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  • Find that Charity: the place to go for data on 660,000 non-profit organisations

    Find that Charity, a tool created by our team member David Kane to help look up non-profit organisations, has been updated and refreshed. It now brings together data from 16 different sources and is the most comprehensive database of non-profit organisations in the UK. The updated site, https://findthatcharity.uk, draws on open data published by official […]

  • 360Giving Founder and Chair Fran Perrin awarded OBE

    We are delighted that our Founder and Chair Fran Perrin has been awarded an OBE in today’s honours in recognition of her charitable services, including for setting up and driving 360Giving, particularly during COVID-19. In its five years, 360Giving has changed the status quo for funding in the UK. With support from 360Giving, the UK’s […]

  • Equalities data: working towards a shared taxonomy

    By Tania Cohen, Chief Executive of 360Giving, and Bonnie Chiu, Managing Director of The Social Investment Consultancy At 360Giving, we are excited to unveil a new project we’re working on with The Social Investment Consultancy, which specialises in impact measurement for charities and foundations. They previously co-founded the Diversity Forum for Inclusive Social Investment. We […]

  • The Kruger Report: 360Giving welcomes recommendations for more open grants data

    Today, Danny Kruger MP published ‘Levelling Up Our Communities’, his report on civil society and recovery after the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Danny Kruger MP. Photo: David Woolfall. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 The report was published in response to the Prime Minister’s call for proposals to ‘sustain the community spirit’ of the nation that […]

  • Funders, do you need a data scientist?

    With funders sitting on a goldmine of data, more are asking how they can best use data and what skills they might need to do that. But do you need a data scientist, an analyst or an engineer? In this guest post, Michael Jarvis, Executive Director at Transparency & Accountability Initiative, shares guidance for funding […]

  • Analysing grants for LGBTQI+ organisations

    The end of June was a time of pride. 🏳️‍🌈 To help mark it, I analysed 360Giving data to understand grants made to LGBTQI+ causes.  It was also a good excuse to use some of the new principles I learned from the book Data Feminism, by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, and see if […]

  • 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 […]

  • So long, and thanks for all the data*

    I’m leaving 360Giving this week, and I’ve been reflecting on our progress over the past four years. When I started as CEO in November 2015, I was the organisation’s first employee. The initiative had been incubated by Nesta under the watchful eye of Alice Casey. It had recently registered as a charity and a handful of […]

  • Welcoming Tania Cohen as 360Giving’s CEO

    As many of you know, our CEO Rachel Rank is moving on in March this year. Rachel has been here since the beginning, and her unwavering dedication, energy and enthusiasm have been instrumental to our success so far. It has been wonderful to work under Rachel’s leadership, but as she said in her recent blogpost: […]

  • Meet Manny Hothi, our new board member at 360Giving

    We are really proud of our board of trustees at 360Giving, especially how engaged and invested they are in our work. We chat with Manny Hothi, who joins our board in 2020, about his background in data and innovation, the single stat that shaped his career and what excites him about joining the open grants […]

  • The 12 Grants of Christmas

    With Christmas around the corner, we haven’t just been eating endless mince pies. Well, we have been, daily, but we’ve also used our grants data search engine GrantNav to bring you some festive funding and grants yule love to get you in the Christmas spirit 🎄 By David Kane and Anna Scott It’s been a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Standing down as CEO

    After four hugely rewarding years at 360Giving, I have decided it’s time to hand over the reins to someone new. I’ll be leaving the organisation in spring 2020 once a new CEO has been appointed. For anyone interested in the role, you can find out more here I have very much enjoyed my time building […]