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Civic Crowdsourcing 101

Democracy, Institutional Design, and Technologies of Expertise “Algorithms used to be what made computers run faster. Now they create social and economic systems.” Ashish Goel, Stanford University   Parody Cover by Andrés Monroy-Hernández   Digital platforms to solicit input, sort ideas, rank opinions, find patterns, and “matchmake” skills are proliferating.…

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Data Is Going Local, Thanks to Human-Centered Design

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4Q4-November_mixdown.mp3 Digital Impact 4Q4 Podcast: Heather Leson on IFRC’s Data Playbook SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON iTUNES. 00:00 HEATHER NOELLE ROBINSON: This is Digital Impact 4Q4. I’m Heather Noelle Robinson. We recorded today’s interview at the Digital Civil Society Conference at Stanford University. Our four questions are for Heather Leson,...

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In the Fight for Open Nonprofit Data, Everything Changed in June

  In recent years, the federal government has taken strides towards making its public data available in standardized, machine-readable formats. In the future, we will look back at the nation’s first open data mandate, the DATA Act of 2014, and see it was critical not just in its transformation of…

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Legal Empowerment Data Literacy and Governance Initiative

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit, founded in 1999, dedicated to increasing access to justice. Through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice networks, Pro Bono Net transforms the way legal help reaches those in low income and vulnerable communities. Pro Bono Net received a 2017…

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Leveraging Donor Data: Four Common Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Nonprofit technology is advancing rapidly , meaning that organizations are now better able to capture donor data than ever before. Not only does new technology make data capture a seamless process, but it can also provide nonprofits with a wider range of data points to draw off of when developing…

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Data Labs: Applying the Model in Other Contexts

Project Data Labs: Applying the Model in Other Contexts Team GovLab GovLab New Philanthropy Capital New Philanthropy Capital Challenge Help public decision makers understand the value proposition for the creation of institutional infrastructure and governance to enable the use of administrative data for more data-driven governance and then understand alternatives…

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A model for statewide open data

The CT Data Collaborative (CTData) is a public-private partnership between the state government and the nonprofit sector in Connecticut, created to advance effective planning and decision-making through the use of open and accessible data. CTData serves residents, nonprofits, policymakers, and funders in using and sharing data to drive policy, program,…

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Location Privacy: How Protected Are We?

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/4Q4-Feb-10_mixdown.mp3 Digital Impact 4Q4: Jeffrey Warren on Geolocation Privacy SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON iTUNES. 00:00 CHRIS DELATORRE: This is Digital Impact 4Q4, I’m Chris Delatorre. Today’s four questions are for Jeffrey Warren, Co-founder of Public Lab, a nonprofit network of citizen scientists dedicated to creating awareness and accountabili...

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Digital Infrastructure for Civil Society: A Look Ahead

The concept of “digital civil society” is taking hold as a framework for leaders in philanthropy, nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, digital capacity builders, tech funders and support organizations, policymakers, and scholars. The term itself is less important than the recognition of shared concerns and opportunities across these groups and the sense that…

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Introducing the Working Draft of the OCHA Data Responsibility Guidelines

As OCHA and its partners process increasingly large volumes of data, we also face more complex challenges related to assessing and managing data risk. Many organizations have developed policies focused on personal data, but guidance on the management of other forms of sensitive data has been lacking. The Working Draft…

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