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

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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The Problem with Palantir

For our first 4Q4 podcast, we invite the The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman to shed light on a new partnership between WPF and Palantir Technologies, a US company with ties to intelligence communities.

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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2019

Podcast and Transcript: An expert panel and our virtual audience forecast the most important trends and challenges facing digital civil society in 2019.

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Open Data and Economic Ownership in West African Agriculture

Mobile apps are empowering millions of rural farmers across the West African country of Ghana. But there may be a flip side.

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#GivingTuesday Data Collaborative

Podcast and Transcript: Lucy Bernholz, Asha Curran, and Josh Levy discuss building a governance plan and digital infrastructure for giving data worldwide.

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Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

Podcast and Transcript: Experts in tech and data ethics explore how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for predictive technologies.

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The Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards of a Connected Future

Podcast and Transcript: Nonprofit tech experts discuss how the Internet of Things has sparked a new era of social impact.

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Unsure about Data Privacy? These 4 Podcasts Will Help

Despite their strong capacity-building infrastructure, US nonprofits are still susceptible to data breaches, cyber attacks, and otherwise well-intentioned misuse of data.

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These 6 Nonprofits Are Leading on Data Privacy

Ensuring GDPR compliance is a big job but someone has to do it. Now, a number of leading organizations are using good data practice to influence others in the sector.

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Have We Put Too Much Faith In Numbers?

Nonprofits can move from simply collecting data to leveraging it in ways that advance the mission. But relying on data alone to measure performance can lead to lost identity and resources.

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