Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact: The Future is Now

Author: Gahran, Amy, Jeff Perlstein Publication Type: Report/White paper Publication Date: Apr 2012 Publisher/Journal: Zero Divide Publication language: English Abstract: Mobile strategies provide tremendous opportunities for funders interested in strengthening grantees’ social impact and generating a strong return on investment. The technology required is (relatively) inexpensive, nearly ubiquitous and already in the hands of underserved communities. Unfortunately, despite many proven successes, clear best practices, and numerous available approaches, funding for U.S.-based projects still lags significantly behind international deployments. What, then, do funders need to under- stand to support their grantees in seizing these opportunities? How can funders support mobile projectsbeyond fundraising campaigns and communicat- ing via social media

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Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact: The Future is Now