International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security


Improving the Human Condition

Fairfax, VA


NetHope empowers committed nonprofit organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope's nonprofit members, charitable foundations and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 44 top tier international NGOs, working on some of the world's toughest challenges including poverty and hunger, refugee displacement, human trafficking, gender inequality, and environmental protection in 180 countries worldwide.

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Principal Officer

Lauren Woodman

Main Address

10615 Judicial Drive Suite #402

Fairfax, VA 22030 USA


international, information technology, communication technology, innovation, field capacity, emergency response, connectivity





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

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NetHope enables committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. Many of today's problems, whether they are the result of natural disasters or human-caused disruption, can be solved through collaborative efforts using the organizational knowledge of global nonprofits and the power of technological innovation. Bringing together global leaders in the nonprofit and technology sectors, we embrace big challenges , from hurricanes to the refugee crises, through innovation and collaboration in a unique model that has proven to have powerful results for more than a decade.

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Emergency Response

Global Broadband Initiative

NetHope Solutions Center

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Charting Impact

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We enable cross-sector collaboration between nonprofits and innovative companies to develop better programs, mitigate risks, and scale benefits for greater impact in the communities in which we work.
Our collaborative model uses public & private partnerships to deliver information technology solutions to the developing world.

NetHope's programs are built upon four pillars of work. These four pillars are our main priorities when it comes to supporting our membership and leading the way in technology for development.

1. Supporting Practical Innovation
We help nonprofits design, evaluate and implement technology-enabled responses that improve their work.

2. Simplifying and Streamlining Utilization of Technology
We make locating, purchasing and integrating powerful technologies simple and inexpensive by securing deals, discounts and expertise on behalf of our members.

3. Building Organizational Capacity
We empower organizations to grow internal capacity and buy-in for technology, ensuring that change management is smooth and effective.

4. Encouraging Sector-Wide Change
We contribute to thought leadership around technology in development by generating case studies, blogs, discussions, publications, webinars and working groups that help members move forward in knowledge.

NetHope connects the world's largest nonprofits with technology innovators worldwide. By leveraging these relationships, capabilities and assets, we act as a catalyst for productive collaboration, innovation and problem-solving to reimagine how technology can improve our world.

For more than a decade, NetHope has responded to the needs of vulnerable communities around the globe. This has included providing internet and communication connectivity for first responders and the inhabitants after the hurricanes in the Caribbean in 2017; providing laptops and other devices for refugees in Germany, Greece and the Balkans to help them in their new lives; and setting up connectivity hubs in the largest refugee camp in the world in Uganda.

In all these instances, NetHope has seen that the collective knowledge of nonprofits combined with the expertise of the technology sector can result is powerful solutions for communities in need, connecting them with resource assistance and education to create a better future. We have witnessed real change as individuals, due to this connectivity, have moved from refugee status to established individuals in their new homes, helping not only themselves, but also those around.

NetHope has responded to some of the biggest natural disasters of the last decade including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and epidemics such as ebola.

By linking global nonprofits with the powerful tools of the technology sector, we have seen lives saved due to the collaborative efforts of using technology to pinpoint where the needs are greatest. We choose to embrace technology in every area of humanitarian and conservation work because we believe it is always useful and relevant.

Our network of nearly 60 of the largest relief organizations in the world and connection with dozens of the leading technology companies, is providing relevant technologies, coupled with affordable access, bridging the gap and empowering previously underserved communities.

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