Search Results for:

#GivingTuesday: Making the most of the digital data

Part one of this blog series looked at how #GivingTuesday grew from concept to global event in just four years. While we often hear about scale, #GivingTuesday is a living example of just how quickly an idea can spread. From its first year to its third the aggregate giving tagged…

Read More

Making Giving Day Count: Demystifying Giving Day Technology

There are more than 1,000 online giving platforms, but only one matters for your giving day – the one you chose. The Pittsburgh Foundation and 47 other foundations found that out the hard way during this year’s Give Local America Day when technology ground giving to a halt. Technology is…

Read More

Everyday Data: Creating a Curriculum in Data for Arts Leaders

DataArts (formerly the Cultural Data Project) launched in 2004 with a mission to use technology to empower the arts and culture sector through the collection and analysis of financial and programmatic data. In advancing that mission, we learned that the development of software, systems, and infrastructure for data collection and…

Read More

How to Engage Your Nonprofit Community in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising This #GivingTuesday

Community engagement is crucial for success in any type of fundraising, especially with peer-to-peer fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising requires connected and engaged supporters who are dedicated to your cause and willing to fundraise on behalf of your nonprofit. With #GivingTuesday around the corner, nonprofits are planning peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to create…

Read More

Modernizing The Marketplace For Governance Data

  Have you ever read an article in the Economist criticizing countries on their corruption levels and wondered what their sources were? The paper likely based its analysis on one or more of the assessment(s) the Governance Data Alliance concerns itself with.   Similar to Markets For Good, the Governance…

Read More

Breaking Down Barriers to Expand Data for Social Good

  Interest in topics like “data science,” “analytics,” and “big data” is growing in the nonprofit and education sectors. Attendance at training programs, salons, and conferences like NTEN’s annual conference, Do Good Data or Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Data on Purpose is booming.   And it’s no surprise – we…

Read More

Bridging the Environmental Data Divide: When Earth Texts Home

A little over a year ago, we set out to do something ambitious. We set out to build environmental sensors that would bridge an under-recognized digital divide: the environmental data divide. Most sensors require Internet signal to report data, as well as fixed power infrastructure. Much of the world doesn’t…

Read More

Democracy and the Digital Divide: Is Access Enough?

Name the Internet’s biggest risk to democracy and hate speech, privacy breaches, or government-sponsored hacking might come to mind. But there’s another threat posed by the web’s 30-year rise that receives scant attention: for most of the world’s population, getting online is too expensive, and for those who can afford…

Read More

Moving Society Into the Digital

This post was first published by The Engine Room, a nonprofit that helps activists, organizations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. The Engine Room was part of the first cohort of Good Data grantees for their joint project known as…

Read More

Building a Culture of Evaluation: Empowering the Social Sector to Put Data to Good Use

Picture this: I’m standing in front of a room of dozens of social sector professionals, ranging from Executive Directors to program assistants, and I ask, as I often do, “Raise your hand if you have taken a statistics course before.” As usual, a majority of hands go up. “Now keep…

Read More