Data Champions

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

Data Champions

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

The Data Champions programme offers you the chance to learn more about data and how to make the best use of it. The programme has collaboration and peer-learning at its heart – you’ll learn as much from each other as you will from the programme leads and facilitators.

We’ll focus on:

  • how to use data to make more informed decisions
  • basic data concepts, such as data workflows
  • how to grow a data culture in your organisation
  • understanding data for leadership and data strategies
  • using data responsibly and being aware of biases in data

You’ll leave the programme with:

  • more confidence to work with data
  • the knowledge and tools to grow a data culture in your organisation
  • a network of fellow Data Champions to support your future development

Hear from previous Data Champions

Find out from previous Data Champions about their experiences in this interview, and in the video below.

Who can join?

The programme is aimed at junior to mid-level staff in funding organisations that already publish their data in the 360Giving Data Standard.

You don’t have to be a data expert or even have data in your job title – we welcome people with all levels of knowledge about data, and from all functions. You don’t need to be in a direct grantmaking role to benefit from the Data Champions programme.

When does the programme run?

The next programme will start in the autumn of 2021.

Each month, you will gather online with the other Data Champions for two different sessions: a four hour workshop and a two hour, peer discussion group. These sessions will be held on Wednesdays in the middle and at the end of the month, excluding the Christmas period. There is no cost to participate in the programme.

How to apply

Applications are not yet open for our 2021 programme – they will open in the summer. Please check back again then or sign up to our monthly newsletter to be informed of when applications open.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

The Data Champions programme is a stream of our work under our 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), built on learning from delivering the programme partly online in 2019-20.

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.