Data and Civil Society: From Possibilities to Responsibilities

A series of convenings in 10 cities around the world aims to drive conversations on using data to solve society’s toughest challenges.

A series of convenings in 10 cities around the world aims to drive conversations on using data to solve society’s toughest challenges.

This week, Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab begins its “Data World Tour” with the Do Good Data / Data On Purpose conference in Palo Alto, California, to be followed by convenings in Toronto, Beijing, and Brisbane, Australia. The tour aims to kick start local conversations about the possibilities and responsibilities of using data in civil society. The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is one of the tour’s global partners, along with Microsoft and Perpetual.

We spoke with one of the tour’s hosts, Lucy Bernholz, about the tour and how organizations can use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively. Bernholz is a senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and director of the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab.

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stivenmclou
stivenmclou

The purpose is good and the result should also be a good one