From 2019 until 2022 my team and I have been developing the 121 Platform: a digital platform to make cash-based humanitarian aid programs easier, safer and faster. This post is a cross-post of the Case Study “Next Level Integration with Financial Service Providers in Kenya and the Netherlands” which appeared on the Cash Hub, which […]
Relax, I am not talking about a new strain of the Corona virus. And if you are suffering from Bilateritis, you will probably survive. Maybe not even get sick. And it is definitely not your fault. Bilateritis is an ‘organizational culture disease’ that I see occurring at many of my clients, especially in smaller organizations […]
This post could also be titled: How to avoid unnecessary risk. I encounter it with entrepreneurs more often than not: the willingness to take a leap of faith over doing the necessary ground work, or being reckless in the name of their “risk-taking confident” self-image. Eric Ries calls it “waste” in his Lean Start-up approach. […]
Are you a Social Entrepreneur or working on innovation at an NGO or Social Enterprise/Start-up? Then you know how important it is to get to ‘financial sustainability’, to make your initiative long-lasting, to go beyond grants and pilots and scale up. For you I created the Social Business Model Calculator! This Calculator lets you easily […]
Recently we applied for UNICEF’s Wearables for Good Challenge and I read some interesting pieces on NGOs and innovation. Since these gave me the impression that NGOs could benefit more from innovation and new technologies, I decided to offer my expertise and part of my time to help NGOs innovate, or at least to assist […]
It is not hard to see that many things have fundamentally gone wrong in our world. Just think of how rapidly we are: destroying nature, depleting natural resources and using nonrenewable fossil fuels. Furthermore, so many of us are living in complete and increasing poverty, war, sickness and just utter misery, while so many others […]
Are you becoming more and more aware and concerned about your on-line privacy and related security of your digital data? I have… Of course due to the media attention to Snowden and related news, but also because of some very good documentaries on Tegenlicht and documentairenet.nl. “it just not seems feasible to really be in […]
This post is in Dutch. You can use Google Translate to read it in English. *** Update van de initiatieven in Nederland dankzij David Demper van Snappcar.nl op 12 maart 2012.