All nonprofits and foundations are dependent on digital data and infrastructure. Just like financial and human resources, these data must be managed safely, ethically and effectively toward mission.
Degrees of Access
Digital data can be shared in ways that advance your mission and in ways that cause harm. Decisions about access should align with your principles, values and mission.
Digital data have unique characteristics that require new approaches to managing them differently than time and money.
The data lifecyle is a framework for understanding your organization's processes for interacting with digital data over time.
Organizations should manage data in alignment with mission and with an eye toward privacy, permission, openness and pluralism.