Tag: Digital Infrastructure

Distributed Communication Can Help Us Reach Our SDGs

Using digital technologies within a distributed social framework can inspire solutions that bring us closer to reaching our Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 Has Been Introduced

The farthest-reaching open data legislation since the DATA Act highlights how open data will impact investors, regulators, and the financial industry.

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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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Why the DATA Act Matters

The US Digital Accountability and Transparency Act is a bold bid to transform government spending information from disconnected documents into open data.

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The Grand Challenge of Data Interoperability

The Gates Foundation and Markets For Good have announced a new Grand Challenge of Data Interoperability for ideas that connect data to inform social action.

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Upgrading the Infrastructure for Social Change

Markets for Good has shared a draft of a “vision paper” that signals how and why we think the sector needs to upgrade its information infrastructure.

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Children’s Parties and the Demise of the Soviet Union

GlobalGiving CEO Mari Kuraishi speaks her view on the explicit and implicit structures that would define a new information infrastructure for the social sector.

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Jacob Harold on GuideStar and Digital Infrastructure

Social strategist and author Jacob Harold shares his vision of a solid information infrastructure and how it could work in the social sector.

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