Race, Tech & Civil Society, Social Media Event

#RaceTechCS Twitter Chat Recap

In July, scholars, activists, and policy experts discussed how tech contributes to inequity and offered ways to build a more resilient civil society.

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News, The COVID-19 Roundup

Have We Forgotten the Human Aspect of Technology?

The pandemic has nonprofits accelerating their use of tech, overwhelming many whose operations aren’t designed for digital.

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News, The COVID-19 Roundup

Metrics are Driving Disinformation

Prioritizing news distribution over reporting makes journalists and platforms active participants in spreading misinformation.

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Race, Tech & Civil Society, Virtual Roundtables

Protecting the Black Vote During COVID-19

Activists and policy experts look at how disinformation is being used to reduce Black voter turnout and further disenfranchise communities of color.

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Opinion

Digital Infrastructure in Times of Crisis

If digital infrastructure is the backbone of civil society and democratization, then why aren’t we doing more to protect it?

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Crowdfunding a Space for Civic Engagement

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

Digital as a Given: The Landscape of Digital Civil Society

Lucy Bernholz lays out a vision of digital civil society and the cycles of change society has experienced as we become more dependent on digital systems.

What Does It Take to Be a Data Champion?

Rachel Rank of UK-based 360Giving introduces a new kind of “data expedition” for professionals looking to connect with their work and each other.

Save, a New Open-Source App, Empowers Citizen Reporters

A new open-source app from OpenArchive is designed to give citizen reports more agency over their mobile media.

Lowering the Barrier of Entry to Civil Society Organizations

To be more effective, foundations should challenge the norms of philanthropy that have disenfranchised organizations based on size and age.

Data Is Going Local, Thanks to Human-Centered Design

Data advocate Heather Leson explains how local communities will help bring IFRC’s Data Playbook to life.

A Journey Into the Neutrality Paradox

As Rachel Smith of GlobalGiving suggests, misinformation and hate speech aren’t reserved for Facebook. 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.