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Podcast & Video: The Open 990 & U.S. Nonprofits

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Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Cinthia Schuman Ottinger, Beth Simone Noveck, David Borenstein, and Neville Vakharia discuss the new machine-readable Form 990 and the opportunities and challenges presented to U.S. nonprofits and civil society. Recent regulatory changes have made e-filed Form 990s, the data-rich annual financial disclosure forms for U.S. nonprofits, publicly available as machine-readable digital data. With this change, the floodgates are opening for social …

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Digital Impact – New York City

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New York City: Join us on October 23!   Digital Impact is coming to New York City 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 …

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Podcast: Internet Health: A Checkup for Civil Society

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Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Solana Larsen, Dhanaraj Thakur, and Jessica Feldman discuss how we can define, measure, and foster a healthy internet for civil society. Shaped by technology, policy, commerce, culture and a host of other influences, the internet is a dynamic and diverse digital ecosystem whose increasing indispensability presents both opportunities and challenges for civil society. Digital Impact hosted …

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2017 Digital Impact Grants Cohort Selected

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Digital Impact has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to seven international and U.S. social sector organizations working to advance the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources for social good around the globe. The selected grantees represent the second cohort in the Digital Impact Grants program (formerly Good Data Grants), which launched in 2016 with the support of …

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Considering Bias

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Human perceptions and decision-making are riddled with cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that sometimes lead to irrational judgments. For example, you might think you are more likely to die in a plane crash than die of a heart attack (that’s caused by the availability heuristic). While that can impact your anxiety to fly, it …

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Digital Impact – Cape Town

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Cape Town: join us on September 7!   Digital Impact is coming to South Africa 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 …

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The Open 990 & U.S. Nonprofits

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Featured Speakers The annual tax forms for U.S. nonprofits – known as “Form 990s” – are now available to the public in digital, machine-readable form when they are filed electronically. Researchers, journalists, giving platforms, infrastructure organizations and others are coming together to make it easier to access and use this data, which provide unique insights into nonprofit financials, grantmaking, income, spending …

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Digital Impact: Reflections from Brisbane

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On July 29 More than 100 Australian social sector leaders spent a beautiful Saturday in Brisbane discussing the possibilities and responsibilities of digital civil society. Several themes dominated the day: the importance of the “people” part of digital data, the ways digital technologies can highlight and even amplify existing social disparities, and a clear enthusiasm for building connections across sectors, …

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The Dark Side of Data (Organizations)

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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 …

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Internet Health: A Checkup for Civil Society

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Featured Speakers Internet health – how do we define, measure, and foster it for social good? Join us as we gather experts for a checkup on the state of the internet and a closer look at key initiatives designed to monitor, evaluate, and improve the digital ecosystem for civil society. Lucy Bernholz, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL), …