Digital Impact - New York City
The Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is exploring the implications of the digital age for global civil society. We are applying that knowledge to build a universal framework for civil society to use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively.

You are invited to join the conversation at this one-day event which will explore best practices and pressing questions about the future of digital civil society and democracy - in New York City and around the world. .


Setting the stage for a conversation to share ideas and experiences, build community, and inspire new research and tools to advance digital civil society.

From Possibilities to Responsibilities
A global look at how social sector organizations can pursue the opportunities of digital data while understanding and addressing the risks, presented by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.

Digital Dependencies
An interactive discussion on the new possibilities created by digital data and infrastructure for working across sectors and the demands that these relationships entail. Moderated by Lucy Bernholz.

Data and Philanthropy
A conversation about the intersection of data and philanthropy, including current trends in "data philanthropy," data that allows us to analyze philanthropy, and digital tools that make new philanthropy possible.

Inventing Digital Organizations
A curated round of presentations highlighting emerging and innovative organizational forms, collaborations, or governance models enabled by digital data. Moderated by Andrew Means.

A mid-day assessment of key learnings and what is next. 

Considering Bias
A conversation with Andrew Means about the role of bias in data and algorithms, strategies for addressing these biases, and the broader implications for civil society.

Digital Civil Society and the Future of Democracy
Small group exercises about trends in digital civil society, facilitated by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means. 

Closing Reflections
A review of key ideas and insights and commitments to next steps with Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means. 


Digital Impact - New York City is presented by the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Special thanks to our global partners Microsoft, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Perpetual, Ltd.

Learn more about the Lab's global series of Digital Impact events at

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How will my information be used?

The Digital Civil Society Lab is exploring trends and challenges facing civil society organizations in a digital age. Your answers to the following survey questions will help us understand how organizations are navigating this changing landscape, as we develop custom-built resources for the global community. Some aggregated data from this survey may be shared with the Lab's partners. Please contact with any questions or concerns.
What is your first name? *

What is your last name? *

What is your affiliation, organization or company? *

What type of organization do you represent? *

What is your role? *

Would you like to be invited to join a private discussion channel on Slack for attendees of Digital Impact - New York? *

Would you like to be added to the Digital Civil Society Lab's mailing list to receive newsletters and occasional updates on events and opportunities? *

Do you have dietary restrictions? *

Please indicate whether you require special meal accommodations (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.)
Please describe your dietary restrictions

Has a funder ever asked your organization for data you were not willing or able to give? *

Have grantees ever told you that you are asking for data that they are unable or unwilling to provide? *

What data sets or sources would be most helpful to your work? *

What prevents you from using the data in the previous question? *

What data policy frameworks (public or corporate) have the most impact on your work now? *

What data policy frameworks (public or corporate) will have the most impact on your work in the next several years? *

What are your organization's biggest challenges in using digital data? *

What would help your organization overcome these challenges? *

Has your organization taken any of these steps toward implementing a data governance plan? *

Would you like to showcase the work of your organization in any of the following areas?

- New organizational forms
- Digital data collaborations
- Governance models in which digital data have inspired new approaches to working across organizations or sectors *

Please describe the work your organization is doing that you would like to showcase:

Thank you for your responses, which will inform this global research project.

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