In a conversation with Jim Fruchterman, CEO of Tech Matters, on The Business of Giving podcast, the empowering role of technology in social change was explored. Tech Matters assists social advocates in leveraging technology for societal benefits. Fruchterman discussed how technology, though a small part of an initiative’s budget, can greatly amplify impact, and stressed the importance of integrating technological expertise into nonprofit boards. He introduced his new venture, Terraso, aimed at combating “data colonialism” and enhancing climate response at the grassroots level. Fruchterman’s vision involves creating a data governance framework for the nonprofit sector and championing open-source software as a community-owned and co-created tool for empowerment.
Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Social Change: A Conversation with Jim Fruchterman, CEO of Tech Matters
There are many tech people who want to do good for the world, and Tech Matters is the organization that builds the bridges they need to do the most good. The organization helps social change leaders understand what tech can and can’t do, and builds the tech solutions behind solving a social problem. And here to tell us more about this work is Jim Fruchterman, the founder and CEO of Tech Matters.