digitizing nonprofits

A social good data platform transforming global COVID response through citizen engagement

For countless people around the world, Ushahidi’s open source data platform has been a lifeline during the global response to COVID. Learn more.

Astia is transforming the way we fund businesses

Cisco has invested in early-phase funding to help Astia develop a tech-enabled platform to source and screen companies applying to Astia for investment, and work to remove bias from the investment process. We recently sat down with Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, and Tanya Van Court, the CEO of Goalsetter, an investee company in Astia's portfolio, to learn more.

Code.org: Driving a global digital literacy movement in K-12 education

There are over 2 billion computers and more than 2.5 million apps in the world today, integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives. They influence how we work, drive, access healthcare, vote and more – and their uses are only growing. But how much do we really know about them? The answer for many of us is very little. The nonprofit Code.org is on a mission to change that.

The social justice of education: An interview with the CEO of New Teacher Center

Dr. Blackburn, CEO of New Teacher Center, shares the link between social justice and education and how his organization supports educators.

Digital solutions connect farmers to markets during uncertain times

Food supply chains have recently been disrupted. Here's how Digital Green is meeting the needs of farmers to make sure their crops can get to the market.

Reducing food waste and food insecurity one meal at a time

Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Most recently, Cisco and Cisco Foundation donated $1.2 million to help them expand their food recovery services. We sat down with Replate's CEO and founder, Maen Mahfoud, to learn more about Replate’s mission, and its response to business closures.

How CommonLit’s Free & Effective Literacy Program powers remote learning throughout America

With over 70 million students in the U.S., from kindergarten to grad school, transitioning to remote learning this year, innovative solutions are essential to keep children from falling behind. One solution is CommonLit.

Dispatch from the field: how a mobile app in East Africa empowers women while saving lives

Community health worker Roseline Moenga explains how she uses technology to diagnose malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in rural Kenya.

Non-profit spotlight: The high-touch, high-tech approach to digital financial services in India

Opportunity International designed and implemented a suite of digital financial products and services to bank the unbanked.  Our three-year partnership resulted in 20 million people reached via digital financial services and supported 3 million jobs, enabling individuals to support their families and contribute to the growth and vibrancy of their communities.