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Looking back at six years of supporting NDPs – 2013 to 2019

Having been in the business of NDP consultancy for six years it seems like an appropriate time to take stock... What is an NDP anyway? Officially, NDP stands for Neighbourhood Development Plan. NDPs were borne out of the 2011 Localism Act, as an attempt to give greater influence over planning decisions to local neighbourhoods (parishes). [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|Business|Comments Off on Looking back at six years of supporting NDPs – 2013 to 2019

Looking for a Data Savvy Web Developer

We’re looking for a web development company to build on online version of our data maturity assessment tool.  Following initial research in partnership with DataKind UK and further development and testing, we’re delighted Stanford University’s Digital Impact programme and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation have supported us to take this exciting work forward. Here is the [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Charity, Data Evolution, Data Maturity, Digital Impact, Jobs, News|Comments Off on Looking for a Data Savvy Web Developer

Sharing the data magic – an end to boredom, frustration, and loneliness

This week we announced the full programme of our Data4Good Conference, which will be held in Birmingham on 14 November. We’ve put together a really ambitious agenda with our partners, packed with 30+ amazing speakers. It’s been a rollercoaster ride – venue visits, planning and late night emails aplenty … and the conference itself is [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Sharing the data magic – an end to boredom, frustration, and loneliness

Digital Impact profiles our new Data Evolution+ programme

At the end of last year we announced that Data Orchard was one of just seven social sector organisations worldwide to receive a Digital Impact grant, which will help fund our ambitious new Data Evolution+ programme. The Digital Impact grants, which launched two years ago with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, [...]

Our Data Driven Local County

It’s been over three years since Data Orchard began a collaborative endeavour to identify the key metrics of sustainability for our local county, Herefordshire. We’re delighted the combined efforts of the Brightspace Foundation, Ben Proctor of Satori Labs, and many other local partners have borne fruit. The resulting dashboard shows where things are going well, [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|communities, News, Sustainability|0 Comments

Exciting New ‘Impact for Growth’ Partnership Opportunities

Data Orchard is currently developing new partnerships with charities and social enterprises interested in improving their impact. As one of 31 approved providers in the UK, Data Orchard can provide up to £50,000 of support via the Impact for Growth Programme. If your organisation has completed the training and is eligible to apply, then call [...]

Driving Digital Data Research & Innovation for Global Good

We’re delighted to have been chosen by Stanford University as one of seven social impact organizations across Africa, Europe, and the U.S to receive a grant with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sian Basker, project director says “It’s really exciting to be taking our ground-breaking Data Evolution research to the next [...]

Warm Welcomes and Fond Farewells

We’re very pleased to welcome an important new member of our team, Stephanie Harris. Steph joins us as our new Office Manager and Book Keeper. She brings a wealth of experience and skills, is fabulously efficient, so will be keeping us all on track! Meanwhile a fond farewell to student Katie Brown who worked with [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Exciting New £1.8M Impact for Growth Grant Programme

We're delighted Data Orchard is one of ten newly approved providers of support in this ground-breaking initiative.  Charities and Social Enterprises interested in improving their impact have until 4p.m. 6th September 2017 to register their interest. Grant awards are expected to be in the region of approx. £50,000. The application process includes an excellent free [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Charities, News, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Data Evolution Findings Published

We're very excited to publish the findings from our Data Evolution research! This explored how charities and social enterprises are changing and beginning to harness the power of data to make it work for their causes.  A key output of the project was our Data Maturity Framework which can be downloaded along with the report [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Business|0 Comments