Category: Profiles

Data On Purpose

  This week Stanford Social Innovation Review hosted the two day Data on Purpose conference, giving “data geeks” a chance to explore the realm of using data to tell stories in the social sector. The conference featured an impressive lineup of journalists, technology innovators, computer scientists, data visualization designers, and professional communicators, all providing tips, […]

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The BRIDGE Is Open! New Lookup Tool Identifies Global Social Sector Entities

  Most of us take it for granted that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration assigns every vehicle a Vehicle Identification Number (or VIN). This number makes it possible for buyers and sellers to track the story behind a car. With a bit of research, consumers like you or me can learn the history […]

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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 and talked to Joy Saunders, Chief […]

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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 Internet, satellites, sensors and extreme […]

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Webinar: Leveraging Data and Tech for Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Communities

  In the age of over sharing, is there a way to leverage our penchant for bulk data collection to make positive changes for the greater good? This was the same question posed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Network Impact. Researchers concluded the social sector should work together to combine the […]

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Interview: Fundraising & Donor Management Software Report

  In the nonprofit market, we focus a lot on fundraising since it’s so important to the sector. Technology has changed a lot in the past decade, and fundraising software is no different. Janna Finch of Software Advice, a company that helps organizations compare fundraising software, gives insight into how nonprofits are leveraging technology to connect with […]

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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

“I believe that more informed decision making—with easy access to the right information at the right time—will help all those in the social sector generate more impact.”

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  The Open Data Institute Summit this year brought together over 700 data enthusiasts for this year’s theme of Generation Open: innovators and entrepreneurs, customers and citizens, students and parents who embrace network thinking. Over the course of the day, attendees explored the past, present and future of open data, with speakers including Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, […]

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  We are very excited to announce that we are a media partner for the Open Data Institute‘s (ODI) Summit this year in London.     The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, and creates and disseminates knowledge […]

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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 for 25 years, this year! Not […]

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