Tag: Collaboration

Knight News Challenge awards $3.2 million for 17 ideas that make data work for communities

  The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the 17 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Data on January 16, 2016. The challenge invited applicants to present ideas that use data to address and improve community challenges, while encouraging development in innovation and learning. Similarly to Markets For Good (MFG), the Knight Foundation […]

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Interview: Community Integrity Building in Palestine and Kenya

  Building trust is key to ensure aid goes where it should when providing foreign aid to communities around the world. Integrity Action works to empower citizens to act with and demand integrity, and recently released two new videos about their work in Palestine and Kenya. We sat down and talked to Joy Saunders, Chief […]

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Case Study: Constructive engagement in the Matema Water Project, Kenya.

  Arnold Kipchirchir completed his Community Integrity Building training with National Taxpayers Association in August 2015 and was allocated a water project in Matema, Nandi province. Matema is a prime example of just how drastically projects can stall and how long delays can go unresolved without dedicated resource or individuals working to bring the various […]

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Case study: High School students demand integrity while challenging their local leaders to make their roads safe, Palestine.

  In September 2014, Teachers Creativity Centre (TCC) identified Tammoun Secondary Girls as a partner for an extra-curricular Community Integrity Building programme (referred to as a ‘Social Audit’ by TCC) for young Palestinians. Miss Rita Sala Marou’m, teacher “I think it is really important that the girls’ education takes them from theoretical learning into practical […]

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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 community engagement. #GivingTuesday is built […]

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Webinar: Leveraging Data and Tech for Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Communities

  In the age of over sharing, is there a way to leverage our penchant for bulk data collection to make positive changes for the greater good? This was the same question posed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Network Impact. Researchers concluded the social sector should work together to combine the […]

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Community Insights: Brian Walsh

“I believe that more informed decision making—with easy access to the right information at the right time—will help all those in the social sector generate more impact.”

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This Time It’s Personal

  As organizations start to get serious about feedback, things inevitably come to the moment where feedback gets personal. To be really useful, feedback must touch on an individual’s performance.   This is tough stuff. People resist feedback in many different ways. A growing part of Keystone Accountability’s Constituent Voice work with organizations is to help staff recognize auto-immune-type […]

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Some UK Charities Believed They Were Above Data Protection Laws

  Every week at Markets for Good we hear of the inspiring and innovative ways in which nonprofits and charities are harnessing the power of data to make a lasting impact. Policies surrounding data protection and privacy, particularly when it becomes to donor data, are extremely controversial. In the headlines this week, some of the biggest […]

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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 democracy has arrived at our doors. When we say […]

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