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.
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
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
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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!
John Hecklinger is Chief Program Officer of GlobalGiving, leading the organization's effort to be an ever more effective platform for grassroots social entrepreneurs and NGO partners to connect directly with funding sources.→
Phil Buchanan is president of CEP and was the first chief executive of the organization. Under his leadership, the organization has grown into the leading provider of comparative performance data to large foundations and other grantmaking institutions. Phil serves on the board of Great Nonprofits.
Erine founded Aunt Bertha in 2010 because he strongly believes people can and will help themselves if given the right tools. He explains in more detail why he started the company here and here. He can be reached here.→
Geoff Zimmerman is Director of Continuous Improvement for The Strive Partnership at KnowledgeWorks. Strive is a coalition of postsecondary, K-12, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky aimed at increasing educational aspirations, achievement, and attainment of students throughout the region.→
Sunand Menon is President of New Media Insight and has spent the last decade incubating and scaling information ventures in a variety of industries such as Financial Services, Media, and Healthcare. He was the founder and Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Indices, and was responsible for the roll-out of Thomson Reuters Business Classification. Previously, he also served as Global Head of Business Development at Lipper where he spearheaded its growth across the Data, Information and Knowledge sectors.→
Cynthia M. Gibson, Ph.D., is an independent consultant for a wide range of national nonprofits and foundations who serves as a strategist, thought leader, and writer. You can find her on Twitter @Cingib.→
Nicholas van Praag leads Ground Truth, an initiative of Keystone Accountability that introduces tools to bridge the gap between listening to people affected by humanitarian crises and acting on what they say.→
David Bank, a veteran Wall Street Journal reporter and author, is editor and CEO of Impact IQ. Most recently, Bank was vice president of Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) and an architect of the encore careers movement.→
Perla Ni is CEO of GreatNonprofits, the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about nonprofits.→
Debby Visser is Director, Investments and Partnerships for Success Measures, a social enterprise at NeighborWorks America that assists local organizations, intermediaries, and their philanthropic and public sector partners to plan and conduct evaluations.→