Digital Impact (formerly Markets for Good) is an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). We improve the digital infrastructure for civil society and help social sector practitioners and policymakers use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively for maximum impact. Digital Impact is made possible with the ongoing support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the progressive financial firm Liquidnet, and Knight Foundation.

A core capacity of nonprofits and foundations is managing and governing digital data in ways that advance your mission and respect the rights of the people you serve. We support this capacity by:

  • fostering a robust online community dedicated to the exchange of practical data-related knowledge and expertise;
  • hosting in-person events that support knowledge sharing, ideation, research and cross-sector collaboration;
  • cultivating innovation and original research through grants and mentorship to select practitioners and partners in the field; and
  • developing and sharing ready-to-use tools, policies and resources for digital data governance in the social sector.