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Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

In October 2018, Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz was joined by author of Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks, Rashida Richardson of AI Now Institute, and Di Luong of Media Mobilizing Project to discuss the growing use of algorithms in our communities and how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for…

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#GivingTuesday Data Collaborative

You’ve probably heard about #GivingTuesday, the thriving global movement launched in 2012 that mobilizes resources, unmeasurable acts of kindness, and hundreds of millions in charitable donations in the United States alone. The distributed nature of #GivingTuesday is the biggest factor driving its growth, in that anyone can participate. Nonprofits can…

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Divining A Vision for Markets For Good

  This paper, offered in full text for Markets For Good, was originally published by Alliance Magazine. Many thanks to the author, Buzz Schmidt, and to Caroline Hartnell, Editor of Alliance Magazine. The paper proposes in detail a version of an upgraded information infrastructure for the social sector – squarely…

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The Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards of a Connected Future

https://vimeo.com/279556717 Lucy Bernholz, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, was joined by Robin Wilton of Internet Society, Sona Shah of Neopenda, and Amy Sample Ward of NTEN to discuss the current state of IoT among nonprofits and how it has sparked a new era of social impact. The Internet…

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2017 Grant Applicants

Listed below are the applicants to the Digital Impact Grants 2017 cycle who agreed to share details about their proposed projects with the Digital Impact community and public at large. Digital Impact will also share an interactive data visualization of these projects. Click here to view the list of applicants…

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2018 Grant Applicants

Listed below are the applicants to the Digital Impact Grants 2018 cycle who agreed to share details about their proposed projects with the Digital Impact community and public at large. Digital Impact will share an interactive data visualization of these projects. You can also view applicants from 2016 and 2017.…

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Toronto, Civic Data, and Trust

Yesterday, Sidewalk Labs proposed using a Civic Data Trust as a governance vehicle to manage data collection and use in its smart city development project in Quayside. It’s the largest scale proposal of the Civic Data Trust model to date, and it comes in the midst of a tense political…

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Data Usage Policy

Digital Impact is committed to transparency about data use and to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Please read the following before using this site. Digital Impact (digitalimpact.io) is an initiative coordinated by the Digital Civil Society Lab (“Lab,” “we,” “us,” “our”) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and…

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WFP-Palantir and the Ethics of Humanitarian Data Sharing

The recently announced World Food Programme (WFP) partnership with Palantir, IRIN’s article about it, reactions from the Responsible Data Forum, and WFP’s resulting statement inspired us to pull together a Technology Salon in New York City to discuss the ethics of humanitarian data sharing. (See this crowdsourced document for more…

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