Join us on a journey to draw insights from data

Join us on a journey to draw insights from data

From May to July 2018, we’re ‘digging the data’ as part of our Quest for Questions Challenge Fund. This will be a journey to answer important questions about funding, led by our expert data analyst, Edafe Onerhime.

360Giving are taking their Data Expeditions, fun and dynamic group workshops to learn data skills, one step further.

Do you want to learn how to draw insights and use data as part of your decision-making? We’re looking for up to twelve explorers to join us on this journey. You don’t need data skills to take part but you will be curious about what is happening to funding at a local level and willing to share your insights to help guide the expedition. Ideally you will have experience of providing funding and/or developing funding strategies.

About the process

On this journey we’ll take you through the 360Giving data pipeline, covering the basics of data use and teaching you data skills along the way. You will learn to ask and refine questions that can be answered with data and how to find data to combine with 360Giving data to answer these questions.

Once the data is in place, you’ll be supported to use tools and analyse data to discover patterns. Finally, we’ll work together to tell engaging stories with data to make the results of the expedition easy to understand and share.

Exploring local funding

A journey needs a focus – in this journey we explore funding at a local level, looking at statutory funding from central and local government, and grants made by charitable trust and foundations and public bodies. Our questions are:

  • Where are the geographical and/or sectoral funding gaps due to reduced availability or termination of statutory funding?
  • What can the current 360Giving dataset tell us about the funding being provided in those areas?

Over three months you will be asked to attend up to three workshops in person, as well as weekly online check-ins to feedback and reflect on the expedition process. You can also expect to spend around two hours each week developing data skills and connecting with your fellow explorers to dig into funding data. Our data journey is free of charge.

Registration for this data journey is now closed. Participants will be selected by 18 May 2018. Our first workshop will be held on 31 May 2018 in London. 

If you have questions or would like an informal chat please send Edafe an email: labs@threesixtygiving.org