Viewpoints

Featured: Two Reasons Why the GDPR Matters Everywhere

Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz sees the EU’s data protection regulation as a framework and set of user-centered guidelines that may just align with your mission. A silver lining?

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Field Notes

Is GlobalGiving Making an Impact?

The world’s largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits wanted to evaluate its impact, so it applied a new framework to find answers.

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Viewpoints

Nonprofits and Artificial Intelligence

The real question for nonprofits and foundations is not how will they use AI, but how is AI being used within the domains within which they work and how must they respond?

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Field Notes

Democracy and the Digital Divide: Is Access Enough?

For most people in the world, getting online is too expensive, and for those who can afford it, service is often unreliable or non-existent. What could this mean for democracy?

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4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

Bridging the Gap of Humanitarian Data

Stuart Campo of UNOCHA’s Centre for Humanitarian Data explains how challenges related to managing data risk in the sector are breathing life into a new set of working guidelines for data responsibility.

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Viewpoints

When Nobody Knows You’re a Dog: Tech, Civil Society, and the Fight for Authenticity

Civil society organizations should guard against “authenticity theft,” a troubling trend that may yet reveal a silver lining.

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Safe

A controversial smart city initiative has proposed using a data trust to help manage how it collects and uses data. But how safe is digital community governance? Views by Sean Martin McDonald.

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Ethical

We asked Rashida Richardson how CSOs can help influence policy for predictive tech. She says governments and advocates are on board but “no one really understands what to do about it.”

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Effective

Has your organization struggled to find ways to build capacity to work with data? The Data Culture Project, led by Catherine D’Ignazio and Rahul Bhargava, is set to change all of that.

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