Making your content visually appealing and easy to find is important, but what about the “invisible” part — the numbers that tell the story of your website, and how that story fits into the big picture of global philanthropy?
The Foundation Center is inviting the sector to give feedback on proposed changes to its Philanthropy Classification System by 23rd May. In our latest interview Jeff Falkenstein, the Center’s Vice President for Data Architecture, explains why an extensive taxonomy is good for the sector, and how developing global partnerships is key. “We have a lot to learn from our global partners, who each bring a valuable perspective that will help improve communication, collaboration, and knowledge generation about global philanthropy.”
Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global whose driving force seems to lie somewhere between Social Good Summit and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative. We met with Webb to see how software apps can change the world, one community at a time.
As we move from an industrial to an information age, data is becoming a key to success across all sectors in society. The collection, organisation and use of data can unlock a myriad of possibilities, strengthen strategies and ultimately improve outcomes. Using data smartly can be an effective tool to tackle issues recurrently faced by the philanthropic sector, such as resource allocation, needs assessment, impact and evaluation. Using data however is not as simple as it may look. Turning it into reliable, comparable and accessible information can be a lengthy and costly process. Article by Ana Pinho and Patrick Collins.
How can your organisation enhance its collaborative efforts? Examples include collaborative efforts of the Zimbabwe Alliance and online collaboration tools and resources.
Using social media in non-profit organisations, foundations and NGOs.