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Month: March 2019

  • Identifying who is being funded

    Back in 2018 we focused some of our labs work on organisational identifiers – the important numbers that help us to differentiate between organisations. We wrote a bit about identifiers and why they are important here and here. Our work last year focussed on how many of the grantmakers publishing to the 360Giving Standard are […]

  • Metadata: explaining the data

    Guest post by Rob Redpath, Open Data Services Co-operative. ODSC works closely with the 360Giving team, providing tools and support for publishers and users of 360Giving data. If you want to find data that is published in the 360Giving Standard, you can go to the 360Giving Registry. To understand which files are relevant to you, […]

  • Government sets the Standard with 360Giving

    The UK Government’s Open Standards Board has selected the 360Giving Data Standard for use by central government departments and their agencies when disclosing grant giving data. Jeni Tennison, CEO of the Open Data Institute said “It is great to see that the 360Giving Standard has been approved as an official government standard for the open […]

  • Winning at visualisation and improving society

    Last year we held a Challenge Fund competition to celebrate how open grants data can be visualised. In this first of a series of interviews with the competition winners, top prize winner Xavi Giménez answers questions about his Grantmaking Themes visualisation. The judging panel awarded first prize to Xavi’s work as it allows users to […]

  • Grantmakers combine to get insights on their data

    Thank you to the 70 grantmakers and partners who came along on Monday 4th March 2019 to get their hands on our new grants data visualisation platform 360Insights for the first time. There was such a positive energy in the room! Our founder and Chair Fran Perrin opened the afternoon by celebrating how far 360Giving […]

  • How to make the most of 360Insights

    Thank you for using 360Insights. This post will help you learn how to use the platform and make the most of it in your work. What does the tool do? We took the seven most frequent questions we get from grantmakers about their funding and answered them with their own 360Giving data and other data […]

  • 100 reasons to share grants data

    Guest blog by Ian Hanham of the Nuffield Foundation The Nuffield Foundation is delighted to become the 100th funder to sign up to 360Giving. We fund research, analysis and student programmes that advance educational opportunity and social well-being across the United Kingdom. Good data used in innovative ways is central to so many of the […]

  • Learnings from creating a data champions network

    Communities are complex and getting a clear understanding of them is a journey Guest post by Dirk Slater, FabRiders – a strategic social change consultancy FabRiders’ capacity building work has focused on researching data literacy, designing social learning experiences and co-creating knowledge assets with communities and networks. For 360Giving & the UK Community Foundations (UKCF) we […]

  • See your grantmaking in new ways

    For the first time, organisations wanting to address social issues can easily combine and visualise data to get deep insights into their grantmaking. Coinciding with Open Data Day tomorrow, we have launched a free online platform called 360Insights. Using 360Insights, grantmakers who openly share their grants data to our Standard can quickly see information on […]