More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement. If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits.
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Steve Case argues in his new book, The Third Wave, that major industry sectors are about to be transformed by the Internet – this is especially true in the nonprofit sector. The growing ubiquity of mobile devices and Internet, combined with the declining cost of connectivity, are perfect for nonprofits to scale impact even with typically restrictive budgets.
One example is Medic Mobile, a communication and support platform for health workers in hard-to-reach communities around the world. The company was born when founder Josh Nesbit noticed he had stronger cell reception in a rural African village than he did on Stanford’s campus, where he was a student. Nesbit had his “a-ha” moment when he realized remote community health workers could harness brand new mobile infrastructure to connect with clinics.
With the advent of cheaper technology and connectivity, tech startups need less seed funding and can scale their impact more quickly and effectively, solving big problems more quickly than ever.
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