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!
Rob Abercrombie is Director of Research & Consulting at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and leads NPC’s consulting service to charities, funders and government. He has worked as a strategy consultant across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and as Head of Strategy for the UK’s version of the Consumers Union. NPC is the UK’s leading think tank on the charity sector. It exists to make charities and funders more successful in achieving their missions, through rigorous analysis, practical advice and innovative thinking.→
Reviewer and Researcher of Software Applications
Software Advice provide reviews and research on thousands of software applications.→
Debra Anderson (@debraeanderson), Instructor at the New School, Co-Founder at DataCoLab, Founder & CEO at CultureShock. Focusing on the increasingly integral role of technology in both media and entertainment, Debra co-created and teaches an undergraduate course in Big Data: Consumer Research at The New School for Public Engagement, the first of its kind. The platform is focused on the developments, trends, and innovations in this rapidly expanding field. She recently lectured on the subject at the CultureTech Festival in Derry/Londonderry, N. Ireland.→
Senior Policy Coordinator, Washington Nonprofits
Rick leads Washington Nonprofits Public Policy programs where he brings a wealth of experience in public policy, political advocacy, and consulting to build the capacity of nonprofits to advocate effectively.
He has 17 years’ experience working for and with the Washington State Legislature serving as non-partisan committee staff and later as a contract lobbyist working primarily for nonprofits. Rick has 10+ years providing consulting services public, private, and nonprofit clients consultant in Washington State and internationally. Rick has been twice honored for innovation at a national firm and has been a frequent presenter at local and national conferences.→
Data & Information Architect, Development Initiatives
Bill is the Technical Lead in the Secretariat of the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and works on joined-up data and global data standards. Bill posses 13 years as an intelligence analyst for the African National Congress of South Africa. 10 years as MD of a software house doing Electronic Data Interchange. Consultant specialising in public information systems in Africa.→
Ed Anderton is a development researcher for Nominet Trust, focussed on supporting the effective use of data in the social sector, having arrived with a varied career in education, via a brief sojourn in Central Government.→
Mark Arnoldy is Executive Director of Nyaya Health. After nearly dying on his first trip to Nepal from a lack of access to health care following a severe allergic reaction, Mark was afforded a rare glimpse of empathy with the millions of Nepalis denied care in their own country. He then commited to a life of building health systems alongside Nepal’s poorest through Nyaya Health. Prior to Nyaya Health, Mark founded NepalNUTrition to treat malnourished children and advised the creation of two blended value businesses in the United States.→
Craig Arteaga-Johnson serves as Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Pomona College, overseeing the offices of Major Gifts, Annual Giving and Prospect Research & Management.→
Social Impact Analysts Association
The Social Impact Analysts Association or SIAA is an international professional body for social impact analysts. SIAA supports and represents its members and the wider social impact analysis field on a global scale. SIAA believes that by building an active international community of social impact analysts social purpose organisations will have access to the support they need to create positive social impact.
SIAA’s members are passionately committed to developing more effective social purpose organisations and increasing positive social impact through their work.→
Ayo Atterberry is the Director of Outcomes, Assessment, and Learning at VPP. In this role, she oversees the strategic evaluation of VPP’s work, as well as the capture of lessons learned and knowledge gained.→