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Video: Philanthropy Blueprint 2017

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“Especially in uncertain times the organizations and activists who make up civil society need to understand, protect, advocate for, and use their digital data and infrastructure just as they use their financial and human resources—safely, ethically, and effectively.” Every year Lucy Bernholz writes Philanthropy Blueprint, a forecast of trends, challenges, buzzwords and breakthroughs in the philanthropic sector for the year ahead. On …

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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 …

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#GivingTuesday: An Open-Source Philanthropic Movement

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Listen to Andrew Means, Asha Curran, Mario Lugay, Micah Sifry, and Lucy Bernholz discuss #GivingTuesday, civic tech, digital data, and current and emerging trends in philanthropy. Markets for Good partnered with the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92Y to host a virtual roundtable discussion examining #GivingTuesday as a model for “open-source” philanthropy. Moderated by Andrew Means, the …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Laura Callanan

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In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks with Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, about driving impact investment and innovation in creative arts and enterprise. Laura, a former Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about her mission at Upstart Co-Lab to connect artists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to foster and sustain new creative spaces …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Jake Garcia

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In the latest episode of our Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Jake Garcia, Vice President for Data and Technology Strategy at Foundation Center, about building and leveraging data science skills in the social sector. Jake draws on his experience at Foundation Center to describe how social sector organizations can harness specialized training, the strengths of their existing personnel, and – crucially …

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Steve MacLaughlin

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In the first episode of our new Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Analytics at Blackbaud, about his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. Steve draws on the latest research, interviews from the field, and his 20-plus years of experience to talk about the role of data science as it intersects with nonprofit culture, the art and science …

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Beyond the Dollars: Giving Days & Digital Data

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Listen to Andrew Means, Lilly Weinberg, Mike Berkowitz, Victoria Fear, and Jeannie Howell discuss how community foundations and nonprofits can approach giving days as an opportunity to build their data, digital skills, and organizational capacity. As part of our Give Day Lessons series, Markets for Good partnered with Knight Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion examining key findings from Knight’s new …

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Feedback as Democracy in Social Change Practice

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  A huge shift is happening in the social sector. Dennis Whittle traces it all the way back to the birth of democracy in Greece circa 594 BCE. The people are sovereign! In titling our special theme ‘Beyond accountability: feedback as transformation’ we are signalling that the long march of democracy has arrived at our doors. When we say ‘feedback’, we think of a …

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Innovating User-Centered Design to Solve for Social Good

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  “User-centered design was born out of the private sector, and many in [the social sector] are starting to wonder if the methodology just isn’t right for the complex global challenges staring us down. But: I know that user-centered design can revolutionize development work. The problem is in how we apply it.” —Panthea Lee The interventions needed to address urban …