Benetech is pleased to announce the arrival of Jennifer Kane as Benetech’s Director of Engaged Giving. In this new role at Benetech, Jennifer will be engaging individual donors, families, and their philanthropic advisors to discover the many ways they can improve the lives of others and achieve meaningful social impact by supporting Benetech’s work in […]
On Wednesday, June 22nd, Benetech hosted twenty-five global entrepreneurs who were in Silicon Valley to attend the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. This Summit is the seventh installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, […]
Jim Fruchterman, Benetech CEO, has written an article published today in the Summer 2016 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the growing urgency in the social sector to make better use of data to inform decision-making and evaluate performance. An excerpt follows: Everyone in the social sector, it seems, is discussing how to use […]
Nominet Trust, a United Kingdom leading social tech funder, selected the Martus Project, an initiative of Benetech’s Human Rights program, among this year’s top 100 innovations using technology to drive social change around the world. The curated listed of these leading innovations, known as the Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), appears in the Nominet Trust’s 2014 Social Tech Guide.
How can we maximize the positive aspects of the data revolution for social change while managing its potential downsides? This was the main theme of the panel, Digital Equity and Rights in the Age of Big Data at this year’s annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Benetech CEO, Jim Fruchterman, joined Skoll Global Threats Fund’s Larry Brilliant, the Economist’s Kenneth Cukier, UN Global Pulse’s Miguel Luengo-Oroz, and moderator Emily Kasriel of BBC Global News’ and Oxford’s Said Business School for a dynamic discussion yesterday.