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Thursday, November 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Can Open Data Unlock Fort Philanthropy? A Case Study in Three Parts #CKX

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You’ve probably heard about Open Data and Open Government. But have you ever considered the radical idea of Open Philanthropy? What would happen if you applied the principles of open data to philanthropic institutions such as foundations, funders and grant-makers?

In this session you’ll be introduced to three open data initiatives that are doing just that.

Join Jake Hirsch-Allen (Partner, Functional Imperative & Lighthouse Labs) Michael Lenczner (CEO, Ajah and Director, Powered By Data) and Gena Rotstein (CEO and Advisor in Philanthropy - Dexterity Ventures Inc./Place2Give) for an interactive showcase that will answer this question and unpack the benefits of Open Philanthropy for grantmakers, community organizations and donors.

Bonus for session participants: Powered By Data will be launching a free new online tool codenamed Project Scryer at this session. Be sure to join us and you’ll be among the first to put it to use as we work to bust open Fort Philanthropy for good.

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Jake Hirsch-Allen

Lead, Lynda.com, LinkedIn Canada
Jake Hirsch-Allen is currently the Lynda.com Lead for Higher Education at LinkedIn Canada. He teaches at McMaster University, is on the advisory board of the Hot Docs cinema and founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada's foremost software development bootcamp. A former intellectual property... Read More →
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Michael Lenczner

CEO, Ajah
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah (www.ajah.ca), a Canadian-based company which offers an online funder research to the non-profit sector. Its service, Fundtracker, merges dozens of government and public data sets with its own proprietary research so that users can track... Read More →
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Gena Rotstein

CEO and Advisor in Philanthropy, Dexterity Ventures Inc/Place2Give Foundation
Gena Rotstein is one of Canada’s leading experts in Social Enterprise. She is the founder of Canada’s first Philanthropic Brokerage Firm, Dexterity Ventures Inc. and it's affiliate foundation Place2Give.com: the ground-breaking “e-Harmony” of the charitable sector. She is... Read More →

Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
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