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Inspiration at the Skoll World Forum

I recently returned from my 14th Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England. You might wonder, why on earth would someone go to a conference 14 years in a row? I go because it is the best place in the world for meaningful discussions about making the world a better place. There are […]

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Benetech Signs Agreement with EIFL to Expand Access to International Libraries Using Bookshare

An agreement between Benetech and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a nonprofit that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge, enables 41 countries to take a monumental leap closer to knowledge without borders. The agreement provides discounted access to Bookshare, the world’s largest library of accessible ebooks for people who cannot read standard print. […]

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Game Designers and Human Rights Defenders Unite!

If you were creating a video game character with the goal of making her the most effective human rights defender she could be, what skills would you give her? Maybe she’d have exceptional interviewing skills, or a strong understanding of physical and digital security practices, or she might be well versed in various advocacy strategies. […]

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Data Collaboration Like Never Before: A Safety Net that Catches Anyone Who Falls

A first-of-its-kind gathering took place on Feb 20th and 21st in the heart of San Francisco. The purpose of the gathering was to chart a path forward so all participating organizations can use data collaboration to better serve their constituents. Under the Benetech Service Net umbrella, participants included major Bay Area service providers such as […]

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