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Month: March 2018

  • Join us on a Data Expedition and get to grips with data

    360Giving’s Data Expeditions deliver a double whammy, using a fun and dynamic step-by-step group process to both skill up organisations in the handling and wrangling of all kinds of data while throwing light on the issues they want answering. One summer day last year, the Blagrave Trust approached us to see if we could help […]

  • And our burning questions are…

    This blog was written by Sameer Padania, 360Giving trustee.  Thanks to the tireless work of the 360Giving team and their many donor partners, there’s a huge (and growing and growing) amount of data available that anyone can search – free-of-charge – about the billions of pounds of grant funding made locally and nationally in the […]

  • POWER BI Manual

      During our Open Data Day event at the beginning of March, we demonstrated a number of easy-to-use tools that can enhance your everyday data use. In this series of blogs we share our learnings and provide short manuals that will help get you started with using each tool. The first tool we will cover […]

  • What 360Giving Data Can Tell us About Giving for Women

    For International Women’s Day, we decided to see what grants have been awarded for women’s causes using data published to the 360Giving Standard. Using GrantNav, we looked at the grant descriptions and searched for keywords that we know are related to projects targeted at women (women, girl, mother, female, rape, domestic abuse). For grants made […]

  • Funders see potential of open data for whole sector

    A push for transparency and a desire to improve grantmaking for the sector continues to drive funders to join our #greatergrantsdata movement by publishing their data to the 360Giving Standard. In the last two months, four more funders have published more than £13m worth of grants across a range of causes, taking the total value […]

  • GrantNav gets a user upgrade

    GrantNav is now 18 months old, so we felt it was time to look at how it’s used and how we could make it even better! We have listened to what you’ve told us about how you’re finding it to use. As a result, we’ve added some new features, made some tweaks, squashed some bugs […]

  • Letting data take the wheel

    Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales supports small and medium-sized charities committed to delivering work which breaks or prevents cycles of disadvantage. Here, the Foundation’s Research and Data Analyst, Alex Van Vliet, explains how comparing its grantmaking data with other data openly available via 360Giving offers fascinating insight into the importance, relevance and future direction […]

  • Government must deliver on its open data promise

    On Open Data Day 2018, we call on the UK Government to open up its grants data for every one of its departments in order to increase its value to civil society. In May 2016, the Government committed to publishing more granular level data on its grants expenditure in line with the open data standard […]

  • Charities must embrace open data with open arms

    Ahead of Open Data Day tomorrow, Rachel Rank explains why charities cannot ignore the trend. This is a cross-post from Civil Society (original can be found here) Tomorrow is Open Data Day but most charities may not appreciate the relevance of open data to their work or the role it will play in their future. Data […]