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Inspiration at the Skoll World Forum

I recently returned from my 14th Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England. You might wonder, why on earth would someone go to a conference 14 years in a row? I go because it is the best place in the world for meaningful discussions about making the world a better place. There are […]

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Time to Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty and End the Global Book Famine

We stand on the threshold of ending the global book famine for people who read differently due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or a physical disability that interferes with reading. A bill to ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty was just introduced in the United States Senate by the chairs and ranking members of 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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Benetech Welcomes Human-Centered Computing Expert Clayton Lewis

I recently sat down with Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science and Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, who is serving as an advisor to Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center for six months. Clayton’s expertise in human computer interaction, inclusive design, and assistive technology for students with learning differences will […]

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What is Software for Social Good? 

Benetech believes that the majority of social enterprises that will successfully drive impact at scale during the next decade will have software and data at the core of their service delivery. Software for Social Good is software built for or applied to the social sector to maximize positive social impact. The organizations that make up the […]

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