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.

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6 Major Shifts in Corporate Philanthropy, New Report Finds

  Over the past two years, America’s Charities have seen an increasing shift in employee engagement and employee volunteerism. The Snapshot report finds that employee volunteerism has grown from a small, isolated task to one that has become a central component of company culture and employee engagement. Over the years, employers have made giving back […]

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Technology helps food banks handle holiday surge

  With the giving season in full swing, food banks across the US are experiencing an increase in donations of food for those less fortunate. In the past, this annual influx of goods and perishables was managed solely by volunteers. This year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is hoping to work more efficiently […]

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Innovation and Philanthropy Combine for Big Change

With #GivingTuesday now in its fourth year, Kathy Calvin explains that the world of philanthropy is shifting and, with the help of innovation, big change is occurring. Growth in digital communication and technology allows for anyone to become involved in an issue or a cause they believe in. In Calvin’s words, “Philanthropy is being democratized.” […]

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Webinar: Leveraging Data and Tech for Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Communities

  In the age of over sharing, is there a way to leverage our penchant for bulk data collection to make positive changes for the greater good? This was the same question posed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Network Impact. Researchers concluded the social sector should work together to combine the […]

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With New ‘Donate’ Button, Facebook Vies to Become Hub for Charitable Giving

  Fortune reported that, starting this week, charities (beginning with a small group of pre-selected BETA user organizations) will gain two potentially game-changing features alongside their Facebook pages 1) a direct donate button and 2) a stand-alone fundraising page.   A 2013 report from fundraising software company Blackbaud found that roughly 1% of all online […]

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#GivingTuesday UK

  According to UK Fundraising, 35% of Britons will be donating on #GivingTuesday this year. As a partner, the Markets for Good team were invited down to the Houses of Parliament for a very special announcement. There are already more than 1,100 partners for the campaign this year. At the event, the Charities Aid Foundation, […]

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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

“I believe that more informed decision making—with easy access to the right information at the right time—will help all those in the social sector generate more impact.”

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  The Open Data Institute Summit this year brought together over 700 data enthusiasts for this year’s theme of Generation Open: innovators and entrepreneurs, customers and citizens, students and parents who embrace network thinking. Over the course of the day, attendees explored the past, present and future of open data, with speakers including Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, […]

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The CDP Aids Donors When Disaster Strikes

  According to Robert Ottenhoff, CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, millions of dollars are given by donors every year for disaster-related activities – but more often than not, it’s not well-planned or well coordinated. A recent example can be seen in the response to the Nepal Earthquake, in which donated emergency supplies were […]

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Some UK Charities Believed They Were Above Data Protection Laws

  Every week at Markets for Good we hear of the inspiring and innovative ways in which nonprofits and charities are harnessing the power of data to make a lasting impact. Policies surrounding data protection and privacy, particularly when it becomes to donor data, are extremely controversial. In the headlines this week, some of the biggest […]

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