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Announcing the Digital Impact World Tour

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Digital data offers a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact – data transforms how we operate, interact and serve constituents. At the same time, poorly-managed data can cause great harm. Civil society’s rising dependence on digital data and infrastructure has raised new ethical and governance challenges, generated a new set of regulatory actors, and made many …

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Social media data for social good: The pros and cons

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With each passing day, new technologies crop up and become integral parts of our social media-entrenched, smart device-embedded lives. When we use these new technologies, we trade access to our intimate moments for convenience and entertainment. The petabytes of data generated by each waking (and sleeping!) nanosecond are a treasure trove for the companies that make the apps, and for …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Steve MacLaughlin

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In the first episode of our new Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Analytics at Blackbaud, about his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. Steve draws on the latest research, interviews from the field, and his 20-plus years of experience to talk about the role of data science as it intersects with nonprofit culture, the art and science …

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  The Markets for Good team at Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab is pleased to announce the launch of a new project to help nonprofits and foundations co-create and share practices for using digital data in line with their missions. We believe that these practices, policies, and tools need to be invented by the sector, for the sector. So …

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Your guide to the key EU-US data-sharing pact

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  After days of negotiation, the US and European Union (EU) have reached an agreement, known as the “Privacy Shield,” to better protect and continue to allow the transfer of personal data between the US and EU countries. This new agreement also grants Europeans the ability to seek legal action if they feel their personal data is being misused in …

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Unearthing Data to Unleash Impact: Using Unique Data Sources to Drive Change

In Profiles & Interviews by Nick Eng and Neal Myrick

  Introduction At DataKind and Tableau Foundation, we regularly work with nonprofits that have important questions to answer, but not necessarily the data to do so.   Or, at least, they don’t think they have the data to do so.   The truth is, in this awesome age of the Internet, satellites, sensors and extreme connectivity, there’s an abundance of …

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How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

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  The term “data scientists” was rarely used 20 years ago, even 10 years ago most employers didn’t grasp the value of this specific skill set. A data scientist uses a combination of computer science, statistics, operations research, engineering, business insights and strategy to interpret data and find key insights. Now, the term is widely used and it is one …

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Case Study: Constructive engagement in the Matema Water Project, Kenya.

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  Arnold Kipchirchir completed his Community Integrity Building training with National Taxpayers Association in August 2015 and was allocated a water project in Matema, Nandi province. Matema is a prime example of just how drastically projects can stall and how long delays can go unresolved without dedicated resource or individuals working to bring the various stakeholders together and keep the …

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Case study: High School students demand integrity while challenging their local leaders to make their roads safe, Palestine.

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  In September 2014, Teachers Creativity Centre (TCC) identified Tammoun Secondary Girls as a partner for an extra-curricular Community Integrity Building programme (referred to as a ‘Social Audit’ by TCC) for young Palestinians. Miss Rita Sala Marou’m, teacher “I think it is really important that the girls’ education takes them from theoretical learning into practical experience. I want them to …

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#GivingTuesday: Global giving born online

In From the Field by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.0 Comments

  Rob Reich and Henry Timms revel in their differences. Rob is a self-described “egghead professor,” who regularly wins teaching awards for his classes on justice and democratic theory at Stanford University. Henry, an Englishman relocated to New York who leads the 92nd Street Y (one of the city’s most illustrious cultural venues), considers himself a marketing hack. Yet somehow these two genial …