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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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Knight News Challenge awards $3.2 million for 17 ideas that make data work for communities

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  The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the 17 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Data on January 16, 2016. The challenge invited applicants to present ideas that use data to address and improve community challenges, while encouraging development in innovation and learning. Similarly to Markets For Good (MFG), the Knight Foundation recognizes “the power of data …

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

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  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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The 7 Biggest Mistakes in Handling Donor Data

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  So much is written every month in various nonprofit publications and blog posts regarding the insights and best practices revolving around fundraising. Virtually all of them are truly insightful and can lead to greater successes.   However, just a few mistakes here and there in the handling of your data can easily decrease your fundraising totals by decreasing your communication …

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Better data has the power to save more lives, says Melinda Gates

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  Our digital world runs on data; from Amazon book recommendations to Netflix movie suggestions, data is vital to companies’ success and longevity. Gates suggests, however, that “in [global] development we still rely primarily on educated guesses,” not data driven solutions.   In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals were established with specific targets to be met by 2015. Starting in …

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Human Needs Index: A Real-Time Data Project on Poverty

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  Kari Thierer’s Nonprofit Quarterly article ‘Human Needs Index: Unusual Partnership Backs a Real-Time Data Project on Poverty‘ discusses how the Salvation Army and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University have partnered to help nonprofits get access to current, up-to-date data that supports their needs.   Together, they are working to create and expand the Human Needs Index, a …