of the most challenging environments on earth, today Dharma is used to implement and monitor aid programs across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

 

 

Who should attend:

We welcome Program/project, M&E, and IT-focused iNGO staffers who manage project-related data to bring your questions.

 

On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, please join Katy Pullen, Operations Manager at Dharma, and one of Dharma’s implementing partners from the field to discover what it means to free yourself from a world of spreadsheets, consultants and data cleaning and to gain the insights you need at every level to make a greater impact. 

 

Panelists:

Katy Pullen is the Operations Manager (E.U. & Near East) for Dharma Platform. Previously, she worked as a Policy advisory, research and technical backstopping consultant (H6 Partnership) for UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS and UN Women. She also worked in India as a consultant for International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

 

To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/b3nCCV

 

(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@insidengo.org).

 

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

 

Twitter: #CITDWS

 

 

InsideNGO Honors NPOKI Executive Director

 

 

Media Contact: Elizabeth Walsh

ewalsh@insidengo.org 

 

InsideNGO Honors William (Bill) Lester of NPOKI

with the 2017 Excellence in Information Technology Award

 

WASHINGTON – InsideNGO honored NPOKI Executive Director William (Bill) Lester with its 2017 Excellence in Information Technology Award at its annual conference, Framing the Future of NGO Excellence, in Washington, DC, last evening.

 

The InsideNGO Operational Excellence Awards, which include the Excellence in Information Technology Award, were established in 2010 to recognize professionals within the development sector who are innovating, collaborating, and ensuring operational excellence within their organizations. Winners were chosen from among 35 nominations put forth by InsideNGO member organizations across the US and internationally earlier this year. Nominators were asked to submit detailed recommendations explaining how their nominees embodied operational excellence.

 

In their nomination, NPOKI Senior Consultant Mary Kathryn (MK) Cope and Chief Information Officer Surya Ganguly noted that Bill has been working to solve information challenges faced by NGOs worldwide for more than three decades.

 

“The need to standardize the reporting of information, particularly in the field of global health, led to the development of a working group dedicated to sharing information in a way as to avoid replication/ duplication,” they wrote. From these early discussions came the NonProfit Organizations Knowledge Initiative (NPOKI), which focuses on a variety of projects with an emphasis on performance management, collaboration and digital communities of practice…  Bill’s body of work has had astonishing impactHis early work focused on an individual organization but through NPOKI he has shared his knowledge, skill, humanity, and good humor with multiple organizations and people throughout the world.  

 

“We are pleased to recognize Bill Lester with the Excellence in Information Technology Award,” said InsideNGO President and CEO Tom Dente. “Bill has been a highly-engaged member and great partner to InsideNGO over the years, and we have seen his commitment to operational excellence come to life in many ways, from the ‘Connect the Information Dots’ webinars he’s hosted for our community to his training at workshops and his presentations at our annual conference. We greatly value his contributions and it is an honor to present him with this award.

 

 

 

More than 1,100 development practitioners from nearly 200 member organizations attended InsideNGO’s annual conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this year, making it one of the largest gatherings of professionals in the international development and humanitarian community in the U.S.

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InsideNGO is a membership association of 330 international non-governmental organizations and sector experts in the international development and relief community working together to achieve global impact. We provide training and learning opportunities, peer-to-peer exchange, sector expertise, and links to industry partners to help our members build their operational and management capacity. In July 2017, InsideNGO announced that it is merging with LINGOs and Mango to form a new organization, Humentum. Learn more at www.insidengo.org

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Join our panelist, Emma Ayebazibwe, Nicholas Santillo, and Steven Uggowitzer to learn about DHIS2 and its real and hidden costs.

 

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

 

Panelists:

Emma Ayebazibwe is a DHIS2 implementer, with experience in the health sector supporting Ministry of Health Uganda in customization and roll out of the current national electronic Health Management Information Systems (eHMIS). Emma has worked on the DHIS2 tracker for evaluating a Web-Based Electronic Medical Records System to improve long term and longitudinal tracking of MCH clients. Emma is currently studying a Master’s in Health Infomatics from University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and is a member of the HISP Uganda network, a LogicalOutcomes consultant and DHIS2 Tracker expert for HISP Tanzania network.

