Data Champions

We help organisations publish open, standardised grants data, and empower people to use it to improve charitable giving

  • 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 […]

  • Introducing the 2020-21 Data Champions: part 2

    Our Data Champions programme brings funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. In November, we launched our second programme with 32 participants from a variety of grantmaking organisations. In this blog, the second of two, we hear from some of them about how they work with data […]

  • Introducing the 2020-21 Data Champions: part 1

    Our Data Champions programme brings funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. In November 2020, we launched our second programme with 32 participants from a variety of grantmaking organisations. In this blog, the first of two, we hear from some of them about how they work with […]

  • Introducing the 360Giving Data Strategy Canvas

    The words ‘data’ and ‘strategy’ can seem intimidating when used on their own. Thinking about the two together can give many people, myself included, a headache. When we started to talk about the idea of ‘data leadership’ for our Data Champions programme, run with Dirk Slater from FabRiders, we thought we needed to tackle the topic […]

  • Meet the Data Champions! We speak with two participants about their experiences

    In our Data Champions programme, we bring funders together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations. Here, we speak with two participants from our most recent cohort about what they’ve learned and enjoyed during the programme, along with the data challenges they’re grappling with at the moment. Sharon Gollan […]

  • How to build a data culture

    To make the best use and impacts from data, organisations often need a culture shift. We talk a lot about the benefits of developing a data culture, but what does that mean? Here, Rachel Rank sets out the characteristics and how grantmakers can embed them in their own organisations. A group discussion at the launch […]