BOOK TALK: Dataraising & Digital Civil Society

BOOK TALK: Dataraising & Digital Civil Society

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A discussion of the promises and perils of donating digital data & the implications for individuals, communities, and civil society.

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What is dataraising and why should nonprofits care? For millennia humans have given time and money to each other and to causes they care about. A few hundred years ago we invented nonprofit organizations and they’ve become a key mechanism in the donation of private resources for public benefit. Now, we can also donate digital data. Organizations such as iNaturalist use donated digital photographs to build communities of nature lovers and inform climate scientists. Other organizations are using donated data to build cultural archives, advocate for fair labor laws, protect consumers, and for medical research.

Join Lucy Bernholz, author of How We Give Now, Scott Loarie of iNaturalist, and Dr. Jasmine McNealy from the University of Florida for a discussion of the promises and perils of donating digital data and the implications for individuals, communities, and civil society.

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Purchase your copy of How We Give Now from MIT Press.

PRAISE:

How We Give Now is an engaging, must-read guide to the politics of giving time, money, and data; philanthropy's changing landscape; and its influence on our lives and society.”
Angela M. Eikenberry, University of Nebraska at Omaha; author of Giving Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, and Democracy and coeditor of Reframing Nonprofit Organizations: Democracy, Inclusion, and Social Change

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