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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), …

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Digital Impact – Brisbane

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  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 …

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Podcast: Mapping Opportunity: Knowledge & Networks for Change

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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 …

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Digital Impact: Reflections from Brussels

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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 …

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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 …