Hello grantmakers and seekers...
In marking Open Data Day this month (March 3rd) we made a call in Civil Society News for charities to embrace the open data revolution or risk missing the big opportunity to fund and work smarter.
Data is already helping us address old issues in new ways. For example, Citymapper uses open transport data to tell you exactly when your bus will arrive – so you don’t have to stand in the rain for longer than necessary.
It is a message echoed by Peter McColl, Scotland policy officer for NESTA in a Civil Society Futures blog that you can read below.
As a sector we cannot shut our eyes to open data and its potential. Which is why we ran our Quest for Questions - to identify the key questions facing the sector. Find out more below about the 67 questions you submitted and emerging themes.
We believe government can also play a major part in realising the potential of this fourth industrial revolution by publishing the £100m worth of grants it makes annually to the 360Giving Standard.
More and more funders are sharing their grants data because they can see the potential this creates for the sector. We bring news of another four below, as well as a case study from Lloyds Bank Foundation on using 360 data to inform their work.
If you would like to join the #GreaterGrantsData movement then please do get in touch: email@example.com
Rachel Rank, CEO