In our new Data Champions programme, 24 people will come together to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture in their organisations.

Being a data champion is about learning how and when data can be used to make better decisions and improve the effectiveness of your grantmaking. It’s not about gaining a certification or becoming a data analyst, it’s about culture. Watch the video above to find out more.

What does the programme involve?

Over four months, our data champions will meet for a mix of face-to-face workshops and online discussions on topics they want to explore. We will create a community for knowledge sharing, connecting and collaboration.

See in the video what previous data champions said about their experiences.

Read our blog about the introductory workshop we held in October 2019.

Is this for you?

The programme is aimed at manager-level staff in independent grantmaking organisations that are sharing their data using the 360Giving Data Standard.

Apply if you want to connect with others to learn:

  • how data can help you make more informed decisions
  • how to develop data literacy within your organisation and grow a data culture
  • how to overcome challenges in integrating data into your organisation’s work

How to apply

We are looking for 24 participants. If you would like to apply then please complete this simple form. The closing date is close of play Wednesday 20 November.

If you have any queries, please email us.

Data champions workshop


The Data Champions programme is a core area of work under our new strategy and will be run annually. If you are not successful in getting a place this time then there will be future opportunities to participate. We will contact all applicants by the end of November confirming if they have got a place.

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).

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.