Data Maturity Literature Review: Appendices

These are the appendices to the Data Maturity in the Social Sector 2016 report. Appendix 1 Key Sources on Data Maturity Accenture, Analytics Maturity Assessment, Netherlands 2015 Anderson C.,”Creating a Data-Driven organisation: practical advice from the trenches“, 2015 Booz, Allan & Hamilton,  “The Field Guide to Data Science“, 2015 (2nd Edition). (Lit. Review list & Data […]


Background Our first step in the project was to work out what data maturity means and what models and frameworks already existed.   In May 2016 we published a short report on what we found.   This led us to the conclusion that we needed to create our own framework and set out some important definitions […]

Why not stay in Hereford for our workshop?

Hereford is easily accessible from Cardiff (1 hr on the train, 90 mins driving), Bristol (90 minutes either way), Birmingham (1hr 40 ish by train or car) and Manchester (2 hrs on the train, 3 by car). Which makes our Hereford workshop the obvious choice for many charity and social enterprise leaders. As our London workshop […]

Will you be our test pilot?

We would like to pilot our survey We are busily working on developing an online survey to launch on 6 June 2016. The way we think this is likely to work is: On 6 June we will publish a short online survey that anyone from any charity or social enterprise will be able to take […]

Marketing update number 2

We’ve been getting the word out to charities and social enterprises across England and Wales. Well admittedly Wales is looking a bit sparse at present. So next week we’ll have a push there. If you can help us tell people about the Data Evolution workshops or get people to sign up ready for our survey […]

Progress (and data) on publicity

We launched the Data Evolution project last week. We’ve been writing to organisations, especially local infrastructure organisations. We thought you’d be interested to see the distribution of charities and social enterprises we’ve written to so far. This distribution is based on the postcode of the head office. It reflects the fact that we’ve contacted organisations […]

Really great workshops: not all in London!

Come and share As part of the Data Evolution project we are running two workshops for leaders of charities and social enterprises. They will be participative and engaging. We hope that everyone who attends will have experiences to share and will learn from the experiences of others. There is a small charge to cover costs. […]

We’ve arrived

Hello world! We’ve been waiting for a long time to say that. In fact Emma Prest first wrote about the project back in December. But finally the Data Evolution project is go. Why should you care? Data is important. We don’t need to tell you that. Across the social sector we know people recognise that […]

About us

Data Evolution is being delivered by With generous support from To be successful the project will need the help and assistance of hundreds of charities and social enterprises right across England and Wales.