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 […]

What we learned from the Hereford workshop

Yesterday was the second Data Evolution workshop. We were very pleased to be able to welcome Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales based organisations to the RNC’s Gardner Hall in Hereford. The general structure of the workshop was the same as our recent London workshop. We’ve once again asked Ben Proctor from Data Orchard to give us […]

Where can you get help with data?

We have started to compile a list of organisations that provide data support to charities and/or social enterprises. You can view the list of data support providers now. We’ve embedded the list at the bottom of this page too. We hope this will be an evolving list. If you are or know of other organisations […]

Marketing update number 3

We’re been writing to a range of organisations. In particular (but not exclusively) Councils for Voluntary Action/Service to ask them to spread the word about our survey which goes live on 6 June. This map shows the locations of the organisations we have contacted so far. If we’ve missed your area or if you can […]

Seven steps towards becoming a data driven organisation

Over the past couple of months we’ve been finding out what existing work has been done on Data Maturity and what we can learn from it. We’ve been trawling the internet, reading the literature, and interviewing some leading people with relevant knowledge and expertise Our full report is available now. This post draws out some of […]