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.
In this week's data digest read and listen to examples of data being used for social benefit in the developing 'big data global ecosystem' and find data resources for NGOs. Also featured is the need for NGOs to disclose how they utilise private data to maintain trust. Some advice is given on ways to help increase the use of open data by citizens and context is found to be key when analysing big data and making decisions based on it.
Would you give away personal data for social benefit? Read views on this, but also on the potential for open and big data to lie. Also featured is an update on the Reporting Commitment by a group of the largest foundations in the US and the launch of the European Commission's open data portal.
This week features some telling views on the use of big data for development as well as some perspective how how the social sector can better use data for social benefit. Also highlighted are controversial views on the future need for data scientists and Nominet Trust's Data Unity visualisation project is announced.
This week's data digest features discussions around arguments for making US nonprofit Form 990 data, open data, a workbook to help nonprofits create data driven strategies as well as some insight on open data business models. Also discussed is the importance of 'long data' while Bill Gates highlights the need for better impact measurement to solve global problems.
This week features news on the anticipated .ngo domain, some interesting examples of how open government data is being reused and some discussion on whether big data analytics spells the beginning of the end for the social science theorist.
I love year-ahead forecasts and have looked a number of them from all over the global IT press. Here’s what the buzz seems to be for 2013 from a nonprofit technology viewpoint. This piece was originally published recently on TechSoup.org.
I've summarise 5 diverse data related news items making headlines this past week! Read about U.S. Open government plans and recent European Parliament data privacy reviews. Also featured is a report on how nonprofits use data and views on the use of big data for resilient disaster response.