Nicholas Santillo is an educator, performer, producer and project manager who has worked in the creative, academic and non-profit sectors for over eight years.  He specializes in using storytelling to facilitate learning, especially across diverse cultures and backgrounds. In the non-profit sector Nicholas is developing and managing the online DHIS2 curriculum for LogicalOutcomes. He produces video content to enhance and support interactive online learning sessions, and facilitates the development of evaluation frameworks that can be implemented within the District Health Information Software (DHIS2).

Steven Uggowitzer has over twenty years experience in engineering internet technology, information and management systems; and over 15 years of international experience in public health and global health related information systems, deploying mission critical tools in large enterprise environments; and ICT support to health technical programmes at global, regional and country level. Steven is currently focused on interoperability and systems architectures based around DHIS2.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5885707011079154946

 

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

 

Twitter: #DHIS24iNGOs

DHIS2 for iNGOs Listserv: https://lists.npoki.org/lists/info/dhis2foringos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abila + Aptify + YourMembership: Welcome to CommunityBrands!

 

 

On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Abila + Aptify + YourMembership

Welcome to CommunityBrands!

 

Abila is a popular fund accounting financial management software system used by many nonprofits and associations.

 

In early April 2017 Abila, Aptify and YourMembership joined to create a unified family of not-for-profit solutions under the new name CommunityBrands.  NimbleUser was later added to the family of CommunityBrands. 

 

Since these events were announced, we have received an outpouring of inquiries from the Abila community to help them understand what this may mean for them as an Abila user or prospective user.  There was also a desire to become better educated on YourMembership and the other CommunityBrands solutions, because of the overlap in many of the feature sets.  This conversation will be presented over two webinars, the first focusing on Abila, and the next on YourMembership.

 

Who should attend:

Existing or prospective Abila users as well as existing YourMembership users who want to learn more about Abila and what it has to offer to your organization.  

 

Please join us on Tuesday, June 13th from 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET when an expert panel will discuss these events, solutions, industry insights and what you can do to mitigate risks and benefit from new opportunities presented by this merger.

 

 

Panelists:

Ben Martin, Chief Engagement Officer (CAE) is founder of The Not-for-profit Investments Research Department (theNIRD.org), a website that tracks mergers, acquisitions, and investment activity in the NFP technology market. Ben has nearly 20 years of experience in the NFP sector, including 12 years as a membership, communications, and marketing executive. In addition to writing for theNIRD.org, Ben is CEO of Online Community Results, a consultancy that specializes in helping nonprofits use private social networks to achieve their missions and earn ROI.

Jane Houle is a Chicago-based financial professional with 28 years of experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. With an emphasis on process improvement, operational efficiency and technology utilization in non-profit and governmental organizations, Jane has assisted 100’s of organizations in implementing and fully utilizing accounting and fundraising software including social service agencies, libraries, health clinics, schools, professional associations, governmental agencies, museums and theaters. Currently, Jane is the Nonprofit Solutions Practice Director at Net@Work.

 

To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/O5ZeK2

 

(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@insidengo.org).

 

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

 

Twitter: #CITDWS

 

 

DHIS2 User Resources 17.04.20

 

   

Resources for DHIS2 Users

Updated April 20, 2017

 

From the University of Oslo

 

Sign up for the DHIS2 mailing list https://www.dhis2.org/contact

 

New! Online DHIS2 Fundamentals course: https://academy.dhis2.org/courses/HISP/DHIS2_Level1/2015_Q1/about

 

Download DHIS2 Academies & symposium slide decks

https://www.dhis2.org/previous-academies

 

 

Report issues & bugs on JIRA: https://jira.dhis2.org/

 

Contribute to multi-lingual interface: DHIS2 Translation board https://translate.dhis2.org

 

Interoperability guidelines coming soon: Ola olati@ifi.uio.no  Patrick mail@patrickernst.de

 

 

