«Data is important. From simple reference about the weather to elaborate collections for COVID-19 vaccine development – data empowers our lives. Philanthropy is no exception. Data about the philanthropic sector creates opportunities for those who study philanthropy (academics, researchers), for those who finance philanthropy (grantmakers, philanthropic funders) and for those who operate philanthropic organizations (managers, directors). The possibilities created by data are further multiplied when the data can be shared. This is the founding principle of data philanthropy, a term first introduced in 2011 by the United Nations Global Pulse. Data philanthropy is a type of collaboration, where private companies share the data for public benefit to help solve complex issues such as poverty, climate change, various diseases, to name a few.» Read more in our Editorial: Philanthropy and Data
This month’s Special Edition, led by PhiLab’s Western Hub, explores the many facets of philanthropy and data. It presents perspectives on this topic from philanthropic partners, academics, knowledge experts and students.
Enjoy your reading!
- Editorial: The Power of Philanthropic Data, by Iryna Khovrenkov, Co-director of the Western Hub
- Review of Recent Literature on Data Philanthropy, by Al Bhanji, Western Hub
- The T3010 Users Research Group: Ten years of experience in collaboration on data, by François Brouard, Ontario Hub
- Centraide: The importance of the digital transition for the social sector, by Lili-Anna Pereša, Centraide of Greater Montreal
- Podcast: PhiLab interview with David Lasby of Imagine Canada, by Lynn Gidluck, Western Hub
- Upcoming Webinar: Democracy, civil society, and digital technology – February 17-18, 2021
- From Stories to Evidence: How Mining Data can Promote Innvation in the Nonprofit Sector, published by Technology Innovation Management Review, by Michael Lenczner and Susan Philips (Ontario Hub member)
- How Canadian community foundations are using Vital Signs and community data to unlock local impact, by Alison Sydney, Community Foundations Canada
- Powered by Data: Helping nonprofits get the information they need to succeed, by Makeway
- Video: Data Governance and Data Trusts, by the TIESS
- Conference report: Data Trusts in Quebec’s Civil Law Tradition, by the TIESS