Month: October 2019

Free technology assessment for nonprofits helps assess how your organization is doing tech-wise.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MEET DOMESTIC (USA) DEVELOPMENT. Many of us spend our entire careers between Washington and somewhere else in the world. When I made the switch from US development to global, I was amazed by how little my colleagues were utilizing the nonprofit resources we develop and use at home in the United States. The …

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Consider translating your digital development materials.

Why? So more people can understand them! We’re a multi-lingual team. We’re constantly communicating between English and Spanish. We reference best practices, share relevant resources and gather data to use with our partners across Latin America and the Caribbean. While this region isn’t the most popular international development destination, there are a number of smaller …

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Let’s Talk Money: Communicating with Technology Vendor Sales Reps in Digital Development

Money talk. For many of us working in international development, global health, social impact, the topic of ‘how much does this cost’ can be difficult to navigate. We have worked on both sides of the aisle (in our former lives) and have worked out some strategies for making pricing conversations easier. TecSalud presented pricing navigation …

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Digital Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

There’s a lot of debate about what to call the industry we work in – the industry of applying technology (hardware, software, connectivity) to contribute to social good. Some popular names include “Technology for Good,” “Digital Development,” and “Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D).” Let’s take a closer look at ICT4D, one of the industry’s …

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Does the world really need another “tech for good” organization?

We’ve all read articles about organizations that are bringing technology to remote, rural communities. Whether it’s developing laptops or drones, lights or fingerprint scanners, all of these groups seem aligned in their mission to implement technology that “does good” for underserved populations. So, when we started TecSalud, we had to ask ourselves the question: Does the …

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