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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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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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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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Data on Purpose/Do Good Data 2017

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 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 …

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Announcing the Digital Impact World Tour

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Digital data offers a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact – data transforms how we operate, interact and serve constituents. At the same time, poorly-managed data can cause great harm. Civil society’s rising dependence on digital data and infrastructure has raised new ethical and governance challenges, generated a new set of regulatory actors, and made many …

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Video: Philanthropy Blueprint 2017

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“Especially in uncertain times the organizations and activists who make up civil society need to understand, protect, advocate for, and use their digital data and infrastructure just as they use their financial and human resources—safely, ethically, and effectively.” Every year Lucy Bernholz writes Philanthropy Blueprint, a forecast of trends, challenges, buzzwords and breakthroughs in the philanthropic sector for the year ahead. On …

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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

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Listen to Andrew Means, Jacob Harold, Beth Kanter, and Rella Kaplowitz dig into the Data Playbook to share strategies and insights for using data to drive social sector impact. Markets for Good partnered with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Data Playbook, a new practical guide for putting data to work in the …

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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 …