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Mapping the Mappers: Sharing Data for a Better World
October 26, 2018—October 27, 2018$200 – $500
For organizations using mapping as a tool to understand ecosystems, stakeholders, and resources to identify gaps, root causes, and leverage points to create positive impact in the world.
We are hosting this event in Minneapolis Minnesota to build greater connection between regional, national, and global mapping efforts. The Bush Foundation supported the creation of the Twin Cities Impact Investing Map, which represents a learning opportunity for other efforts to understand key players and resources leveraged for positive change in the world.
Hour long monthly calls and once a year 2 hour in-person meetings are no longer sufficient for the group to take the next step to build the infrastructure the field needs to be more effective.
The overarching goals of the Mapping the Mappers event are to:
- Create a taxonomic standard that can be shared with all organizations working to build databases relating to the impact ecosystem.
- Share that standard through a variety of media outlets to engage organizations beyond our participants.
- Integrate the latest advancements in technology to make our efforts more efficient and effective.
- Gain adoption by large key players like IRIS and the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board.
As a participant in Mapping the Mappers you will contribute to creating an industry wide standard AND benefit from individual professional development on skills ranging from incorporating machine learning and open source frameworks to data visualization and collection and cleanup methodologies. Most importantly you will have a voice in our “unconference” to raise and disucuss the topics of greatest relevance and interest to you.