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Podcast & Video: Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2018

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 Civil society – our shared space and work for the public good – faces startling new pressures and possibilities in this dynamic, digital age. What trends, issues, and challenges will shape or shake up civil society in 2018? Digital Impact kicked off the new year with a virtual roundtable of experts, scholars, and practitioners to identify key trends and …

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Podcast & Video: Closing Civic Spaces in the Digital Age

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Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Chris Worman, Mandeep Tiwana, Wilneida Negrón, and Dan “Blah” Meredith discuss the role digital resources are playing in the closing of civic spaces around the world. Civic spaces are closing around the world. Digital data and infrastructure are playing an increasing role in this trend, as they reshape the foundation and boundaries of civic spaces, and create new digital …

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Podcast & Video: The Open 990 & U.S. Nonprofits

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Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Cinthia Schuman Ottinger, Beth Simone Noveck, David Borenstein, and Neville Vakharia discuss the new machine-readable Form 990 and the opportunities and challenges presented to U.S. nonprofits and civil society. Recent regulatory changes have made e-filed Form 990s, the data-rich annual financial disclosure forms for U.S. nonprofits, publicly available as machine-readable digital data. With this change, the floodgates are opening for social …

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Podcast: Internet Health: A Checkup for Civil Society

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Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Solana Larsen, Dhanaraj Thakur, and Jessica Feldman discuss how we can define, measure, and foster a healthy internet for civil society. Shaped by technology, policy, commerce, culture and a host of other influences, the internet is a dynamic and diverse digital ecosystem whose increasing indispensability presents both opportunities and challenges for civil society. Digital Impact hosted …

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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: 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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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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Podcast: Data Conversation with Asha Curran

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In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks to Asha Curran, Chief Innovation Officer and the Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, about this year’s #GivingTuesday outcomes and success stories. Describing #GivingTuesday as a “new national ritual,” Asha talks about what makes the campaign unique and how it has been hyperlocalized, globalized, and variously …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Rachel Rank

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In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks to Rachel Rank, the Chief Executive of 360Giving, about her organization’s open data initiative for grantmaking. Drawing on the work and mission of 360Giving, Rachel talks about data infrastructure, the process of building and testing a data standard, and how centralizing and sharing data can foster new ideas, insights, and impact. “We’re …

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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 …