Dry Pipeline

We stand at a moment of tremendous change. In only a few short decades, the Internet has grown to touch every issue in our society, from health, employment, and education to economic development, civic life, and more. For philanthropy, deeply invested in these issues, the implications are massive. pdf

While we cite individual instances of visionary leadership and successful deployment of technology skills for the public interest, there was a consensus that a stubborn cycle of inadequate supply, misarticulated demand, and an inefficient marketplace stymie progress.

I. Overview and Summary: an outline of the report, key arguments to consider, methodologies, and some recommendations for options for investment.

II. The Challenge: discussion of the barriers that face the field of public interest technology.

III. Potential Interventions: some specifics on each intervention, including opportunities for investment, best practices and design considerations, and example models.