Category: News

First US Chief Data Scientist

  The speculation is over! The White House has named DJ Patil its first ever ‘Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy.’ Jessi Hempel of Wired explains some of the reasons why Patil was appointed.   Hempel believes that “there is arguably no one better suited to help the country better embrace […]

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Cracking the Black Box of Human Reasoning

  “Failure is trending right now.” Deepthi Walaratna is the founder of Thicket, a design lab and consultancy helping people harness the power of complexity. In a recent post in the SSIR, Walaratna is quick to highlight the positive learnings from the startup community. She cites “fail fast” as a “traditionally taboo topic” in international development […]

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Would you Donate Data?

  “In the future it will be possible to donate our personal data to charitable causes.” This is the view shared by Anya Skatova and James Goulding of Nottingham University, England, published in The Conversation. They hold the belief that given many people already donate precious resources such as money or even blood for the […]

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Can Your Doctor Use Your Personal Health Data?

  Last year we featured an article from Beth Kanter on ‘The Future of Personal Health Data,’ and now, the question of its practical medical use has been placed firmly on the table in a recent NPR article. Amy Standen enquires as to why Dr Paul Abramson, a self proclaimed techie, is caused to pause […]

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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015

Published late last year, Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar, Lucy Bernholz, about the social economy. Published via the Foundation Centre’s GrantCraft service, we encourage you to peruse both the Blueprint and the additional resources provided by GrantCraft. The Blueprint gives an overview of the current landscape, […]

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Catapultian Launch New Resource Hub

  Catapultian is an organisation that believes real solutions can only be achieved through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the development of mission-based businesses. Late last year they launched Catapultian Resource Hub, a tool to help nonprofits become more financially self-sustaining.   Catapultian was founded and is operated on a simple principle: the pervasive nonprofit model of […]

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Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey 2015

  Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is conducting its seventh annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and here at Markets For Good, we hope you can add your voice and opinion.   We’re sharing the survey because it collects data on the challenges facing the nonprofit sector. Not only this, but […]

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#GivingTuesday: Preliminary Results

  Yesterday, December 2nd, saw the third annual #GivingTuesday – a day dedicated to giving to nonprofits around the world. Though it is incredibly early to say just how the campaign compares to last year, Steve MacLaughlin, Director of the Idea Lab at Blackbaud, has shared some preliminary figures with NPEngage.   As a provider […]

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