Hello grantmakers and seekers...
Did you know the tin can was invented in 1810 but it was not until 48 years later that the tin opener came along?
It’s a good analogy for open data. Data is valuable but it is the creation of tools to ‘open it up’ that will deliver its real value. Read below how data published by the Big Lottery Fund used in a new Local Insights tool sheds light on funding to Cornwall. Also, how Beehive, the tool that helps grantseekers find funds using 360Giving data, is exploring new ways to help funders find the right applicants. And our new Data Labs and Learning Manager, Mor Rubinstein, reflects on her first eight weeks in post and makes a call for more and better questions that will lead to better tools for using 360 data.
We are delighted to welcome nine grantmakers to the open data movement since our May newsletter. They represent a broad range of funders, from large to small, from family foundations to corporate trusts, and institutions such as the livery and community foundations. Read below why grantmakers are publishing their data to the 360Giving Standard and why they think others should join them.
Rachel Rank, CEO