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Betting on Better Data

For Dr. Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, innovation doesn’t necessarily have to require the latest technology. In Betting on Better Data, he takes a look at how PATH‘s Better Immunisation Data (BID) Initiative is tracking vaccine data with low-level tech in a revolutionary way. In his piece, […]

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Why Nonprofits Deserve CRM Innovation

  Charitable giving, according to Destination CRM, has exceeded $298 billion in the US alone. In his article ‘Why Nonprofits Deserve CRM Innovation‘, Gabe Cooper calls for software companies to give nonprofits the attention they deserve by creating technology that suits their needs.   Philanthropy is driven by personal connections – donors donate to the causes […]

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The Social Sector Needs Scientific Method

  In ‘Why the Social Sector Needs Scientific Method’, first published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Caroline Fiennes examines how the scientific method can help to safeguard individuals working in development and philanthropy.   In her piece, Fiennes takes a look at three papers that raise important questions about the practice of treating children with […]

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Own Your Body’s Data

Talithia Williams is a statistician. She builds statistical models that study the spatial and temporal structure of data, so it’s not surprising that when advised by her doctor to induce the birth of a child that she demanded to see the data to back up his advice. In her TEDx talk, Williams makes a compelling […]

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Is Facebook Doing Research With ‘Celebrate Pride’?

  Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favour of same-sex marriage as a constitutional right this past Friday, you might have noticed your Facebook news feed become a little more colourful as the social media network provided a way to show your support. The ‘Celebrate Pride‘ feature provides a simple way to make profile photos […]

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How Data Shaped a Teen-Counselling-By-Text Service

    In our contribution from Beth Kanter last week, she covered DoSomething.Org CEO Nancy Lublin’s keynote speech at Data on Purpose. This week, we take a closer look at how DoSomething.Org are using data science, based on this article originally featured on the Fast Company Exist website.   When Nancy Lublin first launched her nonprofit, in […]

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Food Bank Uses Data to Identify Areas in Need of Services

  The article originally featured in the Huffington Post tells the story of how one ambitious programmer is helping to overhaul the way one food bank in the U.S. Capital is identifying and feeding the hungry. Michael Hollister, the programmer in question, is helping the Capital Area Food Bank more accurately determine which areas are in […]

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Six Nonprofits That are Using Data to Change the World

  Following our article from Richard Turner at SolarAid, we’ve been taking a look at some other nonprofits and organisations who are doing some amazing things with data. Originally featured on Umbel, ‘When Big Hearts Meet Big Data: 6 Nonprofits Using Data to Change the World‘ highlights some of these organisations who are  using data […]

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The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 Has Been Introduced

The farthest-reaching open data legislation since the DATA Act highlights how open data will impact investors, regulators, and the financial industry.

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instaGiv Launches New Data Capture Tool For Charities

  Donations received through text are increasingly popular as a way to fundraise effectively, especially as society as a whole moves away from cash and towards online and contactless methods of payment. In terms of insight and targeted campaigns for charities, however, the retention of donors and donor acquisition was challenging – until now.   […]

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