Three pieces of good news

Do you wonder if your charity could be making better use of its data? Do you think planning in your social enterprise could be improved through better use of evidence and analysis? Do you look at the task of becoming more sophisticated in the use of data and find it so daunting you can’t imagine […]

Countdown to 31 July 2016

We are asking people who work for any charity or social enterprise in England or Wales to spare us 5 minutes of their time to answer a few questions. This will really help us to understand data use in the sector. Everyone who takes part will have a chance to win £100 for their charity […]

Three questions trustees should ask about data

The Data Evolution project is looking into data maturity in charities and social enterprises. Ultimately we want to help social sector organisations make better use of data to plan, target and demonstrate the impact of their services. There are many factors that make it easier or harder for organisations to become more sophisticated with data. […]

What do we mean when we talk about data?

Data Here at the Data Evolution project we are pretty comfortable talking about data. It’s in the name of the project after all. And in the name of both of our partners (DataKind UK and Data Orchard CIC). But what do we actually mean by that word ‘data’? Broad definition If you take our survey […]

Where we need help with our survey

We launched out data evolution survey on 6 June 2016 and many of you have already helped us by completing it. Thanks to a volunteer Data Scientist working with our partner DataKind UK we’ve been able to do some analysis of where people who completed our survey are based. We’ve looked at our target for […]

Searching for social enterprises

We launched our data evolution survey on 6 June. Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far. As you might expect, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the data coming out of the survey so far. And so far it looks like we are missing out on social enterprises compared to charities. The […]

Stats about our workshops

To kick off the Data Evolution project we held workshops in London and Hereford. The project is still running. We really need you to help. Take our quick survey. Here’s the geographic spread of the attendees (locations are approximate) How the events went (based on a survey of 49 attendees) The overall assessment of the events

Announcing a new event: 6 July Cardiff

We’ve been so pleased with the positive reaction to our project. It seems that many charities and social enterprises are thinking about how they can use data to improve their services. Please help us by taking part in our survey. Our colleagues from in GeekSpeak Cardiff have asked us to take part in a special event […]

The data evolution survey has launched

Now we really need your help. Please take part in our phase one survey (5 minutes – tops). Please tell your colleagues. The survey will help us in our mission to develop a framework for understanding how social sector organisations use data to make decisions and how they can get better at it. And everyone […]