4Q4 Podcast, Interviews

Meeting the Challenge of Impact Evaluation 

In the latest 4Q4 podcast, 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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DI Reads

To Really Protect Our Privacy, Let’s Put Some Numbers on It

Tracy Ann Kosa, a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab, discusses how and why we need to measure data privacy.

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Field Notes

Privacy, Ethics, and Data Access: A Case Study of the Fragile Families Challenge

“Researchers, companies, and governments holding data face a fundamental tension between risk to respondents and benefits to science.”

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Field Notes

Is GlobalGiving Making an Impact?

The world’s largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits wanted to evaluate its impact, so it applied a new framework to find answers.

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Viewpoints

Nonprofits and Artificial Intelligence

The real question for nonprofits and foundations is not how will they use AI, but how is AI being used within the domains within which they work and how must they respond?

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Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Pretrial Detention

With the help of a Digital Impact grant, one Philadelphia-based nonprofit is taking on predictive technology in the criminal justice system, one algorithm at a time.

2018 Grants Cohort Selected

Digital Impact has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to five social sector organizations working to advance the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources for social good.

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.

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.

Grantee Profile: Good Data Collaborative

The Collaborative’s overarching goal is to jump-start a much-needed conversation across the sector—especially among smaller civil society players—about responsible data.

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.

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.

ICO Publishes Final Guidance on Consent

In May, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its final consent guidance ahead of last week’s GDPR deadline. According to…

GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain

The following is an excerpt of an article published by Harvard Business Review on April 9, 2018. “For now, GDPR,…

Internet Health Report Uncovers Three Issues of Growing Concern

Who controls the internet? How open is it? Who is welcome online? Is it safe? Who can succeed there? Mozilla’s…