Monday, June 09, 2014

Data, digital, and change - four items of note

I've been either head down or on the run so I haven't blogged much in the last few weeks. Here are a few things of note:

1. New Markets for Good website - worth checking out the new column from Beth Kanter, some posts which will be coming from participants at the Markets For Good Workshop last week, and look for a "Lake Washington Declaration" on the values and norms of this emerging community.

2. The Foundation Center working on new taxonomy to match our new world. Check this out, comment, help make sure the data can work for you going forward. To quote a smart foundation colleague from earlier today - "This is like helping shape the census. Get in there and get your information coded right now so you have the data you need when you need it."

3. My speech notes: New Rules for New Tools: Inventing Digital Civil Society
My argument for why we need to reconsider root practices and policies shaping civil society and philanthropy in digital age.

4. What's Next for Community Philanthropy - great work on changing opportunities from the Monitor Institute