Chris Delatorre

Chris Delatorre is the writer and host of Digital Impact 4Q4, a rapid-fire podcast that answers the who, what, why, and what next for emerging trends in social sector data. Chris joined Digital Impact as editor in 2018 and is leading the relaunch of the Digital Impact community. He is a communications consultant at the nexus of science, technology, and philanthropy, working with organizations and communities of practice to innovate, collaborate, and advance a shared vision of sustainability and equity for a more just and abundant future.

At George Mason University, Chris managed editorial for a multimedia resource that earned a model program award from the US Department of Education. At WINGS, a global information broker, Chris launched a comms program for a network of 20K organizations in 40 countries. At TechSoup, he led a team of experts to position the forum as a global resource, as well as a content partner for brands like Microsoft, Adobe, and Box. Chris has contributed to a range of leading-edge publications, including Singularity Hub and Vogue, and worked with the United Nations to promote social good worldwide.

Posts by Chris Delatorre

Ensuring Funder Support for Digital Infrastructure

Bahrain-based Esra’a Al Shafei has gone to great lengths to preserve the basic infrastructure that would keep digital civil society secure. Are funders listening?

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The Future of Digital Civil Society Depends on Basic Infrastructure

We celebrate the independence that open source affords but are we willing to support the creations it brings about?

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GDPR One Year Later, Part 3

Data experts predict the future of practice, legislation, and advocacy as the EU data regulation hits home.

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GDPR One Year Later, Part 2

Philanthropy data experts connect current practices to challenges brought about by the EU data regulation.

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GDPR One Year Later, Part 1

Digital Impact’s Heather Noelle Robinson and Chris Delatorre call on data experts to reflect on the first 12 months of the EU data regulation.

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Using Consequence Scanning to Mitigate Harm

Samantha Brown of Doteveryone explains how data practitioners can design for the best possible outcome.

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When It Comes to Blockchain, Are Good Intentions Enough?

For Cara LaPointe, coauthor of the Blockchain Ethical Design Framework, better questions make for better technologies.

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Meeting the Challenge of Impact Evaluation 

Nick Hamlin of GlobalGiving explains how the organization ran an impact study to measure its own effectiveness and why all nonprofits should follow suit.

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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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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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