There’s still plenty of work to improve working conditions in Bangladesh a year after the Rana Plaza factory collapsed, writes guest columnist Nadia Mahmud.
“We were able to respond well to the garment factory accident in Bangladesh by focusing on a specific problem, worked with partners to reach everyone affected by the problem, asked donors to help specific people, and gave them feedback on their specific donation.” –Adnan Mahmud, Jolkona co-founder
Organizations like Jolkona, translating to ‘a drop of water’ in Bengali, use a variety of giving platforms to engage the wide spectrum of immigrant groups in Seattle in a way that is relevant, culturally and economically.
Jolkona CEO Nadia Mahmud discusses our Give to Girls campaign and Give Together program in this radio interview with Warm 106.9 FM host Kate Daniels.
“What are some problems you have experienced related to gathering data about your donors, clients and programs? How can we improve, as a sector, to engage more funders and help more people?” -Adnan Mahmud, Jolkona co-founder
KQED Forum looks at how a new generation of philanthropists is attempting to use the tools and approaches of the tech industry to help solve social problems more efficiently and effectively. Guests include Adnan Mahmud, Jolkona co-founder.
“More tech innovations that help solve some of our world’s most pressing social issues…” –Nadia Mahmud, Jolkona CEO
“We can all give more time and money to worthy causes, and strive to actively promote social good in the public or private sectors.” –Adnan Mahmud, Jolkona co-founder
“Let’s open our hearts and wallets to support the doers working to help people who are suffering in Philippines, the developing world and our own backyards.” –Adnan Mahmud, Jolkona co-founder
“We have diversified our revenue sources — allowing us to continue delivering core services during the shutdown.” –Adnan Mahmud, Jolkona co-founder