Tag: Digital Infrastructure

Breaking With Tradition Can Offer Benefits “Beyond the Obvious”

Helen Turvey of Shuttleworth Foundation explains how breaking with tradition can offer benefits “beyond the obvious.”

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When Choosing Digital Tools, Consider Context

The Engine Room’s Laura Guzman reveals the most important factor in choosing the right digital tools for your organization.

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Ensuring Funder Support for Digital Infrastructure

Bahrain-based Esra’a Al Shafei has gone to great lengths to preserve the basic infrastructure that would keep digital civil society secure. Are funders listening?

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The Future of Digital Civil Society Depends on Basic Infrastructure

We celebrate the independence that open source affords but are we willing to support the creations it brings about?

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Democracy and the Digital Divide: Is Access Enough?

For most people in the world, getting online is too expensive, and for those who can afford it, service is often unreliable or non-existent. What could this mean for democracy?

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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2019

Podcast and Transcript: An expert panel and our virtual audience forecast the most important trends and challenges facing digital civil society in 2019.

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Open Data and Economic Ownership in West African Agriculture

Mobile apps are empowering millions of rural farmers across the West African country of Ghana. But there may be a flip side.

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The Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards of a Connected Future

Podcast and Transcript: Nonprofit tech experts discuss how the Internet of Things has sparked a new era of social impact.

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Facebook, GDPR, and Winning Back the Public Trust

Facebook has pledged its commitment to transparency and accountability throughout its GDPR preparation process, but it’s unclear whether it plans to make good on its promise.

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Digital Infrastructure for Civil Society: A Look Ahead

The concept of “digital civil society” has taken hold as a framework for practitioners and leaders alike. But how much of the current moment does the term convey?

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