All nonprofits and foundations interact with digital data.

Civil society organizations face a common challenge: Getting the greatest public benefit from digital data while protecting the rights of individuals to manage their own information

Digital data are all around us:

They include data collected from surveys, social media, remote sensors, or through communications on your website, mobile phones, or email...

Many ways to interact with data:

Some organizations are more “digital” than others – using social media, running online surveys or using videoconferencing systems and mobile phone data collection methods. However, any office with internet connected computers or voicemail is working with digitized data.

Nature of digital data necessitates new policies/approaches:

The ubiquity of digital data, the new capacities it engenders, and the questions it raises about power and access require all of us to consider how we use digital data to advance our work without causing harm.