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#GivingTuesday Data Collaborative

You’ve probably heard about #GivingTuesday, the thriving global movement launched in 2012 that mobilizes resources, unmeasurable acts of kindness, and hundreds of millions in charitable donations in the United States alone. The distributed nature of #GivingTuesday is the biggest factor driving its growth, in that anyone can participate. Nonprofits can…

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

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/4Q4-Jan-17_mixdown-2.mp3 Digital Impact 4Q4 Podcast: Dan Kass on Housing Data 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 Dan Kass, Co-founder of JustFix.nyc. With funding from a 2018 Digital Impact grant, Dan and his team are…

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Feedback as Democracy in Social Change Practice

  A huge shift is happening in the social sector. Dennis Whittle traces it all the way back to the birth of democracy in Greece circa 594 BCE. The people are sovereign! In titling our special theme ‘Beyond accountability: feedback as transformation’ we are signalling that the long march of…

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Are Proxy Buyers Stunting the Growth of the Nonprofit Economy?

  The market engine behind our nonprofit service economy is the act of funders and donors “proxy buying” a service or program on behalf of a population. Analogous to “in loco parentis,” where a school plays the role of the parent while children are in their care, in the nonprofit…

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How to Engage Your Nonprofit Community in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising This #GivingTuesday

Community engagement is crucial for success in any type of fundraising, especially with peer-to-peer fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising requires connected and engaged supporters who are dedicated to your cause and willing to fundraise on behalf of your nonprofit. With #GivingTuesday around the corner, nonprofits are planning peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to create…

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Community Insights: Andrew Means

The Markets for Good Initiative began with our vision, where we imagined a social sector powered by information. Our aim is to be a resource, and help facilitate a community in which we share information to inspire others, with the ultimate goal of upgrading the information infrastructure for social change.…

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SolarAid’s Impact Calculator: What Impact Will My Donation Make?

    We are very excited at SolarAid at the creation of an impact calculator on our website where donors can type in the amount they wish to give and our calculator provides the impact it will have. Give it a go yourself here.   Most fundraising uses activities or…

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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

For our latest community insights interview, we sat down with Brian Walsh, Head of Impact at Liquidnet. Brian is one of our founding members here at Markets for Good, and has been a contributor since the beginning. In this interview, we find out a little more about his work, how…

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Housing Data Tool Aims to Strengthen Tenants Rights

As an advocate for New York City tenants living without heat in their apartments, Noelle Francois is especially reliant on data to help her battle unscrupulous landlords. After all, she points out, “you can’t just take a photo that shows you have no heat.” For tenant advocates like Francois, making…

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