View Post

The Dark Side of Data (Organizations)

In Viewpoints, Digital Impact World Tour by Angela Daly0 Comments

Non-profits and philanthropy organizations need to embrace the digital age and start engaging more with digital and data in their activities. However, they must also be careful to avoid the ‘dark side’ of data and digitization, and ensure they uphold respect for the privacy and security of individuals’ data.   These threats are not merely theoretical. There are plenty of …

View Post

Digital Impact – Brisbane

In Events, Upcoming Events, Digital Impact World Tour by Laura Seaman0 Comments

  Brisbane: join us on July 29!   Digital Impact is coming to Australia to learn how social sector leaders are creating impact in the digital age.   Nonprofit organizations and foundations increasingly depend on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their organizations and pursue their missions. How can organizations and leaders maximize the opportunities presented …

View Post

Podcast: Mapping Opportunity: Knowledge & Networks for Change

In Podcast, Virtual Roundtables, Conversations, Past Events by Digital Impact0 Comments

Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Catalina Escobar, Daniel Uribe, and Jake Garcia discuss the data-powered tools and services provided by Nodo Ká and Foundation Center to boost impact in the social sector. One of the fundamental goals of Digital Impact is to advance the effective and responsible use of digital data and infrastructure for the benefit of the social sector at …

View Post

Digital Impact: Reflections from Brussels

In Viewpoints, Digital Impact World Tour by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.0 Comments

The European leg of the Digital Impact event series kicked off in Brussels on 13 June.   Not surprisingly to those who follow EU policy, the emerging European digital policy landscape permeated the day’s discussions. We were fortunate to have participants and speakers from digital rights groups and corporate policy offices to share insights on the many ways that European …

View Post

Digital Impact: Reflections from Beijing

In Viewpoints, Digital Impact World Tour by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.0 Comments

With support from the Ai You Foundation, Digital Impact Beijing brought together 140 participants from Chinese nonprofits, foundations, corporate social responsibility programs, and universities. The opportunity to learn with and from networks of nonprofits in China – with its rapidly developing nonprofit sector and its singular digital culture – was exciting.   The nonprofit and foundation sector in China is …

View Post

Digital literacy: A core capacity for 21st century nonprofits

In Viewpoints by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.0 Comments

Over the last twenty years nonprofit organizations have gotten steadily better at financial management, communications, and evaluation. For many organizations these are now core capacities. Such changes were driven by several factors, and in turn have informed and helped drive the impact investment movement, social media for good efforts, and collective evaluation and evidence-based decision making efforts. Building capacity in …

View Post

Mapping Opportunity: Knowledge & Networks for Social Change

In Virtual Roundtables by Digital Impact0 Comments

What kinds of tools and information help people connect around philanthropy and social change? Join us on Wednesday, June 28th at 11am PT / 2pm ET to learn about two data-driven platforms aimed at supporting collaboration among grantmakers and nonprofits. Launched by MAKAIA, the Nodo Ká platform in Colombia includes directories, indicators, a marketplace of services, and various search tools …

View Post

Podcast: Data on Purpose / Do Good Data Fireside Chat

In Podcast, Conversations by Digital Impact0 Comments

Listen to Lucy Bernholz and Julia Angwin discuss algorithmic bias, digital security for nonprofits, and how big data is informing and reshaping journalism and the social sector at large.  As the opening event for the 2017 Data on Purpose / Do Good Data conference, Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford PACS and Director of its Digital Civil Society Lab, held …

View Post

Reflections: Transforming the sector in Toronto

In Viewpoints, Digital Impact World Tour by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.0 Comments

After the Data on Purpose / Do Good Data conference at Stanford, the Digital Civil Society Lab kicked off a yearlong series of convenings around the globe to learn from civil society leaders creating social impact in the digital age. Toronto was our first stop, where we partnered with Powered By Data, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, with support from global …