Privacy & Legal


GDI is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a provisional public charity status described in section 509 (a)(1). Please see GDI’s 990 Forms for 20142015 and 2016 here. GDI’s most recent annual report, for FY 2016, can be found here.


GDI uses think-cell, a presentation software which makes the task of creating professional PowerPoint presentations easy and efficient. It contains an Excel add-in for consistently rounding numbers across complex calculations and multiple worksheets, and integrates seamlessly with PowerPoint, helping you to visualize complex charts, such as waterfalls, Marimekkos and Gantts, in your presentation within minutes. think-cell is also capable of generating auto-updating agenda slides as simply as a table of contents in a good word processor. More information can be found at


The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains what types of information we collect and how we use it. If you have a question not answered here, please contact us.

Personally Identifiable Information

GDI works to break down silos and connect disruptive social innovators to new ideas and each other. To learn more about our work, we encourage you to share your contact information (name and email) with us, as well as follow GDI on social media. We use this information for specific, limited purposes. Of course, you may opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to send newsletters, alert you about events you might be interested in, and reply to your communications. We may use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our community. We may also provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing major trends) to affiliated organizations and outside parties.

Email Privacy

GDI does not sell or rent email addresses. In limited cases, we may share your contact information with organizations within the “GDI family,” including specific programs or multi-stakeholder initiatives.

IP Addresses

GDI uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the site, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.


GDI uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

External Links

This site includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain and GDI is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

Opt Out

If you are no longer interested in receiving GDI communications, simply opt out! We understand email overload, which is why we try to limit our communications from the start. If you do opt out, we hope you continue following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time, so please review it periodically and keep an eye out for notices about modifications. Your continued use of this site after the date of such notices will be considered your agreement to the changed terms.