TalkingPoints Uses Code As Universal Language To Connect Parents and Teachers

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Language barriers don’t exist in a vacuum. Let’s say a parent can’t communicate in English with their kid’s teacher, and that teacher only speaks English. The problem at hand isn’t just a translation issue. It’s a language barrier that limits the parent’s ability to participate in their child’s education, and limits the child’s development. In a poetic bit of engineering, Heejae Lim is using the universal… Read More

MSF/ Doctors Without Borders Use Twilio SMS To Help Fight HIV, Tuberculosis In Zimbabwe

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders are part of Twilio.org program, committed to supporting non-profit and social good organizations using communication technologies. Learn more about how your non-profit organisation can utilize communications at Twilio.org. Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors without Borders, provides medical humanitarian aid in communities around the World. From emergency response to outbreak control, this organisation of selfless health workers,… Read More

How Passive Aggressive Texts From A French Bulldog Can Help Nonprofits: All Good Text Delivers Critical Data via SMS

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There’s an empty feeling you get in your stomach when you open your analytics dashboard and see lines plummeting downward. Your sign ups are down, your video plays are down. The last thing you want is a passive aggressive text message from a French bulldog named Turtle, but it might be exactly what you need. Turtle is the Data Watchdog at All Good Text, a product… Read More

The Future of Coding In Kids’ Hands: Code.org Launches Code Studio to Educate, Inspire

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If you peeked into one of the 4th grade computer classrooms at the KIPP: Empower Academy you would see a room full of kids spending valuable class time playing Angry Birds. That’s because while they are playing Angry Birds, they’re also learning to code. Today, Code.org announced they’ve launched Code Studio, an online learning platform that teaches young students (Kindergarten through 8th grade) the basics of… Read More

ZeroPercent Uses Communication Tech to Connect Restaurants with Nonprofits Feeding the Hungry

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ZeroPercent is part of the Twilio.org program, committed to supporting nonprofit and social good organizations using communications technologies. Learn more about how your nonprofit can utilize communications at Twilio.org. Every year we waste billions of tons of food. A large portion of that food never even makes it to a plate. It’s produced, and thrown away. Globally, that adds up to about 1.3 billion tons of… Read More

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Gets Patients To Appointments With Twilio Voice + SMS

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[Arkansas Children’s Hospital is part of the Twilio.org program, committed to supporting nonprofit and social good organizations using communications technologies. Learn more about how your nonprofit can utilize communications at Twilio.org.]  Arkansas Children’s Hospital, located in Little Rock, Ark., has a clear mission: to improve children’s health by providing integrated patient care, research, education and prevention. As the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas, and the… Read More

San Francisco Startups Do Pushups for Charity Next Thursday

Doing pushups started as just a way for the Udemy team to stay in shape at the office. Before they knew it, the team had the crazy idea to one day turn that exercise into a way to raise money for charity. And that crazy fundraiser is about to happen. This Thursday, San Francisco startups 99Designs, GitHub, Hotel Tonight, Udemy and Zaarly will put their hands to… Read More