Could you be a data champion?

We are launching a new programme this autumn, working with 24 people to help them develop a data culture within their grantmaking organisations.

Being a data champion is about learning how and when data can be used to inform decision-making. It’s not about gaining a certification or becoming a data analyst.

The programme will involve a mixture of face to face workshops and online discussions based on topics that the participants want to explore. We’re creating a community for knowledge sharing, connecting and collaboration around data use.

Is this for you?

The programme is aimed at manager-level staff in independent grantmaking organisations that are sharing their data with 360Giving. It is for people who want to connect with others to learn:

  • How data plays a role in making informed decisions
  • How to develop data literacy within your organisation and build a data culture
  • How to overcome challenges faced in integrating data into your organisation’s work

Want to find out more?

We are hosting an introductory workshop on 9th October where you can find out more about the programme and get a taste of the activities and topics we’ll be exploring.

Book your place on the introductory workshop here

If you are unable to join us that day you can still express your interest in the programme via this form. We will be calling for applications in late October and shortly afterwards we will select 24 participants to start their journey to become data champions.


The Data Champions programme is a core area of work under our new strategy and will be run annually. It builds on a recent pilot programme in partnership with UK Community Foundations. 

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.