About Us

About Markets for Good

Markets for Good is an initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society to improve the data infrastructure for social good. With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the progressive financial firm Liquidnet, we share ideas and foster innovation to advance the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital data for a higher impact social sector.


We envision a data-driven social sector, where interventions are more effective and forward-thinking, where capital and data flow efficiently and with transparency, and where there is a dynamic culture of continuous learning and development.


We advance this vision by:

  • fostering a robust online community dedicated to the exchange of practical data-related knowledge and expertise;
  • hosting in-person events that support knowledge sharing, ideation, research, and cross-sector collaboration; and
  • cultivating innovation and original research through grants and mentorship to select practitioners and partners in the field.


Click here to learn more about our vision.


We invite leaders and practitioners in the social sector to join us in our efforts to foster evidence-based innovation for social good. In addition to the opportunity to contribute to our online community and in-person events, our new grant-making program will provide exciting opportunities for collaboration and innovation. We look forward to sharing more information about this program in the near future.


About the Site


As a community-driven forum, Markets for Goods features profiles, interviews, best practices, innovative ideas, news, real life examples, and the opinions of our readers to advance the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital data for a higher impact social sector.


We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook, Twitter, or within our LinkedIn Group. Please share your comments and ask our contributors questions.


This website is funded with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of providing information on best practices in philanthropy and the social sector at large. The website may not be used to post partisan political statements supporting or opposing specific legislation or candidates for public office. All statements and materials posted on the website, blog, LinkedIn and Twitter reflect the views of the individual contributors and do not reflect the views of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Likewise, tweets and posts are not endorsements but, rather, are published for the sake of increasing the level of debate around social information.


Get in Touch


Here at Markets For Good we rely on our readers for great content, comments, questions and, of course, your feedback. We would love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Email: info@marketsforgood.org
Twitter: @marketsforgood