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Data Labs: Improving Access to Government Data

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Featured Speakers Governments collect and store massive amounts of administrative data about a wide range of issues. From public health data to crime statistics to student test scores, these data drive the public policy decisions that improve people’s lives. Nonprofits fill gaps that aren’t addressed by government services, yet they often don’t have access to government data sets, much less …

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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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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2018

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Featured Speakers Civil society – our shared space and work for the public good – faces startling new pressures and possibilities in this dynamic, digital age. What trends, opportunities, and risks will inform and reshape civil society in 2018? Join us as we kick off the new year with a virtual roundtable of experts, scholars, and practitioners to identify key …

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Closing Civic Space in the Digital Age

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Featured Speakers Civic spaces are closing around the globe. What role has digital data played in restricting civil society, and what are next steps for ensuring open civic spaces in this digital age? Join us as we gather experts to discuss the role of digital resources in shaping access to democratic participation, civil liberties, and other features of a thriving …

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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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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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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 …