“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness” Brene Brown. We found this quote quite by chance from a new Data Orchard Twitter follower (thank you @feathertogether). It was the perfect encouragement at a point where The Cart Shed were reaching iteration fatigue [...]
2013-2019: Looking back at six years of supporting NDPs 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 [...]
The results of the 2018 Herefordshire's Quality of Life Survey have been generating great debate and food for thought in the county and the local press...
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 [...]
Data Orchard are supporting The Cart Shed on a 12 month journey to transform how the charity manages their data and impact. Quagmire definition: an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation. Photo credit: lawhimsey.com Following our initial work in quarter 1, we’ve immersed ourselves in the organisation’s measures, data and processes. It’s a quagmire… We’ve [...]
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 [...]
I’m talking to the CEO of The Cart Shed, Katie Eastaugh, at the outset of our 12 month journey to transform how the charity manages impact and data. I always ask people how they feel about data, it’s a useful litmus test of where an organisation is at. To be fair, Katie qualifies her comment [...]
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 [...]