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+, an ambitious new programme of support for the non-profit sector, which will be formally launched at our ‘Building a data-savvy social sector’ event on 27 Mar 2018.

About Data Evolution+

The work builds on our Data Evolution project which ran in partnership with Data Kind during 2016-17, and saw us develop and test our ‘Data Maturity Framework’: a tool to help charities and social enterprises measure their data maturity and maximise their impact.

Data Evolution+ will now take this work one step further, and see us launch a range of exciting new opportunities for non-profits to become more data-savvy, including:

  • A programme of training events building data skills in the sector
  • ‘Becoming data-savvy’ – a tailored programme of support and consultancy for non-profits
  • Development of an online version of our data maturity framework tool
  • A one-day conference later this year exploring the use of data for good.

The project is one of just seven in the world supported by the Digital Impact programme run by the Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, and part funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read their profile on our project here.

Help lead the way

We’re inviting leaders of social organisations interested in finding out more (particularly local charities and social enterprises based in and around the West Midlands) to come along to our lunchtime event on 27 March. This will cover some of the big questions about why data is such a big deal in the non-profit sector these days, what we as a sector can be doing to improve, and what help is out there to support organisations on their journey. Register now for our free event for a mix of presentations, discussion and informal networking over lunch.

Other ways to find out more

Join our network: Anyone interested in the work can sign up to our mailing list to be the first to receive all the latest updates about the programme, details of our training courses, and news from the Data Evolution network direct to your inbox.

Drop us a line: We’d also love to tell you more, so feel free to get in touch for more details.