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Dirk Slater

  • Four steps to building a data culture in your funding organisation

    The Data Champions programme brings funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. In this blog, programme facilitator Dirk Slater shares tips on building a ‘data culture’ to enable better use of data in funding organisations. The ‘Data Champions’ are a group of people from different UK funding […]

  • Eight tips for overcoming common data challenges for funders

    Our Data Champions programme brings funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. Having recently launched our third programme, facilitator Dirk Slater takes the opportunity to pause and reflect. In this blog, he highlights some of the common data challenges, and offers tips shared by the Data Champions […]

  • Data Champions month 1: data workflows and data collection

    In our Data Champions programme, we bring a cohort of funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. In the first month, we focused on data workflows and collecting data. In this blog, programme facilitator Dirk Slater shares the learnings and highlights from the group sessions.     In […]

  • Grantmaking data champions unite!

    We are soon to launch a Data Champions programme [update: now launched] to connect and support people who are interested in helping their foundations to be more data-informed. Here, the programme facilitator Dirk Slater shares what happened at a recent taster workshop, bringing together grantmakers from across the UK for peer-learning, discussion and cake Data […]

  • Creating a data culture in community foundations

    Guest post by Dirk Slater, FabRiders – a strategic social change consultancy Over the past eight months we’ve been developing a network of Data Champions working in community foundations across the UK. The initiative is a collaboration between 360Giving, FabRiders and UK Community Foundations. In April 2019 we held a workshop focusing on how to strengthen […]

  • 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 […]