Nesta explores philanthropy and innovation

Nesta highlights how new technology is generating opportunities that have potential to radically transform the way that funders operate in the future.

Examples cited in the report include making use of machine learning to sift through funding applications quicker, creating alternative application systems to written applications, mobilising crowd intelligence, as well as accelerating progress towards more open access to data, which can be used to drive innovation.

http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/philanthropy-and-innovation-how-could-open-data-and-artificial-intelligence-help-funders-do-better