nonprofits technology series

How a digital data collection tool is helping humanitarians

KoBoToolbox is a free, open-source digital data collection and analysis tool for the NGO sector. This tool makes it possible for disaster-relief workers to create surveys and collect data in any language.

How a game is inspiring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

picoCTF is an online computer hacking game that challenges beginners and experts alike to solve real-life cybersecurity problems. Cisco enables picoCTF to gamify hacking and address the skills gap in cybersecurity careers.

How a nonprofit partner supports social enterprises so individuals can gain relevant skills

This group addresses the gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, investing in and supporting social enterprises that provide employment opportunities for low-income communities facing isolation, discrimination, lack of job skills, and poor education.

How one NGO helps farmers use mobile phones to invest in a better harvest

myAgro is a Cisco nonprofit partner addressing critical human needs. Read on to find out how they are supporting smallholder farmers in Africa.

How a nonprofit partner in education uses tech to bring educational content to those without the internet

According to the World Economic Forum, more than four billion people lack access to the internet. At the same time, Open Educational Resources (OER) are changing the way people learn by offering free opportunities to anyone with an internet connection.

How a nonprofit partner in economic empowerment provides tech training to survivors of human trafficking

AnnieCannons is a nonprofit whose mission is to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing  skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment.

How non-profits use technology to scale impact

This series of blog posts demonstrates how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact by telling stories from our three portfolio areas: economic empowerment, education, and critical human needs.