Digital Civil Society Lab

Digital Impact

Digital data hold tremendous promise for creating impact in the social sector, and they also raise new challenges.

Digital Impact is an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab to help social sector practitioners use digital resources safely, ethically, and effectively toward mission.. 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. Digital Impact supports this capacity by:

  • fostering a robust online community dedicated to the exchange of practical data-related knowledge and expertise;
  • hosting live virtual events that support knowledge sharing, ideation, research, and cross-sector collaboration;
  • cultivating innovation and original research through grants and mentorship to select practitioners in the field;
  • developing and sharing ready-to-use tools, policies and resources for digital data governance in the social sector.


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