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Empowering Access to Social Services through Data Sharing: Benetech Service Net

As inequality deepens in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area — in Benetech’s backyard — the crises facing our neighbors in need continue to mount. This is happening despite the efforts of governments, philanthropies, nonprofits, and social good work by technology companies in the region. Hundreds of organizations provide thousands of health, human, […]

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Let’s Get Healthy California: Leveraging Data, Tools, and Technology

Last week, Benetech’s VP of Labs, Anh Bui, and I traveled to Sacramento to attend the 2018 Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Conference. We joined hundreds of policymakers, nonprofits, community members and health care leaders from all over the nation to make progress on a ten-year goal to make California the healthiest state in the […]

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Data Collaboration Like Never Before: A Safety Net that Catches Anyone Who Falls

A first-of-its-kind gathering took place on Feb 20th and 21st in the heart of San Francisco. The purpose of the gathering was to chart a path forward so all participating organizations can use data collaboration to better serve their constituents. Under the Benetech Service Net umbrella, participants included major Bay Area service providers such as […]

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Mending Holes in the Social Safety Net

There are 1.3 million people in the Bay Area who are too poor to meet their basic needs. Many of these people rely on social services just to get by. For many of these individuals, social safety net programs are a critical lifeline that makes the difference between having a place to sleep, food to […]

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BlackRock and Benetech Help Nonprofits Build Software for Social Good

What does the open source technology community have to do with natural disasters? More than you would think. When a disaster strikes and technology is needed, the open source tech community lends its time and expertise to build software that can serve a direct purpose. Greg Bloom, a Benetech strategic advisor and founder of the […]

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