Nonprofit organizations can use data to help communities and funders better understand their work. But how do you know which data to use? And where do you find it? And critically: once you have data to share, how can you use it to tell a story about your organization?
TechSoup is collaborating with DataCommons.org and Tech Impact’s Data Innovation Lab to help answer these questions. We know that organizing the data you need in a meaningful way can be difficult, especially if the data comes from many different places. In this webinar, you will learn how DataCommons.org helps to address this challenge, and how we are working together to make it as easy as possible for small organizations to use public data to share stories about their work and impact.
Chief Community Impact Officer / CEO Caravan Studios
Tech Impact Data Innovation Lab
Director, Research Development & Analytics
Marnie Webb serves as the Chief Community Impact Officer for TechSoup and is the CEO of one of their divisions, Caravan Studios. As CCIO, Marnie focuses on articulating an issues-focused Theory of Change that conveys the impact of TechSoup’s work on the world and engages funders and other stakeholders in innovative ways.
Caravan Studios collaborates with communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Projects have been launched in the United States, Brazil, and Qatar which enabled tools to more quickly find shelter for human trafficking and domestic violence survivors, support migrant workers in the Persian Gulf, and deploy volunteers in times of disaster.
Named one of the Top 10 Silicon Valley Influencers by San Jose Mercury News, and NTEN’s 2008 “Person of the Year,” Marnie is a sought-after writer and speaker on innovation, community, and technology for civil society.
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Guha is the founder and lead for DataCommons.org, a platform which synthesizes a wide range of data sets into a single knowledge graph. He is the creator of widely used web standards such as RSS, RDF and Schema.org, and launches such as Google Custom Search, Quest and Holy Cow. Co-founder of Epinions.com and Alpiri, he is currently a Google Fellow and Vice President at Google. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras.