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Archived Since:May 26, 2011

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A reformation of digital and democracy literacy led by civil society

Once upon a time, the codes that guided society were the province of a few. The word of God was read and interpreted by priests and men of the church who told the people what the book said, what the codes for a good life were. And the people did as they were told. Show More Summary

Thoughts on democracy from the U.S. capital

I've been thinking...Suing news outlets with whom you don't agree is not philanthropy. Wealthy individuals litigating an agenda by themselves (and secretly) is different from "impact litigation" led by public interest groups, (even when financed by a few individuals). Show More Summary

Redesigning civil society organizations

Digital data are everywhere. They are replicable, generative, storable, scalable, nonrival and nonexcludable. Digital data are different enough from time and money - the two resources around which most of our existing institutions are designed - that it's time to redesign those institutions. Show More Summary

Resources - Tech for Social Good

I just finished teaching a continuing studies class at Stanford on Tech for Social Good. My colleague and co-teacher, Rob Reich and I assembled this list of free online sites to follow/ newsletters to read for the class. I thought I'd share it here as well. Show More Summary

Digital civil society in one minute and 26 seconds

From an interview at Worldview StanfordLucy Bernholz: Digital Civil Society from Worldview on Vimeo.

Death and digital civil society

Last week's episode of the Raw Data podcast is mostly about death.That said, the last 7 minutes or so include some thoughts from me about our relationships to our digital data, why we need new rules for this resource, and why it matters...Show More Summary

Civil society (and philanthropy's) digital roots

Today's assigned readings on digital civil society: Neil Richards, The iPhone Case and the Future of Civil Liberties, Boston Review, February 2016 Neil Richards, Apple's Code = Speech Mistake, Technology Review, March 2016 Cathy O'Neill,...Show More Summary

It's the data, stupid

Last Friday I was part of the International Data Responsibility Group's second conference where I heard incredible examples of how the World Food Programme is using data to guide its work feeding people in conflict zones and thoughtShow More Summary

Let the lawsuits begin

We launched on Tuesday at the Data on Purpose conference. It was great.One of the conversations I had during the event was initiated by someone asking me the question, "When will the lawsuits begin?"The point was that...Show More Summary

Ranking Digital Rights

The Ranking Digital Rights initiative is important. Take a look.Like the Electronic Frontier Foundation's "Who has your back report" these efforts analyze, report on, and rank the privacy-respecting practices of corporations and online companies. Show More Summary

Raw Data - the podcast

Podcasts are in again. I know you know that. Photo: I was recently asked by the good folks at Worldview Stanford, who have included me in some of their amazing campus programming, to do an interview for their new podcast. Show More Summary

Alternative interpretations

As if maintaining this blog weren't enough, I've jumped on the Medium bandwagon. You can find my stories here, the Lab's posts here, and a publication called The Development Set here.Here's a piece I wrote about how the discussions about...Show More Summary

The digital rights agenda for civil society

As always, talking with smart people makes me smarter. Last week at lunch Henry Timms asked, "What is it, Lucy? What is the digital rights agenda for civil society?" Since it's Henry, I knew I needed a sharp, pithy answer (preferably tweetable)."Three things matter most, Henry. Show More Summary

Nonprofits, data, and privacy

How would you react if you had to include your social security number alongside your name and address on charitable donations you made so that the nonprofit could then report that information as part of its public filings?Let me'd say no way. Show More Summary

Yes! More Philanthropy Forecasting

InsidePhilanthropy has just published its 2016 philanthropy forecast. Check it outEver since 2010 when I first published the Blueprint I've been hoping others would set their minds to discussing trends and near-term futures. So gladShow More Summary

Digital Civil Society requires Analog Civil Society Action

This video from the Open Society Foundations sums up the promise and peril of digital data, infrastructure, and governance to civil society. It is no coincidence that threats to civil society are increasing as we become more digitally...Show More Summary

What is it about the nonprofit structure?

You’ve probably heard about OpenAI?—?a new, billion dollar nonprofit to focus on artificial intelligence research that is good for humanity. In their own words: “OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Our goal...Show More Summary

Philanthropy Buzzwords 2016 (and back to 2007)

Blueprint 2016: Philanthropy and the Social Economy is now available. You can get your FREE copy via Grantcraft here.This year's Blueprint has a worksheet focused on some of the big themes designed for nonprofits and foundations to use as part of organizational development or strategic planning processes - you can access that here. Show More Summary

$45 billion ought to get your attention

That's the current value of the funds Mr. Zuckerberg and Dr. Chan have announced they will dedicate to social purposes. In doing so they are sending a clear signal that they recognize the choices available to them (and, indeed, all of us) and have chosen to use them to pursue their interests. Show More Summary

Democracy in digital times

I'm honored to have had my first ever newspaper article published in Portuguese in the Brazilian paper Gazeta do Povo. It was published as part of the first ever Semana da Democracia - Democracy Week.The link above will take you to the article, there's a photo below, and if your Portuguese is as bad as mine, the English original is below. Show More Summary

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