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Dirk Slater

  • Develop a data strategy to become more data-driven

    Our Data Champions programme brings funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. Programme facilitator, Dirk Slater, share insights from the final workshop of the programme, sharing what a data strategy is and how to develop one using our Data Strategy Canvas template. You can read about how […]

  • Ideas to develop a data-driven leadership

    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 insights on how to encourage leaders to work with data, and techniques for communication from the workshop on February 24, 2021.  The ultimate goal of the Data […]

  • Confirmation bias and how funders might avoid it

    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 insights from the group discussion on February 10, 2021 about grantmakers privilege and how to overcome confirmation bias. “Many of the processes in which we collect data […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]