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Local survey one of a kind

This week just over 4,000 households in Herefordshire will receive a 'quality of life' survey in the post, helping local voluntary and community organisations improve the support and services they provide. Households have been selected at random and asked their views on a range of things like access to services, what people do in their [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Charities, communities, News, Sustainability|0 Comments

Help us build a more data-savvy social sector 

From our work with hundreds of non-profits we know there are powerful opportunities to be realised from getting to grips with data… and there are real challenges too. Many charity and social enterprise leaders tell us they are not confident about data and lack capability in this area. For this reason, we’ve developed Data Evolution+, [...]

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

Insights and Reflections: Data and Analytics in Non-Profits

After almost a year spent researching the world of data and analytics in the non-profit sector we’re delighted to share our findings. Our ‘Data Evolution’ project showed data is an integral part of life in charities and social enterprises. For 69% said it’s a priority either organisation-wide or at least in some departments. At the [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Charities, Data Evolution, 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
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