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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

In Virtual Roundtables by Digital Impact0 Comments

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 …

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Does legal status matter?

In Viewpoints by Andrew Means0 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg’s choice to use the legal structure of an LLC for his philanthropic endeavors has been making headlines for the last several months. When he sold $95m worth of his shares in June the storm started again with Wired saying “He’s No Hero Yet” and The Chronicle of Philanthropy asking whether John D. Rockefeller would have started an LLC …

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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 …

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Imagine…

In From the Field by Tris Lumley0 Comments

  Imagine if we used digital technology to transform social good in the UK.   I don’t just mean the adoption of new tech by charities—although much of this is brilliant. We increasingly see digital innovations bolted on to charity fundraising, communications or (less often) services: the recent attempt by the Samaritans to sift the signal from the noise on …

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Data as Art

In News by Digital Impact0 Comments

  Art is as much about the technologies available to artists as it is the sociopolitical context in which it is created. A community of artists are creating conceptual works from data collected digitally, blurring the lines between what constitutes scientific data presentation and art. Data artists use large amounts of information to artistically represent the human condition. With technology …

Welcome to the Markets For Good conversation!

In Profiles & Interviews by Brian Walsh1 Comment

Welcome to the Markets for Good conversation! We hope that this site will serve as the “virtual water cooler” for a sustained, thoughtful conversation about what is needed to improve the social sector’s ability to generate, share, and use information. This conversation encompasses the spectrum of capital and enterprises devoted to social good, from philanthropy to impact investing. We intend …