Blueprint, Viewpoints

Harry Potter at the Crossroads: We Need New Open Systems

As Lucy Bernholz writes, we need to lose the old-fashioned concept of going online and address how and why we’re controlled by our digital systems.

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4Q4 Podcast, Digital Impact Grants, Interviews

Can Data Make Bad Housing Practice a Thing of the Past?

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is leading a data coalition whose aim is to further housing justice in New York City and beyond.

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Blueprint, Viewpoints

Where Is Digital Civil Society in 2020?

As civil society is now digital we face new decisions at every level, from the individual to the organizational. Who and what will we be?

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Blueprint, Viewpoints

Building the Blueprint: Digital Civil Society Speaks

People from around the world share their thoughts on digital civil society, why it matters, and what makes them hopeful about it.

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4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

Crowdfunding a Space for Civic Engagement

GivingTuesday’s Asha Curran explains how the movement has inspired a new generation of donors.

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A Journey Into the Neutrality Paradox

As Rachel Smith of GlobalGiving suggests, misinformation and hate speech aren’t reserved for Facebook and Twitter. Here’s how social good platforms can stay one step ahead.

Infusing Startups With Ethics That Go Along With Profits

ITEGA’s Bill Densmore introduces three new efforts to orient both investors and entrepreneurs around ethics, data privacy, and transparency principles.

Breaking With Funding Tradition Can Offer Benefits Beyond the Obvious

Helen Turvey of Shuttleworth Foundation sheds light on the disconnect between funders and the communities they serve.

Data Incidents: Design With Responsibility in Mind

Stuart Campo and Jos Berens of UNOCHA explain how organizations can manage effectively when data goes wrong.

When Choosing Digital Tools, Consider Context

The Engine Room’s Laura Guzman reveals the most important factor in choosing the right digital tools for your organization.

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?

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?

GDPR One Year Later, Part 3

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

GDPR One Year Later, Part 2

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

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.