BRIDGE to Somewhere: A Conversation with GlobalGiving, GuideStar, the Foundation Center, and TechSoup Global

In Profiles & Interviews by Digital Impact5 Comments

The Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities (BRIDGE) is a new collaborative project that aims to revolutionize information sharing, in order to better understand the flows of philanthropic dollars and enhance transparency and effectiveness in the global social sector. Recently, Victoria Vrana, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sat down with members from the four organizations …

Meetup For NTEN Conference Attendees: Brainstorming the MFG Challenge

In Profiles & Interviews by Digital Impact0 Comments

For anyone attending the NTEN Conference, GlobalGiving will host a Markets for Good meetup with a focus on brainstorming ideas for the MFG challenge: Increasing Interoperability of Data for Social Good. Here are the details: April 11, 2013 5 pm – 7 pm The News Room 990 Nicollet Mall (at 10th St) Minneapolis, MN 55402 http://www.thenewsroommpls.com/home.aspx It’s only two blocks …

Making Technology A Sustainable Route To Good

In Profiles & Interviews by John Hecklinger0 Comments

According to John Hecklinger, Chief Program Officer of GlobalGiving, the powerful tools and technologies we are creating are helping us solve social problems, but they could work better if they were to work together. He argues for explicitly connecting them so that the information they generate flows more freely and becomes more easily accessible to the people and organizations that need …

Children’s Parties And The Demise Of The Soviet Union

In Profiles & Interviews by Mari Kuraishi3 Comments

Markets For Good proposes an upgraded information infrastructure as a fundamental step for the social sector to be able to meet the challenge of solving dynamic social problems. Mari Kuraishi , CEO of GlobalGiving, speaks her view on the explicit and implicit structures that would define that infrastructure and, more importantly, why we will have to shift our thinking to …