Tech for Social Good
Tech for Social Good leverages GitHub’s platform, products, community, and people to strengthen the social sector’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Key Activities
We answer key questions to help the social sector build better technology solutions and collaborative cultures.
We bring together communities around the SDGs and technology topics that are relevant in the social sector.
Guides and Tools
We create guides, case studies and other resources to help the social sector use and contribute back to open source solutions.
We support community events that promote Tech for Social Good work on the SDGs.
The MERL Center is an open source community founded by Tech for Social Good and in partnership with Kurante/MERL Tech. Members of the MERL Center collaborate and create guides, case studies and other resources on if, how and when to use open source for monitoring, evaluation, research & learning (MERL) practitioners.Read more on our Insights page
In 2020, the Social Impact Team launched the Skills-Based Volunteering program to help social sector organizations address common challenges they face using GitHub and other tech platforms. Hubbers help social sector organizations address these challenges through short term virtual volunteering projects.Read more on our Insights page
World Health Organization (WHO) and COVID-19
We’re supporting WHO in their COVID-19 work, helping WHO build their open source ecosystem and documenting learnings from other public health technology organizations using GitHub, such as DHIS2 and Dimagi.Watch the talk
Open Source Research
We published our flagship research product, Open Source Software in the Social Sector, as a free resource in April 2020. We're doing additional open source social sector research and working with the Digital Public Goods Alliance to improve GitHub based on our research findings.Download the report
What are digital public goods and the DPGA?
Digital public goods (DPG) describes open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards, or open content that adhere to the DPG Standard.
How Tech for Social Good Supported the SDGs in 2020
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a powerful framework by which
Skills-Based Volunteering Program Design
Overview of SBV program design
Open Source for Good Updates
Tech for Social Good runs the Open Source for Good mailing list.
Stay updated on the latest news at the intersection of open source and social good.