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!
Jay Nath became San Francisco’s first Chief Innovation Officer after establishing the nation’s first open source government software policy and San Francisco’s Open Data Legislation. He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and SquareTrade and graduated from Cornell.→
Jake Porway and Neal Myrick
DataKind Founder and Executive Director, and Corporate Social Responsibility Director
Tableau Foundation and DataKind are partnering to support the global Data for Good movement, rallying their resources to help social change organizations take full advantage of the data revolution.→
Hope Neighbor is a Partner at Camber Collective, a strategy consulting firm for social impact and health care.
Money for Good is a research series to reveal “the voice of the donor” for charitable giving. $FG’s 2010 report provided the first comprehensive view of Americans’ demand for charitable giving and impact investing since 1994’s The Seven Faces of Philanthropy. 2011’s $FG II looked at how individuals, foundations, and advisors research nonprofits, and what information packaging or channel might result in more giving to high-performing nonprofits. $FG 2015 takes this research a step further, exploring how behavioral segmentation, a reframe of the giving conversation, and use of select giving channels can increase and shift charitable giving.→
Johanna Morariu and Ann Emery are evaluators at Innovation Network, a Washington DC based nonprofit evaluation, research, and consulting firm providing knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results. To learn more, contact Johanna Morariu (@j_morariu) and Ann Emery (@annkemery).→
Perla Ni is CEO of GreatNonprofits, the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about nonprofits.→
Jerry Nichols is currently working at SAP, as Senior Director of Worldwide Performance Management. In this role, he leads the effort to manage and optimize the performance and ROI of SAP’s global marketing investment. Jerry has over 15 years experience in global b2b and b2c marketing and sales analytics with proven ability in increasing the effectiveness of marketing and sales activities. He has built and led the analytic and measurement functions at: SAP, JWT, and Cisco Systems, Incorporated.→