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Become a Driver of Impact Learning

  I pointed out in my previous post in Markets for Good that we now have the technology to seed an impact sharing economy, not unlike Uber and Lyft, where every service organization, funder, capacity builder, intermediary and researcher can serve as an impact learning “driver”.   Our new Impact…

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The Next Big Transformation in Development Aid?

  I will start with a confession: I believe in development aid. I like that governments and institutions are committed to help those less fortunate than me and the way that this is formalised in overseas development aid (ODA).[1] I have the privilege of working for Integrity Action, an organisation…

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Community Insights: Alison Carlman

  In our second post for our Community Insights series, we spoke to contributor Alison Carlman, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications at GlobalGiving. She’s contributed pieces like Catalyzing a Global Marketplace and GlobalGiving’s Big Bet for Markets for Good in the past – we caught up with her to…

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Open Data and Economic Ownership in West African Agriculture

Mobile technology is changing the way of life for millions of rural farmers across the West African country of Ghana. They receive texts with up-to-date crop prices, weather alerts, and advice about planting. Using electronic payment services, they now have credit histories to secure loans. With mobile technology, they can…

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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

For our latest community insights interview, we sat down with Brian Walsh, Head of Impact at Liquidnet. Brian is one of our founding members here at Markets for Good, and has been a contributor since the beginning. In this interview, we find out a little more about his work, how…

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Creating a New Global Standard for Privacy and Location Sharing

Rhode Island-based cartographer Jeffrey Yoo Warren understands the value of smartphone location-sharing—whether for detecting pollution from a nearby industrial site, connecting with singles, or monitoring a pandemic. But Warren sees the myriad issues around privacy the practice raises. Like many others, he’s concerned about the hundreds and even thousands of…

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Community Insights: Richard Turner

  In our latest post for our Community Insights series, we talk to Richard Turner, Chief Fundraiser at SolarAid about his career as a fundraiser and the biggest opportunities in digital fundraising.     Tell us a bit about yourself and your career so far.   I’ve been a fundraiser…

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Closing The Data Loop

Measure of America has developed an index made up of health, education, and income indicators that measures well-being and access to opportunity in communities across the U.S. It goes beyond money metrics like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to look at reality for everyday people. This American Human Development (HD) Index,…

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Housing Data Tool Aims to Strengthen Tenants Rights

As an advocate for New York City tenants living without heat in their apartments, Noelle Francois is especially reliant on data to help her battle unscrupulous landlords. After all, she points out, “you can’t just take a photo that shows you have no heat.” For tenant advocates like Francois, making…

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Interview: Community Integrity Building in Palestine and Kenya

  Building trust is key to ensure aid goes where it should when providing foreign aid to communities around the world. Integrity Action works to empower citizens to act with and demand integrity, and recently released two new videos about their work in Palestine and Kenya . We sat down…

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