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Digital Impact Toolkit

Leveraging 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 in the 21st century. That’s why the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society created the Digital Impact Toolkit—to support civil society organizations in using digital data ethically, safely, and effectively. The content and tools on the site come from nonprofit and foundation partners.

Learn and Share

These materials are examples to inform your decision-making, organizational practice, and policy creation. We invite you to share the practices and policies that you develop. These tools are updated regularly. Check back often and connect with us on Twitter.

Collaborate and Improve

Digital data hold tremendous promise for social change, and they also raise new challenges. This toolkit draws on a community of nonprofit professionals practicing responsible data management and governance. Want to help us improve? Share your materials and ideas here.

Use and Adapt

Materials in this toolkit (excluding content on the Resources page) are available under a CC BY 4.0 license (full terms). 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.

Advance Your Mission

The Digital Impact Toolkit can help you learn to manage and govern your digital data safely, equitably and effectively with the same care you commit to your financial and Human Resources. Get started today! Click here to explore why data matters.