NPOKI & InsideNGO

 

NPOKI webinar series: DHIS2 for iNGOs

Watch the webinars: https://vimeo.com/groups/410817/videos

 

DHIS2 for iNGOs Listserv: https://lists.npoki.org/lists/info/dhis2foringos

 

 

LogicalOutcomes

 

DHIS2 Tools & Templates: https://github.com/LogicalOutcomes/dhis2-templates/wiki

-includes Curriculum and DHIS2 FAQ (currently in English, French FAQ coming soon)

DHIS2 Consultants List coming soon

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Collaboration with CommunityCloud: The Value of Time

 

 

On Wednesday, February 15th from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Collaboration with CommunityCloud:

The Value of Time

 

Simplicity in technology may seem counter-intuitive. Many of the popular collaboration platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slack, etc.) are fueled by our commitment to spend lots of time using lots of widgets to manage relationships and share information. We struggle to keep up with the selected solution(s), and Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) compels us to move from page to page to page in hopes of finding what we need, when we need it.

 

Damir Simunic and his colleagues at CommunityCloud have given careful consideration to the way NGOs use collaborative tools, particularly in relationship to the time it takes. They focus on the surprising effectiveness and simplicity of some common technologies that have been around for decades, and evaluate some modern technologies (natural language processing, machine learning, deep neural networks, real time translation and artificial intelligence). The question they ask is “Can these solutions be used in a simple, seamless way to empower nonprofits and NGOs around the world to save time?

 

Join Damir Simunic & Joe Canda from WA Research in Switzerland and some of their NGO clients as they discuss CommunityCloud’s unique solution to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, currently in use by organizations like USAID, WHO, DFID, John Snow, and Management Sciences for Health.

 

Panelists:

Damir Simunic is a founder and CTO of WA Research, the company behind Community Cloud. He believes that computers exist to save us from doing boring things, and has spent 30 years building software products that do exactly that.

Joe Canda is an American/Swiss national. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the IT industry ranging from systems engineering to managing world-wide IT teams in multi-national corporations. He is now the Managing Director of WA Research.

Craig Duncan is the Head of the Information Management Unit at The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3243966501540605954

 

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

 

Twitter: #CITDWS

 

 

Connecting The Information Dots – 2017 Schedule

This is a list of the scheduled CTID Webinars for 2017. We’ll update the list as more events are scheduled. Please feel free to share this information with others at your organization who might be interested in a particular topic. And if you have suggestions for future webinars, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us at info at npoki.org.

Calendar 2017

Topic,
Date/Time,

Presenters
Details
Mango Mobile Application Platform


Tues, January 10 11:30AM-12:45PM ET


Webinar Recording

Powerpoint Download


Andrew Wyborn, Managing Director, Greenmash LTD


Dr. Kingsley Che Soh, Sightsavers International

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)

Collaboration with CommunityCloud:

The Value of Time


Wed, February 15 11:30AM-12:45PM ET


Webinar Recording

Powerpoint Download


Damir Simunic, WA Research


Joe Canda, WA Research


Craig Duncan, UNISDR

Simplicity in technology may seem counter-intuitive. Many of the popular collaboration platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slack, etc.) are fueled by our commitment to spend lots of time using lots of widgets to manage relationships and share information. We struggle to keep up with the selected solution(s), and Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) compels us to move from page to page to page in hopes of finding what we need, when we need it.

Damir Simunic and his colleagues at CommunityCloud have given careful consideration to the way NGOs use collaborative tools, particularly in relationship to the time it takes. They focus on the surprising effectiveness and simplicity of some common technologies that have been around for decades, and evaluate some modern technologies (natural language processing, machine learning, deep neural networks, real time translation and artificial intelligence). The question they ask is “Can these solutions be used in a simple, seamless way to empower nonprofits and NGOs around the world to save time?”

Join Damir Simunic & Joe Canda from WA Research in Switzerland and some of their NGO clients as they discuss CommunityCloud’s unique solution to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, currently in use by organizations like USAID, WHO, DFID, John Snow, and Management Sciences for Health.

