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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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digitalIMPACT.io

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

  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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Interview: Community Integrity Building in Palestine and Kenya

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  Building trust is key to ensure aid goes where it should when providing foreign aid to communities around the world. Integrity Action works to empower citizens to act with and demand integrity, and recently released two new videos about their work in Palestine and Kenya. We sat down and talked to Joy Saunders, Chief Executive Officer at Integrity Action, …

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

In From the Field by Joy Saunders0 Comments

  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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How to Engage Your Nonprofit Community in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising This #GivingTuesday

In From the Field by Candace Cody0 Comments

Community engagement is crucial for success in any type of fundraising, especially with peer-to-peer fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising requires connected and engaged supporters who are dedicated to your cause and willing to fundraise on behalf of your nonprofit. With #GivingTuesday around the corner, nonprofits are planning peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to create community engagement. #GivingTuesday is built around community and supporter involvement, …

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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

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  For our latest community insights interview, we sat down with Brian Walsh, Head of Impact at Liquidnet. Brian is one of our founding members here at Markets for Good, and has been a contributor since the beginning. In this interview, we find out a little more about his work, how Markets for Good got started, and his ambitions for the …

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This Time It’s Personal

In Viewpoints by David Bonbright0 Comments

  As organizations start to get serious about feedback, things inevitably come to the moment where feedback gets personal. To be really useful, feedback must touch on an individual’s performance.   This is tough stuff. People resist feedback in many different ways. A growing part of Keystone Accountability’s Constituent Voice work with organizations is to help staff recognize auto-immune-type resistance, and overcome it. For …

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Some UK Charities Believed They Were Above Data Protection Laws

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  Every week at Markets for Good we hear of the inspiring and innovative ways in which nonprofits and charities are harnessing the power of data to make a lasting impact. Policies surrounding data protection and privacy, particularly when it becomes to donor data, are extremely controversial. In the headlines this week, some of the biggest charities in the UK have …

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Data Can Bring Good Nutrition to Global Fruition

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  In ‘Data is the Magic Ingredient That Can Bring Good Nutrition to Global Fruition‘,  Children’s Investment Fund Foundation CEO Michael Anderson talks about how nutrition should be high on the agenda as global leaders meet in New York later this month to discuss the sustainable development goals (SDGs).   He argues that the subject of nutrition has become somewhat …