Welcome to the Digital Impact Toolkit

The Digital Impact Toolkit is designed to help nonprofit organizations and foundations use digital data ethically, safely, and effectively.

WHY DIGITAL IMPACT?

Managing and governing digital data in ways that advance your mission and respect the rights of the people you serve is a core capacity of foundations and nonprofits. While digital data hold tremendous promise for how we do our work in the social sector, they also raise new challenges. Digital data should be viewed as both an asset and a liability.

WHY DIGITAL IMPACT?

Managing and governing digital data in ways that advance your mission and respect the rights of the people you serve is a core capacity of foundations and nonprofits. While digital data hold tremendous promise for how we do our work in the social sector, they also raise new challenges. Digital data should be viewed as both an asset and a liability.

Use and Adapt

Materials in this toolkit (excluding sites and resources referenced on the Links and Case Studies pages) are available under a CC BY 4.0 license (full terms here).

You can share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. Contact us with questions or to submit materials.

Collaborate and Improve

While digital data hold tremendous promise for social change, they also raise new challenges. The DI Toolkit draws on a community of practitioners working to integrate appropriate data management and governance throughout their work.

Want to help improve the toolkit and website? Share your feedback with us here.

Learn and Share

These materials are provided as examples to inform your decision-making, organizational practice, and policy creation. We invite you to share the practices and policies that you develop as you draw on the collective expertise of the community.

These tools are updated regularly to keep up with emerging issues and good practice. Check back often and follow on social with #DIDataToolkit.

Advance Your Mission

Using digital data in ways that advance your mission and respect the rights of those you serve is a core capacity of nonprofits and foundations. Think of digital data as both an asset and a liability. The DI Toolkit is designed to help you learn to manage and govern your digital data with the same degree of care you commit to your financial resources.

Get started today with the policy wizard.

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