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|Archived Since:||May 26, 2011|
One of the hallmarks of digital civil society is the low cost access to mobile conversations. This technology - mobile, SMS based - has the potential to disrupt how we think about evaluation and performance management. We - nonprofit...Show More Summary
The Monitor Institute (now part of Deloitte Monitor) and The Foundation Center have launched a new interactive tool finder for funders interested in collective work. This comes from a GrantCraft report called Harnessing Collaborative...Show More Summary
A colleague at The Monitor Institute pointed me to this "research" on crowdfunding. Some of it just blew my mind. (Photo from http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/crowdfunding-industry-trends-and-statistics-infographic/25662) If these...Show More Summary
Thanks to Tom Watson at Forbes for this article on the new Digital Civil Society Lab I'm co-leading at Stanford. He's exactly right - we're looking at dollars, data and democracy.
I've been on a bit of break from my years of pointing out the foibles of #embeddedgiving - or what the industry calls cause marketing. Two things bring it back to my attention: 1. Amazon's gotten into the game. This is huge because Amazon is, well, Amazonian. Show More Summary
Every time you text a donation, use open source maps to help inform disaster response, or donate blood samples for medical research you are helping to invent digital civil society. Civic technologists, nonprofits, foundations, open data and open government advocates, mobile phone-toring activists - we're all a part of it. Show More Summary
Libraries are core institutions of communities, of societies, of democracies. I had the great pleasure of spending the last two days at a festival hosted by the Digital Public Library of America (dp.la) - one of the many efforts that...Show More Summary
I grew up in New York. Every time the weather man predicted a hurricane my mom would order us to "fill the bathtubs." On a few memorable occasions during my childhood that action proved useful as the tubs became our only source of flushable water. Show More Summary
(Crossposted from http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131018164855-121804-feedback-driving-real-change-in-philanthropy?trk=mp-reader-card) (photo: http://unbounce.com/conversion-rate-optimization/11-user-feedback-post/) Feedback. If we can create real relationships between "donors" "doers" and "beneficiaries" we can reinvent philanthropy. Show More Summary
I heard some great presentations at a conference on crowdfunding today. Made me think about where the data come from. It wasn't scientific, but by my ear it seemed most of the researchers were using Kickstarter data. How did they get...Show More Summary
I'm excited to work with some great data innovators on this upcoming session for #AweSummit. You should be there if you can. Designing Change from the Data Up The act of giving generates a lot of data. Who’s collecting it, and who should...Show More Summary
This is a great centennial-celebrating project from The Rockefeller Foundation. Take a few minutes, add your thoughts about the future and meaning of philanthropy, and on October 14, 2013 the Rockefeller Foundation will unveil the artistic presentation of a globe's worth of ideas.
Huzzah to Brad Smith for this post on the Brave New World of Good. Stop. Go read it. Then come back here. (Please) Brad does an important job of describing the new "sandbox" of good. The tag line could read: "Good: It's not just nonprofits...Show More Summary
The effects of the government shutdown are not just short-term. Things not getting done this week may matter months, and years, from now. One government function not being met in the short term, that we know will matter down the road,...Show More Summary
Here are the four papers from the Digital Civil Society Lab. Read about the Lab here. Pdfs The Emergence of Digital Civil Society Social Economy Policy Forecast 2013 The Shifting Ground Beneath Us: Framing Nonprofit Policy for the Next...Show More Summary
So....what color comes next....? ....Do you remember your color wheel from grade school?
We've reached a point where all of our civil society actions have digital components or counterparts. We can organize, petition, volunteer, donate, associate, raise funds, raise awareness, protest and serve our communities using digital tools. Show More Summary
Back in March of 2012 I commented on the similarities between artists and social enterpreneurs. Artists, it seems to me, have always walk the lines between commerce and nonprofit, between individuals and institutions, between forms. Artists will do whatever it takes to make their art, to have it seen or heard, to share it, and to make more. Show More Summary
We're still waiting for the open data movement to take hold within the IRS and for the annual tax forms from nonprofits and foundations (known as 990s and 990PFs) to be made machine readable, searchable, and downloadable. Until we get...Show More Summary
By now you've heard of the SoCap conference. Started in 2008 (the very week Lehman Brothers went belly up) SoCAP is all about social finance, impact investing, social returns - everything related to social capital markets. From somewhat...Show More Summary