Cracking the Philanthropy Code: Serbia Edition

Over the next few months, we’re going to be rolling out reports covering philanthropy in the region. This post is going to be dedicated to our most recently released report on Serbia’s philanthropy scene. The work we do is centered on collecting data on philanthropic instances in the region, and our annual reports provide a Read more

September 30, 2016

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