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MFG & Beneficiary Insight: A Discussion at the Core of the Work

We leave behind the normal preface to Markets For Good content, the rich discussion below speaking for itself. Follow the comments from Brian Walsh of Liquidnet and David Bonbright of Keystone Accountability, then join us with your own opinions in the comments section. Many thanks! Eric J. Henderson, Conversation Curator…

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“Unloading The DV Earthmover”… An Interview With The Office for Creative Research

To close our data visualization (dv) series, guest-curated by Greta Knutzen (GK), we are, well… kicking the tires on an earthmover. There’s a lot of content here (worth the ride!) in this round-table interview with the Office of Creative Research, a newly established design agency responsible for some of the…

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You Don’t Need a Data Scientist, You Need a Data Culture

This piece was originally published on Medium. The DataBasic.io project is supported by a 2016 Digital Impact Grant. Most of the larger non-profit organizations we work with are scrambling to figure out how to deploy complex technologies like machine learning and “AI” in service of the social good. These include…

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The Trials and Tribulations of Data Visualization for Good

  “I love big data. It’s got such potential for storytelling .” At DataKind , we hear some version of this narrative every week. As more and more social organizations dip their toes into using data, invariably the conversation about data visualization comes up. There is a growing feeling that…

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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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Modernizing The Marketplace For Governance Data

  Have you ever read an article in the Economist criticizing countries on their corruption levels and wondered what their sources were? The paper likely based its analysis on one or more of the assessment(s) the Governance Data Alliance concerns itself with.   Similar to Markets For Good, the Governance…

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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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2016 Grant Applicants

Listed below are the applicants to the grant program 2016 cycle who agreed to share details about their proposed projects with the Digital Impact community and public at large. Digital Impact has also shared an interactive data visualization of these projects. Thank you to all who applied! Afterschool Alliance Building…

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Data Incidents: Design With Responsibility in Mind

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/4Q4-Jos-Berens-Stuart-Campo-UNOCHA-0919-FINAL.mp3 Digital Impact 4Q4 Podcast: Jos Berens and Stuart Campo on Humanitarian Data SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON iTUNES. 00:00 CHRIS DELATORRE: This is Digital Impact 4Q4, I’m Chris Delatorre. Today, we’re joined by Stuart Campo and Jos Berens at the UNOCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data. In March, the Centre...

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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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