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Digital Impact: Reflections from Beijing

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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 …

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Digital literacy: A core capacity for 21st century nonprofits

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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 …

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Mapping Opportunity: Knowledge & Networks for Social Change

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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 …

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Podcast: Data on Purpose / Do Good Data Fireside Chat

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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 …

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Reflections: Transforming the sector in Toronto

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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 …

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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 …