I think that we will see this happen sometime in the not too distant future. At present the big data conversation is something that I’ve seen IBM talking about a lot but there must be opportunities to use this in the not for profit world. Here’s a piece I found from twitter… from irevolution read the full article from the link
My colleague Robert Kirkpatrick from Global Pulse has been actively promoting the concept of “data philanthropy” within the context of development. Data philanthropy involves companies sharing proprietary datasets for social good. I believe we urgently need big (social) data philanthropy for humanitarian response as well.