The Upgrade Initiative is a collaborative effort to integrate digital skills and policy concerns into the core of nonprofit capacity building and encourage nonprofit engagement in digital public policy issues.
We created learning modules that include all the materials you might need to run a workshop with your own organization, without prior knowledge of the topic.
These modules include: a facilitator’s guide, a workshop outline, scenarios, worksheets, expert videos, resource lists.
In this module, we focus on the ways evaluation processes, especially those related to data, implicate equity and how designing evaluations around responsible data practices can help an organization further their mission and increase their impact. We will cover data responsibility and the data lifecycle, and provide an introduction to evaluation through an equity lens.
In this module, we unpack the different data implications of fundraising. Everything about fundraising involves data. We dive into data responsibility, liability and vetting of vendors to help you create data management systems that protect your community.
Digital IDs take many forms – some are mandated by governments, others are being proposed as part of “immunity passports,” and the UN SDGs have set a 2030 target date for all people to have meaningful identification. In this module you’ll learn about Digital IDs, why they matter to civil society, and how you and your organization can continue to protect your community’s interests.
Designed for those with little to no experience in disinformation and digital dependencies, these materials encourage professionals to rethink their digital communications strategies.
This module focuses on how nonprofits can prepare for and counter dis- and misinformation that affects their organizations and the communities they serve. We will also examine the racialized implications of disinformation.