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New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns

New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitate a peer learning exchange that will help their community foundation partners learn and spread best practices  in planning and implementing Giving Days.   This learning approach has two ways to capture knowledge.  The first is
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Health and data: can digital fitness monitors revolutionise our lives?

Health and data: can digital fitness monitors revolutionise our lives? | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
From granular microchips to voice analysis, health-tracking technology offers medical benefits but doubt persist about the quality and security of data gathered
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An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?

An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won? | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.
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How Big Data Helps Lewis Hamilton Win Races

How Big Data Helps Lewis Hamilton Win Races | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
They've got the best car, and arguably the best driver in Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes are F1 world champions and are already way ahead in the current season. But there's maybe another reason they're out front. It's called big data. Tom Gibson reports.
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Creating Buy-In For A Data Culture at Your NonProfit

Creating Buy-In For A Data Culture at Your NonProfit | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
What are the important factors in creating buy-in for utilizing Big Data to optimize your impact? This article shows how you can do it at your nonprofit.
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Integrating data and analytics into your nonprofit is very important. But, the hurdles are difficult to overcome. 


The rewards of integrating analytics tracking will lead to more donations, increased visibility and more volunteers with creative, innovative, and targeted messaging. 


Buy-in is the key!

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Can an app really persuade children to go to sleep?

Can an app really persuade children to go to sleep? | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Rob Tong created his SleepHero app after too many caffeine-fuelled nights trying to comfort his sleepless son. But does it work?
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Bitcoin’s Community Faces a Tough Decision about the Network’s Future | MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin’s Community Faces a Tough Decision about the Network’s Future | MIT Technology Review | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Bitcoin’s most influential developer has proposed a controversial fix that would help it handle more transactions.
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The ed tech trends on the cusp of mainstream | eSchool News | eSchool News

The ed tech trends on the cusp of mainstream | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The K-12 Horizon Report whittles dozens of emerging and established ed tech topics into just 18, arranged by category—the trends, challenges, and developments referenced above—and time to adoption
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Could technology have stopped train derailment?

CNN's Tom Foreman explores whether positive train control technology could have prevented the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment. Sign up for a free trial of ...
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Self-Driving Cars Are Already Getting Into Accidents

Self-Driving Cars Are Already Getting Into Accidents | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars have been hailed as The Next Great Solution for Not Getting Killed, and autonomous vehicles could potentially drastically reduce acc...
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‘Robotic pets may replace real ones in a decade’

‘Robotic pets may replace real ones in a decade’ | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
“It might sound surreal for us to have robotic or virtual pets, but it could be totally normal for the next generation.
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“Only when a woman makes her own money does she have her rights”: The importance of digital literacy in Afghanistan

“Only when a woman makes her own money does she have her rights”: The importance of digital literacy in Afghanistan | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
In Afghanistan, girls are treated as second-class citizens. Access to technology could be a road to independence
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Technology can help parents remember children in car

Technology can help parents remember children in car | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
New technology is providing added measures of protection against child deaths in hot vehicles. (Source: NBC News)
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Crowd-funding campaign launched for not-for-profit 'Hong Kong Free Press'

Crowd-funding campaign launched for not-for-profit 'Hong Kong Free Press' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A crowd-funding campaign has been launched for a new not-for-profit, independent English-language media outlet going by the name of Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP). Headed by Tom Grundy of Hong Wrong and Pillow Fight Day fame, the envisioned multi-media outlet plans to launch next month, “seeking to unite critical voices and provide quality analysis and credible reporting on local and national affairs”. The moves comes at a time when perceived press freedom in the territory is rapidly dropping, with
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Machine-Learning Algorithm Mines Rap Lyrics, Then Writes Its Own | MIT Technology Review

Machine-Learning Algorithm Mines Rap Lyrics, Then Writes Its Own | MIT Technology Review | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists.
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Tech vs. terror: Drones and data fight a new battle against poachers

Tech vs. terror: Drones and data fight a new battle against poachers | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Tech once developed to protect troops from IEDs now guards endangered species.
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You Won't Want to Stop Clicking on This Mapped Photo Collection of Old New York

You Won't Want to Stop Clicking on This Mapped Photo Collection of Old New York | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
An addictive new interactive project marries a vast array of archival photos with a detailed map of the city.
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How Big Data failed Baltimore

How Big Data failed Baltimore | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
What would society look like if Freddie Gray were born in a city that valued human life over bricks and mortar, metrics and measurement?
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Charity fundraising news - 'Facebook is the most important tool for successful crowdfunding'

Charity fundraising news - 'Facebook is the most important tool for successful crowdfunding' | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is most successful if charities promote campaigns heavily through Facebook and other social media, try to raise small amounts, and go public with money already committed, an audience of fundraisers heard last week.
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This is how librarians can lead the digital transformation

This is how librarians can lead the digital transformation | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Despite being pressed for time and resources, librarians can serve as change agents in their schools' digital transformation
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Big data to help coffee farmers adapt to climate change

Big data to help coffee farmers adapt to climate change | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
As the landscape of coffee production changes, hear how new software helps farmers plan adaptation strategies
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Magical Art: 3D Printing Enables Artists to Create Designs That Change Forms Dependant on Light

Magical Art: 3D Printing Enables Artists to Create Designs That Change Forms Dependant on Light | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Over the past few years we have really begun to see many mainstream artists use 3D printing technology within their creations. Whether it is artistic fashion de
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Vietnam's '30 Under 30' Highlight Technology's Potential

Vietnam's '30 Under 30' Highlight Technology's Potential | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Vietnam’s future depends on the efforts and priorities of its postwar generation, especially how they apply technology, panelists said at a Forbes summit Tuesday that honored rising stars i...
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Why smart cities need to get wise to security – and fast

Why smart cities need to get wise to security – and fast | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
As cities become more connected, their systems – from traffic lights to utilities meters – are increasingly open to hackers, say experts
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Programmer able to control robot using his eyes - BBC News

Programmer able to control robot using his eyes - BBC News | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Diagnosed with a degenerative illness, Gal Sont has worked to create technology that will allow him to interact with the world.
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