Category: Field Notes

Here’s How One Nonprofit Is Preparing for GDPR

The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman describes GDPR as “a promising step in the direction of taking a rights-based approach to working with data.” In a recent blog post, Rahman looks at GDPR preparation as a “spring cleaning” exercise, suggesting ways nonprofits can track their internal GDPR-related activities, and sharing examples of what to expect from […]

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MobLab Plans for GDPR with Shared Document

The Mobilisation Lab (MobLab), a global learning and collaboration network for social change, has published a living document designed to assist with its internal planning around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to the document, 20-25% of MobLab’s email list (managed with MailChimp) consists of individuals based in the EU. Qualified readers who are […]

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Responsible Data Community Talks ‘GDPR’

The Responsible Data (RD) community gathered in November to discuss the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s forthcoming regulation on data protection. Digital Impact contributor and FrontlineSMS CEO Sean McDonald joined other experts to share insights on the GDPR itself, as well as experiences preparing for its implementation. Follow our […]

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Everyday Data: Creating a Curriculum in Data for Arts Leaders

“Their stories demonstrate data literacy at its best: a skill or set of habits anyone can develop that can be used in service to a greater mission or artistic pursuit.”

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Responsible Data Vs Data Transactions: The Coming Culture Clash

This piece was originally published here by the Social Impact Lab (SIMLab). SIMLab is a recipient of a 2016 Digital Impact Grant as part of the Good Data Collaborative in partnership with the Center for Democracy and Technology, Future of Privacy Forum, and The Engine Room.  SIMLab’s recent consultation on responsible data in practice demonstrated […]

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Utilizing Social Media Data for Public Good

The new report from The Governance Lab includes twelve real-world case studies.

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Moving Society Into the Digital

“For too long, ‘partnership’ efforts have been far more about getting perceived ‘developing’ countries to be more like ‘developed’ countries.”

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Three Concepts of Social Sector Transformation

Alix Dunn, co-founder of The Engine Room, defines three concepts of transformation in the social sector and explains how they’re connected.

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Building Better Data Policies with Digital Impact

“For the first time, we had to develop organizational guidelines to distinguish between public and private data,” writes Kevin Clark—a reflection on the challenge of reworking his organization’s grants process and building new data policies to reflect its mission.

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Digital Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector

On Jan. 17, Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (home of Digital Impact) hosted Digital Impact: Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector in 2017, a panel exploring key questions such as: What are the key digital policy issues that matter to nonprofits in 2017? What are the most pressing challenges to nonprofits and activists? What should […]

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