Digital Impact fosters an online community of social sector practitioners, policymakers, allied organizations and initiatives built around the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources for social good. From key influencers to on-the-ground program staff, we’re building a community to exchange ideas and foster new connections and collaborations.

Leadership Council

  • Victoria Vrana, Senior Program Officer, Charitable Sector Support, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Brian Walsh, Head of Impact, Liquidnet
  • Mari Kuraishi, Co-founder and President, GlobalGiving
  • Jacob Harold, CEO, GuideStar
  • Mario Lugay, Entrepreneur in Residence, GuideStar
  • Andrew Means, beyond.uptake


2016 Grantees

  • Alliance of Information and Referral Systems – Standardizing Resource Data APIs
  • Drexel University – Nonprofit Ecosystem Research and Visualization
  • Engagement Lab at Emerson College, MIT Center for Civic Media, and TNB Labs – A Data Literacy Toolkit for Nonprofit Organizations
  • The Governance Lab – Data Labs: Applying the Model in Other Contexts
  •  Media Mobilizing Project – Bad Data In: Communities Build Best Practice Database and Toolkit on Predictive Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Pretrial Detention
  • Center for Democracy & Technology, SIMLab, The Engine Room, and Future of Privacy Forum – Good Data Collaborative

2017 Grantees

  • African Minds – Open Data Intermediaries and Economic Ownership Rights
  • Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights – Research and decision-making framework for philanthropic organizations sharing grants data for human rights and social change projects
  • Benetech – Gamified Digital Security Training
  • CIVICUS – Data for Action: Bringing Responsible and Secure Data Practices to Community Surveys
  • Data Orchard – Data Evolution +
  • Max Planck institute for Intelligent Systems – Avoiding Discrimination in Automated Decision Making and Machine Learning
  • Pro Bono Net – Legal Empowerment Data Literacy and Governance Initiative

Become A Contributor

If you are interested in contributing a written piece to Digital Impact about digital data use and management for better decision making in the social sector, please complete the application form. We will respond to selected contributors within one week. Thank you for your interest in joining the Digital Impact community! 

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