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Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Racism, white supremacy, and civil society

This letter, titled White People Show Us, from Angela Glover Blackwell and Michael McAfee of PolicyLink makes central what many would prefer to push aside. Racism is a problem created by white people. People of color suffer, but white people are the ones who created it, benefit from it, perpetuate it, and, I believe, also suffer from it. Show More Summary

Aliging your tech with your mission (graphic)

Yesterday I wrote about aligning your organization's tech with your mission and values. This has to do with making sure that your organizational approaches to privacy, consent, sharing, data use, etc. carry through from your board through to your software licenses. Show More Summary

Aligning organizational technology with mission

The liminal space where two or more culturescollide is often painfully obvious to those who are not part of the mainstream group and an invisible, unfelt line for those on the side with power. The edges where the two meet, or the quickness...Show More Summary

Eight years of #blueprints

Hey, check this out - The full #blueprint series to-date - all eight years - all in one place - free for downloading.And yes, it's time to start thinking about number 9. I'll be working on #blueprint18 starting now. Please send buzzwords, trends, predictions etc. to me via twitter (@p2173) or in the comments.

How digital threatens civil society

(Photo: http://www.civicus.org/index.php/media-resources/op-eds/2640-the-civicus-monitor-informing-the-fightback-against-closing-civic-space) Governments around the world are shutting down civic space. They do this in a variety of ways for any number of reasons. Show More Summary

Internet Health and Civil Society

(photo credit: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/internet-health/) Our behavior is changing the climate and our planet is in danger. Weather patterns are changing. Climate induced refugees are on the rise. We know this. Even those (the few,...Show More Summary

Refugee tech and a future of resilience

I'm just back from a series of Digital Impact events in Brussels, London and Berlin. This is part of a multi-country learning effort I'm leading through the Digital Civil Society Lab and with local partners in each host city.We're documenting that work here. Show More Summary

Assume digital - and question your tools

Assume digital. This is the first thing I say to people when doing presentations about Digital Civil Society. Digital data and infrastructure are here to stay and we have to learn how they work - and adapt our practices to protect our...Show More Summary

When the government attacks nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are institutional manifestations of the desire of a group of people coming together to use their private resources and address a problem or a need they care about. This is true if you are the world's biggest foundation, the neighborhood food bank, or a group of protestors. Show More Summary

Where and how do we give for good?

When we "assume digital," we recognize that the data sources for understanding how people use money to support change are quite numerous. In addition to making sense of formally reported information from organizations, we should look...Show More Summary

Strategic threats to the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in the USA

Efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment. Repealing this (already rather weak rule dividing advocacy from politics) would affix charitable nonprofits into place as money laundering handmaidens to politics. The proposed budget cut to the...Show More Summary

It's a spied on, spied on, spied on world

One of the theses of the Digital Civil Society Lab is that digital policies matter to civil society. We've been working since 2013 to map and understand the intersections of laws and regulations on telecommunications, intellectual property,...Show More Summary

Not in my name (or my email or mobile number)

I will march, protest, call my representatives, vote, mobilize, and resist. As of Jan 3, 2017 the U.S. government - House, Senate and soon to be White House - is taking a broad swath of actions that I do not support and will not allow to happen in my name. Show More Summary

We the people who are the data

The instructions "do not fold, spindle or mutilate" used to accompany IBM punch cards, a ubiquitous technology for capturing and storing data for computational purposes up until the late 1980s. As colleges and universities began to computerize...Show More Summary

What are digital data?

This is a metaphysical question but one that may help you think about using digital data safely, ethically, and effectively at your organization. I've been mulling over this question for awhile and it seems there are many ways to conceive...Show More Summary

Do you use governement-held data in your nonprofit work? Read this

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/data-bind-us-lucy-bernholz?trk=pulse_spock-articles

Nonprofits, foundations and the next U.S. President

(Photo: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/11/digital-security-tips-for-protesters)The U.S. nonprofit sector often thinks of itself as being independent from government and markets. This self-image is held widely enough that one of the major trade organizations even calls itself Independent Sector. Show More Summary

Practical advice for digital civil society (U.S. focused)

In The New Republic, Brian Beutler writes"...we’re facing a moment that threatens equal protection, due process, free expression, democracy—. It’s not a drill." Social justice advocates, reproductive rights activists, racial equity leaders,...Show More Summary

Civil society now

That democracy depends on an independent civil society is a bedrock assumption in political theory. In the USA, we've just held an election that will test this theory against reality.Like so many people, I've spent the last few daysShow More Summary

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