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#GivingTuesday: An Open-Source Philanthropic Movement

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Listen to Andrew Means, Asha Curran, Mario Lugay, Micah Sifry, and Lucy Bernholz discuss #GivingTuesday, civic tech, digital data, and current and emerging trends in philanthropy. Markets for Good partnered with the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92Y to host a virtual roundtable discussion examining #GivingTuesday as a model for “open-source” philanthropy. Moderated by Andrew Means, the …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Laura Callanan

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In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks with Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, about driving impact investment and innovation in creative arts and enterprise. Laura, a former Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about her mission at Upstart Co-Lab to connect artists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to foster and sustain new creative spaces …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Jake Garcia

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In the latest episode of our Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Jake Garcia, Vice President for Data and Technology Strategy at Foundation Center, about building and leveraging data science skills in the social sector. Jake draws on his experience at Foundation Center to describe how social sector organizations can harness specialized training, the strengths of their existing personnel, and – crucially …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Steve MacLaughlin

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In the first episode of our new Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Analytics at Blackbaud, about his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. Steve draws on the latest research, interviews from the field, and his 20-plus years of experience to talk about the role of data science as it intersects with nonprofit culture, the art and science …

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Beyond the Dollars: Giving Days & Digital Data

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Listen to Andrew Means, Lilly Weinberg, Mike Berkowitz, Victoria Fear, and Jeannie Howell discuss how community foundations and nonprofits can approach giving days as an opportunity to build their data, digital skills, and organizational capacity. As part of our Give Day Lessons series, Markets for Good partnered with Knight Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion examining key findings from Knight’s new …

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Giving Day Technology: Making Good on the Big Day and Beyond

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Listen to Andrew Means, Lori Finch, Jamie McDonald, Charlie Mulligan, and Charles “Chic” Naumer discuss online fundraising platforms, giving day lessons, and the future of digital philanthropy. The tech failure that caused massive disruption of the national Give Local America Day fundraising campaign in May 2016 raised many questions for social sector leaders and practitioners: What went wrong? How did nonprofits, …

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Giving Day Fail: Lessons for Digital Infrastructure

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Listen to Andrew Means, Asha Curran, Priscilla Enriquez, and Beth Kanter discuss the lessons learned from the Give Local America Day tech failure. The tech failure that caused massive disruption of the national Give Local America Day fundraising campaign in May 2016 raised many questions for social sector leaders and practitioners: What went wrong? How did nonprofits and community foundations respond? …