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Reflections: Transforming the sector in Toronto

In Viewpoints, Digital Impact World Tour by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.Leave a Comment

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

In From the Field by Zara RahmanLeave a Comment

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

In From the Field by Alix DunnLeave a Comment

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

In From the Field by Kevin ClarkLeave a Comment

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

In From the Field by Laura SeamanLeave a Comment

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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Data on Purpose/Do Good Data 2017

In Events, Past Events by Erin FoggLeave a Comment

 Watch recordings of the 2017 sessions here! Save the dates for next year’s conference, February 15-16, 2018! About the 2017 conference: We work in a time when there is an overabundance of data. It has the ability to transform how social sector organizations operate, interact with one another, and serve constituents. It also has the capacity to do great harm …