Data Champions

Collaborate with peers and learn how to grow a data culture in your funding organisation

In our Data Champions programme, grantmakers come together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their funding organisations.

Being a Data Champion is about learning how and when data can be used to make better decisions and improve the effectiveness of your grantmaking. It’s not about gaining a certification or becoming a data analyst, it’s about culture. Watch the video above to find out more.

What does the programme involve?

Over four months, our champions meet for a mix of face-to-face workshops and online discussions on topics they want to explore. We create a community for knowledge sharing, connecting and collaboration.

See in the video what previous data champions said about their experiences.

Who is it for?

The programme is aimed at manager-level staff in independent grantmaking organisations that are sharing their data using the 360Giving Data Standard.

Over the programme, participants connect with each other and learn:

  • how data can help make more informed decisions
  • how to develop data literacy within your organisation and grow a data culture
  • how to overcome challenges in integrating data into your organisation’s work

When does it run?

We will share information about the next cohort of Data Champions in Autumn 2020.



Data champions workshop



The Data Champions programme is a core area of work under our new strategy and is run annually. The programme is shaped around insights we learned on a data journey programme, and a pilot project that we ran in partnership with UK Community Foundations (UKCF).

360Giving is working with Dirk Slater to coordinate this programme. Dirk co-chairs the Data Literacy Consortium, a network of data literacy practitioners from humanitarian and civil society sectors.