Big Data, Little Data

“Nonprofits in the future will be defined by how they use their data for public good while protecting the personal privacy rights of all who contribute that data.” – Lucy Bernholz, Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013
In last week’s post, I began to make the case for why pursuing a strategy of compiling and gathering all available public data on philanthropic activities is an important element of expanding the practice and culture of giving in the Balkans.

May 30, 2013

What Can Data Do For The Sector?

As many of you who know me can attest to, over the last several years, I have gotten quite excited and passionate about the use of data and technology for doing good.
Alex and I have had the chance to lay out for some of you a vision we have of collecting, analyzing and using data for improving and expanding philanthropy in the Balkans. This vision is beginning to be realized through the initial steps of the Catalyst initiative (about which we will dedicate many future posts)…

May 22, 2013

Part 4 of 3 series: What to Focus On for the Continued Development of the Philanthropy in 2013

Admittedly being late in publishing, we present the final (this time for real :)) piece of collated thoughts of our virtual panel of foundation professionals. While the previous three pieces dealt with what did and didn’t happen in 2012, this blog is about what should be the focus to support the development of philanthropy in 2013?

According to our colleagues, there are five distinctive areas in which we as a sector need to push stronger this year:

May 16, 2013