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How to deal with uncertainty? Future Studies and Philanthropic organizations Mar 20, 2024

Explore how futurism tools can support philanthropic organizations in an era of unprecedented and rapid change. In the Chronicle of Philanthropy article “Futurism Is Having a Moment in Post-Pandemic Foundation Strategy,” Eden Stiffman presents an overview of possible tools that can help foundations prepare for the future.

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Artificial Intelligence and Philanthropy Mar 14, 2024

The Foundations Edmond de Rothschild Chair in Behavioral Philanthropy and the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva with the support of Fondation Botnar and another partner are hosting a conference exploring recent research on the intersections between artificial intelligence and philanthropy. The conference aims to accelerate the responsible use of artificial intelligence.

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Data for change: measuring the contributions of small-scale fisheries Mar 11, 2024

A new online course on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations e-learning website explores how data from multiple small scale fisheries can be combined to understand the impact on sustainable development.

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Responsible AI Adoption in Philanthropy for Funders Feb 22, 2024

This webinar will explore how funders can leverage AI in a responsible manner. It will include a review the Technology Association of Grantmakers' new “Responsible AI Adoption in Philanthropy” framework.

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Data as a catalyst for philanthropy Feb 20, 2024

On February 19th, 2024 The Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea) published an article by Stefaan G. Verhulst about how philanthropic organizations can use data to transform decision making processes when facing complex 21st century challenges. The article provides five strategies philanthropic organizations can use to accelerate data-driven philanthropy and become data stewards.

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Evaluation for Learning in Trust Based Philanthropy Feb 19, 2024

Hosted by Philanthropy Australia, this event will include a presentation by Brenda Solarzano (CEO, Headwaters Foundation) about a process for trust-based philanthropy.

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Data Science, AI and Data Philanthropy in Foundations Feb 15, 2024

Philea and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo are hosting an online event to launch their new report on how data and artificial intelligence are being used in philanthropy in Europe.

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DATA4Philanthropy: Accelerating Data-Driven Innovation Across the Grant Making Cycle Feb 13, 2024

Key takeaways from the DATA4Philanthropy launch event hosted by Philanthropy Australia

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Leveraging the “AI Voice” in Decision Making Cycles Feb 13, 2024

In the Stanford Social Innovation Review article, “Could AI Speak on Behalf of Future Humans?” Konstantin Scheuermann & Angela Aristidou discuss the opportunities to leverage advancements in AI as a way to include more voices in decision making processes (February 5, 2024).

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Accelerating data-driven innovation across the grant making cycle Feb 5, 2024

Join representatives of The Paul Ramsay Foundation and The GovLab at New York University on Monday 5 February, 2024 (EST), for an in-depth discussion on how the latest data-driven methods and tools can help transform grant making decisions. Learn more about the growing potential of data for philanthropy and become part of a new network of responsible data leaders across the philanthropic sector.

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Accelerating the Use of Data and Collaboration in Philanthropy Jan 25, 2024

Alliance Magazine’s report on the “Future of Philanthropy” by Andrew Milner, Ese Emerhi, Heba Abou Shnief, and Mihika Chanchani and commissioned by Badr Jafar provides several insights on the current state of philanthropy across Africa, the Middle East and SouthEast Asia. Leveraging desk research and interviews, the report provides a series of trends about how philanthropy is done and where additional funding and resources are needed.

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Navigating the Data-Driven Transformation in Philanthropy Jan 15, 2024

We are in the midst of a significant shift in the philanthropic sector, one that is increasingly embracing the power of data to enhance impact, inform decision-making, and promote transparency and equity. A new article by Ida Skrubbeltrang Hansen and published by Philea, titled "The Data-Driven Revolution: Philanthropy’s Path to Maximising Impact", delves into how philanthropic organizations are turning to data-driven approaches to align their actions with strategic goals and stakeholder expectations.

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The Importance of Philanthropy in the Generative AI Era Jan 10, 2024

What does generative AI mean for philanthropy? How can funders accelerate the opportunities of generative AI for society while minimizing the risks? In the article, “10 Ways Funders Can Address Generative AI,” published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kelly Born provides 10 suggestions for funders to support the ethical use of generative AI in the United States.

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Leveraging Data-Driven Innovation in the Design Thinking Process Jan 8, 2024

In the article “Data in design: How big and thick data inform design thinking projects,” by Marzia Mortati, Stefano Magistretti, Cabirio Cautela, and Claudio Dell’Era published in Elsevier’s Technovation journal, the authors explore how big and thick data can provide value for design thinking projects with complex and ambiguous problems.

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The Power of Open Philanthropy Jan 8, 2024

The “Open Philanthropy Guide: A guide for inclusive and transparent grantmaking” produced by New Philanthropy Capital provides an Open Philanthropy model centering transparency and inclusivity in philanthropic processes. The guide is divided into three main sections: (1) how to create an open process, (2) making the decisions, and (3) understanding your impact.

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Questions as a Device for Data Responsibility: Toward a New Science of Questions to Steer and Complement the Use of Data Science for the Public Good in a Polycentric Way Jul 10, 2023

In this article, Stefaan G. Verhulst discusses the importance of formulating questions as part of data responsibility. Verhulst discusses his experiences with “The 100 Questions Initiative” which aims to identify the most pressing questions across specific domains using a participatory approach.

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Modernizing philanthropy for the 21st century Apr 11, 2023

How can philanthropies move in a more deliberate yet responsible manner toward using data to advance their goals? In "Modernizing philanthropy for the 21st century" Stefaan G. Verhulst, Lisa Talia Moretti, Hannah Chafetz, and Alex Fischer propose a new framework for data innovation across the grant making process.

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The Value of Data and Data Collaboratives for Good: A Roadmap for Philanthropies to Facilitate Systems Change Through Data Oct 13, 2021

In this chapter of "Data Science for Social Good," Stefaan G. Verhulst discusses the opportunity for philanthropies to use data to address 21st century problems. Verhulst describes the ways in which data can provide value for philanthropies, the data sources that can be leveraged, and a roadmap to achieve system-level change through data collaboratives.

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