Workplace by Facebook


Thur, February 23 11:00AM-12:00PM ET


Webinar Recording

Powerpoint Download


Brad Ferry, Facebook


Stefan van der Fluit, Facebook


Beth Kargel, CARE International


Greg Sjrogen, CARE International

Change the way you work with Workplace by FacebookBuilt 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!

(This is a co-presentation with NetHope)

Abila + Aptify + YourMembership: Welcome to CommunityBrands!


Tue, June 13 2:00PM-3:00PM ET


Webinar Recording

Powerpoint Download


Ben Martin, CAE, theNIRD.org


Jane Houle, Net@Work

 Abila is a popular fund accounting financial management software system used by many nonprofits and associations.In early April 2017 Abila, Aptify and YourMembership joined to create a unified family of not-for-profit solutions under the new name CommunityBrands.  NimbleUser was later added to the family of CommunityBrands.

Since these events were announced, we have received an outpouring of inquiries from the Abila community to help them understand what this may mean for them as an Abila user or prospective user.  There was also a desire to become better educated on YourMembership and the other CommunityBrands solutions, because of the overlap in many of the feature sets.  This conversation will be presented over two webinars, the first focusing on Abila, and the next on YourMembership.

Who should attend:

Existing or prospective Abila users as well as existing YourMembership users who want to learn more about Abila and what it has to offer to your organization.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 13th from 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET when an expert panel will discuss these events, solutions, industry insights and what you can do to mitigate risks and benefit from new opportunities presented by this merger.

Dharma Platform: Data Management Tools for your NGO


Weds, September 27, 2017

11:30AM to 12:45P ET


Webinar Recording

Powerpoint Download


Katy Pullen, Operations Manager at Dharma


Janice Leung, Former M&E Coordinator at Capoeira4Refugees


Joy Kim, Technical Support at Dharma

The Dharma Platform is based on the idea that working with data shouldn’t be difficult, time consuming, or expensive. As an end-to-end, web and mobile-based solution that streamlines the data collection, management and analysis process, Dharma is designed to provide the insights you need to make smarter decisions. Dharma allows information to be collected anywhere, in any language, on any device, online and off. Field-tested in some of the most challenging environments on earth, today Dharma is used to implement and monitor aid programs across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Who should attend:

We welcome Program/project, M&E, and IT-focused iNGO staffers who manage project-related data to bring your questions.

On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, please join Katy Pullen, Operations Manager at Dharma, and one of Dharma’s implementing partners from the field to discover what it means to free yourself from a world of spreadsheets, consultants and data cleaning and to gain the insights you need at every level to make a greater impact.

Buyer Beware: Selecting Vendors and & Negotiating Terms in Technology Agreements


Tues, October 17, 2017

11:30AM to 12:45P ET


Webinar Recording

Powerpoint Download


Jon Dartley, Attorney at Perlman & Perlman


Moderator

Surya Sayed-Ganguly, CIO, Senior Advisor at NPOKI


With the proliferation of new technological solutions for everything from fundraising to donor relationship management, program analytics to payment processing, an increasing number of third-party vendors are being engaged to integrate these systems into their day-to-day operations. These services are often “mission-critical,” meaning they are necessary for the nonprofit to function optimally and accomplish their purpose.  Since the legal contract with the vendor forms the groundwork for the delivery and continuing functionality of the system being provided, it’s essential that NFPs / NGOs understand its terms and be prepared to negotiate them.In this webinar, Moderator Surya Sayed-Ganguly and Attorney John Dartley will walk you through the maze of tasks, questions, and considerations needed to insure success when selecting a technology vendor for a large project and the negotiating the subsequent agreement, including:

  • Nuts & Bolts of the RFP, including is an RFP even warranted?
  • Negotiating Price – factors and tactics to be considered, including fixed price versus billable hours.
  • Working with Key Stakeholders – how and when to bring the right staff to the table, and how each can help to insure success
  • Business Considerations – reviewing the contract, both internally (stakeholders) and externally (lawyers).
  • Legal Terms and Conditions – Key Terms to Include, such as delays, price overruns, data breaches, etc. Negotiating key terms is essential to protecting your organization.

