[W]hen it comes to enterprise level data, the default should be to share all the data you can. This is the second change that needs to happen. With regard to outcomes data or project insights, the default should be an “opt out” choice. Most of the information that organizations collect on their work never gets shared outside of their own staff meetings. Not because it’s proprietary or scandalous, but because that’s the way it was done in the pre-Internet, publish-it-once world. Nonprofits don’t live in that world anymore, none of us do. If we’re going to scale any of our efforts to solve social problems we’ve got to make much better use of the fastest scaling tool humans have ever built: open data.
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