Category: Conversations

Philanthropy Blueprint 2017

“Especially in uncertain times the organizations and activists who make up civil society need to understand, protect, advocate for, and use their digital data and infrastructure just as they use their financial and human resources—safely, ethically, and effectively.” Every year Lucy Bernholz writes Philanthropy Blueprint, a forecast of trends, challenges, buzzwords and breakthroughs in the philanthropic sector […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Asha Curran

In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks to Asha Curran, Chief Innovation Officer and the Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, about this year’s #GivingTuesday outcomes and success stories. Describing #GivingTuesday as a “new national ritual,” Asha talks about what makes the campaign unique and how it […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Rachel Rank

In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks to Rachel Rank, the Chief Executive of 360Giving, about her organization’s open data initiative for grantmaking. Drawing on the work and mission of 360Giving, Rachel talks about data infrastructure, the process of building and testing a data standard, and how centralizing and sharing data can foster new […]

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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Listen to Andrew Means, Jacob Harold, Beth Kanter, and Rella Kaplowitz dig into the Data Playbook to share strategies and insights for using data to drive social sector impact. Markets for Good partnered with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Data Playbook, a new practical guide for putting […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Jake Porway

In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks to Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, about his work to harness the power of data science in service of humanity. In describing the DataKind mission and the work of its “big-brained and big-hearted nerds,” Jake talks about the predictive and prescriptive power of data, how he […]

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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Updated: Follow this link to check out highlights from the Data Playbook roundtable and listen to the podcast! Markets for Good is delighted to partner with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Data Playbook, a new practical guide for putting data to work in the social sector. Our expert panel […]

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#GivingTuesday: An Open-Source Philanthropic Movement

Listen to Andrew Means, Asha Curran, Mario Lugay, Micah Sifry, and Lucy Bernholz discuss #GivingTuesday, civic tech, digital data, and current and emerging trends in philanthropy. Markets for Good partnered with the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92Y to host a virtual roundtable discussion examining #GivingTuesday as a model for “open-source” philanthropy. […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Laura Callanan

In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks with Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, about driving impact investment and innovation in creative arts and enterprise. Laura, a former Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about her mission at Upstart Co-Lab to connect artists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Jake Garcia

In the latest episode of our Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Jake Garcia, Vice President for Data and Technology Strategy at Foundation Center, about building and leveraging data science skills in the social sector. Jake draws on his experience at Foundation Center to describe how social sector organizations can harness specialized training, the strengths of […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Steve MacLaughlin

In the first episode of our new Data Conversations series, Andrew Means talks to Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Analytics at Blackbaud, about his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. Steve draws on the latest research, interviews from the field, and his 20-plus years of experience to talk about the role of data science as it intersects with nonprofit […]

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