Tag: Digital Technologies

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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Is Facebook Doing Research With ‘Celebrate Pride’?

  Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favour of same-sex marriage as a constitutional right this past Friday, you might have noticed your Facebook news feed become a little more colourful as the social media network provided a way to show your support. The ‘Celebrate Pride‘ feature provides a simple way to make profile photos […]

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The Role of Data in your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

  In both its volume and accessibility, big data has had all kinds of implications for the way nonprofits operate—from internal processes to volunteer recruitment to fundraising. But what I find most interesting (maybe unsurprisingly, considering my title) about data’s integration into the nonprofit world is the way it can be used to augment that […]

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Food Bank Uses Data to Identify Areas in Need of Services

  The article originally featured in the Huffington Post tells the story of how one ambitious programmer is helping to overhaul the way one food bank in the U.S. Capital is identifying and feeding the hungry. Michael Hollister, the programmer in question, is helping the Capital Area Food Bank more accurately determine which areas are in […]

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Six Nonprofits That are Using Data to Change the World

  Following our article from Richard Turner at SolarAid, we’ve been taking a look at some other nonprofits and organisations who are doing some amazing things with data. Originally featured on Umbel, ‘When Big Hearts Meet Big Data: 6 Nonprofits Using Data to Change the World‘ highlights some of these organisations who are  using data […]

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We Need More Data Talent

  We need more data talent in the nonprofit sector. Data has the power to revolutionize our organizations yet we lack the workforce to launch the revolution. So where should this workforce come from?   There are two strategies we can employ to increase the data talent in the sector; attract or develop.   Many […]

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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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The Two Faces of Data

Giving more data won’t make us wiser and sacrificing more for data’s sake won’t make us safer. What can the social sector learn from the tragedy of Harvey Dent?

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