Capacity Building

Technology as a Strategic Tool for Moving Forward

A new guide from the Technology Association of Grantmakers, NetHope, NTEN, and TechSoup positions technology as a tool for overcoming adversity.

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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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Civic Freedom and the Pandemic

An alliance of CSOs and activists made recommendations to governments in response to “serious concerns about the state of civic space.”

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Who Watches the Watchers?

MIT’s new surveillance rating system is ready to “capture details of every significant automated contact tracing effort in the world.”

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Finding Your Place on the Journey to Data Maturity, Part 2

UK-based Data Orchard shares key lessons from producing its first online self-assessment and benchmarking tool.

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Finding Your Place on the Journey to Data Maturity, Part 1

UK-based Data Orchard is rolling out a self-assessment tool designed to empower nonprofits in their decision-making.

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GDPR Compliance and Closing Civic Space

A new report looks at how the GDPR can be used against social sector organizations and what they should do to prepare.

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Location Privacy: How Protected Are We?

Public Lab is developing a set of tools based on “location blurring,” a new system that would mitigate the abuse of big tech surveillance.

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What Happens if We Ignore the Warning Signs of Change?

In the last of a five-part series, Lucy Bernholz identifies larger, contextual shifts that are shaping philanthropy and digital civil society.

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What Does It Take to Be a Data Champion?

Rachel Rank of UK-based 360Giving introduces a new kind of “data expedition” for professionals looking to connect with their work and each other.

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