Digital Impact for Foundations

Monday, November 5, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm PST
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Digital civil society includes all the ways people and organizations voluntarily use private resources for public benefit in a digital age. Increasingly, these resources are digital, including data about donors, grantees and beneficiaries. Digital data offer a world of possibilities for foundations to achieve greater impact. At the same time, digital data create risks and responsibilities that must be managed with the same care and attention that foundations give to their financial resources. The rapid adoption of digital tools for social and political action has resulted in a complicated new sphere we refer to as “digital civil society”. 

Join SCG and Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University, for an action-oriented workshop that investigates the challenges and opportunities facing foundations in the digital age, and provides tools to help them use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively.

Come learn how to examine and improve your organizations’ digital data governance practices and policies.

Participants will:

  • Work through hands-on activities to help participants understand the scope of digital resources that their foundations manage 
  • Be introduced to tools and resources that guide foundations of all sizes in building good digital data governance that helps them and their grantees succeed
  • Be invited to engage directly with the Lab’s research projects and join an ongoing global conversation about trends in digital civil society

You can preview the Lab’s materials on its website and at


Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University

Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute and the New America Foundation. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and the Social Economy, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She is a co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies, published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology and policy on her award winning blog, She studied history and has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

SCG members: No cost to participate | Non-members: $100

Who May Attend
This workshop is ideal for foundation leaders in executive and board positions. Ideal participation in this workshop involves two or more people from each foundation with C-suite and Board member involvement especially desirable.

SCG members, please log in to your SCG account to register. 
Non-members, please email [email protected].

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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