Digital Civil Society Lab
Digital data hold tremendous promise for creating impact in the social sector, and they also raise new challenges.
Digital Impact (formerly Markets for Good) is an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab to improve the data infrastructure for social good and help civil society organizations use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively. Digital Impact is made possible with the ongoing support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the progressive financial firm Liquidnet, and Knight Foundation.
A core capacity of nonprofits and foundations is managing and governing digital data in ways that advance your mission and respect the rights of the people you serve. We support this capacity by:
In July 2016 Digital Impact (then Markets for Good) launched the first round of Good Data Grants to support scholarly research and practical innovations to improve decision-making in philanthropy and the social sector. We aim to support research, prototypes, and shared learning that can help donors and social sector organizations use digital data safely, ethically, and effectively to improve their work. Learn more here.