Category Archives: News

Framing the Story  —  TED talks on NPR

Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. They affirm who we are, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others. In this hour, TED speakers explore the art … Continue reading

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What We Meausre

April 10, 2013 By Lynn Ungar I read an interesting study recently, which indicated that it turns out that being overweight, or even somewhat obese, doesn’t contribute to overall mortality. Read more:

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Perils of Big Data

“Big data” can help determine who really deserves a loan. But there are dangers.  Read more in this recent Slate article: Our friend Andy Schwartzman sums it up: The buzzword tsunami that is “big data”-a handy way of describing our … Continue reading

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New Report: State of Nonprofit Data

In April 2012 NTEN worked with Idealware to conduct a survey of nonprofits about their relationships with data, and what we found was a large dichotomy—either they were doing a lot with their metrics or not much at all. In … Continue reading

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Vermont Capital Cap Study Underway

Vermont’s Coalition for New Economy shared this news with us. This week, State Treasurer Beth Pearce convened a group of state agencies, legislators, and organizations to look at the overall capital needs of the state and to identify strategies and … Continue reading

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Pakistan Considers Bill to Ban Independent Mapping Projects

Nighat Dad is executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan. She lives in Lahore. She shared this with We.Gov of the Personal Democracy Forum. The government of Pakistan is about to propose a law that would make it … Continue reading

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