Kabissa is a non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities.

Kabissa's current priority is to support the networking, information sharing and ICT peer learning needs of African civil society organizations, which we do by maintaining an online platform at http://www.kabissa.org with a searchable organization directory, community blog and monthly member newsletter. Kabissa also organizes regular Africa Roundtable meetings via Internet featuring a lightning round of introductions and guest speakers from member organizations. 

Kabissa is different from Facebook and similar social networks because it is owned and governed by a nonprofit organization closely connected with African Civil Society. It is run with African stakeholders in mind - not corporate shareholders. Kabissa represents a vision to empower grassroots organizations in Africa to take control over their own means of communication. 

Who Benefits from Kabissa? 

Kabissa's primary target beneficiaries are the nearly 1700 civil society organizations represented in the Kabissa directory. They are working throughout Africa on a range of crucial issues from advocacy and human rights to education and social services, and through Kabissa they are able to take control over their presence on the Internet and build their capacity to use ICT. Secondary beneficiaries are researchers, students, media, and other interested individuals and organizations that read and use Kabissa content to learn about and contribute to the important work being done by African Civil Society.

Getting Started at Kabissa 

  1. Join Kabissa and subscribe to newsletters
    Kabissa membership is free of charge and anyone can join. To join, click on the "Sign up" link on top right corner of any page and complete the registration form.  
  2. Add your organization(s) to the Kabissa directory
    Organizations working in Africa are eligible for a profile page in the Kabissa directory with a unique web address. To apply, log in and click on the "add organization" link on the member dashboard menu after logging in. You will be taken to a three-step form to provide the essential information about your organization. 
  3. Contribute to the Kabissa Blog 
    Members with approved organizations in the directory automatically get blogger privileges and can add posts directly via the member dashboard menu. If you don't have an organization to add but like to blog about topics relevant to our niche network, request access by clicking on the "request blogger privileges" link on the member dashboard menu after logging in. 
  4. Participate in Africa Roundtable events
    Keep an eye out for Africa Roundtable events via kabissa.org or subscribe to the Africa Roundtable mailing lists to be informed of upcoming events directly. Typically the cost to participate is $10 and remote participation is possible via Internet. You can also propose to host a roundtable in your own community or request to feature your organization.
  5. Connect with Kabissa on Social Networks. 
    You can find and connect with KAbissa members at http://facebook.com/kabissa and http://twitter.com/kabissa and http://www.linkedin.com/company/kabissa/ and drop us a line. 
  6. Volunteer for Kabissa
    Kabissa provides rewarding online volunteering opportunities within a dynamic international team. Current openings and application form are at http://www.kabissa.org/about/volunteering.

Support Kabissa Financially

Kabissa depends on donations from our stakeholders and supporters to cover our core costs and to implement projects to improve our platform. You can donate online at http://www.kabissa.org/donate or send us a check to:

9874 NE Yaquina Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 

See http://www.kabissa.org/morewaystodonate for more ways to donate. Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about donating or would like to request a project proposal. 

Our latest 990 tax return and independent auditor's report are available at http://www.kabissa.org/about

Still have questions? 

If you still have questions, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page at http://www.kabissa.org/faq or email our membership manager at [email protected] 

Kabissa at a glance - June 2012 (PDF)176.61 KB
2011 Kabissa Form 9901.22 MB
2011 Kabissa Audit242.3 KB
Kabissa Bylaws136.79 KB
2012 Kabissa Form 990982.39 KB

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