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.
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.
As society goes digital citizens should aim is to preserve openness. A society built on laws, free from disproportionate, unaccountable surveillance and censorship should be the goal.
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
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.
Government agencies and city officials often open their data as a result of top-down pressure to champion efficiency, meet citizen demand or increase transparency through the number of datasets released rather than the impact these datasets may create. They often do not understand the hidden costs associated with opening their data and miss opportunities to leverage knowledge from communities.
The difficulty of developing sound strategies for responding to climate change, and of building public support for such strategies, stems in part from the inherent complexity of the issue. Some of this complexity relates to the physical science of climate change; but understanding and responding to climate change also raises many social, economic, ethical, and political challenges.