Markets For Good

Markets for Good was a platform launched in 2012 to help increase social impact through good data practice. The Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS acquired Markets for Good in 2016.

Posts by Markets For Good

MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people’s homes

  Facebook has been busy at work using artificial intelligence software to map global populations by scanning satellite imagery for human-built structures. The plan is to use (and share) the data to determine the best placement for internet-beaming drones, they also believe, “this data has many more impactful applications, such as socio-economic research and risk […]

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Crisis Text Line Is Opening Its Treasure Trove Of Data To Researchers

  As the trend on data for good continues to gain ground, Crisis Text Line (CTL) is releasing a set of data you wouldn’t expect in hopes that the data can be used for good and save the lives of vulnerable teens. The CTL has been in operation since 2013 and has a database of […]

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Data On Purpose

  This week Stanford Social Innovation Review hosted the two day Data on Purpose conference, giving “data geeks” a chance to explore the realm of using data to tell stories in the social sector. The conference featured an impressive lineup of journalists, technology innovators, computer scientists, data visualization designers, and professional communicators, all providing tips, […]

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digitalIMPACT.io

A new collaboration is set to help nonprofits and foundations co-create and share practices for implementing digital data for good.

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Your guide to the key EU-US data-sharing pact

  After days of negotiation, the US and European Union (EU) have reached an agreement, known as the “Privacy Shield,” to better protect and continue to allow the transfer of personal data between the US and EU countries. This new agreement also grants Europeans the ability to seek legal action if they feel their personal […]

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Knight News Challenge awards $3.2 million for 17 ideas that make data work for communities

  The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the 17 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Data on January 16, 2016. The challenge invited applicants to present ideas that use data to address and improve community challenges, while encouraging development in innovation and learning. Similarly to Markets For Good (MFG), the Knight Foundation […]

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Open Data Set to Reshape Charity and Activism in 2016

  Across the world, countries are expanding their use and distribution of data for others to access. Last year, the EU, China, and Taiwan announced various accomplishments and goals for the use of open data by the civic groups, businesses, and governments who need to analyze it. Five of the world’s experts on open data […]

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘likes’ can help stop Isis recruiters

  Two weeks ago, Silicon Valley’s leading executives came together to collaborate with America’s most senior security staff and law enforcement officials to help with the pursuit to destroy the Islamic extremism. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, stated yesterday that social media might be the best platform to stop Isis recruitment.   Many […]

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The New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

I’m excited to announce a major milestone in GuideStar’s history. GuideStar’s vision is to drive philanthropy by increasing nonprofit data collection, distribution, and innovation. Today, we take a giant leap toward further achieving that vision. I am happy to officially debut our completely redesigned GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. We started this redesign process by asking you and […]

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How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

  The term “data scientists” was rarely used 20 years ago, even 10 years ago most employers didn’t grasp the value of this specific skill set. A data scientist uses a combination of computer science, statistics, operations research, engineering, business insights and strategy to interpret data and find key insights. Now, the term is widely […]

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