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Year: 2016

  • Putting local charities on the map

    By Leigh Dodds, Mark Owen Bath: Hacked is a volunteer-led open data project serving the community of Bath & North East Somerset. We run a data store to collect and share local data, and work with local organisations, including the council, to help explore the benefits of open data for our community. We host hackdays, […]

  • Exploring the gold mine of funders’ data

    Conversations around data are gaining momentum in the charity sector. Open data in particular—freely used, modified, and shared by anyone—is generating a lot of hype, and for good reason. Seeking out and analysing open data from various sources – including government data – offers funders a number of practical benefits. It can improve our understanding […]

  • Philanthropists and Funders: Why spending out and closing down needn’t mean fading away

    Foundations, charities and trusts close. This is a reality for charitable organisations and philanthropists who’ve met their goals, merged or decided to spend out their funds for any number of reasons. Take the Northern Rock Foundation. An independent grantmaking charity, it aimed to improve quality of life in the North East of England and Cumbria. […]

  • 360Giving wins Women in Data Award

    360Giving has won the Open Data Institute (ODI) Women in Data Award 2016. Fran Perrin, Alice Casey, Katherine Duerden, Anna de Pulford and Rachel Rank jointly won the award, presented by ODI President Sir Tim Berners-Lee for a female individual or group making waves in the world of open data. This is the third year […]

  • The need for good data, not just more data

    It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for 360Giving, with three different but complementary events emphasising the need for good quality funding data. Firstly, there was the launch of the excellent Giving Trends report, co-written by ACF and CASS. As a newbie to the world of philanthropy, Giving Trends is my go-to report for learning […]

  • New joint initiative launched to build the next key piece of open data infrastructure

    A group of leading open data standards bodies have announced an exciting new collaboration to tackle a shared problem: how to accurately identify organisations. The identify-org initiative was launched on Friday 7th October at the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Madrid. It brings together key organisations driving standards for open data across a range […]

  • Visualising media grants

    The Foundation Center and Media Impact Funders have launched a new tool for visualising media grants: http://maps.foundationcenter.org/?acct=media. It plots foundations and grantees onto a global map, and enables reporting on the flow of funds to support a wide range of media and technology initiatives. The tool features data on grants dating back to 2009 and […]