Infrastructure for Philanthropy

This week I sit down with Chantal Forster, Executive Director of TAG, to talk about opportunities for digital transformation and data infrastructure in the philanthropic sector.

Data alone won’t solve our problems — asking the right questions will help – Stefaan G Verhulst

If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the questions, and only five minutes finding the answers,” is a famous aphorism attributed to Albert Einstein. Behind this quote is an important insight about human nature: Too often, we leap to answers without first pausing to examine our …

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A Playbook for Using Data Science and AI for Social Good Well – Rachel Wells

DataKind is a global nonprofit that harnesses the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity. We would love to openly introduce and share the DataKind Playbook: our globally accessible, living knowledge base that enables the reader to design, implement, and follow-up on a Data Science and AI for Good project following …

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Collected for Profit, Repurposed for Social Good: Using Advertising Data to Monitor International Development – Ingmar Weber

Most of the big internet companies, such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter, generate their revenue from targeted advertising. To offer advertisers with advanced targeting capabilities, these companies collect large amounts of user data to build elaborate profiles. Based on these profiles an advertiser can then choose to target only, say, female Facebook users living in …

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Radical Data: The Emerging Movement in Data, Art and Activism – Jo Kroese

The “data science revolution” has been used to destabilize democracies, increase corporate and state power and make us buy more shoes. Resisting this are a group of activists, artists and collectives reappropriating data science in the name of citizens. For the last two years, data scientist and artist Jo Kroese has been researching and interviewing …

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Scaling Impact Technologies

This week I sit down with Kevin Bromer, Head of Technology & Data Strategy at The Ballmer Group to discuss the opportunities and challenges of scaling technology in the social impact space.

Investing in Impact Technology

This week I sit down with Mari Kuraishi, Founder of Global Giving, to talk about how the use of technology has evolved and changed in the nonprofit world.

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