Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities Workshops with Lucy Berhnolz Slated for May 17-19

“The board just asked us about “data governance” – what do I do now?”

“How do I protect the digital data we collect from the people we serve?”

“Help! We’re using a new fundraising consultant and aren’t sure how to share our data with them.”

If you or anyone else at your nonprofit or foundation has any of these questions, then you do not want to miss Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities with Lucy Bernholz of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Working with Common Good Vermont, Vermont Community Foundation and the Center for New Leadership,  Lucy will offer three half-day workshops across Vermont between May 17-19th at CCTV Center for Media & Democracy in Burlington (5/17), Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier (5/18) and Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattelboro (5/19). These workshops are for nonprofit leaders concerned with managing their digital assets and ensuring ethical practices in the data management and governance.


Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities will:

  • Outline the concept of digital civic society and your role in it.
  • Detail the unique nature of digital data as a tool for change.
  • Introduce, a new resource designed to help nonprofits and foundations use digital data ethically, safely, and effectively.
  • Help you to develop data policies and governing strategies that align with your mission.
  • Provide digital rights templates and prototypes that you can apply in your work.
  • Demonstrate educational materials that you can share with your co-workers, board members and colleagues.  

 Workshops are participatory – please bring a laptop or tablet with wireless

Supported by Burlington #NetSquared, A.D. Henderson Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, National Life Group Foundation, High Meadows Fund and People’s United Bank.



About the Presenter: Lucy Berhnolz

Lucy is a philanthropy wonk trying to understand how we create, fund, and distribute shared social goods in the digital age – what she calls the future of good. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her blog, Her writing led Fast Company to choose the site as one of its “Best Blogs” and The Huffington Post named her a “game changer” for her ideas about the future of philanthropy.

She’s a research scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, where she is helping to launch the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a Fellow with the Hybrid Reality Institute and former Fellow of the New America Foundation. She serves on the advisory boards to several national and international philanthropy programs and research centers. She’s a frequent conference speaker and media source and has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times of India and on NPR. She’s written numerous articles and books about the business of giving, including Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She has a B.A. from Yale University, where she also played field hockey and captained the lacrosse team, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

For Data Privacy Week check out Lucy’s post on data privacy and nonprofits.



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