Category: Field Notes

Finding Your Place on the Journey to Data Maturity, Part 2

UK-based Data Orchard shares key lessons from producing its first online self-assessment and benchmarking tool.

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Finding Your Place on the Journey to Data Maturity, Part 1

With the help of Digital Impact, UK-based Data Orchard is rolling out
a self-assessment tool designed to empower nonprofits in their decision-making.

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Facing the Challenge of an Evolving Digital Civil Space

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline is helping to build people-first digital infrastructures, one content moderation request at a time.

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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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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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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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When It Comes to Blockchain, Are Good Intentions Enough?

For Cara LaPointe, coauthor of the Blockchain Ethical Design Framework, better questions make for better technologies.

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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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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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Democracy and the Digital Divide: Is Access Enough?

For most people in the world, getting online is too expensive, and for those who can afford it, service is often unreliable or non-existent. What could this mean for democracy?

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