Administrative Data

Have We Forgotten the Human Aspect of Technology?

The pandemic has nonprofits accelerating their use of tech, overwhelming many whose operations aren’t designed for digital.

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Metrics are Driving Disinformation

Prioritizing news distribution over reporting makes journalists and platforms active participants in spreading misinformation.

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Unmasking Racial Inequality Amid COVID-19

Police surveillance amid the pandemic underscores discriminatory policies against Black Americans.

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Housing Data Tool Aims to Strengthen Tenants Rights

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is using New York City’s housing crisis to lay the groundwork for a nationwide movement built on public data.

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Can Data Make Bad Housing Practice a Thing of the Past?

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is leading a data coalition whose aim is to further housing justice in New York City and beyond.

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Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

In this 2018 virtual roundtable, experts in tech and data ethics explore how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for predictive technologies.

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Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Pretrial Detention

With the help of a Digital Impact grant, one Philadelphia-based nonprofit is taking on predictive technology in the criminal justice system, one algorithm at a time.

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Data Labs: Improving Access to Government Data

Data practitioners discuss an emerging data-sharing model that helps dissolve barriers to collaboration while safeguarding sensitive data.

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The DATA Act: A Look Ahead

Considering the close working relationship between government and nonprofits, it is surprising how little is known about the details of that relationship. The DATA ACT could change all of that.

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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, and service improvements. CTData provides […]

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