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!
Angela is the founder and CEO of Agora for Good, an organization focused on bringing transparency and impact to charitable giving. Since launching the company last year, Angela has partnered with over a dozen major foundations and nonprofit leaders including the Omidyar Network, the Mulago Foundation, Ashoka and Echoing Green.
Angela has advised major donors on investing over $300 million in global development, supported nonprofits, and conducted nonprofit impact evaluations and strategy projects for ten years. Her content expertise includes global health, agriculture, access to finance, pay-for-results programs, gender, and education technology. Prior to founding Agora, Angela worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, PepsiCo and the Monitor Group. Angela is originally from Hawaii and holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.→
Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, GlobalGiving
Alison is Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications at GlobalGiving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. Her role is to tell the story of GlobalGiving and GlobalGiving's inspiring nonprofit partners. She's also on a team working to understand, measure, articulate, and improve GlobalGiving's social impact. A Colorado native, Alison graduated from Pepperdine University, served a Kiva Fellow in Kenya, and received her graduate degrees in community development and monitoring & evaluation from South Africa's Stellenbosch University. Alison is based in Denver and works out of the Posner Center for International Development. Follow her on twitter for musings on nonprofits and social media, maternal health, first-time parenting, and storytelling in global development.→
Curtis S. Chin is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Senior Fellow & Executive-in-Residence at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He also has worked for the international public affairs firm Burson-Marsteller, a part of the WPP family of companies. He is a board member of international humanitarian organization Community & Family Services International (CFSI) and World Education Services, and a managing director, RiverPeak Group, LLC.→
Wolfie Christl is a web developer, game designer, artist, researcher and activist based in Vienna, Austria. He works at the intersection of web technology, serious games, digital literacy and the socio-cultural impact of ICT. In 2011 he co-created "Data Dealer" - a serious/edu browser game about collecting and selling personal data, which aims to raise awareness about privacy in a new and fun way.→
Dino Citraro is Head of Strategic Design and Operations at Periscopic, and has a strong background in problem solving, creative direction, and writing. A twenty-year veteran of the multimedia industry, his work has spanned immersive online development, application design, interactive motion pictures, multi-player games, and interactive hardware installations. He is the Visualization Editor of the Big Data journal, as well as a contributing blogger to several industry sites. He is also an accomplished photographer, a published poet, and has written & illustrated seven children’s books.→
Freelance Philanthropy Consultant and Composer
Kevin is a philanthropy consultant, product manager, and composer working to help artists thrive. He served as the Director of Platform at New Music USA, where he continues to consult.
Kevin speaks and writes on arts economics, technology in the arts and non-profit worlds, and philanthropy. His compositions use theater, comedy, and digital platforms in combination with acoustic instruments. He serve as a board member for the Live Music Project in Seattle, the Exapno new music community center in Brooklyn, and Con Vivo music in Jersey City. Kevin is a member of Dance/USA‘s technology committee and advises CASH Music.→
Elizabeth Clay Roy is the Deputy Director of Opportunity Nation. She is also the co-author of Shaping Vibrant Cities, a guidebook on effective community planning and political engagement for neighborhood organizations. It is based on community organizing work with Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy in Bangalore, India.→
Julia Coffman founded the Center for Evaluation Innovation. She has more than 20 years of experience as an evaluator, and now specializes in the evaluation of advocacy, public policy, and systems change efforts.→
The Office For Creative Research
The Office for Creative Research is a multidisciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data, through unique practices that borrow from both the arts and sciences. OCR clients are research partners, helping to pose, refine and ultimately solve difficult problems with data.→
Director, Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92nd Street Y
The Center for Innovation leverages the power of new and social media, partnerships with outside organisations, and collaboration within 92Y's diverse programming centers to strengthen and extend the reach of 92Y's core values--intellectual exploration and dialogue, community, thought leadership and innovation as a driver of social change. Asha currently sits as Director for the Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92nd Street.→