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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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Mark Surman on the NetGain Partnership

It’s difficult to understate the Internet’s potential as a resource for opportunity. Yet stable, secure, and unfettered access to the web remains sharply uneven across the globe, and rapid technological and social changes can pose as many challenges as opportunities. We exchanged emails with Mark Surman , Executive Director of…

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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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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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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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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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Unearthing Data to Unleash Impact: Using Unique Data Sources to Drive Change

  Introduction At DataKind and Tableau Foundation, we regularly work with nonprofits that have important questions to answer, but not necessarily the data to do so.   Or, at least, they don’t think they have the data to do so.   The truth is, in this awesome age of the…

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An Interview with Solution Practitioners

As many of you know, we spent much of last week at the Skoll World Forum, enjoying remarkable speeches from the likes of Jeff Skoll, Jaqueline Novogratz, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many more. Behind the scenes, we were able to conduct a private interview with the team behind The Resilience…

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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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