Category: Profiles

Open Data and Economic Ownership in West African Agriculture

Mobile apps are empowering millions of rural farmers across the West African country of Ghana. But there may be a flip side.

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How #GivingTuesday Transcended Borders

GlobalGiving’s Marlena Hartz interviews one of #GivingTuesday’s chief architects, who explains how peer learning has seeded a new global ecosystem. The secret to the movement’s success may surprise you.

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Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Pretrial Detention

With the help of a Digital Impact grant, one Philadelphia-based nonprofit is taking on predictive technology in the criminal justice system, one algorithm at a time.

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Grantee Profile: Good Data Collaborative

The Collaborative’s overarching goal is to jump-start a much-needed conversation across the sector—especially among smaller civil society players—about responsible data.

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Grantee Profile: ImpactView

With the help of Digital Impact, a Drexel University professor is developing an interactive tool that would map thousands of nonprofits in their local neighborhoods, starting with Philadelphia.

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Data Privacy and Security: From Mandate to Mission

Lucy Bernholz moderates a discussion on how social sector organizations can utilize data while integrating critical concerns of security, transparency, and responsible governance into their culture.

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Grantee Profile: Data Culture Project

With the help of Digital Impact, MIT’s Rahul Bhargava helped to launch the Data Culture Project, a set of free online tools designed to help organizations build data skills across their teams.

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Grantee Profile: Data Orchard

Hundreds of nonprofits around the world have downloaded the “Data Maturity Framework,” a resource co-developed by UK-based Data Orchard that allows organizations to gauge their proficiency with data.

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That’s Not Privacy: An Update

This month I checked back in with Micah Sifry to learn about the status of the That’s Not Privacy campaign, which MFG covered in May. Here’s what I learned (the following is an edited version of an email exchange): Micah, it has been about six months since the campaign launched. How is the That’s Not Privacy campaign going? […]

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Mark Surman on the NetGain Partnership

Mozilla Foundation’s Mark Surman discusses the NetGain Partnership and its work to make the Internet open, secure, and accessible for all.

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