360Giving Challenge Fund

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions” – Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist.

360Giving is on a Quest for Questions

Help us unlock the insights contained in 360Giving data and other data sets by taking part in our Challenge Fund.

We want to identify the key questions facing the funding sector and work with you to find the answers using open data. In order to do that, we need to know what your questions are.

Tell us your questions

We invite everyone working in the charitable funding sector – whether you are a grantmaker, grant seeker, researcher or technical expert – to share your questions with us.

What challenges does your organisation face when trying to achieve its goals? What information would support your work? Please think about the what, where, when and how of these challenges and how open data can help to solve them.

How does Quest for Questions work?

  1. Think of a question you would like us to tackle around better grantmaking. No question is too big or too small.

  2. Sign up to our online discussion forum and go to the Quest for Questions category.

  3. Or tweet your question to us @360Giving using #Q4Qs.

  4. Alternatively, you can join one of our regular Data Surgeries and share your questions with us there. The next Surgery is being held on 11th December.

It’s as simple as that!

Our Quest for Questions will run until 31st January 2018. We will then select three questions that we will try to solve as part of the Challenge Fund and in partnership with the grantmaking community.

Want to know more? Contact us at labs@threesixtygiving.org or tweet @360Giving using #Q4Qs.

Not sure what question to ask? Here is one way to get the creative juices flowing!

By identifying the challenges your organisation faces in achieving its goals, you will find your question:

  1. Think about what your organisation is trying to achieve – its ultimate goal. For example, is it empowering local communities or supporting a specific issue?

  2. What are the processes that support your organisation to achieve its end goal? For example, if you are working with local communities, do you pro-actively look for existing community groups to engage with? How do you find new communities to work with?

  3. Consider these processes more closely and whether they are they working. If not then why not? What would make them work even better?

For more information about the Challenge Fund and how you can get involved, visit our FAQ page or send us an email: labs@threesixtygiving.org