Tag: Digital Infrastructure

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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From Policy To Technology: Takeaways from Predict-a-palooza 2018

With the tax changes in the U.S. and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU, policy is expected to play a big role in changing the philanthropy landscape in 2018. Income inequality will be another key factor, shaping philanthropic fortunes on one end of the spectrum and fueling political unrest from the other end. […]

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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2018

Podcast: An expert panel and our virtual audience forecast the most important trends and challenges facing digital civil society in 2018.

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Moving Society Into the Digital

“For too long, ‘partnership’ efforts have been far more about getting perceived ‘developing’ countries to be more like ‘developed’ countries.”

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Funding need, not want

Perpetual Limited is one of Australia’s oldest trustee companies and largest managers of philanthropic funds. The story of how Perpetual refocused its philanthropy business to build non-profit capacity (particularly digital capacity), as opposed to project funding, is nearly 130 years in the making.  In this article we look at how that change occurred and the […]

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