Digital Impact World Tour

Digital data offer a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact. Digital resources also present a new set of responsibilities and challenges for civil society.

Possibilities and Responsibilities: Why should nonprofits and foundations today “assume digital” and how they can leverage the possibilities of digital data while navigating the new responsibilities facing civil society in the digital age?

Digital Dependencies: What new possibilities are created by digital data and infrastructure for working across sectors, and what demands do these relationships entail?

Considering Bias: What is the role of bias in data and algorithms, what are the opportunities and limits of addressing these biases, and how can civil society organizations adapt to a world in which these tools are omnipresent?

Inventing Digital Organizations: How are the characteristics of digital data shaping new emerging organizational forms, collaborations, governance models, and approaches to working across organizations or sectors?  

The Future of Digital Civil Society and Democracy: What emerging digital trends are shaping civil society, and what combination of threats to civil society and democracy arise from algorithmic bias, privacy challenges, and the political economy of digital assembly and expression?









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What did we learn on our journey? Explore top insights from civil society pioneers in 11 cities.


What issues and challenges are top of mind for social sector leaders around the world? Here is what we heard.


What does global civil society need to thrive in the digital age? Explore ideas from Digital Impact attendees.

Global Voices



Digital Impact: Reflections from Medellin

   Digital Impact Medellin was the final international stop on...

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Digital Impact: Reflections from Mumbai

In India, scale is everything. An organization that serves more...

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Digital Impact: Reflections from New York City

The Digital Civil Society Lab welcomed 80 civil society leaders...

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Digital Impact: Reflections from Brisbane

On July 29 More than 100 Australian social sector leaders...

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Digital Impact: Reflections from London

Digital Impact London took place in the midst of a...

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Digital Impact: Reflections from Brussels

The European leg of the Digital Impact event series kicked...

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Digital Impact: Reflections from Berlin

Sometimes, as our colleagues from Tactical Tech Collective reminded us...

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Global Partners

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As we seek to realize this mission, we could not think of a more important time to encourage governments, industry, and civil society to work together to realize a true cloud for global good. Microsoft is a Global Partner for all stops on the World Tour.

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth advances sustainable, equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. As an independent subsidiary, it combines technology, expertise, data and philanthropic investments to empower a community of thinkers, leaders and innovators working on the front lines of inclusive growth.

Perpetual, Ltd. is an ASX-listed, independent and diversified financial services company with a rich history dating back to 1886. Perpetual believes good philanthropy is about giving Not-for-Profits the tools to generate more impact from all that they do.

Local Partners

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Powered by Data

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ai You Foundation

European Foundation Centre

Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications

Australian Centre for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies


Australian Department of Social Services

Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology

Community Services Industry Alliance

Hertie School of Governance

Data Science Institute, Imperial College London

Indigo Trust

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Slum Dwellers International

SA SDI Alliance

GuideStar India

Accenture Lab


Principles for Digital Development

Fundacion Bolivar Davivienda

Instituto para el Desarrollo de Antioquia (IDEA)

Alcaldia de Medellin