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A Theory of Change is About Owning Your Story

“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 [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Business|Comments Off on A Theory of Change is About Owning Your Story

Neighbourhood planning: The snakes and ladders of NDPs

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 [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|Business|Comments Off on Neighbourhood planning: The snakes and ladders of NDPs

Quality of life in Herefordshire

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...

By | February 14th, 2019|communities|Comments Off on Quality of life in Herefordshire

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

Emerging from the data quagmire

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 [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Emerging from the data quagmire

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

Better Data, Better Lives?

How do you know where to target precious resources in a rural county? Is there a need for your services? Well there are some clues in the first 'headline' results from the 2018 Herefordshire's Quality of life survey. Managed and driven by local not-for-profit organisations, this is part of a collaborative 'Better Data, Better Lives' [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Better Data, Better Lives?

Young people’s views on quality of life in Herefordshire

We're busy analysing the results of a Quality of Life survey posted out to a random sample of households in Herefordshire in the spring. To complement this, we have a shorter online survey aimed at people aged 25 years or younger, available here.  We need young people’s help to understand what life in Herefordshire is [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Young people’s views on quality of life in Herefordshire

Three words to describe how you feel about data? “I hate it!”

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 [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Charities, Charity, Data Evolution, Data Maturity, Digital Impact|Comments Off on Three words to describe how you feel about data? “I hate it!”

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
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