The data- and tech-for-good sector, while fairly established at this point, is still rapidly expanding. While this has its advantages: more and varied offerings for support, new technologies and methodologies for more robust solutions, etc. — it can make staying abreast of the latest trends and finding the right support for your needs a challenge.
We’re thrilled to be a co-lead and active member of the Tech for Good Symposium, a network of Tech and Data for Good practitioners that are using their technology and data resources and skills to address issues in the communities where we live and work. Through the Symposium, our sector shares best practices and uncovers opportunities to collaborate on an ongoing basis.
In the spirit of our mission of contributing knowledge to the broader social impact sector, we are eager to share the Data and Tech for Good landscape database. This is a living document categorizing and detailing member companies’ data- and tech-for-good initiatives, alongside contact information to learn more. In it, you’ll find a variety of programs, such as partnerships with nonprofits, hackathons for students and job seekers, and compute credits for researchers. Think of it as a “yellow pages” for data- and tech-based supports from for-profit organizations.
It is our hope that this landscape will inspire learnings, new initiatives, and collaboration both across the for-profit sector, and between the for-profit and social impact sectors. If you have any feedback or suggestions for the landscape, or to learn more about the Tech for Good Symposium, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.