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Digital Impact Grants 2017 Cycle Now Open!

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Good Data Grants are back – as Digital Impact Grants! Digital Impact is very pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 cycle for our Digital Impact Grants program to advance the use of digital data and infrastructure for social good. Launched in 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Digital Impact Grants support research and innovation …

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Podcast: Digital Security for Civil Society

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Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Josh Levy, and Kate McKenney discuss challenges, strategies, and processes for creating a strong practice and culture of data security at nonprofits and foundations.  Every nonprofit, foundation, and civil society organization is now digitally dependent, and managing digital resources safely, ethically and effectively is a core competency for these organizations. Digital security is a key aspect of …

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Digital Security for Civil Society

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Updated: Follow this link to check out highlights from the Digital Security roundtable and listen to the podcast! Data is an asset – and a liability. What are you doing to protect yours? Join our virtual roundtable to learn how you can make digital security an essential component of your nonprofit’s data strategy. Lucy Bernholz, director of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the …

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Moving society into the digital

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The following is a cross-post of a Feb. 14 blog originally published by Zara Rahman of The Engine Room, a nonprofit that helps activists, organizations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. The Engine Room was part of the first cohort of Good Data grantees for their joint project known as the Good Data …

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Three concepts of social sector transformation

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The following is a cross-post of a Sept. 27 blog originally published by Alix Dunn of The Engine Room, a nonprofit that helps activists, organizations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. The Engine Room was part of the first cohort of Good Data grantees for their joint project known as the Good Data Collaborative. …

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Building better data policies with Digital Impact

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New Music USA is on a mission to help new music thrive in America. We make over $1 million in grants to the new music community each year, publish NewMusicBox, and advocate for new music nationally and abroad. In 2013, we overhauled our grantmaking process, which gave us the opportunity to get creative about how to leverage the data we …

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Video: Digital Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector

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On Jan. 17, Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (home of Digital Impact) hosted Digital Impact: Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector in 2017, a panel exploring key questions such as: What are the key digital policy issues that matter to nonprofits in 2017? What are the most pressing challenges to nonprofits and activists? What should nonprofits, foundations and community activists …

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Announcing the Digital Impact World Tour

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Digital data offers a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact – data transforms how we operate, interact and serve constituents. At the same time, poorly-managed data can cause great harm. Civil society’s rising dependence on digital data and infrastructure has raised new ethical and governance challenges, generated a new set of regulatory actors, and made many …

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Introducing: Digital Impact

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’re bringing all our communities of digital do-gooders under one roof. Today we will begin transitioning Markets for Good and digitalimpact.io to one new shared identity – Digital Impact. All of the content, collaboration, and digital exploration we know and love will continue growing under the new Digital Impact – an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy …

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First cohort of grantees selected

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Digital Impact (formerly Markets For Good) has awarded nearly $275,000 in grants to seven projects spearheaded by U.S. nonprofits and universities to build a higher impact social sector founded in responsible digital data use and infrastructure. The selected projects represent the first cohort of grantees for the new grants program, which launched in June 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program aims …