Who should attend:

We welcome all NFP/NGO staff involved in helping to select technology vendors and negotiate vendor contracts to bring your questions.

Harnessing Tech for Compliance


Tues, November 8, 2017

11:30AM to 12:45P ET


Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Download


Carolyn Boyce, Senior Management Information Systems Advisor at Pathfinder International


Mike Cullen, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Senior Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


Michael Powers, Financial Controller at Abt Associates Inc

Risk management for NGOs and not-for-profit organizations is growing more complex and challenging, with ever-changing compliance requirements, geographic locations, and fiscal resources. Learn how organizations have integrated technology into compliance, such as programmatic compliance to federal regulations, using a ticketing system to manage leases and bank accounts, the gamification of compliance knowledge, and integrating technology into internal audit. Understand the convergence of internal audit, operations, compliance, and risk management and return to your organization with practical technology tools to enhance compliance, as well as risk management strategies.

Join Carolyn Boyce, Senior Management Information Systems Advisor at Pathfinder International, Mike Cullen, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Senior Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, and Michael Powers, Financial Controller at Abt Associates Inc. in a repeat of their popular session from this year’s InsideNGO 2017 Annual Conference.

Problems, Big Solutions!

Incorporating Responsible Data Principles in Institutional Data Management


Tues, December 12, 2017

11:30AM to 12:45P ET


Registration:


Alvaro Cobo-Santillan, Senior Advisor MEAL/ICT at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Jeff Lundberg, Senior Program Manager at CRS


Paul Perrin, Director and Associate Professor of the Practice at University of Notre Dame


Gillian Kerr, President Emeritus at LogicalOutcomes Canada

The nonprofit sector produces a wealth of data that plays a fundamental role in the strategic and operational decision making and learning. Nevertheless, many organizations face major challenges with storing and integrating data produced in the field, limiting decision and learning capacity. Data warehousing and integration is an approach that could help fill this gap. However, it raises challenges in terms of responsible data management. This session will discuss the major conceptual, programmatic and technical considerations needed to implement responsible data principles and approaches, at different levels

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.

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

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 https://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 https://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!

dhis2-ctid-logos

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.  

 

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Webinar: Big Data DeMystified

 

On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:15PM ET, we will present a free webinar:

 

Big Data DeMystified

Big Data is a popular new buzz phrase but what exactly does it mean?

 

  • What is/isn’t big data?
  • What can we do with big data?
  • Is it relevant to our work at a nonprofit/NGO?
  • Is it available to all NGO given our time restrictions and budgets?
  • Is it the future for NGOs? 

 

Please join us for an overview of big data concepts, realities, and an NGO case study. Gain a better understanding as myths are dispelled, realities discussed, and insights provided into the relevance of big data for NGOs.

 

Panelists:

Amir Halfon specializes in Big Data and Cloud Computing, with a focus on the Financial Services domain, leveraging his experience as an industry CTO at Sun Microsystems, Oracle and MarkLogic. As a Principal at Strategic Advisory Services, he works with companies ranging from tech startups to well-established enterprises, to help them shape their product strategy and execution. Amir is a frequent invited speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to several publications.

Ernest Ostro is the Director of Applications for the International Rescue Committee, with responsibility for enterprise applications, data services, ICT4D, and software development. He has been involved with internet technologies since 1989 and has worked to deliver rational technology to end users in for- and nonprofits involved healthcare, logistics, open-source projects, e-Commerce, startups, and research on ecology. He was previously the IT Director at Pathfinder International.

Mark Reilley is the Director of Global IT at Pact where he delivers technology services to 3000+ employees operating in 30 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. He has 20 years of global IT experience across a variety of industries and organizations including nonprofits like the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDs Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as well as IBM, Kodak and PwC in the private sector.  A certified Project Management Professional, his expertise includes change management, communication and system development and integration.

 

To register for this free webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8600975166870809858

 

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

 

Twitter: #CITDWS

 

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