Field Guide Topics.

Each of the topic areas (13) have overviews, potential applications, considerations, and dedicated resource sections for each topic with outlines of resources and a brief description.

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Data Collection
  • Data Responsibility
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Design
  • Digital Identity
  • GIS and Mapping
  • Learning
  • Media & Communications
  • Mobile Services
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Other Areas

Why a Field Guide?

Defining 'Tech4Good'

What it is, where it's used, what it's related to, it's history, and where it's going.

How to do Tech4Good

Concepts for leveraging tech4good in any project, as well as issues you'll encounter.

Sector-specific Resources

Agriculture & Environment, Civil Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Global Health, and Humanitarian Response.

Curated Links

Over 500 descriptive links to help you get a head start on any project.

What's Inside.

130 pages containing over 500 links (with descriptions!)



The Tech4Good Field Guide is a collection of resources — organizations, products, services, platforms, and publications — that are useful to anyone using technology to make a positive impact.
Who this is for
This Guide should have useful information for you whether you’re...
  • Starting your career in the social sector and have a knack for working in technology
  • A seasoned tech expert who’s been working in this space for 30 years
  • In the commercial tech sector and are thinking of transitioning to doing tech for good in the social sector.
Open Tech4Good
I created the OpenTech4Good site as a way to capture and curate organizations and offerings in the tech / social impact space. The Field Guide builds on these efforts in a single, accessible format.
Finally, this effort could not have been carried out alone, and I would like to thank the efforts of the experts who contributed so kindly — Gina Assaf, Sarah Kozyn, Matt Haikin, Sandra Gubler, and Nick Martin.

Additionally, I’d like to thank the folks who helped on the earlier versions of the ICT4DGuide from Henry Bruce, Annie Legge, and Derek Caelin.

Where to read the Field Guide.

Direct PDF download or on Amazon via Paperback or Kindle versions.





Gabriel Krieshok

Data Scientist / Digital Strategist
This Field Guide came out of my own years of experience working at the intersection of technology and social & economic development projects. I compiled my findings over time and created the OpenTech4Good site — but wanted to also compile it into a more accessible and detailed collection for others on a similar journey.
I hope you find it helpful!
Gabriel Krieshok