Organizations experience sharp declines in donor retention rates. Donors choose to continue donating to an organization based on the impact they perceive their donation to make. The better the perceived impact, the higher the donor retention. Organizations need a more effective way of showing their donors quality impact metrics and expressing their genuine gratitude to remain financially stable.
Currently, users of Maps within iPhones or Android devices can only find businesses that are traditional and mostly outdated models of selling services or products. All maps need to be leveraged with an overlay or "mode" to allow users to find social impact causes and non-traditional models of "business" near them. If people can't find it, they can't support it and change will be slow.
As society goes digital, citizens should aim to preserve openness. A society built on laws, free from disproportionate, unaccountable surveillance and censorship should be the goal. Ensuring that citizens and policymakers work together to protect the privacy of people while promoting the benefits of open data can change the world we live in.
Private philanthropy is on a collision course with democracy. Without intervention, billionaire philanthropists will soon be shaping public policy in competition with local and state governments, which will be facing austerity conditions in the wake of a resurgent Covid-19 pandemic.
Aiming to support highly impactful entrepreneurs with know-how, business tools, and the right networks can take their operations to the next level and scale their impact.
With the goal of giving start-up entrepreneurs and investors a novel way to connect, digital platforms and crowd-source funding can bring attention to socially conscious startups and get them the funding they deserve.
Nonprofits and charitable organizations can’t employ expensive software developers to design, build, or maintain their websites. Thus, these organizations find it hard to establish a professional online presence and miss out on simple opportunities to interest volunteers or donors like blog posts or event updates.
The potential of new applications of data to improve government performance and accountability is widely recognized. Data, presented in innovative and widely accessible formats, can influence how public resources are accounted for and allocated.
Data is ubiquitous, and its potential for advancing social good is becoming increasingly clear. However, the government agencies, non-profits, and NGOs working on pressing social issues often do not have the in-house expertise needed to extract knowledge from large, heterogeneous and noisy datasets.
Robust economic growth rates in sub-Saharan Africa will be key if the continent—where over 40 percent are still living in poverty—is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. One important way of supporting African growth and opportunity is through increasing African engagement with the international economy through increased participation in international trade.