DI Podcast, Interviews

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?

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Viewpoints

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?

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DI Podcast, Field Notes

GDPR One Year Later, Part 3

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

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DI Podcast, Field Notes

GDPR One Year Later, Part 2

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

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DI Podcast, Field Notes

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.

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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.

Sorting Algorithms: The Role of Civil Society

Policy expert Rhodri Davies wants civil society organizations to “get to grips” with artificial intelligence, which he says would minimize potential negative consequences.

Flipping Our Algorithmic Assumptions

When it comes to solving social ills with algorithms, is optimism the enemy? “We should assume they will be discriminatory,” writes Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz. “There is no ‘clean room’ for social innovation.”

Toronto, Civic Data, and Trust

A controversial smart city initiative in Canada has proposed using a data trust to help manage how it collects and uses data. But is it enough? Digital Public’s Sean Martin McDonald investigates.

How #GivingTuesday Transcended Borders

GlobalGiving’s Marlena Hartz interviews one of #GivingTuesday’s chief architects, who explains how peer learning has seeded a new global ecosystem. The secret to the movement’s success may surprise you.

#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.

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.

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.