Around the world, nearly 1 billion people live with completely avoidable vision loss – a number that is expected to rise in the years ahead. The vast majority live in low- and middle-income countries, where eye care is often hard to come by, and the number of people in need of eye care has long … Read more
Good Tech Fest 2022
We have AI-driven products around us. We are heading towards a future where embracing this technology will be the normal. So how do we, then, ensure that it centers community in the core? In this session, we’ll talk about those not-so-subtle points we must know and remember for the human-centric AI our industry deserves.
Do you want to use data science to improve your organization’s work, but you’re not sure where to start? Engage in a live workshop with DataKind’s Scoping Squad at Good Tech Fest! The most challenging part of executing on a data science problem is defining the problem statement collaboratively with both data science and social … Read more
Using the evidence-based Making Wise Decisions Toolkit, rapidly brainstorm, crowdsource ideas, and network with other session participants to define why your organization needs a new data system with a key problem statement and critical indicators for success with an equity lens incorporated at the beginning.
Amanda Terry is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Metagood, a for-profit company that strives to build a better future for Web3 while doing good along the way. Through its first NFT project OnChainMonkey, Metagood has simultaneously created value for its community members and contributed to several important causes. During this session, Amanda will … Read more
How can machine learning and data help us better measure behaviors like reading? Worldreader is a global nonprofit that uses technology to expand access to books in vulnerable communities. While apps with digital libraries and reading activities are their primary tool, the end goal isn’t just to produce apps — it is to cultivate lifelong … Read more
Does custom software need to be expensive? You’ve probably asked yourself that question, hearing price quotes of $50,000 and above to build a web or mobile interface that could help you serve your constituents at scale. Luckily, there are tools that can help you prototype and build applications for a fraction of time and cost. … Read more
Most nonprofit professionals today do not have the data training they need to meet requests from funders to be data-driven. This session reviews how January Advisors worked with Houston-area nonprofit organizations to develop and execute a strategy to become data-driven. Our work focused on training a cross-functional team of ‘Data Ambassadors’ to increase their data … Read more
Criminal records have numerous downstream impacts. They can limit the ability of individuals to find housing, get a job, and participate in public life. What’s more, the downstream impacts of a criminal record aren’t limited to felonies or convictions. Even people convicted of a misdemeanor or who have had a case dismissed face these barriers. … Read more
Data & Analytics careers in the nonprofit/NGO sector are becoming increasingly common as organizations focus more and more on data-driven approaches to amplify program impact, increase fundraising, broaden marketing outreach, and influence legislation through advocacy and policy. But who ought to guide nonprofits through the wilderness of data strategies, techniques, and technologies? What staffing and … Read more