Tag: Collaboration

Bridging the Environmental Data Divide: When Earth Texts Home

A little over a year ago, we set out to do something ambitious. We set out to build environmental sensors that would bridge an under-recognized digital divide: the environmental data divide. Most sensors require Internet signal to report data, as well as fixed power infrastructure. Much of the world doesn’t have either, meaning that we […]

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Growing Impact By Investing in Networks

  Foundations are increasingly investing time, effort, and money into building networks in order to better achieve their goals and leverage resources. In several instances, smaller foundations have been able to increase their funding by working with other funders as network partners.   In ‘Investing in Networks Grows Impact’, Madeleine Taylor examines this growing trend […]

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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 sector, we have “in loco […]

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An Interview with Solution Practitioners

  As many of you know, we spent much of last week at the Skoll World Forum, enjoying remarkable speeches from the likes of Jeff Skoll, Jaqueline Novogratz, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many more. Behind the scenes, we were able to conduct a private interview with the team behind The Resilience Exchange, a new online […]

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Bloomberg Gives $42 Million to Help Cities do More with Data

  Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is making a major investment in the development of data for cities, according to Jim Tankersley of the Washington Post. Their goal is to invest $42 million to create the What Works Cities Initiative, “aimed at helping 100 mid-size cities […]

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Adventures in the Data Revolution: Collecting Ugandan Data

  Here at Development Initiatives and Development Research and Training (DRT) we are currently piloting a ‘Joined-Up Data’ study in Uganda. We have been working in the rural districts of Kitgum and Katakwi, following the emergence of two issues: (1) the really bad results of students completing primary education, and (2) the unacceptably high number of women still […]

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Charity Match

  Collaboration often drives the best of outcomes, and a recent partnership across three diverse sectors — nonprofit, industry and government — has resulted in the new prototype “Charity Match.”   Here at Intuit, one of our core products is Mint, an online tool to manage your money, pay your bills and track your credit […]

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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015

Published late last year, Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015 is an annual industry forecast written by leading philanthropy scholar, Lucy Bernholz, about the social economy. Published via the Foundation Centre’s GrantCraft service, we encourage you to peruse both the Blueprint and the additional resources provided by GrantCraft. The Blueprint gives an overview of the current landscape, […]

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Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey 2015

  Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is conducting its seventh annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and here at Markets For Good, we hope you can add your voice and opinion.   We’re sharing the survey because it collects data on the challenges facing the nonprofit sector. Not only this, but […]

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Vendors for Good

  In the early ’90s, I owned a company that raised money for nonprofit organizations. The work was exciting and gratifying. Success was measured by whether I reached my fundraising target, and I was successful at it. One day I received a call from a group of nuns who wanted to purchase mobile homes in […]

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