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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

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Listen to Andrew Means, Jacob Harold, Beth Kanter, and Rella Kaplowitz dig into the Data Playbook to share strategies and insights for using data to drive social sector impact. Markets for Good partnered with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Data Playbook, a new practical guide for putting data to work in the …

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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

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Updated: Follow this link to check out highlights from the Data Playbook roundtable and listen to the podcast! Markets for Good is delighted to partner with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Data Playbook, a new practical guide for putting data to work in the social sector. Our expert panel will discuss how social sector …

Community Foundations: Building Philanthropy and Effecting Social Change

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We close the current theme (fundraising) with a look at community foundations and the value propositions that drive their ability to operate and raise funds. Lori Larson, senior director of GuideStar DonorEdge, a technology and knowledge platform that enables community foundations to encourage increased charitable giving and to promote awareness of local needs and issues to donors and the community. …

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

In Profiles & Interviews by Digital Impact2 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 …

Markets For Good | Interviews

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Next up in our series of interview clips over the past few weeks, a couple of real-time perspectives on what’s actually happening in the sector. Let’s be honest: All this talk of “data” can set us adrift: Where do I start? Which part is hype? Is “data”itself getting in the way? I think discussions such as those in the clips …

A Researcher’s View on Social Sector Data

In Profiles & Interviews by Elizabeth Boris0 Comments

Our conversation on upgrading the information infrastructure for the social sector takes place at a moment in which both the technological and cultural/organizational changes needed to make it happen are equally urgent. And they’re happening. Elizabeth Boris offers a researcher’s perspective on these movements toward better data practice and talks about what’s needed to ensure a meaningful upgrade of the …

Filling The Nonprofit Information Vacuum

In Profiles & Interviews by Cinthia Schuman Ottinger3 Comments

Cinthia Schuman Ottinger, Deputy Director for Philanthropy Programs at the Aspen Institute’s  Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, discusses the need for nonprofit data and the impact that it can have.  A good part of the problem, however, is unlocking that data from the protocols and structures that render is less accessible, less useful. Cinthia closes by describing what can …