International Leader on Digital Rights to Lead Workshops May 17-19th

April 25, 2016

From the photos on your website to the email addresses in your database, Vermont nonprofits manage increasing volumes of digital data–often without thoughtful policies and practices. Organizations that spend time caring for their financial and human resources, now need to turn to the important task of governing their digital data.

The good news is that Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar and Founder of Stanford University’s Digital Society Lab and internationally recognized leader on philanthropy and technology, is coming to Vermont to lead three half-day workshops for nonprofits in Burlington, Montpelier and Brattleboro on May 17th, 18th and 19th: Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities: Managing Your Digital Assets.


During these interactive workshops, Bernholz will introduce – a web-based tool to help nonprofits develop and share digital policies and tools. The participatory workshops enable nonprofit teams to conduct a “capacity check” for their organizations and learn about the mission-critical resources nonprofits need to strengthen their data governance practices.

Working with Common Good Vermont, Vermont Community Foundation and the Center for New Leadership, Lucy will offer three half-day workshops across Vermont:

  • Burlington – Tuesday, May 17th at CCTV Center for Media & Democracy
  • Montpelier – Wednesday, May 18th at Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Brattleboro – Thursday, May 19th at Marlboro College Graduate School


About the Presenter: Lucy Bernholz 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. Lucy is 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.

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