Our Value Proposition

As indicated by nearly 7,000 users, the NetHope Solutions Center delivers multi-stakeholder value – a win for the NGOs we serve, a win for the beneficiaries they serve, a win for technology partners and a win for the donors that sponsor our efforts.

It is our firm conviction that organizations in the social/socioeconomic and international development sectors in particular can benefit from collaboration around ICT/IT solutions. 

When a NGO or nonprofit organization identifies a business need or field operational challenge that has the potential to be met by a technological solution, we envision this center helping the business analyst or IT professional work towards developing a successful strategy. Users can search & discover solutions with the full text search or by applying category filters to blogs, case studies, webinars, product & services or community discussions. The Solutions Center also provides information on upcoming webinar and educational sessions that may be useful in tailoring the quest for solutions. Links to other external sources of information, or resources, may also help to point users in the right direction.

Once users select a certain technology solution or product for use, they can also find implementation and operational resources.

After successful implementation and positive experiences with an IT/ICT deployment, we hope subscribers will be inspired to report back on lessons learned and help guide and support others in their quest for solutions.

Value proposition to vendors & innovators

The aim of the NetHope Solutions Center is to engage a broad range of vendors and innovators ranging from established players (e.g. NetHope supporters), to members of partner networks and to emerging players in the multi-faceted volunteer technology community and academia. The center exposes the community of organizations involved in global development, emergency response and conservation to products and services from innovators, and provides a space for interaction and idea exchange.

Our catalog of products and services is particularly targeted at the social sector; here, entrepreneurs and members of the volunteer technology community can connect with NGOs, nonprofits and donors to receive feedback on solutions by way of ratings & reviews, case studies/lessons learned and discussions in recorded webinar sessions.

Value proposition to donors

The NetHope Solutions Center is a great tool to identify technologies that best address donor challenges and support donors' core missions. The "NGO Product Inventory" guides grantees through a collection of Enterprise IT and I4D ICT services to find the right solutions for each project -- whether it is for use in the field or at headquarters. The center also offers a rich database of case studies, success stories and lessons-learned documentation written by NGOs and nonprofits to give real-world feedback on the impact of solutions.

With participants from the social sector, vendors and technology community, recorded webinar discussions offer great insight to help better understand the latest and greatest solutions to fit niche needs or address universal challenges found across various program verticals.

Value proposition to community activists

The Solutions Center is a resource for the communities and individuals served by Enterprise IT and I4D ICT solutions. Community organizers can browse and discover services that they can help implement in their area. Examples include:

  • Agriculture solutions for farmers on weather patterns, growing techniques to maximize output, pricing, routes to market;
  • Education solutions for both teachers and students tailored by geography and curriculum, enabling more effective education and broader teacher training;
  • Vocational training enabling more job creation;
  • Improved health solutions for data collection and treatment across a broad myriad of disease types;
  • Business enablers for small- and medium-size businesses for office tools, accounting software and legal advice;
  • Better access and security of capital through mobile money and microfinance solutions; and
  • Free election enablers using social media and mapping tools.