Attention Data Nerds: The Future is Now: Mobile Strategies for Social Impact

Beth Kanter

My favorite example of how mobile technology is literally putting power in the hands, pockets and purses of people is Fresno BusTracker. Community members are using this data to press for – and win – changes in the transportation system in Fresno. Guest Post: The Future is Now: Mobile Strategies for Social Impact. By Laura Efurd, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, ZeroDivide. – @lefurd, @zerodivideorg.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. For the 2013 edition, we made the decision to significantly expand the amount of data in the analysis. Fresno. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

Museum 2.0

And Fresno in the Central Valley--a city of 500,000, hundreds of miles from the closest science center. We know anecdotally that a lot of these people are repeating and deepening their participation, but we don''t have the data. Imagine the most community-based science center possible. Imagine it in a poor, immigrant farmworker community. It exists. It thrives. In California. In a Community Science Workshop.

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