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Big Data: From Presidential Campaign to Social Good #DataDigest

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This week check out how big data tools from the Obama presidential campaign are now being repurposed for social good and there is also some insight into the potential and pitfalls of big data for humanitarian efforts. Examples of open government data reuse in US by private corporations and nonprofits is also highlighted and a webinar to help those that also want to use it is being hosted this month. Floodlight, an interesting data storytelling tool for communities is also featured.

"Moneyball" Giving, Data Philanthropy Review and "Seeing like a State" #Data Digest

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This week  the revolutionary data driven philanthropy of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is featured and a call for beneficiary inclusion in Markets for Good goes out. Data philanthropy efforts are reviewed and advice for writing about data is offered. The rational for "seeing data as a state" rather than a donor in Africa to help answer policymakers questions is also explained.

Little Data & Big Data, Open Data AI and Information Justice - #DataDigest

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This week check out some interesting insight on the importance of little data for big data. You can read about why open data and charities are a perfect fit but also about why information justice is essential for open data. There is also some analysis of the link between Artificial Intelligence and open data and useful resources for anyone wanting to do data visualisations.

Open Data Helps Farmers & The Case for Small Data is Raised - #DataDigest

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This week we feature some examples of how open data is being used to help farmers as the G8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture kicks off today. Small data rather than big data is emphasized and reasons are given for INGOs failure to become IATI compliant. Examples of how open government data is being used for public benefit in cities across the USA is showcased and the case for opening up US nonprofit data expands.

Social Progress Index, Data Maps, Open Data and Big Data Trends - #DataDigest

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This week the call for data measurement in the social sector heightens with the proposition of a Social Progress Index and ways that NGOs can use data maps to increase effectiveness are explained. The need for open data from NGOs is reiterated, while the way philanthropy has promoted the global Open Government Partnership is explained. 5 trending big data technologies are also identified.


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